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Remember, re-use it, don’t lose it (stole that from a good friend of mine, thanks Daniel 😉

We will be re-opening (hurrah) on Monday, 21st May from 12-8pm

It has been a huge learning curve the last 6 weeks, from setting up the space, managing the activities to overseeing the shop itself. After a few difficult weeks getting the shop sorted we will be happy to be open again soon.  In the meantime we will be changing up the space a little and making the space more customer friendly and hopefully creating a more valuable workshop experience for people.

There will be a guest book on site and we would love to have your feedback so please come down, say hello and tell us what you think.

Opening hours are Sunday 12-5, Monday 12-8 and Tuesdays 12-5

Happy upcycling!


We’ll be staying on in Shepherd’s Bush West12 Shopping Centre…….

As a result of a potential partnership with Furnish we will be staying on in the former JJB Sports Shop, offering our workshops and beautiful, upcycled in Britain furniture and wares.  So please, if you would like to pop down and take in a workshop, volunteer, donate and simply hang out than please do so!  We are still organising the schedule going forward as this is a new development however, we will be in the shop this coming Sunday and Tuesday, 6th and 8th May from 12-5pm.

Hope to see you all there and until then happy upcycling everyone.


Opening day pictures and groovy lamps….

It was a fantastic day with loads of people coming through the shop and a some taking part in our first workshop making seriously cool lamps…….

A sneak-peak at the pop-up shop in Shepherd’s Bush…


Acro poles move over…..cardboard boxes coming through….

 It’s all systems go at Design Bank headquarters (read my office in total chaos) and not due to a lack of trying and determination we have had to say good-bye to the acro poles and fabric for partitioning…..But behold the above!!!  I’ve sourced some lovely white cardboard boxes that were destined for the landfill and we will be using approximately 250 of them to zone the 8500 sq feet and to clad the entrance walls…..I hope it looks just as good in our space as it does here 🙂

Pages from a book, streamers made of marshmallows?

With a limited budget and a less than pretty shop, one must get creative!  Not to mention a space which is 8 times the size of my own house, and I can tell you, I spent a lot more in 1100sq feet than I will be in 8500 sq feet.  But nonetheless, I pray and hope I can create a space that beckons passerbyers to visit the shop.

Here are some images I am using as inspiration for the space…….As always, please feel free to comment, feedback (read, give me ideas) on the design of the space.

Image from Blue Eyed Yonder

In front of JJB sign?!?!

Image from Marthastewartweddings.com

Love the marshmallow streamers for decorating a dessert table.

Image from stylemepretty.com

Love these streamers

Image from marthastewartweddings.com

Another fabulous example of using book pages as wall covering. I love the texture. Since this is a master bedroom, the pages are from romantic books... gorgeous.

Image from awelldressedhome.com

Yup, definitely going to put this into the workshop schedule!

I want to live with Lindsay if she makes stuff like this!