Carbon Footprint, Interior Design, Sustainable Living, Uncategorized, Upcycled Furniture

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

Interior Design, Sustainable Living, Uncategorized, Upcycled Furniture, Upcycled Homeware

Is OLD the new NEW?

I LOVE new things. Not necessarily in a materialistic fashion, but the gleaming, room transforming change of new. I love new things; things that are new to ME. A piece of furniture is very often a small permanent fixture; sometimes it has always been there through countless generations. But then suddenly sentimentality looses out to… Continue reading Is OLD the new NEW?

Sustainable Living, Uncategorized

Cottagecore – A Quintessential English Country Garden

At Upcycle Arcade HQ, since becoming a full-time furniture upcycler - I say full-time very loosely - I have been able to spend much more time indulging in one of my increasingly important hobbies: gardening. I say this as I find complete tranquility and calm in tinkering about in my area of paradise. Gardening for… Continue reading Cottagecore – A Quintessential English Country Garden

Carbon Footprint, Sustainable Living

Greenwashing

To falsely give the impression that a company’s products and services provide greater environmental or ‘green’ benefits than is actually the case. Mistrust, distrust and inherent suspicions can wreak havoc on well laid plans be they for production or marketing purposes. But are these feelings justified? After a long career in financial services, I have… Continue reading Greenwashing

Interior Design, Sustainable Living, Uncategorized, Upcycled Furniture

A potted history of popular furniture brands to upcycle

Furniture is more than functional and practical; it is a product of design, a work of art. During my own upcycle journey, certain brands - some well known, others less so - have graced my workshop. Here I have looked into each brand a little more deeply plus plagiarised a touch from other sites and… Continue reading A potted history of popular furniture brands to upcycle