Book launch: Wonder Walls


Wonder Walls by Sarah Bagner is a scrapbook of interior design ideas with a difference. If you’ve ever browsed the virtual walls of Sarah’s online store, Supermarket Sarah, you’ll know she has something of an eye for displaying things beautifully. Wonder Walls: a Guide to Displaying your Stuff takes its lead from the Supermarket Sarah… Continue reading

Book Launch : My Berlin Kitchen


We’ve been feeling the Berlin love ever since reading all about Sandra Juto‘s experiences of her city in The Simple Things issue 1. Luckily, tying in neatly with our feature is the release of The Wednesday Chef Luisa Weiss‘ My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (With Recipes). As you’ll have gathered from the title, this is not… Continue reading

Win! Josie Jeffery's Seedswap

Seed Swap Josie Jeffery

Competition time! We’ve got 5 copies of Josie Jeffery’s Seedswap to give away. In her Seedswap guide, Josie introduces the exciting new global seed swapping movement, looks at why plant heritage is so important and gives us plenty of advice on how to go about getting involve! We’ve got 5 shiny new copies to give away! Click… Continue reading

Mollie Makes Christmas book – reader offer!


Have you heard? The Simple Things’ big sister Mollie Makes has put together their very own Mollie Makes Christmas book! Mollie Makes Christmas is filled with cute craft projects for the festive period, designed exclusively by regular Mollie Makes contributors especially for you. Whatever your craft of choice, there are ideas to decorate your home or give… Continue reading

Book launch : The Sprouted Kitchen

The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte (image: A Sweet Spoonful)

For a little while now, the top food blogs have been buzzing with excitement over the latest cookbook to hit the shelves – The Sprouted Kitchen, by blogger / author Sara Forte and her talented photographer husband Hugh. The Sprouted Kitchen has a very similar attitude to food as The Simple Things – in their own words, the book collects together… Continue reading

Book launch: Cupcakes and Cashmere


Today, we thought we’d take a little break from our Simple Things magazine excitement to let you know about another fab launch. Cupcakes and Cashmere is now not only the title of one of our favourite blogs, but it’s also the title of a fabulous book! Creator Emily Schuman‘s first book promises more of what she does… Continue reading

Book launch: How to Bake


Back in the day, Delia taught us How to Cook. A little later Nigella shared her expertise on How to Eat. Now, Paul Hollywood‘s helping us all learn How to Bake. One of our top two Great British Bake Off judges (sorry Paul, but we really, really love Mary Berry) has brought out a new… Continue reading

Book launch: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces


We always assumed that fruit trees were one of the things which were off limits for people without massive lawns. Herbs? Yes. Flowers? No probs. But fruit trees? Er, really? Apparently, we were mistaken. Colby Eierman‘s Fruit Trees in Small Spaces explains that with the right pruning and training, even those with a mini-sized outdoor space can… Continue reading

Book launch: Tart it Up!


Tart it Up! is the latest offering from dessert legend and pâtissier extraordinaire Eric Lanlard, and this time he’s turned his attentions to pies, flans and, that’s right, tarts. The cookbook contains a whole section dedicated to explaining the secrets behind perfect pastry, as well as a selection of quick bakes using ready-roll pastry for busy… Continue reading

Book launch: Book of Organisation


Nosing into people’s creative spaces is like having a tiny window into their minds, and Jo Packham has provided us with just that in her new book, Where Women Create: Book of Organisation. Jo has charmed her way into the studios of artists of all types, from fashion designers to doll makers (including, confusingly, men)… Continue reading