Food from afar: Guatemalan Tortillas (and where to eat them)

guatemalan tortilla

Enjoy fluffy, smoky, delicious Guatemalan tortillas, a favourite of the Mayans – and us.

Inspired by…ice cream!


You’ll never met someone who didn’t like ice cream, celebrate your love for this summertime treat with our favourite recipes and ice cream inspired accessories from around the web. Top row (left to right): Wheel thrown ice cream bowls JD Wolfe Pottery, strawberry and mint froyo, mint chocolate ice cream print Painter Peeps Bottom row… Continue reading

July book club: The giving garden


Nothing beats growing your own, whether that’s on a patio., in a window box or even just a pot, this month inside The Simple Things we give you some tips on how to turn the tiniest of spaces into big harvests, but if you need a little more inspiration here are our top five books… 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

Things to do this bank holiday weekend

Photography: Alistair Ross

Three days to forget about work, remove yourself from the sofa and go out and find adventures in new places. If you’re stuck for what to do this weekend, fear not. Our friends at The National Trust have put together the perfect guide to events happening up and down the country. Here’s three of our… 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

Can you guess the egg?

Photography by © Georgia Glynn-Smith. All eggs supplied by Clarence Court

Using our notes on eggs guide in Issue 7 can you correctly guess these unidentified eggs? Leave your answers in the comments below! 1. Clue: these eggs are quite rare and most commonly found in the spring. 2. Clue: Not for baking, these are best boiled. 3. Clue: Commonly known as the ‘American ostrich’ 4…. Continue reading

The Simple Things: what you're saying about Issue 3

The Simple Things Issue 3 cover wooden background

With Issue 3 barely on the shelves, we’ve been amazed by the amount of positive comments that we’ve received, so here’s a selection of our favourites! Keep them coming, we’re always listening…

Pumpkin recipe round-up


Halloween is nearly here! Welcome to our pumpkin recipe round-up. We love carving pumpkins but hate waste, so in the spirit of thriftiness, we’ve hunted out the best pumpkin recipes for you so that nothing ends up in the bin! There’s no reason to wait until the evening to get into the Halloween spirit, so… Continue reading

The Simple Things Etsy lookbook


The Simple Things has curated an autumn lookbook for Etsy UK! Etsy is where all the coolest and most talented indie makers and designers hang out. The Simple Things team are all massive fans, so we were honoured to be asked to curate an autumn lookbook for Etsy UK. Want to see what we came up… Continue reading