Melitta Group is TSS Business of the Month for January 2019

FOUNDER Melitta Bentz (1873-1950) invented the drip brew, paper coffee filter after experimenting with coffee grounds, blotting paper and a tin pot in which she’d punched holes. The Imperial Patent Office in Berlin granted Bentz the patent for the paper filter in June 1908. She, and husband, Hugo Bentz ran the company ‘Melitta’ as a family … More Melitta Group is TSS Business of the Month for January 2019

How to Make a Quilted Cushion / Scatter Cushion

The post published yesterday here at TSS, showcased a handmade, quilted table runner using a printed chambray fabric called Sunflower Indigo Garden by clothing retailer Seasalt Cornwall. The sharing of this recent sewing project continues today with How to Make a Quilted Cushion to match the table runner. Note that step-by-step pictures will sometimes illustrate … More How to Make a Quilted Cushion / Scatter Cushion

How to Make a Quilted Indigo Sunflower Table Runner

The fabric used lends itself very well to quilting around each and every Sunflower and the use of some fancy, embroidery stitches looks cool too, but if you’re are going to try reproduce this like-for-like please know it isn’t a quick project though it is worthwhile to be patient as the result is very effective. … More How to Make a Quilted Indigo Sunflower Table Runner

Textile Artists producing Handmade Home Textiles and Home Accessories

For TSS readers interested in seeing unique, handmade home textiles and home accessories I am mentioning The Textile Fair event which was held at the historic Warwickshire Art Gallery at Compton Verney. On Saturday (Nov 17th) leading textile artists were in attendance exhibiting their collections. Designer/makers were commissioning/selling their soft furnishings and other textile home … More Textile Artists producing Handmade Home Textiles and Home Accessories

Brendan Ravenhill’s LA Design Studio – It’s a ‘Cool’ Read

from COOL HUNTING™ (via WordPress) sharing their recently published online feature which profiles, Brendan Ravenhill and his LA Design Studio and business.   Note: Imagery also the property of COOL HUNTING™ LA-based designer Brendan Ravenhill is known for creating sparsely designed, stripped-down yet stunning objects. From chandeliers with multiple thin arms to understated layered chairs to … More Brendan Ravenhill’s LA Design Studio – It’s a ‘Cool’ Read

A Selection of Six Sparkling Christmas Glass Pieces

It has been hugely enjoyable to view some fine examples online of art glass, handmade glassware and festive themed glass packaged items, and to arrive at a super six selection. 1. Winter Spice home candle – from a larger collection by Sandy Bay London and a SBL Technology Home Fragrance Manufacturer   2. Christmas themed Bauble … More A Selection of Six Sparkling Christmas Glass Pieces

Supermarket Red Wine Recommendations from TSS

Rioja Spanish Red wine produced from the Tempranillo grape is never my first choice, preferring Malbec or Shiraz varieties in wines from Argentina as a rule. Nevertheless, when it comes to Spanish wines my first choice will always be from the Rioja region. At the moment I particularly like a ‘Vina Del Cura‘ a Rioja … More Supermarket Red Wine Recommendations from TSS