Love the Ricky concrete rectangle planter from Danielle Rubino. Available in three colours and ideal as a planter but also makes good storage for other items.
The premise of starting my business was to create small pieces of artwork, which are accessible to anyone. Throughout art school I worked with concrete . I have always been drawn to the material because of its high compressive strength, durability and industrial aesthetics. I wanted to project the idea of stability and support. I believe once you have some form of stability, support and structure this can provide the basis for progression, development and growth.
Give your home ‘curve appeal’, soften those edges, bring circular and rounded patterns and silhouettes into an interior to create a calm feel and modern design look.
Introduce the circular design in fabrics, wallpapers and other patterned soft furnishings, or try curves in furniture – rounded tables, soft cornered shelving, and moulded smooth plastic furniture.
Look for inspiration from midcentury interiors and 1960s styling but give it a modern look by minimising too many bright colours and not clashing too many patterns. Furniture in plywood and plastic are always strong for curved silhouettes. Head to print stores like King & Mcgaw and Seventy Tree for extra details in your styling by introducing prints with circle patterns and colours that match your scheme.
A new stylish bit of lighting for your home and it’s environmentally friendly? – look no further than the honey felt lampshade available from Southwood Stores for just £28. Made from durable 100% wool felt dyed with environmentally friendly inks.
The honey felt lampshade blooms like a flower and settles into its final shape after a few days in position. Its intricate beehive pattern will give a beautifully natural feel to any room. It can be fitted on a standard lamp holder and is designed for use with an energy-saving (15w max) or a GLS bulb (40w max).
Made in the UK. A portion of the proceeds go to Tree-nation‘s planting scheme.
The new SNOFSA table clock from Ikea is a perfect addition to a bedroom. Not only is it a great style, a nod to Art Deco with a slightly modernised silhouette, but also the clever designers have introduced a silent mechanism so no annoying ticking sound.
In a brass coloured finish, it’s on trend, and just £12.
There is nothing stopping the boys behind Resident – James & Greg. In 2 years they have established themselves with an online store and bricks and mortar store in Frome, Somerset. Bringing you a gorgeously curated selection of homeware, clothing and accessories.
You will fall in love with the stripped back style of the shop and the simple, easy to navigate website. Full of brands you will recognise and some you won’t, Resident is great at showcasing independent designers and makers.
Resident has also just launched a pop-up in Bath until the end of the year. Constantly bringing new products in, hosting workshops and offering something a little bit special.
Head to the website to get a taste of Resident, alternatively visit:
We’re carrying on our love affair with macramé. It’s a great way to make a wall hanging – and it’s way quicker than weaving, knitting or quilting. If you’ve been putting off taking up a new skill because you’re busy, this might be the one for you. Plus you’ll have the skills you need to make all sorts of plant holders, wall hangings, jewellery and more. Macrame is super versatile and looks good in everything from kitchen string to leather cord, so what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to pick up the skill and get creative with it!
We’ll be using recycled jersey yarn created by our favourites over at Hoooked – we love their bright colours and sustainable manufacturing. Choose from pink, yellow, white or black. We’ll also supply a foraged rustic stick to hang your work from that’s been washed and heat-treated so its clean and dry!
– jersey yarn recycled by Hoooked
– a foraged stick to hang yourmacrame piece from
– a cotton tote to bring your handiwork home in
– fully illustrated instruction sheet to take away with you
Who’s it for: This is perfect for beginners. You must be over 18 to take part
This season’s trend for mosaics shows how patterns of mosaic tiles or patterns in the style of, are not just for holiday destinations or even a bathroom – that can work in any room as a feature or pattern on the wall or homeware.
Blending art, architecture and design, mosaic tile is one of the oldest forms of wall and floor covering. Using the tiny squares known as tesserae, Ancient Greeks and Romans created detailed stories and intricate geometric patterns, and mosaic art embellishes ceilings, walls and floors from Byzantium to Barcelona // SeattleTimes.com
Using mosaics on walls can make a bold design statement and an incredible alternative to wallpaper or paint for a feature wall. You could use block colour or patterned design depending on the colour scheme and style of room. It could be used on a chimney breast, kitchen wall or even as an alternative way of creating a headboard for a bed.
Not looking to be so bold? There’s lots of accessories to bring a little of the trend into the home – on ceramics and fabrics.