Month: December 2013

Merry Christmas | Happy Holidays

This is my last post for the year and I want to thank you all for joining me here each week! Have a safe, memorable and, above all, fun Christmas. And happy holidays to those cozying up to a warm fire while it snows outside and to those, like myself, taking time out at the beach under a sizzling sun. See you all again next year! P.S Just so you know, the shop will be closed from Friday 20th December to Monday 6th January. P.P.S Check out this oh so cute Norwegian self-assembly snow hut for a true escape from it all.  Amazingly it has chicken wire frames in which you freeze blocks of ice to make the walls! See more at Remodelista.

Video | Artist Alexandra Abraham

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember I did an interview with the amazing mud-larker, jewellery maker and artist extraordinaire Alexandra Abraham several months ago (you can read it here). Alexandra has made a wonderful video about her work and her mud-larking along the Thames river in London in which she finds all sorts of incredible historical pieces of glass, Elizabethan tiles, Roman coins, clay pipes … You name it, there’s a raft of history submerged amongst the silt and stones of the river just waiting for fossickers like Alexandra to find them and upcycle them into beautiful jewellery and art work. I highly recommend you watch her little film as it’s beautifully produced (click on an image below). I’m sure it will make you wish, as it does me, that you could join her by the side of the Thames.

Holiday Home Candy

What sort of place would you like to spend your holidays in? A retro-styled upcycled beach cottage like this one on the Isle of Skye. It is SO cute. Read the full interview with the home-owner/ DIY-er over at Recycled Interiors. Or a sleek stylish summer pad likes this one in Brazil where you’d never want to leave the pool? Ever. See more at The Contemporist. Perhaps you’d prefer to have a pool in the living room? I mean, really? Via Inthralld. Or are you more of a camper? These funky Brit-designed tents let you take your tech-world with you as they feature a 5 kw solar panel and lithium battery so you can stay charged and connected no matter how remote your camping locale. Love the designs! Where will you be spending your holidays this Christmas?

Christmas DIY Crafts

Me: Time on your hands? You: Ha! It’s Christmas, what are you thinking? Me: I know, I know. But crafting is meant to be therapeutic, isn’t it? If that’s the case, I wouldn’t mind making one of these. If I get the time … Are you crafting anything this Christmas? {Image sources: Christmas tree from Homedit, succulent wreath from Pinterest, book rosette ornament from Bored Panda and glass bauble from The Ornament Girl}