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Five Minutes With... Grizzli Bear

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Five Minutes With... Grizzli Bear

-------Scroll down for the Giveaway!------- Hello and welcome to "Five Minutes With...", our meet the maker blog feature. In each post, we'll be having a brief chat with one of our marvellous suppliers... about life, the universe, and everything. By which I mean craft and travel, obvs. We work with a huge range of clever and creative maker-types, who craft all sorts of beautiful products, from ceramics, candles and cushions; through prints, pouches and planters; to soap, stationery and... some other great things. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain and see what makes them tick.  This month, we'll be talking to the very...

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Ideas for using Concrete in Interior Design

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Ideas for using Concrete in Interior Design

I suppose concrete could be considered a divisive material. I might even go so far as to put it in the "Marmite" category (i.e. you either love it or hate it, for those outside the UK). In my younger days (by which I mean the late 1980s / early 1990s when I was growing up), I remember thinking of concrete as nothing but an eye-sore. A material I associated with unfriendly industrial facades, run-down shopping centres and monolithic multi-storey car parks. This gem was in good old Southend-on-Sea: I don't know whether it's my aesthetic sensibilities that have changed, or...

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Waste Not Want Not: The Material Recycling Revolution

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Waste Not Want Not: The Material Recycling Revolution

Whilst dreaming about my Grand Designs house (more on that here), I've been researching furniture and materials made from waste plastic and other waste materials, and it has been fascinating!    Kitchen in 'Alba' from Smile Plastics. Designed by Indie & Co.   Since 3D printing has become more accessible in recent years, all sorts of awesome projects have been popping up around the globe, using post-industrial or post-consumer waste.     This is the "Print Your City" project by The New Raw, for Coca Cola Greece. Using waste collected from around the city of Thessaloniki, the company created an installation of...

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Brilliant Blogs - Coco Lapine Design

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Brilliant Blogs - Coco Lapine Design

Welcome to our latest "Brilliant Blogs" post. Where we write a blog post about other blogs that we think are brilliant. Meta.  This month, we're maybe slightly cheating a bit, and featuring the blog of one of our suppliers, but I promise our motives are pure! The blog is fabulous, and in fact is what lead us to Sarah and her wonderful prints in the first place. So, yes, our brilliant blog this month is Coco Lapine Design; an interiors blog by Sarah Van Peteghem. Sarah is a very talented designer, hailing from Belgium, currently living in Munich. We recently...

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Five Minutes With... Tinyppl

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Five Minutes With... Tinyppl

Hello and welcome to "Five Minutes With...", our meet the maker blog feature. Each month, we'll be having a brief chat with one of our marvellous suppliers... about life, the universe, and everything. By which I mean interiors and travel, obvs. We work with a huge range of clever and creative maker-types, who craft all sorts of beautiful products, from ceramics, candles and cushions; through prints, pencils and planters; to soap, sculptures and... some other great things. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain and see what makes them tick.  This month, we'll be talking to the very lovely Ljubica...

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