The Old Cinema is hosting the launch of Ellie Laycock's new book; Creating The Vintage Look - 35 ways to upcycle for a stylish home.  

Upcycling is about taking something old, vintage, treasured or possibly even broken, and giving it a new lease of life by turning it into something new.  It’s a thrifty way of decorating and enhancing your home that avoids waste, but is also stylish, and here, Ellie Laycock shows you how you can make truly beautiful objects from things you might otherwise have thrown away.

Be inspired by the ingenuity of her projects – including turning old tin trays into chic magnetic noticeboards, using teapots as quirky planters, transforming a vintage fruit crate into a rustic bedside table and converting metal jelly moulds into tea light holders.

All of the 35 projects have clear instructions and artworks to guide you on how to make them, and a helpful techniques section will teach you any skills you need to know.
Published worldwide by Cico Books, September 2013.
Beautiful photography by Claire Richardson.
Charming illustrations by Harriet De Winton.

The launch opens at 6:30pm on Thursday 19th September, please RSVP to  Guest list limited, please reply promptly.

The exhibition, which includes a display of many of the ideas and projects featured in the book, will continue Friday 20th through Sunday 22nd September.

Ellie Laycock trained as an artist and works as a London-based professional photographer for clients
such as Giorgio Armani, Sony Ericsson and Casa Vogue Brasil. A love of innovative design, stylish
interiors, and rummaging for vintage treasures led to the founding of her new company, Hunted and
Stuffed, which specializes in luxury homeware made from upcycled vintage

Her unique cushions were selected to appear in the first major upcycling exhibition in the UK at The Old Cinema, west London, and are stocked in independent boutiques and online stores. She recently won the Platinum Brand Amplifier award for female entrepreneurs and the Startup Britain PitchUp!’ Competition which resulted in her being selected to pitch her upcycled original vintage cushions to a major department store.

The author is based in Brixton, London.


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