home: event [ macrame workshop]

Head to Bob’s Cafe, Muswell Hill, this 20th February – for a macrame workshop , if you’re in the north London area – book here .

Macrame is a great craft to learn and the end result? Producing a piece of homeware for you or a gift.

At:

Bob’s Café

Muswell Hill, 43 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 3HA London, United Kingdom

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We’re really excited to have Forget-me-knots hosting an extra special Macramé workshop at Bob’s Café in Muswell Hill.

Macramé is a form of textile making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting and is a really exciting and versatile craft to learn.

Lead by the lovely Lian, you will learn a range of macramé techniques and knots whilst making your very own beautiful plant hanger.

You will also be able to enjoy a delicious brunch dish and a hot drink while you knot, which are included in the ticket price of £30.

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, and will run for approximately three hours. For more details and to book your spot, contact us at hello@bobscafe.net

The workshop is limited to 8 spaces, please book early to avoid disappointment

Please note, pots and plants are not included, so BYOP (bring your own pot!)

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home: event [ Lumitrix ]

home: event [ Lumitrix ]

Head to the Hoxton, Holborn this February for an evening of discussion on Exploring Interior Design and Technology. Explore how we use technology in our homes and how we are inspired by what is available through online platforms.

‘Interior design has become more accessible ever since made.com revolutionised the way we buy furniture, Pinterest made everyone a creative director, and interior bloggers made DIY look easy. Online photography destination Lumitrix is bringing in a panel of industry leaders and design gurus to explore how technology is being used to cater to the masses and to uncover what online brands are essential for furnishing a new home

Feb 28th [ 18:30 – 20:30 ]

Tickets cost £5 – £7

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home: event [ Houzz house ]

home: event [ houzz interiors trends house 2018 ]

Catch this epic styling extravaganza in Soho, London, this January – see Houzz bring together the latest in interiors trends all under one roof – how to style every room of your house with the latest trends. Plus there’s a feast of workshops to try too!

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Want to know the interiors trends that will be big in the coming year? Houzz of 2018 is here to guide you – a stylish five-storey home reflecting all that’s current in home design, situated in the heart of London’s Soho. This exciting pop-up space is brought to you by Houzz, the world’s leading home renovation and design platform.

If you love snooping around other people’s homes, you’re in for a treat. The Soho townhouse has been transformed into a beautiful flat, complete with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, home office and children’s room. Designed from scratch by Houzz professionals and top interior design studio Run for the Hills it is crammed full of inspiring details! From the forest greens slowly replacing yesterday’s greys, to the hot trend for modern craft and retro 1970s touches, it’s an unmissable snapshot of where interiors are heading.

Nespresso is taking over the top floor of the Houzz of 2018 and visitors will be able to taste the latest Nespresso Limited Edition collection. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary coffee after soaking up all the Houzz of 2018 trends!

Visitors can expect a jam-packed programme, that includes hands-on workshops, entertaining events and industry talks. Find out more here.

The pop-up is open to the public between the 26th January-31st January, 11am-6pm daily, and is completely free. Just pop in and visit us!

Main exhibit : FREE

Fri, 26 Jan 2018, 09:00 –

Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 18:30 GMT

19 Greek Street

London

W1D 4DT

home: event [ Barbican exhibition ]

home: event [ Barbican exhibition ]

Explore the history behind the making of the conservatory and other green spaces at the Barbican at ‘Flying trees and sunken spaces’ exhibition that runs until March 20th.

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Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre.

For over a decade (1940–1956), the devastated postwar site where this exhibition now stands was a wild landscape. Debate on the urban role of open space raged on, while weeds gently but effectively regenerated the City from its ashes. A monumental landscape emerged, combining low and high rise buildings and spaces, creating an enclosed, urban fabric within the City.

Flying Trees and Sunken Squares is the fifth of the changing foyer displays. It explores the history and design of the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre and is divided into three sections. A selection of books from founding CP&B partner Geoffrey Powell bring to light references from continental Europe and inspiration from the English garden. A selection of archival drawings and illustrations conveys the interweaving of artifice and nature. At its centre historical drawings of the Conservatory and newly commissioned botanical photography celebrate the glass and steel design of this hidden garden.

home: made [ SWISH ]

home: made [ SWISH ]

We love sharing great makes, projects and tutorials every Thursday to result in unique DIYs for your home – from painted ceramics to hand woven rugs, no-sew pillow cases to crafting with wood.

The talented folks at London Craft Club offer a plethora of classes to attend to get crafty but what is it you need for all this creative making? Materials!

Join them for the big craft SWISH and stock up on craft materials that will inspire you as well as pass onto others craft materials you’ve not used and can spare.

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When: Sunday 28th January, 10:00 am – 1:00pm

Where: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Rd, NW1 7AY

This is it! The Big Craft Swish

Let’s not lie about it, crafting uses up a lot of materials. And even more materials don’t get used at all! So if you have a secret stash of guilty craft purchases, this is for you….

• Swish away your ill-advised crafty purchases! 

• Take home some guilt-free stuff you’ll use! 

• Help minimise waste! 

• Add some good karma to the world of craft! 

• Share your crafty stories with other crafters

All that stuff going to waste in our cupboards, lofts and under our beds is a crying shame. It’s taking up space that us London-dwellers can ill afford, and all that clutter just isn’t good for our creative souls. So let’s do something about it.

Maybe you’re new to craft, and you bought a load of stuff that now you don’t know what to do with? Bring it along and swap it for something you can use. Or you might even meet someone who can show you what to do with it instead.

Already a Super Crafter? Come along and declutter, get inspiration, encourage the newbies and share stories with fellow crafters. 

Here’s the rules – simple but fair…

1) Everyone must bring at least one item of quality craft material or kit (drop off from 10.00am)  

2) You will have half an hour to browse before the swish opens (10.30 – 11.00am) 

3) No item may be claimed before the swish opens at 11.00am 

4) As soon as the swish is declared open, everyone may take what they want. 

5) Remember we’re here for sharing not sharp elbows! 

Our hosts Cecil Sharp House have a delicious range of  light bites, homemade cakes and main meals available throughout the day in their cafe. Why not grab a bite there then pop in at 10.30 for the browsing before the swish opens at 11.00am. Then there’s an hour and half of nabbing what you want, and of course craft chat. 

Tickets are £4 to cover costs, and any profit will be donated to Mind or Stop the Traffik

home: event [ Geffrye Museum ]

home: event [ Geffrye Museum ]

A reminder for the diary. Our favourite interiors haunt is closing for development to make it even better!

Say farewell to the current Geffrye Museum over the weekend of Epiphany, with a variety of entertainment and things to enjoy!

6 + 7 January

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Visit us for Christmas Past and come to our Epiphany Celebration and Closing Party on the weekend of 6 and 7 January to enjoy street food, winter cocktails and live music as we say farewell to Christmas and to the museum, which will close on 7 January for almost two years for our exciting £18m development project, Unlocking the Geffrye. Although the main museum building and period gardens will be closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a busy programme of events, activities and installations in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

home: event [ Heals Christmas party ]

home: event [ Heals Christmas party ]

Head to Heals, Tottenham Court Road, this December…

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Christmas Market Party | Tottenham Court Road

7th December 2017

Free

Join our team at Tottenham Court Road on the 7th December for the most festive shopping event of the year.

Complimentary drinks will be served, a DJ will be playing seasonal tunes and there will be live performances by a pop choir. We’ll also be hosting Christmas workshops, including bauble painting, paper crafting and decoration making.

Click here to register