Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants book review

Trust me when I tell you that Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants by Igor Josif and Judith de Graaff (the founders of Urban Jungle Bloggers) is an absolute joy to read. Whether you’re well along the path to plant addition, or don’t have a clue where to start, this book delivers inspiration and advice in abundance. And I’m not just saying that because it features five photographs by yours truly, honest (although I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to see my pictures in a book for the first time!). The book is broken down into three main sections……

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Fun & easy art inspired by T&H Hirameki

We were sent Hirameki by artists Peng + Hu from Thames & Hudson to review and I could immediately see how it would appeal to the twins, age 6. Hirameki means ‘brainwave’ or ‘flash of inspiration’ in Japanese, and this book is full of pages of splodges and splashes of colour that you’re encouraged to turn into something amazing, just by adding a few lines or dots with a black fineliner. The splashes are arranged into seven sections to help you go from single drawings blot-to-blot scenes! We all know I’m a fan of the adult colouring book, and this…

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Furniture Hacks book review and blog tour

I’m super-excited to be today’s host of Hester van Overbeek (from craft blog Hester’s Handmade Home)‘s blog tour to celebrate the launch of her new craft book, Furniture Hacks. Released on August 13th, this book is full of projects that mix crafts and DIY to make new pieces from bits you might find lying around the house. It’s upcycling with a modern edge. The 35 step-by-step projects Hester shares in the book are grouped by room – living room, kitchen and dining room, bedroom, home office, and outdoor space. They range from larger pieces such as a modular bookcase, kitchen…

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