Artists Abigail and Max, from Forest + Found talk about how nature impacts and shapes their work. Find out more about their handcrafted approach and how their work is driven by material and process. Read more on Geoffrey and Grace...

I hope you are all enjoying the ‘Inspired by Nature’ series as much as I am loving putting it together for you, I am super thankful to have interviewed some amazing folk for the series so far, and you can catch up with all previous posts here, but before you do that, please welcome artists Abigail and Max, who run the studio practice Forest + Found.

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wholehearted and creative living

Why wholehearted and creative living is the way forward. Why it's important to make space for creative things every day. Let's spread an awareness of why being creative is essential for wellbeing, and how creativity enriches our lives.Some of you may have noticed a few small changes to the Geoffrey & Grace blog recently.

Several things have happened over the last couple of months that have made me think about why I am doing what I do, and how I do what I do.

One thing that has been at the forefront of my thinking is Holly Becker’s advice to “use your blog as a catalyst to help you live the best life possible”. I think this is a great suggestion and my blog is constantly challenging me to learn and develop, but I also want to inspire others to get the most out of their life, and live the best life possible.

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meet the makers – east beach studios – part 1


east beach artists studios

Last week I shared the exciting news that three artist-makers and myself will be making and selling our work from The East Beach Studios on Worthing seafront. One of these huts above will be ours. There has been lots of smiling, and quite a lot of skipping. If you missed that post and you want to catch up on the news, you can do so here.

Well I thought it would be nice to introduce you to the other three makers. You will also get to meet our lovely hut soon too.

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exciting news for Geoffrey & Grace

east beach studios

If you are a close follower of the blog you will know that I live by the sea here in Sussex, England. You will also know that I have been teasing you with a little bit of news that I have been desperate to tell you all about. I am so excited about this opportunity, and feel a little bit like the planets have aligned, so I am one of a lucky few.

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the love of looking at other people’s rooms

geoffrey and grace - bailey's room– a corner of Bailey’s bedroom

I love to go to people’s houses. I love to see what their rooms are like. How they have chosen to fill the space, the colours on the walls, the pictures they hang, what furniture there is, the little bits and pieces they have around. It fascinates me and helps me know that person a little better. I can’t help but see them in a different context having seen their home. It fills in some of the blanks.

No two rooms can be the same, as the style and details in any room surely reflect who we are, the life we are living, and they tell a bit about our, and the house’s history.  It is with this love of having a good nosey around someone else’s house that I decided I would like to introduce a new feature to the geoffrey & grace blog…. ‘rooms’….

In this feature we will meet a maker, artist, designer or blogger and get a glimpse into their home. They will share their favourite room, we will find out what makes this room so special, what they love most about it, and we will get to hear about and see some of their most treasured possessions.

I hope you will enjoy the rooms I have to share. They are a varied bunch in style and decor, but what I think they all have in common is the desire to make a room feel like home.

The first person who is kindly sharing with us her favourite room is the lovely Chelsea from Sheila Bownas. Can’t wait to share with you her gorgeous room, and the lovely things she has in it.

Tune in same time next week.