home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]
London based, Italian ceramicist Virginia Balistreri, creates the most beautiful thrown pottery. Great homeware for every day use, would make perfect gifts or treat yourself.
Choose from a broad range of pots, bowls, hanging planters, plant pots, candle holders, tea pots, cups and more. All the range are in beautiful natural tones of greens, blues and beiges.
With prices from £15, head to her Etsy shop to discover more.
home: made [ table cloth ]
With just a flat bed sheet, some fabric paint and a little creativity (or head to Pinterest for inspiration) you can make your own unique table cloth – tailor it to your event, theme, colour way or home interior!
Depending on your table size you can buy cheap cotton flat sheets across the high street ( including Dunelm and John Lewis) to use – a great way to get a large ready-hemmed piece of fabric. Alternatively you could visit a fabric store or even try a charity shop for second hand bedding sheets to use. Next pick your colour/s for fabric paint widely available online and craft stores ( Hobbycraft ).
Then visit any of these great blogs to give you easy tutorials to follow ;
Brit + Co
The House That Lars Built
The Lovely Things
home: event [ designer maker Christmas fair ]
There are a plethora of Christmas fairs across the capital (and country) throughout the lead up to the big day but we loved the look of the Kindred DesignerMaker Fair on Portabello.
‘Kindred Studios & friends are launching their first ever Portobello Market Christmas Fair, showcasing over 45 emerging artists and artisans ready to take over Tavistock square on the North end of Portobello Road.
A wide range of unique, handmade and affordable gifts will be on sale- all made locally. ‘
Dec 1 / Tavistock Road W11
home: made [ creating with text ]
Discovering TipJunkie was a good moment. A collated selection of DIY projects all designed with the typography fan in mind.
From creating giant initials to hang on the wall to decoupage with book pages to word art, this feature has 16 projects to have a go at.
Our favourite DIY is the printed letters or numbers on a cork board, as featured in last Friday’s trend post. Either freehand or with stencils, with emulsion paint and a brush or sponge, you can get creative with words, letters and numbers on a simple plain cork board (see bottom right in the picture). A good spray varnish finish will help to ensure your work lasts and won’t chip with the daily use.
Home accessories and styling created with typography designs are the perfect way to personalise your home, whether it be the initials of the family hung on the wall, or the pages of your favourite book pasted onto the wall, a quote you love on a giant canvas, or even stencilled letters spelling out ‘welcome’ on a wooden hallway floor as you enter the house.