Fad & Fated


Visited Fad & Fated? This fabulous flea market and upcycling Aladdin’s Cave is located in Gloucester and is home to a vast collection of items from old toys to vintage furniture spread out over 3 floors. However, it’s John Tynan’s bespoke furniture pieces assembled from reclaimed wood and and other bits and bobs that are […]

Five great upcycles from across the web


We’ve all seen upcycles across the web that have made us ooh or ahh. From re-purposed furniture to knick-knacks rejuvenated as jewellery, there’s a lot to get excited about. With that in mind, each week we’ll be picking out five of Reloved’s favourites! 1 These bright ideas for oil lamps 2 Thinking inside the box […]



We recently spent a fabulously inspiring weekend at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair which was held near the very beautiful Hampton Court Palace in London.   The moment we stepped under the bunting of the entrance gate, the festival-type atmosphere drew us in. There were marquees dedicated to huge variety of very popular workshops including Mug […]

Make your own idea book with Arne & Carlos


Make your own idea book with Arne & Carlos Author: Arne & Carlos Publisher: Search Press Price: £14.99 Scandinavian knitting and design superstars Arne and Carlos have discovered a unique way of sewing together waste paper to create “Art journals” for storing and recording their ideas, inspiration and memorabilia. It’s a great way to use […]

Find It Fix It Flog It

Find It Fix It Flog It

A new 20-part daytime series presented by Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien, will premiere on Channel 4 from Monday 19 September 2016 Across the UK, millions of pounds worth of neglected treasures lie buried and forgotten in the homes of Britain. From rusty motorbikes to tarnished teapots, ancient tractors to antique furniture, what looks like […]

Fit for a king


Nothing says grandeur like this regal trompel’oeil wallpaper from Debbie McKeegan, recently launched for the summer season. If you have an antique wardrobe to restore, think Marie Antoinette and go boldly luxurious by applying a feature wallpaper to the front and sides to recreate the look of a French palace. This gilded leaves design would […]

The Extra Lazy Range


Frenchic has announced five new colours in its popular creamy Lazy Range; now offering a palette of 15 colours. Owner Pam Gruhn says, ‘Let us introduce you to: Stone Rosie, a solid stone colour; Hornblower, a gorgeous deep navy; Loof: the black that you’ve been waiting for; Whitey White, just as white as you like; […]

Max McMurdo to appear at the Festival of Thrift


TV presenter and award winning designer and manufacturer of upcycled products Max McMurdo is heading to the Festival of Thrift. Max has recently been seen on shows including Channel 4’s ‘Shed of the Year’, ‘Gok’s Fill Your House For Free’  and a special episode of ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’ which followed Max selling his house […]

The Repurposed Library


AUTHOR: Lisa Occhipinti PUBLISHER: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of Abrams PRICE: £16.99 Lisa Occhipinti is a designer and artist who loves the look and feel of books as much as she loves to read them. She has been using books as an art material for years, selling her mobiles and sculptures on Etsy […]

Print and pattern


Interview by Lindsey Harrad Rifling through her recycling box provides endless creative inspiration for eco-collage artist Kirstie Adamson. Reloved finds out how she’s able to turn torn paper pieces into a masterpiece. Torn between studying Environmental Science A-level or Art, collage artist and co-founder of the EcoCreate website, Kirstie Adamson, eventually chose the advanced Art […]