The Litecraft Blog lighting, style & innovation

September 2013

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  1. Learning with Litecraft : A brief look at the Industrial Revolution
    Learning with Litecraft : A brief look at the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution marked the starting point in a new way of manufacturing. Established from around 1760 and progressing sometime between 1820 and 1840, it included the development of new machinery, chemical and iron processes and the use of water and steam power. It was a transitional time in...
  2. How to: Restore & Upholster Old Furniture
    Following on from our previous post, we're going to look at how to restore and upholster old furniture to create that Country Restored feel, it's a great way to save money whilst keeping with the trends. Just to make things a little easier, we'll guide you through the process with a little help from Emma, whose home we featured yesterday. Restoring Painted...
  3. Be inspired : Home Feature Country Restoration
    Be inspired : Home Feature Country Restoration Growing up in a small village just outside of Manchester, Emma wanted to keep to her roots, close enough to her family but far enough away to create her own little haven... "I chose the house as it was a stones throw away from my parents', I'll always be their little girl so...
  4. Be inspired : Country Restoration
    Be inspired : Country Restoration Whether you’re a countryside lover or a city urbanite, the farmhouse style interior is a trend that has become increasingly popular over the years. The main essence of a country style home is to convey a relaxed, homely atmosphere, with a nostalgic feel. The country restored theme brings together elements of nature combined with retro...
  5. Litecraft City Guide: Manchester - The Oast House
    The Oast House Nestled in the heart of Manchester’s Business District, you’ll find this stunning piece of home-made architecture sitting comfortably but distinctly in-between the high rise glass offices and concrete Crown Court building of Spinningfield’s Crown Square. We absolutely love this building, showcasing original Kentish Oast House design the 16th Century Tudor Style Building was transferred brick by brick...
  6. How to: Turn a Vase into a Table Lamp
    How to: Turn a Vase into a Table Lamp If you’re a fan of the thrifty, crafty websites found online these days - Pinterest, Etsy, Flickr etc. you will have probably seen tutorials on how to turn everyday items into home accessories. Everything from old light bulbs transformed into Christmas decorations to handmade birthday cards & home-made Mason jar candle...
  7. Be inspired : Decorating Ideas for a Rented Home
    Be inspired : Decorating Ideas for a Rented Home When you’re renting, you might sometimes feel like your decorating options are limited; you’re bursting with creativity but feel like your hands are tied. Life doesn't have to be all ‘cream & beige’; you can make your house a home with some easy, affordable decorating tips. Lighting One of the most...
  8. Learning with Litecraft : Thomas Edison
    Thomas Edison, arguably the greatest inventor of our time. It’s a name that is known around the world, a name that lends itself to many instruments and machines that many of us will have used in our lives at one time or another. Overall Edison created a whopping 1093 inventions including the telephone and alkaline batteries, whilst we’d happily talk...

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