Meet the original upcyclers: Mark and Sally Bailey

Mark and Sally Bailey Baileys Home and Garden

Mark and Sally Bailey, king and queen of up cycling, talk us through their stripped-back style

Mini Moderns – Remix


During this year’s London Design Festival Mini Moderns are mixing it up! We’re very excited to be supporting interiors brand Mini Moderns during their two-week design event, hosted by East London Design Store in their newly launched shop in London Fields. The Remix project sees them team up with a select number of designers and… Continue reading

Love to Craft? Try Gathered by Mollie Makes


Gathered by Mollie Makes is your weekly fix of quick craft ideas to make and enjoy available on the iPad – and now the iPhone too! Each week inside the magazine you can expect: • Two exclusive craft projects • Interviews with designer-makers • A roundup of our favourite things, including vintage treats, our book… Continue reading

Issue 12 moodboard: If wishes were fishes


A round-up of products we love from around the web inspired by the new issue of The Simple Things. Column one: fishing hook bracelet UGothooked, weird fish notepad Jaquelinafreitas, column two: fish bowl Clayopera, abstract tiles Tillissimo, catch of the day mugs Not On The High Street, column three: star fish pillow ChloeandOliveDotCom, whale t-shirt… Continue reading

A second brew with Sophie Cornish from Not On The High Street


Put the kettle on and grab a few biscuits from the tin as we share a few more cups of tea with the co-founder and executive director of Not On The High Street, Sophie Cornish. When is your first cup of tea? First thing in the morning I go downstairs, have a little potter and… Continue reading

Inside Issue 8: meet this month's collector

Photography: Joel Anderson

Tote bags, more than something to stash your sandwiches in, for Jitesh Patel they’re a means for both maker and wearer to express themselves… “I love something that’s really bold – I like typography, so something with a nice tupe on there and a funny slogan, something that catches your eye or makes uou laugh”…. Continue reading

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

Paul Stevenson ebook cover 1

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!

Smartphone love: How to take fab photos with your pocket pal…

Smartphone love Don't Bee Choosy copyright Laura Elliott

The National Trust’s prestigious Your Space photo competition was won by a picture taken with a smartphone, which we found inspiring! So we asked our friend Paul, who’s a keen smartphone snapper, for some tips on how to use your pocket pal in a really creative way…

Wordless Wednesdays: It's past Twelfth Night…

Wordless Wednesdays

If your Christmas decorations are still up do take them down to avoid bad luck in 2013!

SORT: Letterpress & typography heaven! A Q&A with co-founder Theo Wang…

SORT products battenberg

The Society Of Revisionist Typographers (SORT) are a shining example of the beautiful, tactile craft of letterpress printing. We talk to co-founder Theo Wang about his work with Tom Boulton, the duo’s commission for the likes of the Victoria and Albert Museum & Tate Modern, and much more!