DIY: cement coffee cup planter

Concrete is hands-down my latest most favourite DIY material (this week at least). It’s cheap, versatile and not nearly as scary to work with as I was expecting! This is a project that can easily be modified to suit your purpose and supplies. If you don’t drink as much coffee as I do, use a milk carton as a mould! If you don’t like succulents (you what!?) make a tealight candle holder! Oh, the possibilities.

You will need:

Pre-mixed concrete (unless you want to make your own: cement + sand + gravel!)
Containers for the planter — I put the used coffee…

Merchant: trish + co

Trish + co. is the brainchild of Toronto-based Trish Papadakos. Her first collection The Curious Gardener is inspired by Trish’s great grandmother-in-law, Dolly. It’s a stunning collection of homewares; all lovingly hand-crafted, beautifully made and locally sourced in Canada.

I love her gorgeous wooden cutting boards in particular, inspired by vintage educational illustrations. Just look at the way those illustrations have been incorporated in her product styling! Super fresh.

Find Trish on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and see her gorgeous collection at trishand.co.

INFLUENCES: creative spaces

If I had unlimited money and unlimited patience, my creative spaces at work and home would be perfectly styled, bright, airy and clean. As it is they’re very messy, a bit dark and covered in takeaway coffee cups (work) and mugs (home).

Nonetheless, I keep a collection of space inspiration images handy should I ever suddenly have an abundance of time and money. A girl can dream, right?

Images: vintagepiken || vosgesparis || kinfolk || elv-s || onlydecolove || trading-places

 

 

MERCHANT: indie home collective

Ever wished you lived in New Zealand? The rolling hills, the laid-back culture, the tricksy hobitses? If you need another reason, here’s one: it’s the home of a gorgeous little store called Indie Home Collective. This is your one-stop-shop for stylish homewares, bold furniture, lovely squishy textiles and house plants. I’m in love with the signature muted palettes and bright pops of leafy green foliage that bring everything in this collection together.

If you’re separated from this gem by an ocean or more (like I am) and you’re more than a little frustrated that they don’t ship overseas just yet…