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30
MAR
2018
Daniel Heath in his studio

INTERVIEW: Handprinted wallpaper and surface design by Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath is an award-winning independent wallpaper, textile and surface designer. After training in silk screen printing at the Royal College of Art, he set up his East London studio in 2007 to create bespoke hand printed wallpapers and hand crafted interior surfaces. Key to... 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 →
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 →
24
SEP
2016
Recycled plastic panels made from plastic bottles by Smile Plastics

Recycled plastic panels by Smile Plastics

As always, there was a stunning array of design and homeware on display at Tent London this year. The only downside is coming away wanting to own everything in sight – they must be doing something right. One of the stands that stood out was Smile Plastics. Not only do their... 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 →
03
FEB
2016
Budri-Earthquake-5.9-by-Patricia-Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola for Budri Earthquake 5.9 Collection

In 2012, the storage room of Italian marble company Budri was hit by earthquake Emilia, shattering hundreds of beautiful slabs of marble into shards, in a matter of seconds. In 2013, designer Patricia Urquiola created a collection of stunning geometric creations from the broken... Read More →
07
JAN
2015

New Hotel Athens by Campana Brothers

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana are renowned for  their reuse and re-appropriation to make furniture and interiors. Since launching in 1983 they have built an international reputation with works founded on the principles of reinvention an... Read More →
08
OCT
2013
Upcycled Vinyl Record Tiles

Tiles cut from vinyl records

A few months ago we blogged about Disc O’Clock’s laser cut vinyls clocks.  They have recently brought out a new product – decorative tiles made from cut records.  Made in Italy, the tiles come in a range of retro style geometric designs and fit together to... Read More →
29
JUL
2013
Horang-ee (Tiger) in Chungju Korea by Klaus Dauven

Reverse graffiti art by Klaus Dauven

The stunning work of German artist Klaus Dauven is often described as ‘reverse graffiti’.  Rather than creating artwork by applying layers of spray paint to the urban environment, his work is about subtracting the dirt and grime from public areas to reveal beautiful... 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 →
10
NOV
2012

Patterned paint rollers by The Painted House

Patterned paint rollers by The Painted House  are all you need for giving walls, fabrics and furniture a new lease of life. They’re available in nine different designs and offer a quick and easy way of creating a subtle handmade effect.  You can buy them on Etsy here.... Read More →
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03
NOV
2012

Thousands of bottle caps decorate a house in Eastern Russia

Olga Kostina is a resourceful Russian pensioner from the village of Kamarchaga in the Siberian Taiga.  Using 30,000 bottle caps, she has adorned her home in murals depicting traditional motifs and woodland creatures.  She uses a textile technique called Macrame to fabricate the... Read More →
20
OCT
2012

Reclaimed fishing boat wood tiles by Original Style

Add warmth to an interior with these beautiful Surabuya mosaics from Original Style.  They’re made from recycled wood from South East Asian fishing boats and come in tones of amber, russet and cinnamon.  Mosaics are priced from £19.02 per sheet and £209.95 per squar... Read More →