home: featured [ Sugar + Cement ]
All the joys of colour and our beloved cement, rolled into one in this super, independent homeware store – Sugar + Cement.
A mix of homewares made from one of our favourite materials – concrete. With added splashes of colour (in Farrow and Ball tones no less!) the collection includes plant pots, trays, candle holders and coasters. Explore their Etsy for the full range.
home: featured [ Akojo Market ]
This gorgeous online market place is full of homeware, jewellery and fashion from independent African designers.
Choose from hand woven blankets, baskets, soft furnishings and more, full of beautiful colour and pattern.
‘We champion small, independent businesses. Our designers not only meet our criteria for ethical sourcing and manufacturing, but they go above and beyond to provide skills training and employment opportunities for their workforce and artisans as well as engaging in philanthropic and social impact projects locally in Africa‘
Be sure to head over to akojomarket.com and explore.
home: made [ plant stand ]
With everybody buying more indoor plants than ever before, often you can struggle to find fun and interesting ways of displaying them.
We found this lovely plant stand DIY from themerrythought.com. Allowing you to stand two plant pots on this compact wooden stand will make a great addition to any room.
Follow the tutorial at themerrythought.com
home: favourite thing [ set of baskets ]
Ticking the boxes for practicality and design, these gorgeous baskets are perfect for office storage, in the kicthen or as planters.
This set of 3 handmade baskets from southwoodliving.com would make a lovely gift or a treat to yourself.
[ £48 ]
home: found this [ animal hooks ]
Browsing arket.com we spotted these gorgeous felt animal head hooks, the ideal wal decor for a kids bedroom.
Designed by Fiona Walker, England, each animal is hand made and ethically sourced.
[ Priced from £18 ]
home: made [ slat wall shelf ]
Today’s shelving tutorial can be adapted to suit your space and needs, which makes it a great project to try.
The simple design made from wooden slats is so easy to do and there are so many options to play around with.
Head to themerrythought.com to see how it’s done.
home: made [ wall organiser ]
This little project opens up so many options with colour and size, it’s the perfect make for a study or kids bedroom.
With some basic materials and tools you can create this great wall organiser for your home. We love the colour thelovelydrawer.com has used, but of course the choice is yours.
Head to thelovelydrawer.com for the full tutorial.
home: event [ candle making workshop ]
Treat yourself or a friend to a candle making workshop where you will create your very on candle with an individual fragrance to suit you.
Join the experts at Earl of East who will guide you through the process.
‘During the class one of our expert candle makers will take you step-by-step through the candle making process. You will have the opportunity to smell and test our selection of fragrance and essential oils. We’ll share hints and tips on the creation of the perfect fragrance and for the important bit, you will make your own 6oz scented soy wax candle‘
Various dates available throughout June & July [ £45 ]
home: nice price [ glass tumblers ]
If you are looking for some additional glassware to spruce up your cupboards or just looking for something new then take a look at made.com. These lovely and simply designed stacking tumblers are great for all occasions. We believe you can never have enough glasses in the house so why not treat yourself.
They are handmade and have a subtle smoke colouring to them with small bubbles visible within the glass.
[ £19 set of 4 ]
home: favourite thing [ bench ]
With the natural rustic scandi look so on trend, and a love of using natural materials, we find this gorgeous wooden bench with cotton plaited seat to good to be true, especially at the sale offer price of £69.99 (was £89.99) from Zara Home.
Use in hallway for a seat, for an outdoor low table or even by the bedside – a useful little piece of furniture.