Home Decorating

30
SEP
2013

Creating the Vintage Look book by Ellie Laycock

Out this month is a book by Ellie Laycock, Creating the Vintage Look: 35 ways to upcycle for a stylish home.  There are some great projects to experiment with at home, some of which are really very easy.  A few favourites include the silk scarf cushion, vintage tin clock and... Read More →
02
SEP
2013

Square Modern textile remnant cushions

These one of a kind cushions by Square Modern are made with rare and original mid-century textile remnants from prestigious textile manufacturers including Maharam, Kvadrat, Knoll and Kravet.  The brand was started by New Yorker Suzanne Renard who now resides in Paris, with the... Read More →
28
AUG
2013

Bic biro chandeliers by Lucas Munoz

Proving humble objects have more to offer than first meets the eye, these lights and chandeliers are all made from Bic biro pens.  The Spanish designer Lucas Munoz took his inspiration from the 1920’s Charleston fringe and combined it with an iconic 20th-century object... Read More →
06
AUG
2013

Inspiration for upcycling wooden pallets

The brilliant website 1001pallets.com is entirely dedicated to creative projects that reuse, repurpose and upcycle wooden pallets.  The site allows you submit your own personal projects which means there are dozens of inspirational ideas to browse though.  They say “an... Read More →
19
JUL
2013

Laser cut vinyl record clocks by Disc O’Clock

I have been dubious about the upcycled vinyl record clock, but it looks like Disc O’Clock have a lot more to offer than most. Made in Italy, clocks are crafted from scratched records donated by partner DJs and are intricately laser cut into awesome silhouettes.  Purchase... Read More →
08
JUL
2013
Upcycled painted box by Linescapes

Reworked handpainted homeware by Linescapes

Linescapes is a multidisciplinary brand by Amalia Sanchez who has a passion for bringing new life to old objects.  As well as running an interior design consultancy, she hand paints boxes, trays and home accessories to give them a new lease of life.  Her work has a unique graphic... Read More →
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07
JUL
2013

Postcard hanger chandelier

The ceiling light you can upcycle over and over.  This three tiered Page Chandelier allows you to clip on book pages, post cards, tickets, photos or anything that takes your fancy and illuminate them from inside.  Very easy to update whenever you fancy a change.  You can purchase... Read More →
02
MAY
2013

Homeware made from Thai rice bags at Habitat

Great to see this exclusive range of products at Habitat which are made of bright and colourful recycled, traditional Thai rice bags.  This includes the Tung 5-pocket concertina planter in blue or yellow (£12), Tung storage box (£20-£22), Tung round strawberry planter (£15) and... Read More →
30
APR
2013

Repaired buckets by Cordula Kehrer

According to the children’s song, the response to ‘there’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza, dear Liza’ is ‘with a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry’ – a make do and mend principle taken literally by German designer... Read More →
10
APR
2013

Spoons made from driftwood at Anthropologie

A lovely addition to any rustic kitchen – Handcarved Bungalow Spoons £20 from Anthropologie.  They’re by Southern California ceramist Linda Fahey who creates stylish, eco-friendly ceramics designed for everyday use.  The spoons are handcrafted from driftwood found on... Read More →
31
MAR
2013

Vintage fabric cushions by Mutton and Lamb

Mutton and Lamb is an Oxford company specialising in handmade vintage fabric cushions.  All the fabrics used have had ‘previous lives as drapes and curtains, fringed bedspreads, tablecloths and tea towels.’  What a great way to memorialise the unique character of... Read More →
22
MAR
2013

Billy Blankets contemporary quilting

Loving these patchwork Billy Blankets which offer a contemporary twist on traditional quilting.  They’re available at the beautiful shop Specks and Keepings in Baltimore, Maryland.  The large blankets are made from recycled fibre and cutting room scraps and also have a blue... Read More →
20
MAR
2013

Toys made from reclaimed fabrics at SMUG

Camden Passage in Angel offers a string of beautiful independent boutiques, all of which are certainly worth a look should you find yourself in the vicinity.  SMUG is a concept boutique with a lovely collection of products on offer, notably these fabulous toys made from vintage... Read More →
27
FEB
2013

Wallcoverings crafted from cinema posters by Weitzner

Wallcoverings by Weitzner Limited break conventions.  Around the World (pictured above) is part of the Weitzner Handmade range and features a melange of handwoven maps which have been collected, cut into strips and handwoven on a nylon warp.  Around the World is the third in an... Read More →
14
FEB
2013

Vintage map artwork by Bombus

Today is the only day we can get away with sharing something heart-shaped – better make the most of it!  Why not express your love for your favourite part of the world with bespoke vintage map artwork by Bombus?  These make great gifts for a wedding or anniversary as they... Read More →
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23
JAN
2013

Icelandic rag rugs woven from discarded garments

Anna María Lind Geirsdóttir from Reykjavik in Iceland uses rags as her colour palette.  Taking discarded garments, bedlinen and textiles, she cleans the fabric before cutting off the seams then cuts the material into strips and winds them into a ball.  The technique is inspired... Read More →