home: event [ craft workshop ]

home: event [ craft workshop ]

Ever heard of Jesmonite? Us neither til we got educated by the London Craft Club. A great material used in one of the latest workshops.

The London Craft Club run brilliant creative crafty workshops using all sorts of materials, skills and methods. Learn a new technique and enjoy getting creative!

When the words ‘concrete’, ‘marbling’ and ‘terrazzo’ are used in a description of a material – we’re sold on it!

Pick from a few dates on offer to take part in a workshop, where you will design and make a little trinket box in the super material Jesmonite.

They say;

Get ready to meet your new favourite material, Jesmonite. What is Jesmonite I hear you ask? Well it’s a cross between concrete and resin, that can be coloured and used to create awesome effects like terrazzo and marbling. Intrigued? Then read on…

In this introduction to working with Jesmonite you will learn all about this amazing material from our expert Haidee. She will discuss different applications for Jesmonite, and tell you about the different effects you can achieve. Then you’ll make a mould for your trinket dish – choose from a triangle, diamond, or hexagonal shape for your final piece.

Haidee will then show you how to mix your Jesmonite, how to colour it, and you will be able to cast your very own geometric trinket dish! It’s such an amazing material to work with, we know you are going to want to go home and make more pieces for everyone you know! You’ll leave with a finished Jesmonite trinket dish, plus all the knowledge and skills needed to make lots more.

Dates still available :

Tuesday 26th February 7.00 – 9:30pm

Tuesday 5th March 7.00 – 9:30pm

Saturday 16th March 2.00 – 4:30pm

Book quick to avoid missing out!

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home: trend [ Navajo ]

home: trend [ Navajo ]

Across the high street homeware stores, and online, there’s a huge amount of homewares inspired by Native American tribal patterns.

The colours are strong but not too bright and these homewares sit well in a predominantly neutral tone interior. Cream or white walls and floors, lots of natural wood and then texture and pattern from all the gorgeous rugs, throws and wall hangings. It’s a truly ‘traveller’ and earthy trend that creates warm, timeless style and feel to a room, and can be added to with trinkets and paraphernalia from travels.

Picture guide;

Top row

Cushion : Scandinavian Design Centre £43 / Wall Hanging : Graham & Green £95 / Blanket : MatchesFashion £320

Middle row

Rug : JDWilliams from £39 / Rug : The Rug Seller from £119.00 / Blanket : MatchesFashion £320

Bottom row

Chair : LittleWoods £699.00 / Throw : Ebay from £17.99 / Basket : JSLoves £19.99

home: featured [ Ikea dining and kitchen ]

home: featured [ Ikea dining and kitchen ]

Very excited and spirits absolutely lifted with the gorgeous colourful new range of retro inspired kitchenalia and diningware from Ikea.

Bring splashes of colour and retro pattern into your home with products including trays, plates, glassware, ice buckets and bowls!

home: trend [ chrome ]

home: trend [ chrome ]

Once seen as a more dated metal finish over brass, gold and copper, chrome is making a comeback.

Chrome detailing can be seen on accessories like vases and ornaments as well as larger furniture like tables and cabinets, and of course lighting.

Large dome shapes are being seen in pendant lights and floor lamps with high shine finishes.

When it comes to wall colours, you can be a bit more brave with rich blues and greens, or go monochrome with black and white.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left –

Cushion / hm.com [ £12.99 ]

Tom Dixon lamp / trouva.com [ £450 ]

Mirrored cube table / zarahome.com [ £159.99 ]

Utensil holder / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £16.95 ]

Pendant light / habitat.co.uk [ £70 ]

Shelving unit / laredoute.co.uk [ £345 ]

Vase / hm.com [ £19.99 ]

Clock / trouva.com [ £74.99 ]

home: nice price [ vases ]

home: nice price [ vases ]

An easy way to revamp and update a room is with vases. Bring colour and shapes in a really simple way to create interest on shelves and tables.

We recommend getting along to hm.com and grabbing a bargain as there are so many options all under £10!

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