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Minimal Christmas Styling Ideas Round-up

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Minimal Christmas Styling Ideas Round-up

December is upon us once more. It can only mean one thing... for many people at least, it's time to decorate for Christmas! We've scoured every corner of the internet (well, mainly Pinterest) to bring you our round-up of awesome styling ideas if you're looking to rock a minimal or Scandi vibe this Christmas. 

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Spotted: Nichba Design

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Spotted: Nichba Design

Hello! Welcome to our latest Spotted blog post. The idea of this blog series is to feature brands we think our readers, as fellow monochrome enthusiasts, might rate. Today, the brand we're featuring is Nichba Design. Based in the north of Denmark, Nichba are makers of über-cool black metal homewares. Founded by Nichlas B. Andersen as little more than a hobby when he was working as a blacksmith's apprentice, Nichba design has gone from strength to strength, and is now an internationally respected brand, with their timeless offering of statement interiors pieces. The 'statement' pieces to which I am most drawn (and have safely pinned for our future...

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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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