Entering The Hammam - Fired Earth
Peacocks On Grass - Squint Limited
Whitby Wallpaper - Lido - Mini Moderns
Dalston Rose - House Of Hackney
Sitting Comfortably? - Mini Moderns
Never stop experimenting when it comes to design. One way to create your own design is with tiles. They should never be confined to just a kitchen or bathroom. Broken tiles can be used in mosaics for table tops, mirror or picture frames, decorative plant pots and much much more. But my new favourite thing is to add tiles to stair risers simply for decoration and colour. They can be tiles bought specially for this or a collection of all different left over tiles!
Aren’t these lovely? I love how a complete tiling novice (like myself!) can do this too as the tiles fit in easily between each step. And by doing this you can use your imagination and bring some boring plain steps to life by adding your own original design.
I love her. Part of me wants to be her. But then I thought about the amount of travelling she must have to do to get to photo shoots and interviews and other bits and pieces, and suddenly appreciated my comfort. But then I saw these pictures of her beautiful home, and the jealousy came rushing back. Her house is beautiful, the word heaven isn’t good enough. Her interiors are colourful, imaginative and so creative. I wouldn’t mind having a busy busy schedule if I had this to come home to every night!
A few loft apartments in New York that I love!
I love the large windows here that let in all the natural light to an otherwise fairly dark apartment. The horizontal lines are carried through from the windows to the chairs to give an incredibly relaxed feel.
This is the perfect flat for me! I love the idea of having the things that are important to you right on show. I particularly like the ‘boxy style’ shelving in white that covers the walls both upstairs and down, and the big bold ceiling lamps.
I love everything in this room! So lovely to view the room through the large window too.
This is my favourite loft apartment of all. I always feel that the things to look for in an apartment are… wooden floors, white walls and large windows. This is a definite winner, especially as it has a high ceiling! From that basis I always think you can create whatever look or feel you want. Although I personally love the furnishings and colours in this too!
I found a wonderful article on Phil Cuttance who has designed some amazing vases, made by coating the inside of an angular hand-made mould with a water-based resin. Each vase is completely individual in shape as it can be ‘manually manipulated’. There are five standard colours - pink, blue, charcoal, yellow and white, but colours can also be custom made.
This video shows how the vases are made.
Here’s his method:
The FACETURE process
First the mould of the object is hand-made by scoring and cutting a sheet of 0.5mm plastic sheet. This sheet is then folded, cut and taped into the overall shape of the product that is to be cast. The mould’s final shape, and strength, is dictated by which triangular facets I pop in and out. I do this each time I ready the mould for the next object, meaning that no two castings are the same. I then mix a water-based casting resin that is cast in the mould where it sets solid.
The resin is poured into the hollow mould and rolled around to coat and encase the sides, controlled by me on the casting jig on the machine. The material soon sets creating a hollow solid object. Then another, different coloured measure of resin is poured into the same mould, and swirled around inside, over the first. When it has set, the mould is removed to reveal the solid set cast piece. The casting appears with sharp accurate lines and a digital quality to its aesthetic, a visual ‘surprise’ considering the ‘lo-fi’, hand-made process from which it came. The mould is then cleaned and ready for re-use.
See his website for more of his amazing work!
Here is a bright and refreshing interior that feels breathable. I love that many different designs can be developed from a blank canvas - in this case white walls and wooden flooring. Theres a mix of design eras here too. The white wall shelves look modern, whereas the wall table looks vintage - slightly art deco? The kitchen is made to look warm and welcoming with comfy chairs round a big dining table with flowers on top, and the bedroom seems relaxing with a darker red throw and mood lighting.
I got the picture from Design You Trust with many more to look through! I will definitely be going back here again!