How to make an egg tree

The design for this whimsical egg tree derives from eastern European folk art. The basket at the bottom is traditionally used for bread. The tree makes a spectacular centrepiece at Easter when More »

History of creative wirework

Wirework is an ancient art form, probably first practised by the Egyptians around 3000BC. Early examples have been discovered in the burial chambers of important people throughout the ancient world. In 2600BC, More »

Limed wood furniture

Several methods of decorating wood exploit its natural grain pattern. Limed wood imitates the old custom of painting wooden furniture with diluted limewash left over from painting the walls in farmhouses. Now, instead More »

Memory box

It is very nice thing to decorate the home with personal items. The objects that mean something to you and your family. Even better is you made it yourself. Creating a personalised More »

Andy Goldsworthy’s land art

Andy Goldsworthy, an internationally renowned land artist, was born in Cheshire in 1956. There are regular exhibitions of his work in Britain, France and the United States. Although he travels all over More »

 

How to tie-dye the cotton fabric?

How to tie-dye the cotton fabric?

While the cotton is the traditional fibre for tie-dyeing in Africa and India, you can use almost any fibre for this process providing that it is receptive for the dye and not too bulky to withstand tying. For best results, select a smooth, fine cloth such as cotton lawn. In general, man-made fibres are not as suitable as natural ones because they don’t absorb the dyes as readily.

Kirsty Elson’s Design

Kirsty Elson’s Design

Kirsty Elson studied illustration, specialising in printmaking, at Cambridge School of Art, and her work is deeply inspired by the county of Cornwall.
After moving back to the South West, and becoming mum to two boys, Kirsty couldn’t restrain her creativity any longer and she began making cards from local driftwood.

Easy to make kid’s bedroom mural

Easy to make kid’s bedroom mural

Making the beautiful mural on the wall of your room is easy using the overhead projector. Just find an interesting motif (we recommend more simple picture if you are beginner), transfer it to transparent surface and project it onto the wall. Than trace it, and fill it in as though you’re painting in a giant kid’s coloring book. The result is a authentic, inexpensive mural that can transform a dull wall into a truly central point of a room.

Keira Rathbone – Artist/Typist

Keira Rathbone – Artist/Typist

Keira Rathbone, a British artist, is becoming known for her drawings made using old-style, mechanical typewriters. Apparently it is not a new thing in the world of art –   artists have been doing this since the 1940’s. Keira considers her work performance art, so she creates in public dressed like she is belong to  the same period as her typewriter. The final results are amazing. The process magically produces images that at first glance, look hand drawn.

Moroso: Italian Furniture Design

Moroso: Italian Furniture Design

Since 1952 Moroso has been designing its sofas, armchairs and accessories with wellknown designers such as Ron Arad, Carlo Colombo, Enrico Franzolini, Marc Newson, Toshiyuki Kita and Patricia Urquiola. Moroso has been constructing its sofas and armchairs aiming at top quality. For its quality, the company was the first producer of upholstered furniture in Italy to receive on 24 June 1994 the ISO 9000 certification for firm management and the ISO 9001 certification for design, production and customer service.

The Scrapbooking material: Put Your Memories on the Paper

The Scrapbooking material: Put Your Memories on the Paper

The Scrapbook is not meant just collecting and arranging your photos.  If you kept movie ticket stubs, concert ticket stubs, love letters, a test with an A+ on it and many other items from your childhood, you can make lovely record of the times that passed, the times you remember with nostalgia. That’s what the scrapbook really mean to be!

Neutral colours in home interiors

Neutral colours in home interiors

A quiet, comfortable and harmonious – is this description of the ideal home that we all envision and desire? These are first associations when you think about the interior of neutral colors. Therefore, it is always useful to use this color scheme in home decoration.

Easy making button wreaths

Easy making button wreaths

There is something to do with all those extra buttons. You can turn your buttons into the home or garden decorations that are unique and clearly show your own personality. This is a simple button wreath project and very young children will enjoy selecting and placing the buttons, while older ones will be able to do it entirely on their own in about 45 minutes.

Irma Boom’s Book Design

Irma Boom’s Book Design

The great DutchDFA network did a video profile of famous graphic designer Irma Boom. Blooms’ has made over 250 books, 50 of which are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her ‘Think book’ for a giant coal company has become an international icon of Dutch design. She sees her books as objects, that communicate ideas and stories, and speak to all human senses.

“Designer Rugs”

“Designer Rugs”

For over twenty five years Designer Rugs have complimented the aesthetics of residential homes and commercial spaces throughout the world with rugs of exceptional quality and unique designs.

By working in collaboration with leading Australian artists and designers, this innovative and design focused company has earned an outstanding reputation for producing custom made rugs for private clients and commercial professionals alike.