home: found this [ wooden trees ]

home: found this [ wooden trees ]

Beautiful, simple and minimal, these bare wood small trees from Cissywears make a lovely festive decoration but also would be lovely to paint and decorate with children, personalise and play with.

Just £1.50 per tree. Group, arrange, layout how you choose and begin making your house feel festive.

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home: made [ belted mirror ]

home: made [ belted mirror ]

Across the high street in homeware stores are mirrors with belts as a frame surround, with buckle, to create an industrial modern look.

We love the clever but simple tutorial from School Of Decorating to make your own DIY better frame mirror.

It is made with just a few simple materials including a belt and a mirror picked up cheaply off the high street.

home: event [ Pompom wreath making ]

home: event [ pompom wreath making ]

Feeling festive ? And want to get creative for your Christmas decorations? Head to West Elm and book up for one of their Pompom wreath making classes and create something unique and personal to hang on your front door !

home: featured [ Okla ]

home: featured [ Okla ]

Beautiful, bright and eclectic – the wonderfully curated collection of artists, brands and makers at Okla, brings together great shopping for the home (and more).

For the home, there is lighting, ceramics, art, mirrors, cushions, throws and more.

They say;

We opened our doors in 1997. Today we’re the biggest independent gift shop in Manchester. Showcasing independent artists and makers; it’s important to us that we work closely with independent companies and individuals – celebrating handmade, fair trade and ethical goods.

Our aim is simple — to provide you with a fun, vibrant and inspiring collection of gifts and homeware to suit every pocket.

Okla is a sister company to the famous Oklahoma Gift Shop located in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It’s your one-stop shop for everything from handmade jewellery, exceptional home & kitchenware, retro tin toys & novelty items, beautiful stationery, books, wrap & cards, plus much, much more. With an emphasis on seeking out more unusual products & working with smaller independent makers & designers, as well as larger more established producers, we’re able to bring you an eclectic & unparalleled collection of products.

Manchester’s biggest independent gift shop has become a firm favourite with locals, day shoppers and tourists. With thousands of different products in-store at any time, there’s always something new around the corner; keeping our customers surprised, amazed and inspired.

Spread out over 2000 sq ft of floor space and packed to the rafters with vibrant & colourful homeware & kitchenware, handmade jewellery, cards, books & stationery, tin toys, novelty items & curiosities from around the world.

home: trend [ new Nordic ]

home: trend [ new Nordic ]

It’s calming and quiet, with soft tones of greys, pink, sage green and lilac. The new Nordic trend has the usual Scandi feel but with more relation to the earth with textures of leather, wood and influences from global prints.

Don’t over complicate with too much fuss but choose pieces with purpose and need. Keep minimal but textured for a warmer less clinical environment.

Top row

Cushion £21.25 Ideas4Lighting / Ceramics from £14 NOTHS / Cushion £91 Made In Design

Middle row

Storage £24.00 Hurn & Hurn / Plate £10.20 ScandinavianShop / Shelving £937 Tylko

Bottom row

Print £34.99 Scandivis / Pots from £5.50 Rose & Grey / Rug £665 Skandium