Sunday, 4 August 2013

stylish storage from Rockett St George

I was recently singing the praises of the first Rockett St George printed catalogue having been a fan of theirs for some time. I was particularly impressed with the display cubes I featured as I thought they would be very versatile for renters, so I approached them for a press loan and lovely people that they are, they said yes! The cubes arrived last week and I spent a day pulling our flat apart and styling them in different rooms, needless to say it was a huge amount of fun to do! Here's what I did with them, and where applicable links to other items (all the items are from around our flat but some are still available to buy) These white painted cubes are the new season style, retail at £129 and will be available on line shortly. If you're a fan of the cubes I featured in my original post, get in quick as they are now in the sale and won't be around for long! Check here for availability.

The cubes are quite lightweight so I'd recommend putting heavier items on the bottom shelves to anchor them. They are sturdy when stacked but if you're worried about safety, they come with brass hooks on the back so they can be joined together.

Image (C) Anni Timms/NBTR 2013

First up I put the cubes in the living room as a bookshelf and display space for some of my favourite things.

1. Stacking Storage Cubes available to buy soon, £129 Rockett St George
2. Floor lamp, 'Barometer' (nickel plated finish) £47, IKEA
3. Stool, from a bar that was closing down, but this one from Cult Furniture for £95 is almost identical.
4. Coffee cup, 'New Wave' £14.95 from Vileroy & Boch.
5. Magazine, Real Living, £4.95 from specialist newsagents through Comag.
Cubes from top left
6. Vase & skull print both gifts.
7. Camera, my dad's Rollop, but you can pick them up on eBay for about £200.
8. Books, 'Killing Yourself To Live' by Chuck Klosterman, £8.99, Amazon. 'Hardcore Troubadour' by Lauren St John £9.99 Amazon. 'Dandy In The Underworld' by Sebastian Horsley £8.99, Amazon. Swallow vase, £16 Mike Moran ceramics (not on his site, I bought it from his Brighton shop and blogged about it here)
9. Photo storage box, I can't find any similar ones available in the UK now.
10. Books, 'Interiors Now!' 1&2, £24.95 each from Taschen. The photo frame is a really old Ikea one.
11. Books,  'American Photographs' £13 Amazon. 'New York' (out of print) but you can pick up used copies for around £11 on Amazon. 'Eye to I' by Erwin Blumenfeld (out of print) but available on Amazon for about £35. 'Why We Build' by Rowan Moore £20, Amazon. 'Just Kids' by Patti Smith £18.99, Amazon.

Image (C) Anni Timms/NBTR 2013

Next up I used the two largest cubes as a bedside table (using this option the rest of the smaller cubes could be used on a shelf to showcase small treasures) Our bed is quite low so these are the perfect size.

1. Storage cubes, as before.
2. Bedding, 'Manhattan' 450 count Egyptian cotton range from Cologne & Cotton, duvet cover £112 pillowcases £16.20 each. Cushions, Liberty sample sale. Throw, IKEA from several years ago.
4. Lamp, Anglepoise 1227 in black, £150 John Lewis.
5. Bottle, a similar one can be bought for £2.99 from Butlers.
6. Glass, from a set of 4, £3.12 Tesco.
7. Books, selection of Penguin Modern Classics.
8. Magazines, Elle Decoration. £32 for 12 month subscription here.

Image (C) Anni Timms/NBTR 2013

Lastly, I thought the cubes would look great in the kitchen as a way to showcase everyday items too stylish to hide away plus the open units give easy access to frequently used items. I didn't want to go as high with this arrangement so I put two cubes together to act as a 'frame' for two tiny bowls that I love.

1. Storage cubes, as before.
2. Grey oil & vinegar bowls, gift
3. Mugs, cerise stoneware, £12 each from Le Creuset. Coasters (stacked) not available anymore but the Imaje Square coasters are similar, £8.99 from Amazon.
4. Estrella branded beer glass. Pepper shaker, old range from Denby, available via specialist china suppliers like ChinaSearch for around £12. Floor plan table mat (behind everything else) from a home ware shop in Berlin. Linen napkins, from the V&A Shop years ago, but these ones from Selfridges are similar, £10 each.
5. Casserole, 20cm Cerise cast iron round pot by Le Crueset, £114.95 from Divertimenti. 'The Geometry of Pasta' by Jacob Kennedy, £16.99 from Amazon. 'Bread' by Paul Hollywood £10 Amazon.
6. Steamer set: £80 from John Lewis.
7. Chair, old chuch chair on loan from Arts & Crusts in E17. Tea towel, Primark Home. Soup cup and saucer, £14.95 each from the 'New Wave' collection by Villeroy & Boch.

These are just a few ideas for using these versatile cubes, if you have a fabulous shoe or bag collection you could use these cubes to showcase them, either in the hall way or bedroom. In fact, they are great for showcasing any kind of collection, how about grouping your books by colour, one colour to each cube? The thing I love about this product is that it can adapt to different rooms or houses and as they nest, they pack into small box for transportation.

Image (C) Anni Timms/NBTR 2013

The largest cube is 35cm square (depth 26cms) and the smallest is 18cm square (depth 16cm) and when packed the whole lot only weights 3kgs, perfect for renters! For full details and to purchase visit the Rockett St George website here.

[I wasn't compensated in any way for this post and the cubes were sent to me on a press loan, I have featured them because I genuinely like them and think they are a great piece of furniture for renters!]

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