home: featured [ House Curious ]
Launched by Sommer Pyne, and based in London, House Curious is a gorgeous curated collection of homeware, stationary and gifts. If you are looking for something a bit special and unique then you will be love this site.
We love the art prints, furniture and vases amongst other pieces. With so many lovely items it’s hard to choose a favourite.
‘House Curious is the brainchild of Sommer Pyne. Based in London for the last 12 years, Sommer grew up in the sunny climes of Sydney, Australia. House Curious is a coming together of the Australian lifestyle she experienced and the rich creative tapestry of London living. A keen traveller with a passion for food, interiors and design, Sommer wanted to bring all these passions to one place to share with other like-minded people’
Head to the website to explore their blog and workshops, plus keep up to date with instagram.
home: event [ party ]
To celebrate the start of London Design Week and their new and exclusive Morten range launch, Heals are hosting a free party, all welcome.
Shop + party, together with opportunities to do Scandinavian themed creative workshops, gin tasting and nibble on Danish delights. All this in the comfort of their Tottenham Court Road store in central London.
Click the link to find out more
20th September 6-9pm
home: event [ mid century collage workshop ]
Get along to Heals, London for this introductory workshop with illustrator Eloise Renouf. Learn about the principles of colour and composition through collage.
‘Guests will meet the designer and author of the bestselling 20 Ways To Draw A Tree. Eloise will be on hand to guide all guests with hints, tips and her designer’s eye as they create their own mid-century inspired pieces to take home. All materials are provided’
September 17th / 1pm – 3pm
Tickets available from eventbrite.co.uk [ £25 ]
home: featured [ Forest London ]
Launched by collector Eva Coppens, Forest London is an emporium of Scandinavian and Northern European furniture, lighting and accessories.
‘Specialising in original and authentic mid-century furniture and lighting, Forest London will also provide a platform for a mutually complementary mix of old and new art forms through a series of exhibitions and collaborations with contemporary artists’
We love the mix of styles and designs Forest London offers. Search out the perfect mid-century rosewood cabinet or sideboard and combine it with a contempory black metal side table.
Visit the store at:
115 Clerkenwell Road
[ Mon – Fri 11 – 7 , Sat 12 – 5 ]
Or head to forestlondon.com and fall in love.
home: event [ midcentury fair ]
Another great date for the diary. If you’re a fan of midcentury design, homeware and furniture then this is a must.
Head to East London on October 15th for the next Midcentury East event
home: event [ acid etching ]
This workshop is not as scary as it sounds. Learn the safe techniques of acid etching onto glass creating a unique piece for your home or a gift. You will have the opportunity to practise on sheets of glass and then move onto a bottle, tumblers or perfume bottle.
Pick from templates provided, create your own design or use a font template to make words.
This 2 hour workshop is hosted by London Craft Club. [ £49 ]
Tuesday 5th Sept / 7pm – 9pm
Book you place at londoncraftclub.co.uk
home: event [ interiors styling workshop ]
A definite must-do workshop for advice and guidance for new interior stylists and people wanting expert teaching on professional styling. Great for individuals or small businesses looking to improve their visual presence, store or space design or learn ways to style and present homes and interiors in everyday work or even personal spaces.
Book your place on this workshop on Wednesday 23 August at the Future + Found store in London.
225A Brecknock Road, London N19 5AA
6pm – 8pm
An interior styling workshop covering editorial and commercial styling. Discovering the real life workings of one of the UKs most successful contemporary interior stylists. Learning about differnet project types, you will begin to understand the stages from initial brief, research, design, and sourcing through to final concept. An outline of types of styling will be examined through out the workshop: permanent design / decoration, non permanent space such as a trade show, and editorial shoots in a magazine.
Despina Curtis is an experienced Interior Stylist, Art Director and Spacial Designer who has worked in the interiors and design industry for over 10 years. Despina started her career as Style Editor of Elle Decoration UK before moving onto Wallpaper* magazine as Deputy Interiors Editor. Other editorial titles Despina has worked on are The Guardian and Observer magazines, Surface, Vanity Fair, Esquire and PORT. She is a contributing editor of Living Corriere magazine in Milan.
Includes wine & refreshments.