home: made [ faux concrete wall ]
With concrete still being a strong feature in interiors and homeware, we love this faux concrete paint finish created with the great tutorial from Song Bird Blog that step by step leads you through the process to create an effective concrete look wall in your home.
home: made [ pottery kit ]
Ready for another creative project at home? We love this pottery kit from Sculpd. It’s ample set with enough for two people to get stuck in to a good bit of creating pottery at home.
A Sculpd Pottery Kit contains everything you’ll need to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your own pinch pots, succulent plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, candle holders, sculptures, wall hangings, coasters, pendants and everything in between.
Every kit contains enough clay for two people. You can create 4 or more pinch pots or 2 larger plant pots with plenty left over for the finishing touches.
What’s in the kit?
– 2 Packs Premium Air-Dry Clay
– Step-By-Step Beginners Pottery Guide
– Pottery Carving, Shaping and Cutting Tools & Tool Bag
– White Acrylic Paint
– Glossy Varnish / Sealant
– 2 Paintbrushes
– Sponge for Smoothing
We use a premium air-drying clay that is soft, supple, easy to manipulate and dries a lovely light grey colour with a smooth surface making it a joy to paint on. We’ve tested every air-dry clay we could get our fingers into, and this clay is hands down the best.
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: made [ crackers ]
Time to start thinking about Christmas decorations and even the table decor for the big day. Start early and make your own! We love the idea of homemade crackers, filled with your own chosen little gifts.
We found a great tutorial from Pure Sweet Joy.
home: made [ side table ]
As DIY sites go, DIYS.COM has some great ideas and this collection of side table projects is no exception.
They’ve collated a selection of projects for modern, on trend designs. Definitely worth trying out!
home: made [ Baskets ]
A beautifully created book to teach the art of basketry. Tabara carefully walks us through the projects to create some unique basket designs to fill your home.
Get your copy of this wonderful book direct from La Basketry for just £15
This book will teach you how to master the versatile art of basketry. Each of the four chapters tackles the different materials and their subsequent techniques, including grasses, rope, twine and cane. Learn how to add pattern and colour to your woven wonders as you create a colourful collection of 15 storage accessories of your own. The projects include laundry baskets, baskets with lids, rope bags, a picnic basket, a gorgeous woven lampshade and a stylish collection of patterned tableware.
Discover more about this tactile craft as Tabara N’Diaye explores its history and origins through her Senegalese roots. With clear instructions accompanied by the beautiful lifestyle photography and illustrations throughout, Baskets demystifies the art of basket-making for makers at all levels.
home: event [ life drawing ]
We are constantly looking for new art prints, new artists, new designers, new print makers, new illustrators, new typographers and other creatives to admire and use their work to adorn our walls. We create gallery walls, look for originals in second shops and markets, read up on latest trends and often just fall in love with a piece and frame it.
Figurative work has long been popular but there are more modern styles of work emerging in the last few years and it’s strong trend being seen in the big name print houses and interiors stores. But how about having something more unique, getting creative yourself and trying your hand at a new skill.
Life drawing classes can be found in all the major cities and towns, in art schools, colleges, community centres, church halls… it’s always good to check local press for latest information
Explore life drawing and perhaps get to create your own art for your wall, discover a talent or just simply for fun and enjoyment and to then run off and buy somebody else’s work but appreciate even more the work and talent behind it.
Search the internet for classes in your area or work from home with photography and invest in a good tutorial book like Life Drawing or Life Drawing in 15 Minutes
home: event [ weaving ]
Book in for one of the great classes and workshops at the London Loom, and create beautiful individual and unique homewares.
Weave with all the colours you can imagine and learn to make modern patterns and styles to suit your home.
Book now !
The London Loom can be found at;
17 Amhurst Terracce, Hackney Downs Studios, London, GB, E8 2BT
home: event [ interiors advice ]
There’s still time slots available on the super (and free) New London Architecture consultations with an interior designer for guidance, tips and knowledge about working, designing and extending your own home. Invaluable advice can be gained from these meetings.
Book your time slot on September 7th at NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street WC1E 7BT – now
NLA’s Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries offer FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.
Various architects, an engineer, interior designer and party wall surveyor will be on hand for free one-to-one consultations on how to improve your home. This booking is for a consultation with an Interior Designer.
home: event [ Jesmonite workshop ]
We love the growing popularity of working with Jesmonite and this workshop at The Barbican looks like another great one to book into.
August 13 – 16
Jesmonite Casting with Phil Cuttance £45
Learn how to cast your own Jesmonite stone vase with designer/maker Phil Cuttance.
Phil Cuttance leads this series of hands–on workshops, with his cool, contemporary take on an age old craft. Participants select the shape of their vase, assemble their own moulds and experiment with style and colour before casting their very own jesmonite vase.