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: events [ Artsnug pop up ]
From the 24-27 May there’ll be a great artwork pop up at West Elm, London. Buy unique modern art and learn about creating gallery wall displays and get expert framing advice.
Tottenham Court Road, London
Get the walls in your home talking with affordable artwork from ArtSnug monthly pop-up shop at West Elm.
With them this weekend ArtSnug will have more than 300 individual limited edition and original artworks by 40 emerging and established illustrators, photographers, collagists, print makers, graphic designers and more.
Elina Gough, the Chief Artsnuggler at ArtSnug, will be there to help you navigate through the collection as well as help you with any advice you may need – be it on how to build a gallery wall or how to best frame your chosen artwork.
home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]
We love prints and art, and even more so when the price is good. If you don’t already know about Desenio then you should, as it’s full of affordable art for all tastes.
Check our their new arrivals, with a mixture of nature, naughty and abstract. As always full of colour and choice Desenio is the place to pick up great prints – starting at £3.95
home: featured [ Seld ]
Seld is a gorgeous Welsh store of contemporary mixed homeware, gifts and accessories. Explore online for a plethora of ceramics, soft furnishings, candles, kitchenalia and more, or visit their store based at 4 Bridge Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Cymru/Wales SA46 0AP
This is a shop with a story…
The STORY of SELD – pull up a chair…
The seld has always evoked strong childhood memories for me growing up on the family farm – a little like the reassuring clunk of the Aga door closing. Firstly, I should explain to all non West Walians what a seld is. Seld is the colloquial term for a wooden dresser – the central hub or ‘mothership’ (call it what you will) of a kitchen on a Welsh farm. Many people would polish their seld fastidiously and would use it to show off their best china, but ours was all about practicality and daily use. Ours felt like part of the family, in as much as a slab of wood can. As soon as I’d left the farm and got married there was only one thing on my mind, no – not the husband, but getting my hands on my own seld. We couldnít afford a new or a nice antique one so I rummaged through ‘The Exchange and Mart’ and found one advertised somewhere near Mountain Ash in the Welsh Valleys.
I dragged Gareth (the husband) over there without much thought of transport and decided after little deliberation that the aforementioned seld would be our first piece of family furniture. Gareth, being the practical one, uttered the words “There’s no way that’s going to fit in the car”, (a phrase which has since become as much a part of the family as the seld itself…). It turned out that he had a fair point, but who ever said that it had to fit IN the car?! We proceeded to strap both parts of the dresser to the roof of our Volkswagen Beetle and cheerily headed back down the A470 to our little terrace house in Cardiff. All was well until we lurched to a sudden stop at some traffic lights… and the dresser didn’t. Sometime later we arrived back in Cardiff –no reported casualties or deaths and the dresser was still in only 2 pieces. Since then, the seld has adapted well over the years to our evolving family life –from storing the children’s toys to now holding family heirlooms, memorabilia and a load of CDs. It’s had numerous coats of paint over the years, and by now I expect that the paint is the only thing holding it together… Any mention of getting rid of our trusted friend is greeted with shrieks of horror from the kids. When we had to choose a name for our company we thought that seld was a great play on words – being Welsh, and seeing as I ‘dressed people’s houses – a Welsh Dresser aka SELD was the only choice!
home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]
It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!
home: trend [ soft botanicals ]
Gentle soft palette, bringing the outdoors in and layering botanical patterns but breaking up with stretches of plain pale colours to stop it becoming too busy.
Use light mustards, greens, mauves and white together with botanical pale prints.
This look is calming and beautiful for a bedroom or lounge.
Add to this look with mango wood, rattan or white painted wood furniture. It’s a great idea to search eBay or furniture charity shops for pieces to suit the look, but Urban Outfitters, La Redoute and Maison Du Monde all have vintage style rattan and wood options.
Available across the high street and quite a timeless trend.
Bedding from £20 John Lewis / Wallpaper £125 BlueBellGray / Armchair £235.84 Choice Furniture Superstore
Rug £323 Rugvista / Wallpaper (mulberry) £19.99 House Of Fraser / Daybed £405 La Redoute
Paint (India Yellow) Farrow & Ball at B&Q / Curtains from £80 Dunelm / Cushion £15 Trouva
home: favourite thing [ postcode prints ]
New, to the already super range of prints available from Gayle Mansfield Designs, is the postcode-prints. Get any postcode created into one of these cool typography designs, in a tonely perfect choice of colours.
The perfect print to adorn a wall in your home, to personalise it to your town, village or borough.
It would make a perfect house warming gift too!
Available in sizes A4 (£13.50) all the way up to 61x91cm £45) and in a choice of 10 perfectly thought out colourways.