home: trend [ organic ceramics ]
With an increased interest in handmade home accessories, this season we are seeing a lot more of this look in ceramics. Of course we know that some will not be handmade, but we are able to get the look, with uneven edges, organic shapes and engraving.
We are seeing subtle textures embossed onto vases and pots, engraved lines and even rattan decorated.
Colours are very nuetral, with stone, white, terracotta and black. Mix different styles and colours together for a curated look, and of course get your pops of colour this Spring with flowers and greenery.
embosed vase – £18 / made.com, rattan decorative bottle – £29.99 / zarahome.com, bud vase – £30 / habitat.co.uk
table lamp – £179 / westelm.co.uk, vase – £60 / rockettstgeorge.co.uk, vase – £16 / anthropologie.com
engraved vase – £18 / hurnandhurn.com, vase – £26 / grahamandgreen.co.uk, ceramic pot – £45.95 / trouva.com
home: featured [ Winter’s Moon ]
Launched online in 2009, Winter’s Moon is a curated collection of colourful vintage, modern and handmade homeware. Based in Chichester founder Julia Grant has created a glorious online store with lighting, furniture, accessories and prints.
Everything has vivid colour and pattern and we particularly love the floral design found on their lampshades and cushions.
‘Colour and pattern just make us happy, and this is reflected in our collection which changes often, with many items designed in-house and hand made here in the UK just for Winter’s Moon‘
If you are in Chichester be sure to pop by the studio or head to wintersmoon.co.uk
home: event [ ceramics workshop ]
Fancy learning a new skill this year? Why not try your hand at ceramics.
We have found some great courses at Raw Ceramics Workshops in Hackney, London with beginners to more advance options.
We suggest the 3 session beginners course, where you will learn basic techniques from owner Matthew Raw for working with clay. You will get the opportunity to create something from your own ideas.
You will end your 3rd session with fully painted and glazed pieces of work.
[ £95 with all materials included ]
For the full choice of workshops and dates head to rawceramicsworkshops.com
home: featured [ Chalk & Moss ]
Founded by Swede Anna Sjostrom Walton in 2017, Chalk & Moss is an online homeware store and blog focusing on Biophilic Design.
The term biophilia means love of life or living things. The term was first used in 1964 by psychologist Erich Fromm, defining it as “the passionate love of life and all that is alive”. It was popularised by biologist Edward O Wilson in 1984, who in his book “Biophilia” refers to “an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world.”
The online store is full or gorgeous Scandinavian inspired products including handmade furniture, ceramics and printed linens. This carefully curated collection is all ethically sourced and put together to enhance your wellbeing and lifestyle.
‘So called Biophilic design achieves wellbeing by reconnecting us to nature through the spaces we occupy. This is the umbrella for my approach. It can easily be translated to our own homes through aspects of green design‘
home: made [ Halloween Decorations ]
With Halloween around the corner, today we share some fun ideas to decorate your home. With a monochrome twist, these are quick and easy makes for all ages to have a go at.
From hand painted pumpkins to ghostly cake decorations head to burkatron.com for all the tutorials.
home: made [ plant pot ]
We love these little alternatives to a standard pot for a cactus or succulent. The simple balsa wood boxes are a great way of hiding the standard ugly plastic pots and you can make it to fit any size.
Paint or draw on any design you like, we love the scalloped print, made using a cut potato!
Head to curbly.com for the full tutorial
home: made [ laundry basket ]
As functional as a laundry basket is, it’s not always easy to find one that works in your space. So why not make your own!
This tutorial from abeautifulmess.com takes you through the steps of making a cotton and canvas bag with handles. It will stand in a corner of a room or you can hang it off the back of a door.
Personalise it with your choice of fabric for the perfect practical accessory.