home: favourite thing [ tea towel ]

home: favourite thing [ tea towel ]

We love this beautiful tea towel at online store Freyr-Fell, from Finnish brand, Kauniste.

A gorgeous illustration taking inspiration from the Finnish winter festival Hiihtoloma for children to enjoy the outdoor sports in the snow.

£14

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home: featured [ Cloudberry Living ]

home: featured [ Cloudberry Living ]

We love discovering new brands online, and Cloudberry Living is a great find. Launched in 2007 they are one of the longest running stockists of top Scandinavian brands like Ferm Living and Pappelina.

The website is full of gorgeous Scandi pieces, all with great design and quality. We love their selection of soft furnishing, lighting and furniture.

With quality products, not just from Scandinavia but sourced from around the world, each has the ethos and design which encapsulate that Scandinavian feel

Find yourself your perfect little piece of Scandinavia at cloudberryliving.co.uk

home: event [ Barbican tour ]

home: event [ Barbican tour ]

Whether you love brutalism, are interested in architecture, love the Barbican or just love history of buildings then book in for one of the exciting and informative tours of the Barbican area and architecture.

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Follow our Barbican guide on a 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.

How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?

Walking along the Barbican highwalks, you’ll learn more about the construction, design and influence of the estate, along with surprising and rarely seen sights and discoveries plus little known insights into this unique architectural endeavour.

From concrete styles to architectural motifs and insightful facts, our Architecture tour will leave you thinking and looking at the Barbican from a fresh perspective… 

Architecture Tours are available throughout the year. If you are planning your visit beyond the dates available online, please contact our Box Office on 0207 638 8891 for further information on future tours.

home: found this [ shelf unit ]

home: found this [ shelf unit ]

Looking for industrial style storage? Then you must head to Rockett St George. There are lots of gorgeous new products appearing every week including this pigeon hole shelf unit.

Perfect for a kitchen for storing utensils or herbs & spices, or a studio space for stationary and craft materials.

Available now from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £45 ]

home: trend [ colour block ]

home: trend [ colour block ]

Colour block – a trend that comes and goes across the interiors world but with the abundance of strong products on the current market, it’s definitely sticking around for now, is proving popular and is an easy look to achieve and evolve with homewares through the changing season – refreshing with different cushions, throws or artwork. Plus it’s also easy to update with a fresh coat of paint on a single wall.

It’s about picking a few strong colours that sit well together and emphasising with accessories in the same tone. For example -A bright yellow wall, a green sofa with green cushions and then dashes of orange in the curtains or rug. Keep patterns to a minimum and break up with lots of white and wood to ensure the few colours stand out strong and bold.

This trend is really aided by the great selection of bold coloured modern silhouette sofas currently filling high street homeware stores. Head to Made, John Lewis or Ikea for a range of affordable options. There are great options in the perfect colours of the year – emerald greens, mustards and deep rich blues.

Guide to products (main image)

Top row

chair, Made £149 / paint, Wickes £12 / cushion, Heals from £39

Middle row

curtains, Dunelm from £30 / chair, Anthropologie £398 / cushion, Sainsburys

Bottom row

sofa, Maisons Du Monde £394 / rug, Amara £89 / set of bottles, Made In Design £223

home: made [ leaf printed fabric ]

home: made [ leaf printed fabric ]

This gorgeous printed fabric is great to use as a table cloth, cushion cover or tea towel. Using real leaves, paint and a plain fabric you can create your own print and pattern.

Choose colours that work in your current space and keep it as simple as you like.

If you fancy giving it a go, head to we-are-scout.com for the full tutorial.