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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
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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 →
21
DEC
2016
Chrome Falcon Chair with red cushion

WIN tickets to AFE London: Art, Antiques & Interiors Fair

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to rethink your home interior. After the decluttering, rearranging and general Christmas detox, you might feel your home could really do with one unique and timeless piece, that will give the space a bit of character. So, if... Read More →
01
SEP
2016
Restaurant interior design Mama Campo Madrid

Cool and eclectic upcycled restaurant interior design in Madrid

Recently I had the pleasure of connecting with Manolo Yllera, a Madrid-based interior designer and photographer whose beautiful studio loft home features in my upcoming book (more info on that soon!). Manolo introduced me to his award-winning interior design project at Mama Campo... Read More →
08
MAR
2016
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Artefacts made from plastic bottles by Shari Mendelson

These curious pieces by Shari Mendelson look like something you would see in an archeological museum. They are in fact created from found discarded plastic juice, soda and water bottles. With hours spent making studies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn artist takes... Read More →
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03
MAR
2016
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Fritz upcycled light by Rafinesse & Tristesse

The Fritz light is an upcycled light made from old crystal bowls and vases, combined with precious brass bulb holders and fabric cable. Handmade in Berlin, every light is unique. The lamps have already been selected by a 1950s designed hotel in Hamburg, for use over each bedside... Read More →
02
MAR
2015
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Upcyclist book out now!

After months of anticipation, Upcyclist’s first book ‘Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture Lighting and Interiors‘ is finally hot off the press and released in the UK today! Together with Prestel Publishing and the extremely talented designer Paul Sloman of... Read More →
13
FEB
2015
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Interactive lightbulb ceiling at Progress Bar

The Cloud Ceiling has been causing a stir at Progress Bar in Boystown, Chicago, an interactive installation of 15,000 re-appropriated incandescent lightbulbs. The artwork by Caitlind Brown and Garrett Wayne is the second of their lightbulb clouds, the first of which we blogged... Read More →
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26
DEC
2014
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Prefab chemical apparatus lights by deForm

deForm is a Prague-based design studio set up by Václav Mlynář and Jakub Pollág. In 2012 they created Transmission, an experimental light sculpture produced for the Czech glass company Kavalier.  The light represented a twist on the five rings of the Olympic games logo and... Read More →
07
AUG
2014
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Reworked glass sculptures by Amber Cowan

American sculptor Amber Cowan works with a process of flame-working, blowing and hot-sculpting second-life glass, primarily American pressed glass from the 1940s to the 1980s. Some of the glass is sought from flea markets and thrift stores other glass pieces are post production... Read More →
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05
JUL
2014
Greg Klasson

Tables made from rotting trees by Greg Klassen

Taking inspiration from the trees, rivers and lakes from his surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, Greg Klassen makes handmade wooden tables using jagged edge pieces from discarded or rotting trees sourced from construction sites. The River Collection is made from hand cut glass... Read More →
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09
JUN
2014

Lighting made from reblown glass bottles by Studio Swine

The São Paulo Collection by Studio Swine is a range of lighting and furniture inspired by the Brazilian tropical modernism of the 1950s. They have created bottle bulbs for the lighting pieces which are made from beverage bottles that have been heated and re-blown into an eclectic... Read More →
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19
MAY
2014

Upcycled homeware by Nanawo

Nanawo are a Polish design trio who specialise in upcycling waste objects into household goods. As well as working to commission they have a series of products available to buy on their website including food storage tins made from titanium damper pipe covers, childrens’... Read More →
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07
APR
2014

Beijing concept store Trash ‘n Diamond

Trash ‘n Diamond are new concept stores in Shuangjing and Wudaokou, Beijing.  The shops buy and sell clothes and stock everything from H&M to MaxMara, setting themselves apart from most other vintage shops in the city. The owner Fang Fang initially studied graphic... Read More →
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23
JAN
2014
Charlotte Smith

Burnt out lightbulb art installation by Charlotte Smith

Ephemeral Rays is an installation of burnt out lightbulbs by artist Charlotte Smith, for a Fine Art degree show at the University of Kent last year. The lightbulbs are designed to give the viewer a sense of the volume of space and light within the galvanising shop in Chatham... Read More →
10
JAN
2014

Seaglass art by Jonathan Fuller

Sea glass is frosted glass that has been tumbled against rocks and sand to create smooth pebble shaped jewels.  The glass can come from industry, sea defences, shipwrecks, cargo spills as well as general littering.  These sculptures by Jonathan Fuller are made from sea glass... Read More →
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