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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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Spotted: Hayley McCrirrick

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Spotted: Hayley McCrirrick

I don’t know about you, but I spend a fairly unhealthy amount of time on Instagram these days. Obviously a lot of this is professional interest for me: connecting with customers, following design trends etc., plenty of swooning over people’s home renovations and interior styling, and so on... As with Pinterest, I enjoy scouring Instagram for future treasures for my home. We’re hoping to move next year, relocating our family to the Norfolk coast and I have visions of a self-build project on Grand Designs scale. This is well beyond our reach right now, but a girl can dream, right?...

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Our Favourite Bathroom Trends from Pinterest

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Our Favourite Bathroom Trends from Pinterest

God damn it, I love Pinterest, don't you? It's a never-ending source of inspiration, whether you're looking for interiors, recipes, toys, holiday destinations, hair styles, craft activities, wedding planning... anything really. It's an absolute treasure trove.    So welcome to this new series of blog posts, where we pick out our favourite trends from Pinterest with a few choice images. First up... Bathrooms!  (Image by Not Only White)  Now OBVIOUSLY monochrome bathrooms are where it's at, for us that really goes without saying. Clearly a blog from a website called White Black Grey isn't going to start extolling the virtues...

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