Persephone Books: new reads

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This month, The Simple Things is on the hunt for new reads. Persephone Books – a small, independent publisher – takes an unconventional approach to book selling, with its female-only catalogue.

Bright Bazaar book offer

Bright Bazaar, Will Taylor | The Simple Things magazine

The first book by The Simple Things Marketplace Editor, Will Taylor, is out now. Bright Bazaar: Embracing Colour for Make-You-Smile Style is a 192-page refreshing take on colour from one of the world’s leading interiors bloggers, Will Taylor. To order Bright Bazaar at the special offer price of £20 including UK P&P, telephone 01903 828503 or… Continue reading

The Simple Things Etsy Pages


Discovering and curating our favourite things through NEW Etsy Pages. Nesting curated by The Simple Things on Etsy Above: our favourite ways to NEST… When Etsy asked us to be one of the first UK Partners selected to curate our finds through Etsy Pages we were thrilled. At The Simple Things we constantly use Etsy to… Continue reading

June's book club

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something something, with something too, we’ll have you something for something with something when something. Zero Waste Home – Bea Johnson BEA JOHNSON LIVED the consumerist dream: huge house, lavish holidays, Botox – yet she wasn’t happy. She and her family downsized, disposed of everything they didn’t “use, need or love” and rethought their lives…. Continue reading

The Simple Things Book Club: April


Refreshing reads to help you pause, plan, and make an early night essential. Turned Out Nice Again – Richard Mabey Why we love it: Mabey explores our weather obsession in a fascinating mix of the scientific, historial, literary and mythological. Hand Quilted With Love – Sarah Fielke Why we love it: Fielke gives a whislte-stop… Continue reading

Upcycling project: How to make yourself a fab ebook reader case using an old hardback book!

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We love books, print and digital, so what better than recycling an old hardback to keep your ebook reader safe and sound? Read on to find out how!

The Simple Things Issue 5 is out today, packed with ideas for a brilliant New Year!

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Baking, making pasta, playing in the snow, gardening, caring for birds in Winter, crafting a paper candle shade, exploring Montreal… these are just a few of the huge range of ideas in Issue 5, to help you get 2013 off to an inspiring start and make the coldest months of the year the cosiest and most pleasurable!

The Simple Things: Issue 4 out now – make your Christmas even more of a pleasure!


We’re sure you’ll love our latest issue, which features a huge range of great ideas to make your festive celebrations really, really special – from berry garlands and the joy of a relaxed Christmas Eve dinner, to the secrets of top notch chocolate and an inspiring selection of heartfelt gift ideas for friends and family…

Hannah Nunn: Lighting to Illuminate your world…

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We reviewed the paper cut lighting queen’s new book, Illuminate, in Issue 3 and the owner of Hebden Bridge’s amazing Radiance shop will soon be sharing her inspirational projects with The Simple Things’ readers…

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