home: event [ CLUSTER ]
This May sees the return of CLUSTER, a pop up craft fair showcasing independant makers, illustrators and artists.
‘CLUSTER is a 5 day, fully-curated reimagining of the traditional fair. The fair itself will take place over 5 days in May. We have a beautiful 3 storey warehouse building just off London Bridge, accommodating illustration and crafts‘
Pop along to this free event to support these makers, as well as picking up a gift or two on the way through.
1st – 5th May 2019
home: made [ vintage chest of drawers project ]
As her tag line says ‘inspiring your creativity’, she definitely does.
Medina Grillo, of Grillo Designs, is a creative and talented lady. Her blog is full of exciting interiors and homeware DIYs, craft projects and more. Explore her blog and instagram for an abundance of inspiration (and witty intelligent chat!)
We picked this up-cycling of a small vintage unit as one of our favourite projects, which she did to show the versatility of working with second hand furniture (this piece sourced from a charity she was working with to promote buying second hand!) Just one of the many exciting projects that fill her cool home; inspiring people to make more of the homes even if they are renting but still want to make design statements within their four walls – inspirational, budget friendly ideas.
And if you’re a fan of a great Ikea hack her blog is the place to go!
home: nice price [ pendant light ]
Right now H&M Home is doing everything right. Expanding its range to include furniture and lighting and continuing its attack on the high street with stand alone stores opening in London.
Our pick of their new arrivals is this lovely pendant light. This gorgeous light is made from glass and mango wood and comes in two sizes.
We love how it’s shape gives the impression of a giant bulb with a simple organic feel to it.
[ £39. 99 / £49. 99 ]
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: 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
home: event [ plate making ]
Create something unique for your home with this plate making workshop at Token Studio, London.
Learn the techniques of pottery with out the wheel throwing, but instead hand building and using tools to make your desired plate.
A perfect workshop to create a personal item for your home or a gift.
‘Token studio’s philosophy is not just limited at the crafts is about creating a style of living, more creative, less waste, more sustainably by lots of fun way of creating everyday products, most importantly we promise that we made the experience full of joy and inspiration‘
To book your place head to tokenstudio.co.uk [ £28 ]