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Celebrating the art of ceramics

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Continuing the Vitamin series of books which examine medium-specific works of art (painting, drawing, photography), Vitamin C is an examination of contemporary clay and ceramic art. Clay is one of the oldest art materials and is one almost everyone has experienced in some form, from early childhood play to the ceramics we use in our […]

Steampunk Funk

Combining Victorian style and mechanical pieces to create original, fantasy-based furniture, timepieces and decoration, the steampunk genre is perfect to utilise a wealth of discarded items. In issue 47 of Reloved magazine,  we take a look at three very different artists and designers who have introduced steampunk elements into their work. Want to get inspired? […]

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Pom Pom and Feather Hanging

Using moody purples and blacks to fit with the trends of the season, get the kids involved in this great little upcycle by Nikkita Palmer using an old embroidery hoop and simple pompom-making techniques. Find out how to make this project inside issue 47 of Reloved magazine, available to order online or download directly to […]

Spiderweb Cushion

Welcome guests and ghouls to your home at Halloween with this spooky cushion by Riel Nason! It’s a great way to use up leftover selvedges with an easy appliqué design. Find out how to make this fantastic upcycled homeware in issue 47 of Reloved magazine, available to buy online and to download directly to your […]

Art Deco Drawers

Art deco chest of drawers Indulge in the luxe trend for gold by bringing a bit of 1930s glamour to a simple IKEA chest of drawers with the bold use of gold leaf, like this project by Christine Schmidt. Get started on this prominent upcycling piece with the project inside Reloved magazine issue 47, available […]

Three chances to win!

Three chances to win! We’ve got three copies of The New Bohemians Handbook published by Abrams Books to give away. Author of The New Bohemians Handbook Justina Blakeney believes that the sights, smells, sounds, thoughts and memories that a space elicits, as well as the activities it facilitates, are key to a positive home environment. […]

One pot, three ways

Often the most expensive part of having indoor plants is the pots themselves. Following these easy steps by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier you can transform cheap plastic pots with a limited colour palette and few materials to great effect. Find out how to get started on this project with a copy of Reloved magazine issue 47, […]

Hollywood mirror

Hollywood mirror Add a bit of star-studded movie glamour to your dressing table by jazzing up a plain mirror with a string of fairy-light bulbs, like this project by Cassie Fairy. You can get your hands on this upcycling project inside the latest issue of Reloved magazine, available to purchase online and to download directly […]

North Londoners invited to enter upcycling competition in bid to tackle waste

North Londoners are invited to enter the London Upcycling Competition for a chance to win prizes worth up to £150, if their upcycled furniture item is judged a winner. The competition is now open and there are just 25 places, so keen amateur upcyclers are urged to register now at  Entries close on Monday […]