Posts tagged with ‘furniture’

  • Independent Shop Feature: Blackbird Vintage

    This is the first in our features of independent shops. I am in search of cool, unique, quirky shops and boutiques that stock those hard to find, one-of-a-kind goodies. To get us rolling is the Blackbird Vintage shop in Leeds which is opening its doors on the 12th of July. So if you are in the area do join them for what promises to be a very fun launch party. Go along from noon and join the fun.


    Blackbird Vintage Store


    Blackbird Vintage has an amazing selection of vintage furniture, lighting and interior decor pieces. They also have a selection of other design finds like jewellery, pottery and so on.

    Check them out! There is something about their aesthetic and approach that completely appeals to me. It looks amazing and I can’t wait to pay them a visit. Details at the end of this post.


    Blackbird Vintage Store

    My personal favourite for obvious reasons!



    ADDRESS: 7 Stainburn Parade, Leeds

    TELEPHONE: 07949 115695

    OPENING TIMES: 10AM to 6.30PM








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  • Upcycling Workshop with Yinka Ilori

    Yinka Ilori is a East London based designer with a degree in furniture and product design. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture inspired by traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that he grew up with as a child. Each piece of furniture that he up-cycles tells a meaningful, yet humorous story which can be shared with people throughout the world.

    Yinka Ilori Up-Cycling Workshop

    He is running his 3rd series of up-cycling workshops starting in May! You’ll get the chance to upcycle your own chair in his studio in the heart of East London! You’ll get the opportunity to up-cycle your own chair inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables you select and decide to work with! It’s a fun experience where you learn about the art of storytelling through Nigerian parables.

    You’ll be musically inspired with sweet African music while working on your chairs and possibly luckily for you in this series there will be a live talking drummer throughout the series playing the parables while you work!

    Get involved!