Tenement Tiles is a page on twitter which started out as an appreciation group for the array of unique tiles vintage that we are so blessed to have in our tenements across Glasgow and beyond. But it’s became more that, it’s now a community with avid contributors, also a network between tile fans, tile restorers, art deco appreciators and historians!Read More
We were invited down by Andrew at Maklab to pilot their new Concrete and Jesmonite Planter workshop and we were (naturally) so pumped. What could be more fun than mucking in and pouring some concrete and walking away with something beautiful?!Read More
Aloha! Shauna here, I’m hijacking the blog today to bring you a tour of Glasgows other style mile, (ok, 3miles) The Great Western Road! I have recently moved to the area and today Alex and myself braved the blistering cold and pouring rain. In the most inappropriate of footwear, to dive from boutique to boutique to see exactly what the this really long road had to offer. And it didn’t disappoint.Read More
Do you run a small business, are you a crafter or manufacturer of beautiful items?
Are you stunted in your growth and you don’t understand what’s holding you back?
You know your stuff is as good as what they sell in the shops and you’re using social media but people just aren’t responding?
You know where you want to be but there’s some invisible road block in the way.
IMAGERY SELLSRead More
Don't you just love green? With all the stores stocking botanical prints, it's becoming a bit of cult this year. We take a deeper look in to wherethis craze came from and why do we love it so much? Botanicals for the home and 'Bringing the outside, in' is nothing new. I remember that phrase being bounced about from the days of bunking of school and watching changing rooms (yes folks an insight in to my rebellious past!)Read More
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under.
So today we're gonna be talking 'bout CONCRETE. It's been slowly but surely slipping its way in to our subconcious, showing up Interior Mags and Bars in the city. Concrete has always been there in urban society, since the rise of Brutalism in the 50s-70s, but its a bit of a controversial one, pretty or pretty ugly? I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Lets be Brutal
I'm gonna throw you in at the deepend folks. It feels hard to talk about concrete without talking about Brutalism, so I'm gonna give you a wee super brief 101.
The name Brutalism comes for the French word for 'Raw', how good is that?? So if we are talking about Brutalism we are expecting to see big, blocky, imposing buildings, usually geometric/made up of repeat pattern, and they're all made from poured concrete. It's very much the marmite of the architecture world, but in recent years it's been getting more design cred', anyway you either love it or hate it. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Is concrete right for me?
Lets just talk about the elephant in the room, yes concrete is cold, yes its grey, but the texture, those imperfections and air bubbles. That's what I really enjoy about concrete, it IS raw. The industial look and not to mention the colour palettes of fresh greys have been en vouge now for a while so it seems the perfect time to slip it back in to the mainstream.
I mean look at that texture.
So concretes a bold look right? Easy for a bar or cafe to go that strong with a look, but a home? I'm not gonna lie, its something you gotta balance.
Now don't get me wrong, I've been looking at images of cool concrete bathrooms and countertops and for me personally, balanced with copper, it gives me LIFE. But it aint everyones bag and I know even if it is your bag, it's still a big decision and a bold look. So to ease you in to loving concrete I've came up with 9 ways that you can introduce the look in to your house, and try it out to see if its your bag.
Show me the Concrete!
Lets see how we can make it work for you.
Well if after seeing all that pretty homeware, I still haven't got you convinced then maybe it really isn't your bag. What do you think, love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments.
Marble is a high end look, there's no doubt about it, It's natural, durable, beautiful and also on trend.
Not all of us can afford to splash out on marble counter tops and back splash and that is why we are bringing you our top 10 Marble and Marble effect items for under £50, so you can get yourself a piece of the pie.Read More
Minimal has to be considered and clever, everything in this room has got to be thought out and ooze quality to really pull this look off otherwise you run the risk of the place looking bare and bland. It's got to be contemporary coherent & clever.Read More
We take the time to really get to know you, how you live, how you want to live and we make sure the functionality of the room speaks to both. We also understand things like how furniture placement can effect conversation on the home, how natural light will change the feel of a room, we take everything in to consideration to make a coherent theme and fit everything together in the best way to suit you.Read More
Boom, new year, new business and new blog! I'm Sophie, and I'm gonna be blogging about all things 'Home Inspo', hot trends we dig, how to make vintage work with contemporary, budget friendly ways to give rooms wow factor, get ready folks because we have lots of fab info and tips and tricks coming your way.Read More