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 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 pieces from... 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 →
16
JUN
2017
vintage chair in the bedroom

10 ideas for decorating the bedroom with vintage

I’m beginning to think that those who have the knack of being able to style vintage are the most eco of all. Being able to see the value in something old and rejuvenate it simply by placing it in the right setting, really is an art form. No sanding, repainting or... Read More →
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24
MAY
2017
Serving tea and cake

20 eco friendly products for a beautiful green kitchen

It’s easy to regard the things that get used every day, as purely functional, practical and utilitarian. But first thing in the morning, we instinctively reach for our favourite mug, because there is something about its shape and texture that makes that ritual of tea... Read More →
08
MAY
2017
Exterior of Silo Brighton

Silo Brighton: A zero waste restaurant with an eye for upcycling

If there’s anywhere that prompts you to contemplate exactly where your food is coming from, it’s Silo – an award-winning zero waste restaurant, bakery and coffee house in Brighton. Silo opened in 2014 and pioneered zero waste dining in the UK. Its unique... Read More →
02
MAY
2017
Animal textile art by Karen Nicol

INTERVIEW: The inspirational textile art and home interior of Karen Nicol

Possessing an ethereal and enchanting quality, the moment you come across a piece of textile art work by Karen Nicol, you’ll be curious to see more. Karen is a London-based embroidery, mixed media and textile artist, whose creations dance between the disciplines of art,... Read More →
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18
APR
2017
bed frame made from reclaimed wood

Eco bed and breakfast in Parma Italy: Il Richiamo del Bosco

Scheduling your holiday plans for the summer? You might want to consider this tranquil eco bed and breakfast, an idyllic retreat in northern Italy. Il Richiamo del Bosco – Italian for ‘the call of the woods’ – is an eco B&B owned by Carla Soffritti and... Read More →
11
APR
2017
Spring themed cake by Lily Vanilli

Easter decorating with food and flowers

If you’re hosting a festive party over the Easter weekend, you might be wondering how best to create a sense of occasion. A perpetual quandary for the conscious consumer is finding ways to get into the spirit of things, without purchasing single use items that will end up... Read More →
28
MAR
2017
potted plants centrepiece for eco friendly wedding

Brilliant ideas for natural and eco-friendly wedding decorations

Depending on the scale and theme of your wedding, decorations are usually one of the biggest things to tick off the to do list. Pinterest gives us ample inspiration for the dreamiest of wedding settings – which usually means losing several hours of the day. With so much... Read More →
16
MAR
2017
Jo Gibbs at work in her studio

INTERVIEW: Artist Jo Gibbs transforms found objects with pattern

Born and raised in Battersea, Jo Gibbs is a London-based artist who started off her creative career in textiles. It all began with her first Saturday job at Tooting market. Jo worked on a fabric stall with a lady called Lybette who took her around all the wholesalers in Brick... Read More →