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  1. Learning with Litecraft : The Castiglioni Brothers
    Learning with Litecraft : The Castiglioni Brothers "Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means". A Castiglioni Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni were industrial designers in Italy's post-war design renaissance, known as the Castiglioni Brothers their designs have gone on to influence the many house hold and decorative structures we see today, such as furniture, lighting...
  2. Litecraft City Guide: Manchester – Teacup on Thomas St
    Litecraft City Guide: Manchester – Teacup on Thomas St You’ll find this quirky little eatery nestled in the trendy back streets of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. This quaint tea shop is the brainchild of Mr Scruff, a Music producer, DJ and cartoonist. A lovely little gem worth a visit if you’re a fan of leaf teas, home baked cakes and hearty...
  3. How to : Make Teacup Candles
    A great way to add a cosy glow to your home is with candles, for a more personal touch try making some by hand. In-keeping with the Country Restoration theme we’re going to look at how to make teacup candles with the help of Emma, last weeks home feature guest. Tools you will need:A teacup and matching saucerWax flakes or...
  4. Be inspired : Lighting ideas for the Kitchen
    Be inspired : Lighting ideas for the Kitchen Whether you're mixing, juicing, chopping or brewing, getting the most out of your kitchen is essential. When cooking, a good light is vital; if you lack natural light from windows in your kitchen then artificial light can be installed without creating a hazardous work and preparation area. Flexible spotlights either on a...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...

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