home: featured [ Cissy Wears ]
There’s a beautifully curated, modern concept store that has its home in South East London. If you haven’t yet visited Cissy Wears or you’re not in London, then you can happily browse and shop all products on their recently relaunched online web shop.
Cissy Wears creates a store where so many key elements and trends are covered. Not only do they focus on ethical brands, being environmentally friendly, and organic fine quality but also their style is a sumptuous blend of minimal, midcentury, scandi and vintage.
If you can steer yourself past the gorgeous children’s wear collections (currently with an irresistible sale running), it’s a place to buy beautiful homeware and furniture. With new lines and brands constantly bring introduced there’s a fresh and current range to shop at your finger tips.
home: event [ lino printing ]
Head to the Barbican, London at the end of this month to experience a top workshop with expert Jamie Temple.
Learn lino printing with a brutalist edge and create a piece of art inspired by the Barbican itself. If you love architecture this is the perfect workshop.
Included in your ticket will be a tour of the building before you take part in the workshop. All materials are included.
29 – 30 June
[ £75 ]
home: made [ printed curtains ]
Struggling to get curtains that work for your room? Why not try designing your own.
We have found this quirky make from abeautifulmess.com that transforms plain white curtains into something more fun. They have gone for monochrome spots but the options are endless.
With a few tools and some paint, and a bit of confidence you can create some individual curtains to fit with your own design. We think they would be perfect for a kids room.
Check out the tutorial at abeautifulmess.com
home: trend [ colour clash ]
With any trend you can take elements of what you like and create the looks in individual rooms. This week’s trend focuses on vibrant colour and pattern. Take inspiration at whatever level and transform a room into an array of bold tones and print.
This trend is all about being a maxamilist and being brave on your choices. Mix florals with stripes, bright pink with green, leopard print and yellow.
If you don’t want to go for this look in the whole room then why not try throwing lots of colour on a picture wall or maybe find a corner you can experiment in with ab armchair and soft furnishings.
Embrace the colour this year!
Clockwise from top left:
Lampshade / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £30 ], cabinet / made.com [ £199 ], wall mural / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £195 ], footstool / audenza.com [ £76 ], curtains / johnlewis.com [ from £80 ], vase / laredoute.co.uk [ £37.95 ], chest of drawers / oliverbonas.com [ £795 ], sofa / anthropologie.com [ £1298 ]
home: nice price [ wooden frame mount ]
These wooden frame mounts from hm.com are a great way of hanging your favourite print or poster as an alternative to a standard frame.
The two strips at top and bottom have magnets on, which clamp the picture in place. Available in 3 colours we love the simplicity of this style, which you could hang singularly on a wall or in a group.
[ £8.99 ]
home: made [ potato printing ]
In a modern world of retro, midcentury and monochrome prints being so on trend, it’s great to be able to try out your own designs with the simple print technique of using a potato!
Head to the super Design Sponge for a great ‘how – to’ feature to inspire you!
Inspiration and ideas from Pinterest
home: event [ lino printing workshop ]
Definitely one to book in for – learn to lino print with artist, Debbie Chessell, at Heals, Kingston Upon Thames.
Saturday 30 March
Join this workshop to learn how to carve and hand press your own Victorian-inspired lino print with artist Debbie Chessell.
During this workshop you will;
Learn how 19th Century designers such as William Morris used relief printing and bold repeating patterns to create vivid and powerful designs
Learn all about various traditional lino carving tools and how to use them
Design and carve your own bold pattern onto lino
Hand press your design onto a luxury canvas bag to take home with you!
About the artist:
Debbie Chessell is an award-winning artist who has trained with Kingston School of Art, Slade, and The Royal Drawing School. She runs workshops across the Southeast, has been exhibited by the Royal Academy and has her artwork featured in international collections including the Suzzallo Library (USA) and St George’s Hospital (UK).
All materials will be provided, this includes a course pack and a lino-printed ticket handmade by Debbie Chessell to be posted to you upon booking.