Tiny, kid-sized electric- or gas-powered vehicles populate the shelves, catalogs and online inventories of toy and game retailers worldwide, making it a 0 million per year industry as of 2015.
From the 1908 Brownie Car to the 2017 Junior Dragster, vehicles in the exhibition will represent a range of old and new, electric- and gas-powered, basic and sophisticated, affordable and expensive.
My ideal Sunday: It would have to involve frothy coffee, big piles of fat newspapers (ideally full of lots of magazine supplements) and poached eggs, preferably served to me in my bed, and then followed by a good stroll on a perfect autumnal day (lots of leaf kicking from the kids and loads of opportunities to take pictures, I'm a little obsessed with Instagram), followed by a brilliant film that we all love and then home to the perfect roast (which has been miraculously cooked by someone else as I have been out enjoying all of these other activities). Headboard painted in Bluebell — Bert and May Fake blooms — all Neptune. Hector floor light — BTC Originals, Vase, Marks and Spencer Planter (hanging on the wall) — Anthropologie BATHROOM Traditional roll-top bath with gold fittings — Waverly range at Homebase.
I like mid-century brown furniture and I will always invest in art.
I would love to be all pared back and chic but I love colour and shiny things too much, so while I tend to go neutral on walls I can't resist layering pictures, textiles and furniture that is quite bright and fun and colourful.
And I am always moving things around and changing it up anyway.
Detail of yellow sofa: Cushions and throw — Anthropologie. Sofa and sideboard — both Heals (sofa was recovered in yellow linen by a local upholsterer). Neo-orange rubber vase — Polyvore BEDROOM Vintage chair — bought at auction. Paintings by artists from Dublin, Deirdre Hayden and Suffolk, Abi Fawcus Selection of accessories painted in Strong White by Farrow and Ball.
The wall is painted in Tuxedo Blue by Valspar at B&Q Styling throughout by Kinship Creative Design Consultancy Apartment Therapy supports our readers with carefully chosen product recommendations to improve life at home.
In fact, if you love colour and pattern, you probably want to go neutral so that you can then layer up with accessories afterwards.