Here’s my Herald interior page from last Saturday. Love this new new ‘repurposing’ site, plus cushions from The Glasgow Art School Shop, a Banksy chair and there’s a few suggestions for alt Christmas trees.
Supersized Salvage From the discarded to the desirable, what goes around comes around in the upcycled home where everything can make a creative comeback
SKIP CHANGE Founded by Donna Fenn, Remade in Britain is a delightful new retail platform linking customers with makers and vintage sellers who are repurposing some of the 280m tonnes of waste produced in the UK each year. Featuring 300 upcycling retailers, the site spans furniture, interiors, lighting, clothing, jewellery and accessories. The team recently created this upcycled room in a skip (remadeinbritain.com).
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The Raimoult cushion (£69) is one of several 1950’s designs by former GSA student and staff member Robert Stewart. Digitally printed at GSA’s Centre for Advanced Textiles) it is available from The Glasgow School of Art Shop, 164 Renfrew Street G3 6RQ or gsashop.co.uk. Every purchase supports the School, the restoration of the Mackintosh building and GSA’s next generation of budding artists, architects and designers.
Radiating recycled chic, this glass jar light fitting is moulded in the style of a vintage glass Horlicks Malted Milk storage jar with antique style jar top. Each of these light shades are handmade and supplied with an Edison Screw type bulb holder, black cable and white ceiling fitting (£39.95, onebrowncow.co.uk).
Having started life as a vintage Edwardian chair, the ‘Banksy’ chair has been reinvented with a mix of new and old features. Vintage linen sourced from 1920’s mangle cloths, provides a rugged background for the cross-stitched motif. Each chair (W 74cm x H 83cm x D 79cm) is made to order by Kelly Swallow (£1800, sableandox.co.uk).
The Pantone Colour Institute has just announced Marsala 18-1438 as their 2015 colour of the year. According to Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman: “It is much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name and it’s a colour that enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.” Let’s hope it does what it says on the tin.
OBJECTS OF DESIRE
KIDSONROOF CHRISTMAS TREE £25
A DIY, needle free Christmas tree with a side order of angels, stags, peace doves, candles, baubles and a star which can be brought out every year. Made from recycled cardboard, it consists of eight panels with over 150 building pieces (thekidwho.eu).
TWIG TREE £39
Rustic and understated, this wooden twig tree from The Contemporary Home (Height 65 cm, Width 30 cm) makes a satisfying alternative to a Christmas tree if space is at a premium. Decorate its natural branches with mini baubles or homemade paper decorations (tch.net).
ALTERNATIVE WOODEN TREE £220
A contemporary take on the classic Christmas tree, the Bombus free-standing wooden tree with star shaped cuts is 4ft tall and comes in a choice of natural birch , grey, dusky pink, lilac, lime green, blue, bright pink, orange, forest green, and yellow (bombus.co.uk).