home: featured [ Woodmancote Retro ]

home: featured [ Woodmancote Retro ]

Based in Gloucestershire, but also available online, Woodmancote Retro mix midcentury vintage furniture with ethical, sustainable and recycled materials to create new pieces to bring colour and style to any home.

Benches, stools, tables, desks – mixing old and new with great results.

They say;

WOODMANCOTE RETRO is a furniture design company based within the Stroud Valleys in Gloucestershire.

We have a passion for designing and creating beautiful, functional, simple and timeless furniture, that is accessible to all.

We produce tubular steel furniture that is unique and rooted in mid-century design. It’s simplicity stands out, while being versatile and durable enough for a range of interiors. The 10 principles of Dieter Rams pretty much sum up our ethos at Woodmancote Retro.

We are passionate about sourcing and salvaging beautiful local high-quality sustainable hardwoods and recycled plastics. We incorporate these into our furniture design, and by doing so reduce potential landfill and waste. This is why we started doing what we do – and have never looked back.

Our ethos is a commitment to supporting the local circular economy. We collaborate with like-minded suppliers and makers to produce high quality furniture that you will not find on the high street.

home: follow friday [ Venner ]

home: follow friday [ Venner ]

London based Venner is an independant store full of wonderful sustainable gifts, homeware and lifestyle goods.

Stocking a large amount of UK based designers & makers, Venner showcases gorgeous ceramics, prints & more, all with great design and materials.

‘Venner is the Norwegian word for friends. With our fondness for Scandinavian design, and Tiff being half-Norwegian, we think it’s a name that perfectly describes us, our suppliers, our neighbours and our customers’

Head to venner-store.co.uk and keep up to date on Instagram for all the latest news & products launches.

home: featured [ House of Kind ]

home: featured [ House of Kind ]

Established by friends Raina & Cat, House of Kind is an online store focused on ethical, artisan made and sustainable products. Their ethos is to spread kindness through sourcing homewares from the right people, at the same time giving a little something back to communities all over the world.

The collated range includes soft furnishings, accessories, candles, art and stationary. Everything is well designed and of good quality so be sure to check them out.

houseofkind.co.uk

home: nice price [ cushions ]

home: nice price [ cushions ]

We love love hm.com and think that it’s value, quality and design is a winner. Always something new to pick up for a little room refresh, including these lovely organic cushion covers from their Conscious Collection.

The amazing price of just £3.99 each, and having a item that is sustainably produced is a positive for anyone.

Available now from hm.com

home: featured [ Kuishi ]

home: featured [ Kuishi ]

Such a great concept, such well curated products and with a real motivational ethos behind the brand to make you want to shop their products.

The environmentally friendly goods, make you think about your way of life, the products you do and don’t need, and allow you to dip your toes into a more sustainable way of living, and a simpler everyday life.

Explore the departments of soft furnishings, and storage for kitchen or bathroom plus some gorgeous vintage finds too and even be able to choose colours for the products you select.

They say;

Kuishi (ku-we-she) meaning ‘Live‘ in Swahili.

Kuishi is a home and lifestyle brand based in Cornwall. Our ethos is to embrace living a simpler life with products that bring joy to the home as well as showing consideration for the environment.

Why

Kuishi was born out of a personal need to change the way I live my life. This did not mean I had to stop having nice things, cutting back on the things that make me happy or making massive changes to my lifestyle. It was about making simple choices about the small things that make me feel good, by reducing the impact my spending habits have on the environment and people.

How

I do this by providing simple ideas and solutions that can help make a difference to our environment through change. Whether it’s reducing the amount of plastic items we purchase or buy items made from sustainable resources that reduce soil erosion and don’t harm the environment.

What

I just happen to provide beautiful products that will help you not only make a small difference to the environment but will improve the look and feel of your home and your lifestyle.

home: featured [ ARKET ]

home: featured [ ARKET ]

It is always exciting when a new brand hits the high street, intrigued to see how they are going to stand out from the rest. Well ARKET is the name, and it already has a good head start, coming from the H&M family.

With H&M Home doing so well at the moment with well designed, well made pieces at great prices its the perfect time to introduce the new brand.

Regent St store

The online range is well put together, if a little limited. You will though find some gorgeous items from kitchenware to vases to soft furnishings. Our advice is to head to the flagship store on Regent St, London. Here you will get the full ARKET experience. A stripped back, simple collection which is sustainable, durable and timeless.

‘A modern-day market that offers essential products for men, women, children and the home, ARKET stores also include a café based on the New Nordic Food Manifesto. ARKET’s mission is to democratise quality through widely accessible, well-made, durable products, designed to be used and loved for a long time’

Arket.com

 

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

Lauched in 2009 by Spanish maker Margarita Lorenzo this lovely online store showcases her individual designs for home interiors. Heavily focusing on wooden items including hooks, door handles and picture shelves, adding simple touches of colour and print to bring these basic objects to life.

Everything is sourced and handmade in the UK & Spain and 100% sustainable. Other items to choose from include cushions, lamp shades and art prints.

‘To chocolate creative sustainabilty is an essential element in our design and manufacturing and we make every effort to communicate the processes we follow with regards to materials, sourcing, production and recycling in our aim to remain sustainable’

chocolatecreative.co.uk