Meet the original upcyclers: Mark and Sally Bailey

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

The Simple Things Etsy Pages

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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

Mini Moderns – Remix

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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

Café Culture

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In every issue of The Simple Things, owner of online interiors store Bodie & Fou, Karine Kong, seeks out inspiring spaces to work and play. Accompanied by photographer brother Francois, this month the pair explore Artisan Café in London. From its iconic hammered copper counter to benches made from recycled scaffolding planks, Karine identifies the essential… Continue reading

Calling all passionate amateur interior designers

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When a new issue of The Simple Things lands on your mat are the first pages you flick to home inspiration and home tours? Is your simple pleasure making the most of where you live, and do you have a natural eye for design? If so, read on, because BBC TWO are on the look… Continue reading

Spoil yourself with 15% off at Idyll Home

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For the next two weeks the lovely people at Idyll Home giving every reader of The Simple Things 15% off their gorgeous home and garden accessories. You’ve probably spotted Idyll Home before inside The Simple Things as their furniture and accessories are often featured in our ‘Things To Wake Up And Want’, we’ve always been… Continue reading

*Sponsored post* A way with windows

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*This is a sponsored blog post from Hillarys* Simplify the process of choosing blinds, curtains and shutters by booking an appointment with an advisor from Hillarys who can advise on style, fittings and proportions as well as colour and patterns. Our Signature Service includes measuring and installation too, perfect for those who can’t quite get… Continue reading

Miscellany: pillow talk

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Do you prefer your pillows chopped or tugged? A nicely plumped cushion makes a room look all the more comfy and inviting, but which is your preferred method for perking up your pillows? Cushions from Chocolate Creative Let’s look at the main contenders…. THE SHAKE – a method preferred by the likes of Buddy Holly,… Continue reading

Get the look: mimic the style of the Fat Radish in your home

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In this month’s issue of The Simple Things Alice Gao visits the Fat Radish in New York for lunch and picks up some of her favourite recipes to share with us (found in the mag on pages 34-39). Just as Alice did on her first visit we instantly fell in love with the restaurant’s charming… Continue reading

The Saturday Q&A: Timourous Beasties – extraordinary wallpapers, fabric & more…

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Glasgow-based design duo Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, whose “London Toile” wallpaper we used as the endpapers in Issue 6, talk about their surreal take on traditional patterns, design versus art and the freedom that controlling the entire creative process brings…