Month: September 2015

Collage of Instagram images

Instagram Love

This week I thought I’d highlight some favourite Instagrammers who have gathered some serious following and for good reason. If you don’t know of them already, I’d check them out for a dose of photographic inspiration and good old creativity. Images from top left to right: @meanwhileinnowhere Swedish photographer ‘Wall Hunter’ posts only images of exteriors and walls. If you love a bit of architectural symmetry then this is one to follow. @scanwiches is a refreshing, side-view look at all sorts of different sandwiches, set against a backdrop of black by Jon Chonko. Stylish and appetite-inducing. @thefatjewish by The Fat Jew prescribes to humour and nothing but. I love this one of the beagle giving its owner ‘the look’. All dog owners have had it. @mattcrump who specialises in only the candy-coloured. Eye candy, real candy, candy pastels, candy filters … Matt does it all and, boy, does it make you feel happy. @sfawnd for something more subdued and monochrome by photographer and stylist Fawn DeViney. Beautiful, restful images.    

DIY Craft Ideas Collage

DIY Crafty Goodness

  It’s DIY time over here at the blog and I’m feeling inspired by these ideas – all of which could be turned into gifts for friends or family. If you’re feeling super-organised you could start planning your DIY Christmas gifts right now! Images from left to right: Personalise a journal by making transfers of your photos! Love this idea, which you could use for making canvases as well. Find out how at A Beautiful Mess. Feeling peckish and love figs? This recipe is for you and as a bonus it is also gluten-free. Is is afternoon tea time yet? Get the recipe for Oat and Date Fig Crumble Bars at Live Simply. You might have seen this before but it is such a great upcycling idea and an easy way to add interest and decoration to a bare wall. Country Living gives you the crafty basics and other DIY recycled ideas. Plain woven baskets get an upgrade with some stylish pastel dip-dying. Learn how at Paper ‘n Stitch Blog. Make your own painted rock sculpture with carefully …

In the home: interiors and homewares inspiration

In The Home Link Love

Today’s link love is all about transformation: from churches to homes, wires to words, walls to kitchens, apartments to vertigo and bubble men to pot plants. Images from left to right: An amazing restoration of an empty church into a family home in Chicago by architects Linc Thelan. Stained glass windows never looked so good. When you see the photos, you’ll wish you lived in a church. Found at Fubiz. If you’re not scared of heights, then this apartment could well be for you. Believe it or not, it’s at the top of a ski jump in Norway. A really, really long ski jump! See more at The Sunday Chapter. ‘Plus que parfait’: Looking for some unique artwork? How about this very clever wire shadow art-cum-sculpture by Fred Eerdekens? More than perfect, I say. Discover more at Fubiz. If you like to keep your kitchen hidden away, then this simple but stunning design is the one to go for. Looking like a beautiful copper wall, at the click of a switch it opens up to reveal a kitchen. …