…It may not have escaped your attention that there is a retro, mid century vibe going on with designers and High Street stores plundering the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s for inspiration. Colours are fresh and fun with graphic shapes and more than a dash of nostalgia. Perfect for the (hopefully!) warmer weather around the corner…

1. Jonathan Adler’s Mrs Godfrey Chair from $1,495.

2. Harlequin Claudia table lamp from good old John Lewis.

3. Rie planters from Habitat. Priced from £35 for the small citrus, £45 for the medium chive and £55 for the large turquoise. Available from May. I need some for my balcony.

4. Claude walnut gossip bench set $1, 890. Yep, I can just see me sat on there on the phone for hours having a good old gossip.

5. Talking of being on the phone,you can get this Trimphone by I Love Retro on Brighton Pod (great site BTW!). Available in green, white, red, turquoise, purple and orange. Priced at £36.95. Glamorous bargain!

6. The Acapulco chair is a re-issue of the 50’s classic and takes it name from the Pacific resort. The frame is solid steel with a plastic cord seat. Available in black, yellow, blue and petrol blue. Handmade in Mexico and costs £295. I would love a couple for my balcony but it’s far too small.

7. The Lyon tables from M&S. These two colour variations will be available soon. From £49.

8. Loving this Molecule building set from Ferm Living and priced at 54 Euros…I need one!

Happy weekend everyone and happy shopping.

…Yes OK I know but I just couldn’t resist this little green dream of a chair.

I had been watching it for a week on Evilbay and the price had stayed unusually low so near the end of the auction I thought I would give it a go and I managed to get my hands on it for £43! Yes, £43! I still can’t believe it myself. It’s in excellent condition and the Kelly green hopsack is still incredibly vibrant with no signs of fading. I have been after this shade of green for a while so I couldn’t be more pleased.

I had a bit of a fiasco with trying to get a courier to pick it up for me. It was either too big (it had to fit in a 60cm square box) or the quote was extortionate. So in the end one of David’s work colleagues who lives in the same city very kindly picked it up and took it to Bristol. Then another colleague who was working in the Bristol office collected it and brought it back to Swansea. It’s travelled around a lot in the last week.

I may use it as my office chair, I have the same base but on castors which I may swap over but then again it would look rather nice on a dowel base…

Happy Friday all. Have a great weekend.