• Mid-century enamelware

    by  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Look what I found • 0 Comments

    Hot off the press and launching this week is a super-exciting collaboration between Garden Trading and interiors brand, Miss Print. Garden Trading love working with British brands and have worked with Joules in the past. This Muscat pattern (originally a wallpaper design) in grey and yellow includes mugs, storage pots, a milk pan, kettle and utensil holder. Prices start at £12.50…
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    A touch of midas

    by  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Craft, Designer secrets • 1 Comment

    In our latest October issue, we ran a series of makes inspired by the big metallic trend seen this season. Using Washi tape, gold leaf and metallic paint we came up with four easy ways to bring a little bling into your home. Starting with our mood board, scroll down for our ideas and a link to step-by-step instructions…

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    From the top: Update a plain vase using Washi tape. Stencil a cushion with metallic paint. Make over a pendant light with spray paint and decorate a bowl with gold leaf. For step-by-step video instructions follow this link to our Craft Corner.

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    Introducing Starling Store

    by  • Wednesday, June 5, 2013 • Favourite shops, Look what I found • 0 Comments

    It’s always nice to discover an online shop that offers something a little bit different. Hot off the press, Starling Store only launched last week. Owner, Nicola, has been busy perusing the continent for unusual pieces. With a background in fashion and textiles, she has a great eye for contemporary and creative finds. Many of her wares are made in the UK including the adorable sail boat salt and pepper shaker, handmade in Cornwall (hailing from Devon, anything from the West Country gets my seal of approval)…

    The ranges are divided into stories, with whimsical names including ‘Sugar Hiccip’ and ‘Silver Soul’. What I love is her clever combo of colour and pattern, from Welsh tapestry to Scandi geometrics in pretty pastel shades and she’s mixed in just the right amount of monochrome as seen in her confetti cushions and moth prints. You’ll also find vintage one-offs that she’s picked up on her travels. Take a peek here to view the full range. Happy browsing, people.

     

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