home: event [ macrame workshop]

Head to Bob’s Cafe, Muswell Hill, this 20th February – for a macrame workshop , if you’re in the north London area – book here .

Macrame is a great craft to learn and the end result? Producing a piece of homeware for you or a gift.

At:

Bob’s Café

Muswell Hill, 43 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 3HA London, United Kingdom

They say;

We’re really excited to have Forget-me-knots hosting an extra special Macramé workshop at Bob’s Café in Muswell Hill.

Macramé is a form of textile making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting and is a really exciting and versatile craft to learn.

Lead by the lovely Lian, you will learn a range of macramé techniques and knots whilst making your very own beautiful plant hanger.

You will also be able to enjoy a delicious brunch dish and a hot drink while you knot, which are included in the ticket price of £30.

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, and will run for approximately three hours. For more details and to book your spot, contact us at hello@bobscafe.net

The workshop is limited to 8 spaces, please book early to avoid disappointment

Please note, pots and plants are not included, so BYOP (bring your own pot!)

home: found this [ IKEA x B. Akerlund ]

home: found this [ IKEA x B. Akerlund ]

IKEA has always been a company to push design ideas and bring fun into our homes. A new collection designed with fashion stylist Bea Akerlund may just be their boldest yet, where a heavy gothic vibe meets Alice in Wonderland.

Omedelbar is a limited edition collection launching in March and is expected to be a hit. The collection consists of vases, accessories, furniture and soft furnishings in bold black, red and gold.

Look out for top hat and boot vases, a crown bowl, lip shaped cushion and a giant pocket watch wall clock.

We can’t wait to see it in the flesh.

Head to ikea com for the latest.

home: trend [ traveller ]

home: trend [ traveller ]

Influences from around the world, travels to exotic places, exploring far and wide – bring them all into home styling for the ‘traveller’ trend. Mixing block printed patterns with woven textures, baskets and ornaments that could have been picked up from the little streets of Marrakesh or the markets of Delhi, unique pieces that embrace another culture or way of life – all come together to create a rich interior.

Colours are rich and vibrant. Hand dyed fabrics and hand woven accessories sit on warm tone wood furniture like walnut or mango.

Main picture ;

1 Cibu Metal Shapes Banner £19.20 Urban Outfitters

2 Bombay Chair $2600 Ruby Star

3 Fusion Cupboard £399 John Lewis

4 Dessert Heat Throw £66.15 Zazzle

5 Killim Cushion from £32.95 Myakka

Cushions (clockwise) Monsoon, Rose&Grey, Cult Furniture, Etsy

H&M with great pieces for the ‘traveller’ trend.

home: made [ punch rug art ]

home: made [ punch rug art ]

We spotted this gorgeous DIY project on fallfordiy.com and it’s pretty simple to achieve. These punch rug art works can be hung on the wall or lent on a shelf, either way they look great and will bring interest to a room [ kids & adults ].

The shopping list for this tutorial is quite small – embroidery hoop, yarn, hessian fabric and a punch rug needle – and it is for beginners, so we can all give it a go.

home: nice price [ ceiling light ]

home: nice price [ ceiling light ]

The styling, the curves, the nod to mid century – the incredible Dexter Copper Sputnik Ceiling Pendant £143.20 (reduced in the sale from £179.00) from Marks & Spencer is a must buy. It’s a perfect designer-look retro light fitting to make a statement in any room.

We found this reduced beauty, courtesy of the great AMotherEdits blog. Mostly about gorgeous fashion but follow her on Instagram to see the amazing renovations she’s been doing to her London home.

home: favourite thing [ G Plan sofa ]

home: favourite thing [ G Plan sofa ]

We spotted this 3 seater G Plan sofa in John Lewis recently and fell in love. It’s classic mid century design and big range of fabric finishes make it the perfect statement piece for your living room.

The Sixty Five range also comes in a 2 seater and armchair.

Available now at johnlewis.com [ £1550 ]

home: featured [ Kuishi ]

home: featured [ Kuishi ]

Such a great concept, such well curated products and with a real motivational ethos behind the brand to make you want to shop their products.

The environmentally friendly goods, make you think about your way of life, the products you do and don’t need, and allow you to dip your toes into a more sustainable way of living, and a simpler everyday life.

Explore the departments of soft furnishings, and storage for kitchen or bathroom plus some gorgeous vintage finds too and even be able to choose colours for the products you select.

They say;

Kuishi (ku-we-she) meaning ‘Live‘ in Swahili.

Kuishi is a home and lifestyle brand based in Cornwall. Our ethos is to embrace living a simpler life with products that bring joy to the home as well as showing consideration for the environment.

Why

Kuishi was born out of a personal need to change the way I live my life. This did not mean I had to stop having nice things, cutting back on the things that make me happy or making massive changes to my lifestyle. It was about making simple choices about the small things that make me feel good, by reducing the impact my spending habits have on the environment and people.

How

I do this by providing simple ideas and solutions that can help make a difference to our environment through change. Whether it’s reducing the amount of plastic items we purchase or buy items made from sustainable resources that reduce soil erosion and don’t harm the environment.

What

I just happen to provide beautiful products that will help you not only make a small difference to the environment but will improve the look and feel of your home and your lifestyle.

home: event [ Midcentury Modern ]

home: event [ Midcentury Modern ]

Back again for its Spring show is Midcentury Modern at Dulwich College, South London.

Find yourself amongst vintage furniture, lighting, and accessories from Scandinavia, America and the UK. Design classics and hidden gems are up for grabs, so make a date and head down to East Dulwich for this one day event.

With over 50 dealers all in one space, you are sure to find a little something to take home.

18th March – 10am – 4pm

£10

modernshows.com

home: found this [ cushions ]

home: found this [ cushions ]

Hidden amongst the gems of sparkly dog collars, bow ties, rainbows and smiley face bags are these brilliant cushions from PupTart

We love these fruit and veg handmade creations. Unique, fun and ready to make themselves at home on your sofa.

£35 each / visit the PupTart Etsy shop

home: trend [ artisan]

home: trend [ artisan]

We saw this look grow in popularity last year, and it’s continuing this year. Focusing heavily on independent makers and designers but also handmade, hand woven products.

Move away from mass produced factory homeware and look at handcrafted goods. The detail and time spent making them is what appeals, and every piece becomes unique.

Soft furnishings is a a great place to start with fringes, raw edges and heavy adornment on cushion covers and throws.

Wicker, rattan and woven furniture is having a huge comeback – Habitat has just launched a new collection of rattan furniture, with John Lewis going for a woven look with their range. The Leia range of outdoor dining furniture has a fishermans rope weave on its chairs and sofas.

John Lewis Leia range

This woven style extends to pendants lights giving a very relaxed Boho feel. Lots of layered soft furnishings and natural colours. Go as bold or as subtle as you want.

Two of our favourite sites to get this look are nkuku.com and dassieartisan.com

Guide:

Top row – wooden bowls from nkuku.com [ from £9.95 ], woven baskets from dassieartisan.com [ £43.95 ], stoneware jug from reste.co.uk [ £32 ]

Middle row – cushion cover from hm.com [ £19.99 ], bar stool from decoratorsnotebook.co.uk [ £140 ], rattan lampshade from nkuku.com [ from £79.95 ]

Bottom row – hanging baskets from anthropologie.com [ £128 ], rattan bed from habitat.co.uk [ £595 ], blanket from bohemiadesign.co.uk [ £450 ]