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Interior Design with Upcycling at its Heart

Scrolling through glossy home magazines can evoke dreams of transforming your own castle into an equally welcoming and alluring showroom. Unfortunately, they frequently feel a little out of reach and altogether unlikely. However, with a dream in your heart and a little imagination in your head, it's amazing what can be achieved with what you… Continue reading Interior Design with Upcycling at its Heart

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Upcycling Zoomers: The Next Generation

There has never been a better time to introduce Gen Z to the upcycling life choice. They have the power to champion a sustainable lifestyle amongst their peers and elders (assuming us Generation X are elders??). But how to get them engaged? Zoomers, as they are known, born mid-1990s to 2012, are digital natives. They… Continue reading Upcycling Zoomers: The Next Generation

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Beijing 2022: Winter Olympics Without Snow

The 2022 Winter Olympics get underway on Friday 4th February in Beijing but they don't have snow. They always knew they wouldn't have snow but they still got the gig. Solution? 100% artificial snow. I do not ski. Cannot ski. I love the theme music to Ski Sunday and have enjoyed watching some Winter Olympics… Continue reading Beijing 2022: Winter Olympics Without Snow

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

A fun and a teensy bit historical review of an Aylesbury Waterside Theatre production of the musical based on Kate Pankhurst's novel. My theatre buddy and I (daughter Phoebe, age 15) went to the theatre last week to see this uplifting musical performance. I found it inspiring and empowering and enlightening and frustrating - how… Continue reading Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

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Upcycled Furniture isn’t all Bling and Pizzazz

Upcycled furniture is on a popularity roll. If you're after an unusual statement piece with added 'wow' worthy of discussion, then upcycled will tick every box. However, a classic and conservative professionally upcycled item can bring understated refined elegance to your home. Most homes are not graced with bold, colourful artisan pieces of furniture and… Continue reading Upcycled Furniture isn’t all Bling and Pizzazz

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Upcycling and Sustainability Christmas Quiz

Fancy a topical quiz before Christmas? This is for fun with no winners and no prizes, just a little lighthearted break in your busy day. Answers are at the bottom - no cheating! 1. How many pieces of furniture end up in landfill in the UK each year (to the nearest million)? 2. Place these… Continue reading Upcycling and Sustainability Christmas Quiz

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Have a Happy Upcycled Christmas

With any luck Christmas will be back on the menu this year. After having to endure nearly-there pared down festivities in 2020, we all deserve some seasonal cheer, in whatever guise or scale you choose. Christmas is often a time for families, friends, neighbours and loved ones. It is also a time for exchanging gifts.… Continue reading Have a Happy Upcycled Christmas

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The Carbon Footprint of our Trip to France

During the half-term break we took a long overdue trip to France to visit my Dad. But with all the attention on climate change and COP26 dominating the news, I wondered just how much our mini-holiday would actually cost the planet. I have broken down the research into the following sections: Air travelCar travelCovid implicationsHow… Continue reading The Carbon Footprint of our Trip to France

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What’s Trending in Upcycled Furniture?

So you've got yourself a pocket-money hobby; a side-hustle; a new or established career where you upcycle and refinish furniture. Welcome to the flourishing eco-orienteered occupation where you will meet the most giving, supporting, nurturing band of people for real or virtually. To make your venture work, you need to know what will be a… Continue reading What’s Trending in Upcycled Furniture?

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 2021

Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer is not a nice topic to feature in a blog post. However, I have personal reasons for doing just that; some of which have a happy ending and some of which do not. Upcycle Arcade is supporting… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 2021