Love these unusual wallpaper designs from Minakani Lab.

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I really want the geometric one (no surprises). Problem is I can only buy them in Paris…what a chore, I will have to go and visit one of my favourite cities in the world just to have a look…!

Images from Minakani Lab

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It’s getting cold, I am not training for any big races (having a few weeks off before launching into a new schedule) and all I want to do is stay at home, in bed, and snuggle. Which makes me want to run away somewhere hot, where I can still be outside having fun. Whilst I could happily stay in all weekend in a house like this – up in the mountains in Arizona, I’m pretty sure I would struggle to do that when I could be running around outside in scenery like this and that is probably a good thing. It’s time for an adventure.

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Cold weather combined with dark nights and long hours at work, amongst other things, are making me want to run away…perhaps to somewhere like this, a beautiful apartment with easy access to the beach. It’s in San Sebasti├ín, in the north of one of my favourite countries, Spain. Think I could sit in here quite happily, eating some Pintxos and chatting to my pal Bambi – maybe a quick surf in the afternoon followed up by a txagoli or two?!

Interior designed by Mikel Irastorza.

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Images from Home Adore

I bought this lovely set of cards at the weekend, whilst I was at Spin LCF – a little treat of a festival in East London combining two of my all time favourite things, coffee and cycling.

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I haven’t yet decided if I will frame them in a series, keep one on my desk to cheer me up or dish them out to cycling pals. I do like a jazzy postcard. Especially one on my desk to keep me going at work.

They are by Rebecca J Kaye, who appears to be very talented illustrator. Whilst the cards are available to buying her website, she also makes these beauties which celebrate some of the greatest races in cycling history.

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I really like the simplicity of the designs, which still capture the spirit of each race. I would like to get the series…but if I put them on my wall then I need to have raced them, as I always look at my Alpe d’huez print with pride when I’m at home. Maybe a plan for next year although I am not sure if I will ever have the guts to do the Roubaix course! The prints are also available to buy on her website, along with details of Rebecca’s latest work. Lots of which appears to involve a bike theme, imagine – being paid to think about bikes. The dream.

All prints and images by Rebecca J Kaye

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