Hello, spring is here and its time to emerge from winter renewed, and with new ideas. We now have some pieces in the Tree Shop Garden Centre, Clachan, Cairndow PA26 8BL, our display is in the Beaver Sheds. Items which are on display are not on the website. The garden centre and café are worth a trip, the centre focuses on plants and trees which thrive in the Scottish Climate, and the lovely café features Fi’s cakes.
New colours are emerging as popular for the coming season; new neutrals of tea rose, lavender, lilac and pale peach are appearing as more colourful neutrals. Heartwood, the Dulux colour of the year described as a warm, smoky neutral with a hint of heather. Colours of the 70’s are also featuring in the interiors press.
Following on from the concept of Wabi sabi, I was reading about the craft of Kintsugi – the Japanese art which turns broken objects into beautiful ones. The phrase translated means ‘join with gold’ and is an ancient method of using gold and lacquer to mend broken ceramics, the art is being used again by some designers. Kintsugi was established by Sen No Rikyo, the same Buddhist philosopher who brought us Wabi Sabi, the concept of embracing imperfections.
Upcycling is about working with pieces to bring new life to them, their foundation is the same, but work has been done to bring out the best in them, imperfections and all!
Enjoy your week