home: nice price [ cabinet ]

home: nice price [ cabinet ]

Everyone should have a nice cabinet to show of their favourite things, and IKEA have just made this a whole lot more affordable.

We love the BRIMNES range with it’s good looks and size, and you can play around with solid doors or glass fronts. Put them in a row against a wall creating a long shelf.

Available in black or white.

ikea.com [ £65 ]


home: found this [ octopus bowl ]

home: found this [ octopus bowl ]

You may not have thought you need an octopus bowl but we think this might change your mind.

This beauty from homeware fave Audenza is an investment at £148 but what a statement it would make – especially if it had a chilled bottle of fizz in it, too.

It’s a clear glass bowl on an aluminium stand designed with an intricate moulding of an octopus. Clever, beautiful and a unique home accessory.

home: found this [ BHS lighting ]

home: found this [ BHS lighting ]

With its online comeback firmly established BHS is as stronger than ever in homeware, including gorgeous lighting.

Their new selection includes smoked glass pendants, rattan shades and drop cap lights.

What BHS does well is give us style and quality at a really great price. Be sure to head to bhs.com to check them out.

home: trend [ lanterns ]

home: trend [ lanterns ]

As we head into Winter we are continually looking for ways to create atmosphere and coziness in the home using lighting. This season sees an abundance of lanterns in stores – the must have accessory.

With a huge choice available in stores and online there is a look for everyone. We have picked out our favourites; bamboo, traditional wood & rope, modern black metal and nuatical.

With varying sizes available group together one style for a curated look or mix and match for a more relaxed eclectic style.


1. Wood & rope lantern from westelm.co.uk [ from £79 ]

2. Black metal lantern from hm.com [ £24.99 ]

3. Ceramic lantern from amara.com [ £49 ]

4. Canister lantern from trouva.com [ £24 ]

5. Woven bamboo lantern from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £15 ]

6. Square lantern from one.world [ set of 3 £150 ]

7. Bamboo lantern from amara.com [ £37 ]

8. Antique grey lantern from amara.com [ £94 ]

9. Rattan lantern from trouva.com [ £39 ]

home: event [ acid etching ]

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: trend [ retro lighting ]

home: trend [ retro lighting ]

A clear fact is we all need lighting in our homes, and with so much choice sometimes we can all do with a bit of inspiration. When you consider all the options; floor lamp, table lamp, desk lamp, ceiling light or wall light and then whether you prefer a pendant style, chandelier, lamps with a shade, exposed bulbs, multiple bulbs etc, it’s a continuous dilema. 

This year it’s the focus is on retro lighting, so if nothing else consider a throwback to previous decades when making your choice.

Floor lamp from West Elm [ £269 ]

Brass and copper feature heavily in current lighting options combined with enamel of the 50s, ornate glass of the 70s and art deco designs of the 20s. 

If you do fancy going retro then you need to make a statement with a unique design. Try a multi arm ceiling light [ pic 5 ] giving flexibility to lighting a room or how about a classic Poul Henningsen tiered pendant light [ pic 2 ]. A design that still looks as good today as it did 80 years ago.

For a great choice of retro inspired lights and reproductions of classics head to rockettstgeorge.co.uk and cultfurniture.com. For some original vintage lighting try littleparisstore.com.

Whatever you choose make sure you take considered time on getting the right light for you. We are spoilt for choice right now, for varying budgets so there is the perfect light out there for you. 


1. Art Nouveau lamp from littleparis.com [ £205 ]

2. PH pendant light from skandium.com [ £531.25 ]

3. Ribbed glass light from cultfurniture.com [ £59 ]

4. Brass pendant light from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £378 ]

5. Copper pendant light from johnlewis.com [ £120 ]

6. White glass pendant light from made.com [ £49 ]

7. Art deco lamp from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £87 ]