Easy galaxy swirl cold process soap recipe

It's coming up to a year since I moved from the UK to live in France. A year since all our worldly belongings, bar a few suitcases, were boxed up and stowed away in a storage facility. Is there anything I miss? Not much*. I can see why the minimalism trend has taken hold. For…

The luxury stool: A deceptively simple upholstery project

I've always wanted a chaise longue. And yet, they are so desperately unpractical for today's minimalist living trends and tiny London apartments where space is at a premium. Any purchasing impulse would be quickly laid to rest by doing the 'where do I put it' / usefulness per square metre math....and our abodes would remain…

DIY Calder-style modern art mobile

Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976) is one of my favourite artists and arguably the king of hanging sculptures, or modern mobiles as they are often referred to (although, he has worked in many more mediums). I love the playfulness of his work and photos of Calder always seem to show a twinkle in his eye.…