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Creative woodworking – Woodstar illuminations

Creative woodworking - Woodstar illuminations

Woodstar is designer David Gourlay’s  brighton based artisan furniture company. Focusing on curved, circular and spherical wood-based products as well as bespoke lighting and furniture. The Woodstar illuminations are unique curved wood light fittings. The company’s founder, David Gourlay, says “Woodstar was born out of my desire to work with a different shape. My background is as a joiner and furniture maker, which invariably involves making rectangular boxes and frames. Whereas in fact I’ve always been drawn to circles and spheres – forms which are so dominant in nature: a pupil, an iris, planets and stars, orbits, flowers, etc. Yet […]

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Stunning tree art rugs made from leather

Stunning tree art rugs made from leather

Renowned luxury leather goods manufacturer  Moore & Giles have branched out and extended their range to producing stunning tree art rugs made from leather. These  hand-crafted, tanned leather rugs can take up to 10 days to produce each finished rug with the wood like appearance  achieved by piecing together the hundreds of precision cut leather straps which are then hand-tapered.

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Photo of the week: The Parquet Floor Dress!

Photo of the week: The Parquet Floor Dress!

Dutch fashion designer Antoine Peters is known for being always on the lookout for quirky and unusual ideas with a playful twist about them. This is why when he was asked to create a design for the cover of You Are Cordially Invited, a two-dimensional exhibition space for contemporary art, manifesting itself in the form of a glossy magazine, he came up with the ” The Parquet Floor Dress “, a piece suspended between surrealism and interior design in which he injected his optimism. in which he injected his optimism.

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The Parquetry of the Palaces of St Petersburg

The Parquetry of the Palaces of St Petersburg

without doubt some of the finest parquetry and marquetry flooring you will find anywhere in the world can be found in Russia at the Palaces of St Petersburg. Built during the 18th century the Palaces of St Petersburg employed craftsmen from all over the world to construct their manor houses and palaces, competition creating the demand for a greater range of interior design options as the merchants showed off their   wealth, influence, taste and fashion. These homes became galleries for the master craftsmen who carried out the marquetry and parquetry.   In the fine tradition of this outstanding workmanship […]

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Vinyl Sports Flooring

Vinyl Sports Flooring

Our Sports Flooring division is known for the quality wooden sprung sports flooring they supply and install UK wide, however we are also an approved supplier and installer of Gerflor, the leading vinyl sports surfaces provider.  Recently a team of our senior flooring operatives and our Contracts Director were invited over to the Gerflor French HQ of  for a showcase of new products and vinyl sports floor developments as well as some top up training.  One of the distinguishing features of Vinyl sports flooring is the range of products available and Gerflor manufacture surfaces that are purpose built for a […]

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A basketball court installed in one minute

This is how you do it – great video footage of a basketball court installed in one minute. Laid, sanded, painted and lined.

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Recycled Pallets – 11 Great Uses

Recycled Pallets - 11 Great Uses

We’ve previously featured reclaimed shipping pallets used to make flooring and have stumbled across this excellent article at Home Design Find that high lights eleven different great uses various artisans and designers have put recycled pallets to throughout the home, reinventing them as contemporary furniture and fixings. [maxbutton id=”1″]

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Revolving Wood Shutters for this Wine Shop

Revolving Wood Shutters for this Wine Shop

In ‘de zeen’ magazine we came across this exceptionally simple and creative solution that the Red Pif wine shop and restaurant in Prague dreamed up to create both window Revolving Wood Shutters and cupboard doors in the shape of interlocking bottles.  The wooden bottle styled shutters are pivoted on a central axis that spins to reveal the racks of wine and daylight behind. This Revolving Wood Shutters is very unique and stylish for a wine shop. The bottle styled make it more perfect for a wine and drinks shop. checkout there beautiful arrangement and Revolving Wood Shutter window images below. Full […]

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Stunning results with digital printed floors

Stunning results with digital printed floors

Digital Printed Floors Sacramento International Airport called on the services of Iranian artist Seyed Alavi to help style the interior of their new pedestrian bridge connecting the airport to the parking garage. A simple aerial view of Sacramento printed onto the floor surface transformed the otherwise dull corridor into a colourful flyover of the surrounding area via digital printed floors! The design options are endless once you start thinking about it – the advancements in digital printing now mean any image or design can be incorporated into a flooring design, with the ability to print directly onto wood now also available.

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Wall to wall reclaimed sports flooring

Wall to wall reclaimed sports flooring

We love to receive feedback from our clients and hear how they got on with their projects so we were delighted to hear from Mr Hetherington who kindly shared this photo with us of the reclaimed sports flooring he purchased from McKay Flooring recently. Much like uber cool brewery and pub chain Brewdog (who we supplied reclaimed sports flooring for their pub interiors) Mr Hetherington chose to use the reclaimed flooring to clad his walls as opposed to relaying it as a traditional wood floor surface. As you can see the results are stunning! Wall to wall reclaimed sports flooring If you wish […]

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