home: follow friday [ Sabi Sekko ]
Hand made im Derbyshire, the beautiful resin homewares from Sabi Sekko would make a lovely addition to a table setting, bed side unit, shelf or console, and would be perfect for a gift too.
The collection includes small trays, coasters, pots, trivets and tea light holders.
This ethical, sustainable brand has a range of pieces starting from just £8. Unique and original, head to their online store to browse.
‘All of our products are made from eco-friendly, non-toxic, acrylic resin. Sustainability was a key principle when it came to creating Sabi Sekko. We also use plastic-free packaging, including recyclable cardboard boxes, shredded paper filler, eco-friendly bubble wrap and recyclable, acid-free tissue paper.’
home: featured [ Butter ]
Beautiful, simple and affordable. The back story makes us fall in love even more.
Make your dining experience a little more luxury and enjoyable with Butter products – ethical soft tableware made in East London.
Founded by partners Alex and Ed, Butter exists for a generation who want to make a house a home, but won’t be able to buy their own for years to come. We aim to create homeware that brings a little bit of joy and will follow you wherever you go.
Our story began in lockdown, tired of using and disposing of paper towels at every meal we looked for a sustainable alternative. Our problem was the napkins on the market were either achingly dull or cripplingly expensive. We struck on producing classic table linen that could lift any meal.
home: follow friday [ HAMALIE ]
HAMALIE is a newly found brand to us, and we have fallen in love.
Everything is hand made or hand painted in Africa or the UK, and has an authentic artisan feel to it. The colour pallete is vibrant and bold, and we particularly love the art work.
‘Hamalie caters to the discerning global customer living life on their terms and to the fullest. We believe that no matter where you are in the world, you should have access to the unique creations from Africa and beyond’
‘We partner with incredible brands, artisans and creatives that pour their hearts into their work, a slow and conscious process that yields high-quality items. From Home Decor made in Kenya to luscious Skin Care from South Africa and show-stopping Fashion from Nigeria. There is something for everyone and we’re glad you’re here’
Be sure to check out the website and follow on social media.
home: made [ boho mirror ]
This lovely DIY project is pretty straight forward and a great way to put your own mark on a room.
Using a basic round mirror, a wood craft circle and some yarn you can begin to plan your design.
This mirror would be perfect for a kids room or bedroom. And the great thing is you can make it any colour you like!
home: made [ macrame ]
Needing a new project for January? Need to fill those long hours of lockdown with a project? Or just fancy making something personal for your home or for a gift?
Learning macrame can be therapeutic, enjoyable and result in a new skill.
We found some great tools to help you on your journey.
My French Twist is great for teaching the basics to start you off on your making – snd of of course, with a French twist.
The Spruce Crafts help you to master the seven basic knots to master macrame.
We love this beautiful inspirational Macrame book from Wish at just £14.
And for modern approach the Emily Katz book available from Amazon is great. It’s the ultimate guide, bursting at the seams with ideas to create items for the home.
home: follow friday [ Venner ]
London based Venner is an independant store full of wonderful sustainable gifts, homeware and lifestyle goods.
Stocking a large amount of UK based designers & makers, Venner showcases gorgeous ceramics, prints & more, all with great design and materials.
‘Venner is the Norwegian word for friends. With our fondness for Scandinavian design, and Tiff being half-Norwegian, we think it’s a name that perfectly describes us, our suppliers, our neighbours and our customers’
Head to venner-store.co.uk and keep up to date on Instagram for all the latest news & products launches.
home: featured [ Patina ]
This small but perfectly formed homeware store is a delight to browse. With gorgeous ceramics and soft furnishings to lust over, we would like one of everything.
‘Patina champions slow craft and sustainability, born out of a growing concern with fast consumerism and the throwaway culture. We believe in buying less, but buying better’
With lots of handmade goods from all over the world, Patina changes its lines regularly which means you can get yourself something limited & exclusive.
home: featured [ Bohemia Design ]
If you like you homeware handmade with Moroccan influences then you must pay a visit to Bohemia Design.
A gorgeous website full of baskets, cushions, throws and more, all made with natural materials and traditional techniques.
‘We believe in handmade; perfectly imperfect wares crafted slowly from natural materials locally sourced. Pottery, basketry, weaving are processes as old as human time, containers for storage and carrying, cloth for warmth and protection. Goods made by hand bear the character of their creator, the nuances and eccentricities integral to each piece.’
A great site to get some gift idea inspiration.
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.