home: made [ clocks ] 

home: made [ clocks ] 

It could be using any random item, incorporating treasured possessions or even using a simple base then getting creative with paint, fabrics or other materials – but with clock mechanisms so easy to get hold of, it’s easy to turn anything into an object which shows the time. 

Credit : Shelterness

Pick up great clock mechanisms from Amazon, HobbyCraft, and Ebay. Search for unusual items with flat centres to turn into suitable clock bases – plates, records, cork, baskets, or get something cut to size. Or ensure the mechanism is aesthetically pleasing on its own and use interesting items to create the clock face – photos, figures, colours, string, simple dots… vary materials, or match to current interiors, or use off cuts of wood, tile or metal from other projects. 

Research great ideas at ArchitectureArtDesigns.com  
Photo credits : Pinterest 

home: nice price [ plywood mirror ]

home: nice price [ plywood mirror ]

Made.com is always a great go to store for well priced quality furniture and homeware. Their new accessories collection in collaboration with the V&A coincides with the museums current Plywood Exhibition, and there are some lovely pieces to choose from.

The small collection is all made from plywood and features frames, clocks, a memo board and this gorgeous mirror. The simple design really shows off the unique characteristics of this wood and would look great in any room.

made.com [ £49 ]

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

Lauched in 2009 by Spanish maker Margarita Lorenzo this lovely online store showcases her individual designs for home interiors. Heavily focusing on wooden items including hooks, door handles and picture shelves, adding simple touches of colour and print to bring these basic objects to life.

Everything is sourced and handmade in the UK & Spain and 100% sustainable. Other items to choose from include cushions, lamp shades and art prints.

‘To chocolate creative sustainabilty is an essential element in our design and manufacturing and we make every effort to communicate the processes we follow with regards to materials, sourcing, production and recycling in our aim to remain sustainable’

chocolatecreative.co.uk 

home: trend [ desert ] 

home: trend [ desert ] 

We are needing a retreat, a place of calm and perhaps an interior that makes us think of warmer climates, holidays and miles of endless sands. 

The desert trend back for 2017, with the surge in popularity of succulents and cacti still growing (happy plants we generally succeed in not killing!) is a strong easy look to pull together in a home. High street (and designer) stores have plenty of natural homewares, products that look as if they’ve been gathered from travels and craft inspired goods. 

Use bright light interiors and bring in leathers, weaves, wood and tapestry. Search vintage fairs for large patterned rugs or head to highstreet stores including Urban Outfitters, La Redoute and House Doctor for new versions. The current Summer sales are perfect to pick up large items that work with this trend – suede sofas and leather armchairs and with the good weather explore markets and carboots, and thrift unusual items, pottery and trinkets to build the look.  

Stick to neutral colours, dark and light but throw in a little colour in an odd chair or patterned cushion. Essentially use indoor planting for fresh green tones that will set off well against the tans, beiges, whites, creams and other neutral tones – with highlights of gold and bronze. 

Get creative and work on your own DIY projects for accessories – macrame pot holders, woven hangings for the wall and block print canvases leaning casually against the side. 


Credit : TheArtHouseConcept 

Product guide: 

1 cactus curtain / BritishMadeInteriors £27.73

2 ‘Clunch’ paint / Farrow + Ball £43.50 

3 ‘House Doctor’ rug / Wayfair £85.17 

4 goat skin pouffe / MaisonDuMonde £108

5 Aztec cushion / Wolf + Badger £105 

6 llama cushion / Urban Outfitters £35 

7 midcentury leather chair / Rose + Grey £915 

8 woven throw / Dunelm £15 

9 white cactus vase / La Redoute £65 

(Currently 25% off at La Redoute with code : 25OFF )

home: favourite thing [ clock ]

home: favourite thing [ clock ]

We love this vintage style Copenhagen clock from The Little House Shop. There isn’t much to say about it apart from it will look great in any room, particularly an industrial or mid century styled space.

Available now from thelittlehouseshop.co.uk [ £33 ]

home: featured [ Pitfield ] 

home: featured [ Pitfield ] 

Head to Pitfield Street, London W1 and seek out this treasure trove of both new and vintage unique pieces. 

Together with its cafe, Pitfield is a pleasure to explore and a place to discover the weird and the wonderful to update interiors in your home. They even have a bug hotel for sale and offer a design service! 

Find them at  : 

31-35 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6HB

They say, 

Attracting the creative and curious, our eclectic emporium stocks only beautiful, unique and attention grabbing homewares. Our interiors and lifestyle shop, café and exhibition gallery presents colour, glamour, glitz and excitement. Discover vintage finds, designer wallpapers and carpets, reworked furniture, inspiring gifts and more. Browse our categories to enter a fantastical world where everything is retro and riveting, dramatic and daring.’

home: trend [ woven textures ]

home: trend [ woven textures ]

If you are accessorizing your rooms this Summer, be sure to feature something woven. Its all about the texture and detail.

Consider potted plants in woven baskets and bags, heavy woven cushion covers [ think macrame ] and jute rugs. Adding these pieces into a room will bring an artisan / handmade feel and soften a space.

If you want to make more of a statement choose a woven light fitting [ There are some stunning picks online – try grahamandgreen.co.uk & rockettstgeorge.co.uk ]. Woven chairs are big this season as well, like bold rattan furniture but focusing on a smaller weave. 

Guide:
1. Rugs from made.com [ from £20 ]

2. Basket light from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £56 ]

3. Cushion from anthropologie.com [ £128 ]

4. Armchair from ikea.com [ £39 ]

5. Basket from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £32.50 ]

6. Bar stool from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ]

7. Basket from habitat.co.uk [ £14 ]

8. Pendant light from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £72 ]