home: found this [ toolbox ]
When a product is practical and beautiful it’s a winner in our eyes.
The Toyo Toolbox T-190 from Nook would make a lovely gift. It’s a practical piece of storage but would look great adorning any sideboard, shelf or cupboard. And toolboxes aren’t just for tools – they are excellent storage for paints, make up, jewellery, toiletries… all sorts.
This coated metal toolbox is stack-able with an attached hinged lid. Use to store tools or stationery. Made in Japan.
home: featured [ Oklahoma ]
If you love colour and quirky items for the home then Oklahoma, Manchester is a must visit.
Founder Nicola Payne has created an Aladdin’s cave of gorgeous homeware, accessories, novelty items, stationery and more.
We love the Mexican inspired collection, including brightly pattern baskets and cushions, as well as the fun, and a little bit naughty tableware
Head to okla.co.uk to get inspired and enjoy browsing the products. And if you are in Manchester be sure to pop by the store. You won’t leave empty handed!
home: blog [ homemade soap ]
If you are looking for a fun gift idea then why not try making these eucalyptus soaps. Perfect for a Christmas stocking filler or tie a few together for a lovely present.
With a small selection of ingredients you are good to go, and of course you can always try different scents.
We have found a great tutorial from burkatron.com
home: event [ acid etching ]
This workshop is not as scary as it sounds. Learn the safe techniques of acid etching onto glass creating a unique piece for your home or a gift. You will have the opportunity to practise on sheets of glass and then move onto a bottle, tumblers or perfume bottle.
Pick from templates provided, create your own design or use a font template to make words.
This 2 hour workshop is hosted by London Craft Club. [ £49 ]
Tuesday 5th Sept / 7pm – 9pm
Book you place at londoncraftclub.co.uk
home: gift idea [ candle ]
Perfect stocking filler or small gift, make someone’s home smell gorgeous with a scented candle.
We love London based, Batch One natural candles (£20) which come in three gorgeous scents; Wild Fig, Silver Birch + Black Pepper and Sandalwood + Amber.
With around 40 hours burn time it’s excellent value at £20.
home: gift ideas [ desk tidy ]
This beautiful ‘Normos‘ desk tidy from Made.com would make a lovely gift and would look great on a desk, shelf or even as a sleek accessory for a kitchen.
A perfect gift for an organised person.
Available in gold / £39
home: made [ soap ]
Sometimes it’s nice to go one step further when accessorizing your home or even giving gifts, by making or creating your own thing. Today we head to the bathroom, looking at how to make fab colour-blocked soap.
With the use of melt & pour white soap, some colouring, essential oils and a mould, you are good to go. You can pick any shape mould you like, and especially if it’s a gift you can be more adventurous. Play with colours that suit you and choose a scent you love for the perfect soap.
We have found three tutorials for you to give a go.