Fine Little Day, Elizabeth Dunker, designer and visual communicator, with 153K instagram followers

Ideas, collections and interiors

This book was published in October 2015 but it is still beautiful and relevant today. It encompasses the world of Fine Little Day, you’re invited to take a peek into the fascinating life of blogger, artist, designer and photographer Elisabeth Dunker. We meet Elisabeth in her studio, where she presents her workplace and sanctuary, before she introduces us to one of her greatest loves – collecting!

With beaded baskets, crochet potholders, vintage embroidery patterns, Scandinavian crockery and retro novels just as a start…

Elisabeth gives us a tour of her own eclectic home. Bursting with colour and pattern, her Gothenburg apartment is an enviable mix of handmade blankets, vintage finds, bold printed wallpaper and fabrics, smart storage and classic Scandinavian furniture.

She also gives us plenty of ideas for recreating the look, with quick and easy projects to try at home: pressing flowers, re-using textiles in a patchwork, making beaded baskets, decorating wooden spoons or printing a sweatshirt…

There are also images of Elisabeth’s creative friends and partners we also meet Japanese artist Mogu Takahashi, illustrator Henning Trollbäck and hear about her successful collaboration with homeware brand House of Rym, to name a few.

This inspiring book is full of pictures, fun and heart and is an essential addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in interior design and handmade.

Elisabeth Dunker was educated at the HDK School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg. She founded her blog, Fine Little Day, in 2007. The blog reaches an international audience and features interiors, art and craft. The blog has been featured in Vogue Living, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living and more. It has been listed in The Independent (50 best interiors websites 2013), Vogue Japan (top 3 blogs for moms and kids, 2012), and The Times Online UK (50 of the world’s best design blogs). Elisabeth has designed homewares for Urban Outfitters and has worked as a stylist for IKEA.

£17.99 published by Pavilion

Today we show you how to Cultivate, Dye and Create using INDIGO.

Indigo by

Kerstin Neumüller and Douglas Luhanko

Everything you need to grow, extract and use indigo.

Discover indigo; one of the world’s most mystical yet widely used dyes. In this practical and inspirational handbook, textile experts Kerstin Neumüller and Douglas Luhanko take the reader on a journey from plant to pigment to garment, sharing their passion for this powerful  and popular dye.

They have collected a variety of classic and modern dye recipes to suit every skill level and equipment, including more environmentally friendly alternatives. There are recipes for both synthetic and natural indigo, accompanied with handy gardening tips for those wanting to start from scratch and grow their own indigo plants.

The authors go on to explore indigo’s true potential in a variety of craft projects, ranging from Japanese resist-dyeing techniques (shibori) to embroidery (sashiko) and quilting. There is also advice on combining indigo with other pigments to create a kaleidoscope of hues.

Packed with tips and advice throughout and suitable for both beginners and more advanced dyers, Indigo is an essential book for everyone who wants to create unique indigo craft projects.

Kerstin Neumüller and Douglas Luhanko met when Kerstin was looking for someone to dye indigo with and, by chance, stepped into Douglas’s shop on the very day he had ordered a kit for natural indigo dyeing. Since then, they have explored indigo’s possibilities and limitations together. Douglas has a passion for denim and indigo and manufactures jeans in his own company Blue Highway. Kerstin is a men’s tailor with her heart in handicrafts. She has spent many years studying handicrafts

Published by Pavilion Books £15.99