home: made [ concrete moulds ]
If you are interested in getting creative with concrete and making your own concrete homewares – there’s lots of mould kits across the high street and online to help produce all different shapes and styles.
Amazon is full of various mould sets with prices as low as £8.99 upwards.
Etsy is also bursting with sets with all sorts of shape designs to use.
And of course, the huge market place eBay, is also packed with sets to use. We love the circular low dish design we found.
Then head to MyFabrics or other online craft providers for small batches of concrete mix to start using your moulds and creating your pieces.
Your own pieces would make great gifts for others and also lovely to have personally designed pieces around your home. Homewares can be left the natural concrete colour or painted or sprayed once dry.
home: follow friday [ Haygen ]
London based Haygen is a gorgeous little store full of homeware, fashion and gifts.
Owner Jenny has created a welcoming store with lots of Scandinavian influences, with well known brands like HK Living, NKUKU & House Doctor.
‘We aim to not only add value with our products but with the experience you have while shopping with us. Nothing is too big an ask, we gift wrap, we deliver, we source products, we run events, we create stunning displays, everything we do is with the intention of bringing joy to our customer’
If you are in Islington be sure to go and visit.
home: featured [ Flamingo Candles ]
Find an array of gorgeous candles at Flamingo Candles including incredible marbled designs, 3D typography styles with a choice of slogans and the very super Peanuts collaboration.
Such a great choice and so many great gift ideas – or just treat yourself!
The Flamingo Candles story began in 2013 out of a love for the unique, attention-seeking pink bird. The launch collection included twelve brightly-coloured, super kitsch jar candles each displaying the dapper Florrie the Flamingo. Since the first collection, the range has evolved and grown to include unique, directional and personalised designs all with added sass. Every candle is designed and hand-poured by our team based in South Wales, using natural soy wax, cotton wicks and the most scrumptious fragrances.
home: featured [ Anthropologie ]
Bringing colour and joy to our homes, along side the warmer weather arriving – we love Anthropologie for constantly making our homes happy, stylish and bohemian with their array of patterned, texture and colourful homewares.
Great styling pieces for indoor and outdoor living, plus plenty of practical products – all designed perfectly for function and style.
And their regular sales are not to be missed.
home: featured [Mini Moderns ]
A firm favourite of ours, Mini Moderns is the go to store for Mid-Century design and pattern.
With their huge range of in-house designed wallpapers, soft furnishings and accessories Keith & Mark from Mini Moderns have created a stunning range. A collection that takes you back in time, but with a modern twist.
What we love about Mini Moderns is the story behind every pattern. Keith & Mark show passion through their designs and want to share their memories with us.
‘MADE IN THE UK BY NICE PEOPLE. At Mini Moderns we like to produce in the UK whenever possible. All our wallpapers, fabrics, cushions, tea towels and bags are made in the UK by people with whom we’ve developed long-standing relationships. Producing in the UK also helps to keep our carbon footprint down, by minimising the number of journeys a product makes before it gets to you’
With the success of the brand being sold through other outlets and homeware stores the boys have now got their first book published. Mid-Century Modern Living takes us in a journey through pattern and design and shows us how to bring the timeless Mid-Century style into our own homes.
A great brand with a great ethos, be sure to follow on Instagram and check them out at minimoderns.com
home: made [ DIY Valentines ]
With a couple of days to go until Valentine’s day, why not add some extra love in your home with a personalised gift.
Make and craft some fun Valentine’s inspired gifts & decorations for your loved ones. It’s also great for getting the kids involved.
Check out goodhousekeeping.com with loads of easy tutorials.
home: featured [ FoundLand ]
Our favourite new find is FoundLand store. Quirky, original and full to the rafters of gifts and homeware that you would be hard pushed to easily find elsewhere.
Think of us as your upmarket general store, with an international goods aisle and a smutty top-shelf thrown in for good measure.
We’re Sarah and Arthur, and we run the emporium from London town. Having earned our crusts in retail, running the Monocle webshop and sourcing for some of the major gallery shops in London, we have the inside knowledge on where to find the best gifts across the globe. The hard-to-find, the new releases, the limited editions, the stuff which no-one else has. We pride ourselves on selling exclusive products, and we stock only goodies which we have and we want in our own lives. From traditional Japanese brooms to brassy Italian stationery to wooden spoons hand-carved in an English forest, we’ve found it and now you can find it here too.
home: featured [ A D & I ]
Not done all your Christmas shopping? Run out of ideas? Head to A D & I for beautiful, on trend and incredibly well priced homewares and other gifts.
Their small well curated range is full of decor for your home. Choose from table pieces, soft furnishings, candles and much much more.
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: nice price [ Aldi ]
You just went in for milk? There’s definitely more to Aldi than meets the eye, definitely more than a pint of milk, there is a whole collection of rather incredible affordable on-trend homewares.
Visit in store or for the full range visit online and pick up some great pieces for the home.