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!

home: made [ concrete vase ]

home: made [ concrete vase ]

Head to PaperNStitch blog for a great, simple tutorial for making a cool modern vase from concrete.

Concrete is still big in interiors and doesn’t look like that’ll end any time soon. It’s such a beautiful and versatile material which suits so many parts of the home.

home: found this [ concrete ]

home: found this [ concrete ]

If like us you like your concrete then insidestoreldn.com is definitely worth visiting. Full of modern, Scandi inspired homeware and lighting you can get your concrete fix very easily.

Choose from planters, trays and vases to bring a little bit of brutalism into your rooms.

Head to insidestoreldn.com

home: made [ concrete candle holders ]

home: made [ concrete candle holders ]

With concrete still such a strong trend, it’s great to be able to make a DIY piece of concrete homeware.

We love this DIY from Design Mom which shows you simply how to create beautiful concrete candle holders.

Simple, effective and wonderful to make as gifts!

home: featured [ Pelican Story ]

home: featured [ Pelican Story ]

This online store is full of well designed and functional homeware and clearly a fan of concrete, with gorgeous furniture and lighting.

‘Pelican Story is home to globally sourced products that combine beauty and functionality to any room. Traditional and modern methods used across many design disciplines, all underpinned by care and craftsmanship’

Explore brands including Leyton Beton, Ommo, Frama and Aaron Probyn and fall in love with their products.

Keep up to date with Pelican Story on Instagram

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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.

They say;

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: favourite thing [ floor lamp ]

home: favourite thing [ floor lamp ]

A little overwhelmed by the beautiful design of the ‘Luna‘ light by J By Jasper Conran, available from Debenhams.

It’s midcentury style, concrete and metallic – a perfect addition to the modern midcentury Home.

They say;

This floor lamp from The Collection is a great option for lighting up modern desk and bedside spaces. Offering a minimalist mid-century-inspired design with a hint of contemporary charm, its gold accented style features a brass finish and a marbled base with an additional table feature on the metal frame.

Currently on sale at £90

Reduced from £180

home: made [ concrete lighting ]

home: made [ concrete ]

One of our favourite diy sites, Brit + Co, has another amazing project to try. With concrete being so stylish and on trend, we absolutely love this straight forward tutorial to make cool, concrete lighting. Perfect for an industrial or minimalist interior, these shades follow a reasonably easy process to make, with equipment and materials all available at your local high street hardware store.

home: trend [ concrete accents ]

home: trend [ concrete accents ]

As we have said in the past we are certainly partial to a bit of concrete and brutalism in our homes. What is great to see, is that this material is accessible to all with more stores introducting home accessories and furniture using concrete.

Last year and a large part of this year we have seen concrete sit alongside metalics, like copper, brass and gold. Now we are seeing a more sedated, subtle use of concrete mixed with glass and wood.

Of course the metal additions are still there, but more toned down, likely in brushed brass and black finishes.

The great thing about concrete is that it comes in all shapes and sizes, and works in all rooms. Vases and table tops in the living room, pendant lights in the bedroom, utensil pots in the kitchen or stationary storage in an office. The options are endless.

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Concrete lends itself really well to industrial, Scandinavian and monochrome interiors, but it can also make a statement in other settings. A concrete lamp base or table top, can be dressed up with colour and print to suit.

The real winner for using concrete in your home is to blend it with neutral tones and mixed textures. There are no rules so have a go at introducing this material into a room and we garauntee you will go back for more.

Guide:

Top row – Side table from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £399 ], Flex & fitting from trouva.com [ £56 ], Lamp from made.com [ £69 ]

Middle row – Pendant light from hollys-house.com [ £158.40 ], Storage jars from futureandfound.com [ £18 ], Clock from amara.com [ £129 ]

Bottom row – Vase from scandinaviandesigncenter.com [ £61 ], Table from wayfair.co.uk [ £89.99 ], table from laredoute.co.uk [ £111.75 ]

home: made [ concrete Christmas tree ]

home: made [ concrete Christmas tree ]

With only 4 weeks to go till Christmas there is not much time to get your home decorated, presents bought and food prepared. We have found this really easy make using a concrete mix, card made into a cone and some paint.

These Christmas trees give a minimal look to a shelf or table. Choose the size and colour to create the perfect decoration for you.

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