home: trend [ neon lights ]

home: trend [ neon lights ]

Lighting is a very important part of your home as we all know. Choosing various designs and styles creates individually in each room. This year sees more and more neon in stores.

The new type of neon we are seeing is not as it used to be with glass tubing and gas, nowadays it’s much more safe and durable with acrylic.

Of course the original neon lights are still available, and if you are looking for a vintage piece, or just want an experience then we recommend a trip to God’s Own Junkyard in London.

God’s Own Junkyard

Today we have picked some of our favourites, from lightning bolts to ice creams, clouds to lips.

Guide:

Top row: ‘you are loved’ from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £399 ], cloud from conranshop.co.uk [ £50 ], ‘XOXO’ from urbanoutfitters.com [ £65 ]

Middle row: ice cream from trouva.com [ £70 ], lips from madeindesign.co.uk [ £249 ], ‘hello’ from trouva.com [ £200 ]

Bottom row: ‘cocktails & dreams’ from custom-neon-sign.co.uk [ £119.19 ], lighting bolt from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ], ‘good vibes’ from cultfurniture.com [ £59 ]

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home: nice price [ light box ]

home: nice price [ light box ]

We spotted this neon light box in Oliver Bonas, and love it. Brighten up a kids bedroom or study with this ‘on air’ sign. With a retro and modern twist it’s the perfect light to pull out for party’s.

Also available in other designs [ £75 ]

oliverbonas.com

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

Over recent years Urban Outfitters has got better and better with its homeware. Starting with smaller accessories, UO know has a full range of interior delights including lighting, soft furnishings and furniture.

We love it’s quirky designs and colourful accessories, allowing us to bring fun into our homes.

With great prices and an ever increasing range we recommend you head to urbanoutfitters.com

home: event [ neon workshop ]

home: event [ neon workshop ]

Fancy learning all about neon? Somerset House in London is hosting a 2 hour neon workshop with Neon Workshops where you will be introduced to how it is made and have a chance to create your own.

‘See glowing examples of neon art explained, expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity. Experience the chance to have a go yourself under tuition. If you want to take home your neon, Neon Works can turn it into a working light after the workshop, for an additional cost’

Head to somersethouse.org.uk for tickets

Sat 28th or 29th Oct –  £140

home: made [ house numbers ]

home: made [ house numbers ]

If you are looking to stand out from your neighbours, or fancy making a statement then you should consider the outside of your house as well as the inside with updating your house number.

Gone are the days of traditional brass numbers on the front door or decorative ceramic plates fixed to the wall. There is now a new wave of ideas including neon, incorporating plants and hammered nails. Of course some of these ideas might be a bit over the top in reality but we hope they inspire you.

Clockwise from top left:

Modern house number planter from abeautifulmess.com

Raised stainless steel numbers from instructables.com

Faux grass number box from abeautifulmess.com

Neon inspiration, for neon numbers try miniobjectsofdesire.comneoncreations.co.uk

home: daily [ RSG @Liberty ]

home: daily [ RSG @Liberty ]

If you aren’t familiar with Rockett St George by now, then you should be. Whether you are a fan or a just a lover of exciting interiors then you should head to Liberty department store and see the cool, extraordinary, and flamboyant array of items in the flesh.

Up until now RSG has been primarily online based since 2007, growing a massive following and celebrity fans. Set up by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, the company has grown with its vast online shop, a number of pop up events and talks hosted by the the ladies themselves. Now is the time RSG can reach the masses with its 5 month residence at Liberty, London.

Taking over a large space on the fourth floor set around a stunning atrium RSG have created zones, each one a different area of the house / garden, individualy capturing the essence of the brand with its eclectic, quirky, fun feel.

Wander through ‘GARDEN’ and you are greeted by an abundance of faux plants and tropical birds, hanging concrete pots and gorgeous lighting. If you don’t fancy a faux bird how about a gnome ornament or candle or how about the fab hanging monkey light.
Head though to ‘LIGHTING’ and ‘KITCHEN’ with a strong industrial feel; brass and chrome pendant lights, glass dome lamps and retro light cords blend into black wood chopping boards, marble patterned ceramics and gold accessories. [ Don’t miss the giant safety pins and gorgeous animal hooks assortment ]

Keep walking at you hit ‘BOUDOIR’ with amazing scented candles, quirky lotion bottles and slogan make-up bags. The key background colour throughout the brand is black, and believe it or not it actually works. This strong identity really stands out amongst other online stores and it translates perfectly into Liberty with all the walls painted matt black.

Soft furnishings and wallpaper is next and here you will find an array of fabulous lip and eye printed cushions, sheepskin rugs and some stunning wallpapers including wood paneling, ivy wall, and marble tiles.

The final areas of this vast space are ‘OFFICE’ and ‘LIVING’ which includes a  favourite of ours ‘COCKTAIL CORNER’!

The office set up has a picture wall to beat all picture walls, full of neon slogan lights and framed artwork. RSG has some great in-house products including their slogan notebooks…and of course they are black.

The great thing about this pop-up is every bit of furniture, every light, every piece of wall decor is possible to buy. Take it straight from the shop floor or order from the website.

Go glam with fun monkey candle holders and black & gold faux plants. There are some fantastic finds to make your dining room come alive and be the envy of your friends. Our favourites include skull bowls and beakers, and the honeycomb candle voltives.

There is a strong tropical feel throughout the space with palm tree lights and pineapple ornaments, perfect for creating your own cocktail corner at home. All in all RSG has created an amazing shop bringing something new to Liberty. Get along before the end of January and fall in love with everything.

Rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Liberty.co.uk