Decorate your House: Matt or Silk Paint?

What paint to use on walls? Decorating decisions

As we head for New Year and most people have a little downtime from work, as we all sit around in our living rooms, literally staring at the walls whilst trying to concentrate on Granny’s anecdotes – it’s time to redecorate. But do you know what paint to use on walls? About six years ago, Copse Magazine (or Home & Decorating Magazine as it was … Continue reading What paint to use on walls? Decorating decisions

Pantone color of the year 2019 living coral

Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year: Living Coral

Announcing the 2019 Colour of the Year from Pantone is ‘Living Coral 16-1546’ – Living Coral is a brighter pink than the ubiquitous ‘Millennial pink’ yet it’s still a soft pink but just with a little more bite. Pantone, the world’s commonly appointed guardians of colour, have once again announced their ‘Colour of the Year’ and this year we are sticking with pink but going … Continue reading Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year: Living Coral

Grão collection tables from Galula

Grão collection Cork & Steel Tables: Product of the week

This week’s Copse Magazine product(s) of the week is a collection of stunning mixed media, cork and steel tables from a powerful yet understated Portugese design duo – Filipa Mendes and Gustavo Macedo and their Grão collection for their Galula studio. Mendes and Macedo have produced an attractive table collection with a mix of both the materials and colours between the natural look and feel … Continue reading Grão collection Cork & Steel Tables: Product of the week

How to become a model in Paris

How to become a Model in Paris: The Truth

There are millions of young women and men who, blessed with great parentage, genes, and nurture have developed into beautiful, striking, young adults and are trying to find out how to become a model. In a fascinating multi-media content approach, the BBC has investigated the world of modelling through the eyes of a young Russian aspiring model via an audio documentary podcast: ‘Model X’ and … Continue reading How to become a Model in Paris: The Truth

Sunset on the Calf of Man by Tee Cee (CC-by-2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/tcee35mm/15388495356

Volunteering for Paradise Island on the Calf of Man

Daniel Woolard pulls back the curtains and looks out onto the one-mile square he calls home, the Calf of Man. “Wow, I’m in paradise” he says. On other days, he recalls, it would be close to bag-packing time. The BBC News website has a wonderful story about how Daniel, having volunteered to work on the Calf of Man, has now become it’s only full-time resident … Continue reading Volunteering for Paradise Island on the Calf of Man

Christmas Recipe Ideas: Reindeer Cakes

Christmas Recipe Ideas: Easy Reindeer Cakes

If you are looking for some fantastically fun Christmas Recipe ideas for you to make with or for the children’s christmas party (or that last minute request from the children’s school PTA to bring in cakes for the assembly you didn’t even realise was on Friday morning)… then this is the Christmas Recipe idea for you! Serves 12 Ingredients: 2 packs (16g) Fruit Bowl Strawberry … Continue reading Christmas Recipe Ideas: Easy Reindeer Cakes

Houseplants in the bedroom

Houseplants in the Bedroom: The Seeds of Better Sleep

Houseplants can prove invaluable when supporting the main purpose of your bedroom, which is, of course, sleep. The choice of plant, its location, and the care needed to maintain it all come into play when deciding how to use houseplants in the bedroom to enhance your sleep. The Role of Plants (and Nature) to Your Sleep Health Nature plays an important role in your physical … Continue reading Houseplants in the Bedroom: The Seeds of Better Sleep

Anywheres.co Home Office

Home Office kit: Anywheres.co launches handpicked collections

A new online store for remote workers and the world of self-employed freelancers has launched with the mission to support this agile workforce through the provision of handpicked kit, equipment, stationery, and gadgets for their home office or mobile kitbag. Anywheres.co is an offshoot of the international stationery and office supplies provider Lyreco, and is intended to help support the growing population of workers who … Continue reading Home Office kit: Anywheres.co launches handpicked collections

Oktoberfest by Manuel Joseph

Oktoberfest Munich: The Supreme Beer Festival

The autumnal weather may have changed overnight in the UK this week, but there are other more positive signs of Autumn in October, and one of them is liquid gold; Oktoberfest is back, and with more and more satellite events happening all over the world, we thought we’d go back and check out the original. In the UK, I have distant memories of putting tinned … Continue reading Oktoberfest Munich: The Supreme Beer Festival

POLY Armchair in Oak from Hermonides

POLY Armchair in Oak from Hermonides: Product of the Week

This week we take a look at a beautiful piece of designed and crafted woodwork and upholsetery with Copse Magazine’s Product of the Week: the POLY Armchair from Hermonides – a Cypriot, Family-owned Design Studio.. Made from Oak Wood and upholstered with fabric back and seat, the flowing lines and the cut-out of the woodwork make this chair feel lightweight, organic, and yet strong from … Continue reading POLY Armchair in Oak from Hermonides: Product of the Week