13
OCT
2017
Contemporary sculpture by Mark-McClure

Cool contemporary wood sculpture made from scrap

If you think reclaimed wood only has a chance at second life, either as furniture or floorboards, think again. More and more creatives are coming up with fresh and exciting way to reuse unwanted offcuts. Negating the need for canvas or clay, these artists prefer working with... Read More →
06
OCT
2017
Designer Jo Elbourne

INTERVIEW Jo Elbourne transforms furniture with contemporary textile weaving

One of my favourites from London Design Fair was a collection of furniture that immediately stood apart for its elegant and distinctive graphic aesthetic. The artist behind this body of work was Jo Elbourne of Cumulo Design, who works from her studio in Margate on the Kent coast.... Read More →
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29
SEP
2017
Cork cabinet by Migaloo Home

New designs made from cork at London Design Festival

London Design Festival highlighted a number of designers and makers who are breaking new ground with mindfully sourced materials and more sustainable production. One of the key trends I noticed were the innovative approaches to cork in contemporary furniture and homeware design.... Read More →
24
SEP
2017
Pentatonic-x-Starbucks-chair

Revolutionary eco friendly furniture by Pentatonic made from post-consumer waste

Amongst the hundreds of exciting events that have been kicking off at London Design Festival 2017, it’s probably no surprise that the launch of Pentatonic‘s eco friendly furniture immediately caught my attention. As you can see for yourself at their pop-up showroom on... Read More →
16
SEP
2017
LIving room painted dark teal

Autumn colour inspiration from 5 eco-friendly paint brands

With such an overwhelming amount of options available, choosing paint colours is enough to bring on a headache, even before you’ve been exposed to any paint fumes. Narrowing your choice down to more eco-friendly paint brands, could make life easier… Paints are known... Read More →
08
SEP
2017
Lights made from repurposed crystal bowls

Lighting made from repurposed glass objects

Lighting in the 21st-century can be made from all kinds of repurposed ephemera – and not just glass mason jars. From spectacles to drinking vessels, these works by expert designers show how a resource we have in abundance – ordinary glass objects, can be transformed... Read More →
04
SEP
2017
Stylish living room with neutral colour palette

Modern rustic interior decor at The Estate Trentham

If you’re fortunate enough to visit or reside in Melbourne, Australia, The Estate Trentham, should get straight on your radar. The three bedroom house, surrounded by gardens, is available to rent as an idyllic country retreat, just one hour from the coastal capital. The... Read More →
25
AUG
2017
Portrait on map by Ed Fairburn

5 paper artists who make incredible artworks from old maps

I’ve always been impressed by artists who use unexpected and found materials in their work. Where others see something unremarkable and disposable, these artists see beauty, and I think this can shift our perception of our surroundings too. But these artists aren’t... Read More →
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18
AUG
2017
Scandi monochrome bedroom for a teen

10 vintage decor ideas for kids bedrooms

I would like to think I’m not a hoarder, but some of the items I’ve owned since childhood, will probably never get thrown out – Hopefully that Sylvanian owl family will come in handy one day… It goes with out saying, that being able to reuse heirloom... Read More →
11
AUG
2017
Mosaic artist Yukiko Nagai

INTERVIEW Yukiko Nagai revives furniture with mosaic art

Yukiko Nagai relocated from Japan to Italy, to study the traditional art of mosaic at Ravenna Art Academy. After briefly returning to Tokyo, she decided to set up her life in the city of Ravenna. She now makes exquisite one-of-a-kind chairs, tables and benches using antiques that... Read More →
04
AUG
2017
Wood interior of luxury cabin for rent Cabanas no Rio

Cabanas no Rio idyllic cabins for rent on the Portuguese coast

One of my new guilty pleasures, usually whilst half making lunch, is watching YouTubers reveal their journey towards a simpler, greener and more streamlined lifestyle (currently binging on Use Less and The Girl Gone Green). From Hygge to Minimalism, lifestyle trends can trigger a... Read More →
28
JUL
2017
Repurposed yoghurt pots installation

Modern ceiling designs made from repurposed materials and objects

I’m sure once upon a time, the only thing that adorned a shop ceiling was CCTV and smoke alarms. But when it’s time to refurb a shop, bar, hotel or restaurant, it’s not just about changing up the walls and furniture; it seems many designers are utilisin... Read More →
20
JUL
2017
Clive Christian Metro Deco kitchen

The benefits of buying a second hand kitchen with Used Kitchen Exchange

The cost of gutting, purchasing and installing a new kitchen can vary enormously, but I recently learned that some of us really are prepared to splash out on this part of the house. According to the Kitchen Trends Study 2017 carried out by Houzz UK, 9% of homeowners spent more... Read More →
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15
JUL
2017
vintage rattan coffee table with plants

Bohemian interior design: 10 rattan pieces for your vintage shopping list

This is the first in a new series on vintage shopping, and this month I’m putting the spotlight on the renaissance of rattan. This seems to have come hand in hand with a revival of all things 1970s which, thanks to the likes of Gucci, has also hit the catwalk. Rattan also... Read More →
07
JUL
2017
Poolside lounger made from recycled boat sail

10 outdoor furniture designs made from recycled materials

We may be a long way from eliminating plastic from the planet completely, but in the meantime, the more it stays out of landfill the better. More and more designers and manufacturers are finding new and alternative ways to make use of the material, one of them being outdoor... Read More →
29
JUN
2017
Modern kitchen with marble island and green accents

A Victorian house renovation in London with a modern botanical interior

With Peckham increasingly becoming one of the coolest London hangouts, I was all the more captivated by this Victorian house renovation on JJ Media‘s locations site. The owners are stylist, artist and art director Liza Giles and architect Matt Giles of Giles & Pike... Read More →