There’s nothing better than lazing in the sun with your feet up, book in one hand and a cool drink in the other. This weekend has been a scorcher, and the week ahead is set to be beautiful too. We’ve created an ideal style spot that you can recreate in your own home to lay back, relax and enjoy your favourite book or magazine…
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Create a relaxing, bohemian space with this black hammock designed by Day Birger Et Mikkelsen. You can transform your garden, living room or even balcony into a tranquil retreat. For those cooler summer evenings, add layers of blankets and cushions for that cosy, holiday feeling – add a glass of wine for complete perfection! The detailed geometric on the relaxed fringe creates a more elegant look than your usual hammock. A must-have for your reading retreat.
Whether reclining indoors or out, having plants on display is essential for a harmonious living space. Keep your favourite succulents safe and stylish with a lovely Hanging Planter or Terrarium. The metal and glass frame makes for a dainty yet sturdy handmade lantern that can also be used to display tea lights for when the evening draws in!
It’s not only plants that transform your house into more of a home… when you’re after that feeling of zen nothing can beat a beautifully sculpted Buddha Statue. This Buddha Head ornament is a wonderful gift for friends and family to give their existing or new homes a warm and welcoming feel. He looks lovely on show on a side table which you can create with the Industrial Stacking Shelves, and will keep a watchful eye over your book collection which you can display on a matching shelf nearby.
If you need a helping hand in picking your next read, we’ve got all your needs covered…
THE ROCKETT ST GEORGE LIBRARY
Our new collection of books are not only bursting with incredible information, but they will look super stylish incorporated into your decor. We’ve put together a book gift guide for our latest and greatest at Rockett St George.
FOR MUSIC LOVERS
This vibrant cover belongs to The Art of the LP, a book offering a visually stunning look at more than 350 vinyl records from 1955 through to 1995, covering rock and roll, blues, punk, folk and more. It’s packed with classic covers that will inspire you to revisit the tracks you love. (It even inspired us to bring a record player into the office!) The Art of the LP would look great slotted next to your music collection.
Bake In Black draws influence from the world of rock and heavy metal to create awe-inspiring edible tributes in the kitchen. How can you resist? Each recipe is as unique in look as it is in flavour, and will take you on a journey of nostalgia and dreams of all things CAKE.
FOR HOME LOVERS
The Kinfolk Home is thought provoking and uplifting. The heart of this book lies with the homeowners, and the ideas and values that helped them design their homes. One of our many highlights has got to be the home of Jonathan and Annabel Tuckey. They have converted a 19th century steel fabricators workshop into a stunning home. We are obsessed with their fabulous black fireplace. If you can put it down, Kinfolk is the perfect addition to your Sun Spot!
When the sun in shining like this it feels like you’re on holiday anyway, but for the times you need inspiration but can’t hop on a plane…Home City By Style is the answer! This beautiful book does the traveling for you and makes that inspiration accessible to all of us.
For those of you who love getting your hands dirty, the Carve A Stamp Kit will bring hours of creativity. It makes an amazing gift, but you can also create gifts with it by making your own designs. Print on paper, fabric and more to embellish wrapping, gifts and other creative DIY projects. Love it.
Makers of East London tells the story of talented craftspeople and makers from all over East London. From spoons and chopping boards to shoes and umberellas, this book covers an array of unique skills and captures the people, products and processes behind them. The images in here are gorgeous and we can’t think of a better way to view them than in the warm sunshine!
We Go To The Gallery is very silly take on reading schemes of old (NOT for actual children) part of the Dung Beetle book series, these books are rude, a little crude and (we can’t help it) laugh-out-loud funny. For fans of cursing and deadpan humour. A perfect gift for older friends and family on birthdays, or for a fun and surprising coffee table display when you have guests…
Explore our Books and Games department for even more material to enjoy on your sunshine filled Sunday!
If you need a few tips on how to style a coffee table and display these books, you can read Co-Founder Lucy St George’s styling tips here.