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…

Experiments in wine bottle cutting

I have long dreamed of making beautiful projects which upcycle the humble wine bottle into candle holders, plant holders and the like, however, until recently I've been stumped about how to cut bottles with professional-looking consistent results. Like (probably) you, I too searched the pages of Google for maker wisdom about the best way to…

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.…