home: event [ collage workshop]
Heals never fails to have a huge selection of great workshops throughout each year and this collage workshop with Katy in May, is definitely one to book in for.
18th May / Heals Westfield
Learn to love the medium of collage and embrace your inner Matisse during this collage workshop.
What you will do
You will work alongside print designer Katy Welsh (@katydwelsh) to explore composition and the art of colour play, creating our own abstract compositions and translating these into collage using hand cut shapes.
We will be working with brightly coloured sticky back vinyl, usually used for sign making and shop windows, Katy has discovered it is a great material for collage too.
During the workshop, you will create a series of A3 collaged artworks that you can take away with you, and an appreciation for playing with shapes!
Katy designs patterns for companies across the world, her work has been applied to products from gift wrap, mugs and cards to cushions and clothing.
She embraces anything handmade and collage has been a big part of her process from the beginning.
Some of her biggest inspirations include Matisse, Picasso and the Bloomsbury group; she likes to have fun with design and is excited to share her knowledge with you!
home: found this [ display unit ]
This season Argos has really upped its game with really lovely homeware and furniture. Following on from yesterday’s post on open furniture, this storage unit from their Nomad range has great looks and is also practical.
Perfect for a living room for displaying books, ornaments and storage boxes. Or perhaps in a kitchen for displaying ceramics and tableware.
Plus the cabinet space at the bottom is ideal for hiding away the things you don’t want your guests to see.
£230 – argos.co.uk
home: trend [ open furniture ]
Having everything on display isn’t everyone’s idea of ease and open furniture certainly makes you busy with tidying but it’s also a great way to keep on top on buying excess clothing or homeware, to make you more organised and aware of what you own but also can allow you to use your everyday possessions as part of your display.
Colour blend your clothing, arrange books by colour or ensure all your nicknacks are similar style and trend to create a feature using your open furniture – either shelving, cabinet or wardrobe.
Glass doors can be a handy compromise to get the look and feel of open furniture but ensure things are kept clean and dust free!
Work with colour on the wall behind your storage. Dark tones together are particularly effective to create a slick interior design look but bright contrasting tones can really make what’s on the shelving stand out.
Content by Terence Conran Balance Metal Alcove Shelving Unit £499 John Lewis / clothes rack £72.99 Wayfair / Hemnes wardrobe £150 Ikea
Rustic industrial shelving £42.95 Melody Maison / Metal Locker Shelf £239 (sale price) Tikamoon / Wine Rack Cabinet £309.99 Yorkshire Furniture
Locker Shelf £99.95 Nkuku / Wall Storage £901 Tylko / Box Shelf £35.00 Garden Trading
home: made [ painted glass jars ]
This super easy diy project will transform basic glass jars into quirky monochrome storage containers.
You could do this with any pot or jar you like, some spray paint, washi tape and a sharpie.
Experiment with different patterns and shapes to create some chic Scandi inspired home accessories.
Full tutorial at hunker.com
home: nice price [ paper storage bags ]
Looking to add highlights of metallic into your interior?
These paper storage bags from ASOS in durable gold heavy weight paper are a great way to do just that!
Use them to store stationery at your desk, make up on a dressing table or they also make gorgeous holders for plant pots too.
Just £12 for a pair (set comes with two sizes)
home: favourite thing [ pouffe ]
French connection is definitely worth a visit this season. Full of morrocan inspired homeware including this printed pouffe.
The gorgeous pattern and grey tones create a modern look and a perfect statement piece for a living room.
£180 – frenchconnection.com
home: featured [ Mor Margate ]
Trailing round the boutique shop lined streets of Margate which is soon becoming a very hip seaside town, you may stumble across Mor. Definitely worth a visit to browse and shop their homeware, gifts and accessories – both from new brands and also some vintage pieces.
Môr (translation – ‘The Sea’ in Welsh) is run by Clare Roberts a former costume designer and manager of a London based lifestyle store who has a passion for beautiful homewares both vintage and contemporary along with design led gifts.
Located opposite the Turner Contemporary in the beautiful Margate Old town, 38 Fort Hill