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18
NOV
2017
Lit candle and fairy lights

Festive scented candles made from natural wax

Following on from my recent post on wool blankets, my hygge obsession doesn’t seem to have waned. The best selling book, The Little Book of Hygge* reveals that 28% of Danes light candles every single day of the year and more than 50% almost every day during autumn and... Read More →
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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 →
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 →
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 →
16
FEB
2017
narrow corridor decorated with frames

Decorating ideas for narrow corridors and hallways

There is no shortage of decorating inspiration for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms or living rooms. But what about those awkward in between spaces? Hallways can offer a whole host of quirks and obstacles – narrow corridors in particular often end up lacking in light,... Read More →
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09
FEB
2017
Manoteca book cover

Manoteca book features fantastic furniture by Elisa Cavani

I first came across the work of Elisa Cavani, whilst doing research for my book Upcyclist. Hailing from Bologna, Italy, Elisa makes whimsical lighting, desks and furniture pieces made from found objects, all of which can only be described as the epitome of one-of-a-kindness. Now... Read More →
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07
FEB
2017
Cypisek lampshade made of paper pulp by Crea-re

12 stunning examples of eco chic lighting made from paper

Lighting is probably the most fun element of home design. Sure, you have to work out where all your electrics are going – which can be somewhat tedious. However, when it comes to choosing the fittings, that’s when you can begin to experiment and characterise your... Read More →
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17
JAN
2017
modern lakeside holiday cabin

Garage renovation turned beautiful cabin on Vashon Island

The creators behind this impressive garage renovation are Graypants, a design collective led by Seth Grizzle and Jonathan Junker, who work from their studios in Seattle and Amsterdam. Renovated in 2013, the award-winning holiday cabin was an architectural debut for Graypants, and... Read More →
08
DEC
2016
White and gold porcelain Christmas jumper decorations best Etsy shops for Christmas

The best Etsy shops for Christmas decorations

There is something about ‘handmade’ that goes so well with Christmas. Perhaps it’s the thought of all those elves in Lapland busy making toys… how do they do it? Best of all, it offers the perfect excuse for anyone with a crafty inclination, to make... 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 →
12
APR
2016
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Homeware made from recycled construction waste by Bentu

Reuse at its best, Bentu Design proves that a reclaimed ‘look’ is not all about worn patinas, rough edges or shabby chic. These products are beautifully clean cut and streamlined, despite being made from a mix of cement and recycled construction waste, something which... Read More →
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29
JAN
2016
Debbie-Wijskamp

Vessels made from paper pulp by Debbie Wijskamp

Debbie Wijskamp has been operating from her studio in Arnhem, Netherlands since graduating in Product Design in 2009. Inspired by everyday objects and materials that surround us on a daily basis, she investigates their boundaries in order to create beautiful products for... Read More →
22
JAN
2016
Fallen-Furniture

Fallen Furniture made from upcycled aeroplane parts

Popular with aeroplane enthusiasts, there’s a whole host of designers looking for ways to reuse material from decommissioned aircrafts. In the beautiful city of Bath, one company getting it right. Fallen Furniture specialise in crafting unique clocks, lighting, tables,... Read More →
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14
DEC
2015
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Paper Mache City Lights by Paper Moon Factory

We had to single out these beautiful pendant lights by Paper Moon Factory as the ultimate accessory for making a home feel cosy this winter. The lamps are from the City Lights Series and are made from recycled paper pulp, coated in chalk paint. Dutch artist Marion Westerman is... Read More →
25
SEP
2015

Prairie King by Stuart Haygarth

Stuart Haygarth was one of the first artists we featured on Upcyclist, along with his reconfigured collections of found objects, transformed into stunning chandeliers. A more recent piece from 2014 is Prairie King, which is based on a body of work inspired by the concept of play.... Read More →
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