Unleash your inner design genius


It’s what we’ve all been waiting for… yes, king of upcycling, Max McMurdo, has produced his own book – aptly named Upcycling – demonstrating how to create beautiful and innovative furniture, lights and storage for your home. With a strong belief that eco-friendly products can be contemporary, stylish and desirable, Max, who is an award-winning […]

Perfectly covered


Libby Eley and Tamsin Hannam are two passionate upholsterers who set up Perkins & Gibbs, a workshop in a barn where they offer a full bespoke upholstery service and also run various courses for eager upholstery students of all levels. They currently offer three different types of group upholstery courses, as well as one-to-one training […]

Mesmerising Metallics


Dip into one of this year’s hottest trends with the help of Everlong’s new paint collection, Heavenly, made up of two exquisite metallic colours. Perfect for adding a sleek, luminous finish, there’s Mercury (silver) and Stardust (gold). These two eco-friendly paints can be mixed together to create a bronze shade, or can even be combined […]

An All Round Creative Junkie


‘Creativity is all around us – everything you see, hear, feel and taste has been designed by someone and I have a bit of an obsession with it all,’ says Cheryl Lumley of the award-winning All Round Creative Junkie blog. A graphic designer by day, jointly running her own business with her husband, Cheryl spends […]

The Art of Selling…


Craft sellers listen up… how you display your stock can make the difference between a few admirers of your work passing by and customers stopping to buy. Made by Mummy Markets has teamed up with Helen Goodwin, owner of the visual design consultancy Made You Look! to bring you a talk all about the art […]

Clear Winners


Having provided a nationwide eco-friendly approach to junk removal for commercial, domestic and trade clients for over eight years, UK company Just Clear has been named Circular Economy Project of the Year at the annual Business Green Leaders Awards. Just Clear ensures the material it collects is separated, then reused or recycled, offering an example […]



AUTHORS: Isabelle Bruno & Christine Baillet PUBLISHER: Abrams PRICE: £15.99 If you love the functionality and affordability of IKEA furniture, but fancy ‘pimping it up’ to suit your style, then welcome to the world of DAYA (Do As You Are). Reinventing IKEA shows you how to transform popular IKEA products via 70 different projects for […]

Issue 35 is out!


Kicking through leaves, coming home to a big bowl of steaming soup and a spooky Halloween party for children and adults alike: that’s what autumn means to me. This issue we’ve got some great ways to upcycle furniture and repurpose items from your recycling bin to add a spooktacular touch to your home. Take a […]

Upcycling your rug


If you’re looking to repurpose one of your old rugs, or even something else in your home, we hope this will give you some inspiration to get creative and try something new. What have you got to lose? Upcycling Your Rug Infographic by The Rug Seller

Expect the unexpected


We’ve been really impressed by the unique repurposed pieces of furniture and homeware created by new company No.4 Furniture. All handcrafted, the inspiring designs include The Matchless collection – individual one-offs featuring rare upcycled materials, such as stylish chairs made from vintage 1990s Jaguar car seats; The Weald collection – quirky pieces that are made […]