Everyone knows that London is one of the most stylish cities in the world and New London Style by Chloe Grimshaw invites you to explore some of the most interesting homes in the capital. Showcasing the houses of young creatives in a number of London's most fashionable postcodes, you'll soon see that each area has its own style.
Filled with British eccentricities, the book features 28 entirely different homes including a converted church in Camberwell, which utilizes original features and grand architecture to create a practical and working space. And, in contrast, a stylish and contemporary home in Hampstead, which is both minimalist and modern. You can tell that every detail has been carefully considered.
A wonderful resource for inspiration, this book offers a behind the scene look at how creative people in the capital live.
You can pick up a copy of the book from Thames & Hudson now.
You don't usually get root beer here in the UK, but the next time we find it, we're definitely going to try out this root beer float cake.
Check out the recipe from Joy The Baker.
These mini toolboxes, made from altoid tins are adorable and would make fantastic father's day gifts.
Check out the how-to from Alpha Mom.
Here's our pick of some of the best projects from last week on CO+K:
Make some dinosaur hama bead coasters, sew a felt rose ring, knit food fridge magents, dye a coffee filter flower, cook a super creamy flan and mountain dew cake, sew your own panties, make your own dough for a DIY pizza, sew a cupcake coin purse, melt a pony bead flower ring, keep your purse tidy with a bag organizer, and sew a burlesque bustle skirt.
If there's a prize for ultimate dessert mash up, then this cookie cake pie would certainly take the cake!
Check out the recipe from Cake Spy.
Megan Nicolay's new book, Generation T: Beyond Fashion takes t-shirt reconstruction in to the world of accessories, fashion, gifts and homeware.
The follow up to the popular Generation T, this book is filled with 120 projects for you to try at home. Including tutorials for all the techniques you'll need, learn the art of tying, knotting, braiding, embellishing and appliques. Restyle a tee and spice up your wardrobe with a Pinup Girl Halter, Knotted Caplet, Bubble Skirt or Twisted Shrug. Accessorize with Macrame Belts, Braided Headbands and a Hooded Scarf. Decorate your home with Knotted Pillows, a Laptop Sleeve, Drinking Coasters or a Royal Flush Toilet Lid Cover.
There are also projects for making maternity wear, male and female fashion, pet toys, sportswear, and baby accessories. The book even includes a range of blank figures, so that you can design your own projects. It's time to raid your wardrobe for unwanted tees and get crafty, because there are endless options for giving them new life. Y
These felt monsters are so adorable that we wouldn't mind them hiding under our bed.
Check out the how-to from Nina.
These would make awesome party favors filled with personalized fortunes.
Check out the recipe from Inch Mark.
Missed out on bagging a ticket to Glastonbury this year? Or, simply didn't want to fork our on the ticket price? Never fear, here's a crafty, credit-crunch friendly, guide to getting the most out of your sofa experience.
1. Turn your favorite bands in to booze.
Ever wondered what a sip of The Prodigy or Blur would taste like? Get creative and mix up cocktails and shots to taste like your favorite bands. How about a can of Special Brew as a mixer for The Specials cocktail or mixing spirits with Irn Bru for the taste of Glasvegas? We came up with a drink so sugary sweet and poppy, it had to be named the Girls Aloud cocktail.
2. Get the outdoors feel.
Dim the lights, close the curtains and crack open a can of baked beans. Grab a hammer and candle and knock yourself up some nifty lanterns for the ultimate camp sight look. You can eat your baked beans in the warming glow.
3. Dress up, or down with festival fashion.
Just because you're not there, doesn't mean you can't dress for the occasion and even better, you don't have to worry about photos appearing on Facebook the next day. No sewing required, simply grab some tulle and elastic to make your own tutu or bend a wire coat hanger in to fairy wings. Don't forget your face paints, glitter and glow sticks too!
4. Don't be afraid to get muddy.
The mud baths may be the worst part of the festival but they can do wonders for your skin. Raid your kitchen, fire up the blender and make yourself a scrumptious face mask to refresh your skin. Apply, watch some bands and then rinse off in between sets.
5. Festival food that's sweet and cheap.
Skip the queues, grease and extortionate prices, by making your own sugar-tastic festival food. Burger cookies taste so much better than the real thing, smores are the ultimate campsite snack, and if you don't have the sunshine, you can always pretend with ice cream cone cupcakes.