Porto Visit

Posted on September 18, 2015 by minor goods

Last week we went on a mini sourcing trip to Porto, and stayed in the Vincci Porto hotel. It's a stunning 1930's building which used to be a fish market many years ago and has been beautifully converted. It has the most amazing foyer, one huge open space (the below shows a quarter of the size), with all the original windows and features mixed with a modern aesthetic, which makes this a truly wonderful space! We love visiting Porto and highly recommend a visit, if you go out of season, you can get cheap flights and stay in lovely places for reasonable prices. The city is beautiful, with inspiring architecture and patterned tiles everywhere and there are so many delicious places to eat, you can enjoy Pastel de Nata for breakfast (Portuguese custard tarts)!

We met some incredibly talented people, who all have such passion for their specialist product areas, and there are new exciting things in development, to be launched later this year...

Happy weekend all!

Posted in Inspiration, Interiors, Places to go

Minor Goods featured in Caboodle Magazine

Posted on June 10, 2015 by minor goods

We are very excited to be featured in the new Caboodle magazine in their beautiful interior shoot 'pretty pastels and nifty neons'. This is their first issue and its full of fun summer inspiration, a perfect coffee break read. They featured our Paper bag and neon yellow decorations by Kolor, our handmade grey cotton placemat and aqua bowl by Paleolochic and our handwoven peach hand towel by minor goods. We are loving their summer fresh look!

Posted in Featured in, Inspiration, Interiors, minor goods, Press

Pastel and white shades

Posted on February 19, 2015 by minor goods

Feels like spring is on its way (even ventured outside without the usual woolly hats!). We're starting to think about softer colours, and following the spring summer 2015 trend for pastel shades and soft whites, we've put a mini board together of our inspiration and favourite products.
Happy Chinese new year all!
1) Rebecca Newport Interiors and still life
2) minor goods, cotton cord placemat in aqua
3) Limited edition Eames style chairs from Cult furniture
4) minor goods, small vintage plate and dish in off white
5) minor goods, hand woven kitchen towel in peach / white

Posted in Colour, Inspiration, Interiors, minor goods

Copper colours

Posted on December 23, 2014 by minor goods

As its nearly christmas we've been looking at metallic coloured things and ended up homing in on all things copper! Particularly loving copper mixed with black indigo and pale blue greys. The lights from Hübsch (3) are now on our wish list for 2015...
This is our last post before the holidays so we wish everyone a very happy christmas and a wonderful new year!
1) Interior photograph from wearemaven
2) Interior photograph from downtothewire
3) Lights from Hübsch from Trendspanarna blog
4) Metalware by Yumi Nakamura from Analoguelife blog
5) Copper mobile from JF Jones

Posted in Colour, Inspiration, Interiors

Grey and pink

Posted on December 19, 2014 by minor goods

Inspired by our neon pink paper decorations this week we've been looking at grey and pink tones, not usually ones for too much pink but we do love it when its mixed with grey and neutrals. The Hays mags sofa (4) has been on our wish list for a while as we're loving modular seating at the moment, its the mix between minimal aesthetics and comfort, we can dream... Happy colour friday!
1) Paint colours from BHG
2) Fired earth paint inspiration
3) Paper decorations from minor goods by Kolor
4) Hays mags sofa
5)  Ngoc Minh Ngo photography from the life style editor

Posted in Colour, Inspiration, Interiors

Fluro yellow and grey

Posted on December 12, 2014 by minor goods

We can't seem to stay away from fluro at the moment, we've always loved fluro yellow and grey for interiors, its a simple way to add some colour pops to your home, as like many households our main palette is shades of grey, whites and neutrals. Here's our colour inspiration for this week. Happy fluro friday!
1 - Neon tassles from Decor4all
2 - Joy Print by Garima Dhawan
3 - Fluro Door photography by Greg Benson
4 - Crochet floor cushion by  lacasadecoto
5 - Paper Decorations from minor goods by Kolor
6 - Sania Pell's home

Posted in Colour, Inspiration, Interiors