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It's the Simple Things

It's the Simple Things

Our 2018 Collection is almost complete with the arrival of the fruits from our last sourcing trip. Sometimes it's the simplest that get us excited. As an example our new Zinc Containers, originally used in Bakeries or as Storage Containers by Street Food Vendors. We found a batch of these, all beaten and bruised , with years of grime build up, in the corner of a scrapyard. We were lucky enough that we were able to handpick over 30 of these wonderful containers. A  fantastic natural zinc patina, which can only come with age.  A flame was used to melt the grime, with...

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Shekwati Doors - New pieces coming to Home Street Home in 2018

Shekwati Doors - New pieces coming to Home Street Home in 2018

For the past few months, we have been working really hard at finding or developing the best pieces to bring you in 2018. Here is a wee flavour of whats coming  Shekawati Doors    The symbolism of Doors has been prevalent throughout history. Since Doors were first seen in recorded history on paintings inside Egyptian tombs. The Roman god Janus was the god of doors and doorways, and also the god of beginnings, endings, transitions, gates, gateways, and time. Doors still continue to symbolize all of these elements today. Our photos show some examples of Shekhawati Doors. Shekawati is a region...

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Maison D'Alep - The struggle to keep Syrian Crafts in Wartime

Maison D'Alep - The struggle to keep Syrian Crafts in Wartime

Syrian Glass La Maison d'Alep History Created in the 2nd Century BC, the technique of Blown Glass had always been used in Syria. Up to the 1920’s, the glass makers primarily produced utility objects (Jars, Oil Lamps, Bottles, Suction Cups, Apothecary Flasks, Perfume Bottles...) In the Twenties, the French Institute of Art & Archeology started to reproduce these beautifully crafted piece’s in museums, opening up new markets for the highly skilled Syrian Crafts people. From the Thirties, they discovered foreign and modern designs, giving them the opportunity to develop their designs. During World War Two, the demand for glassware boomed,...

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Lux Magazine 'Cool Hunters' Summer Edition features Home STREET Home

Lux Magazine 'Cool Hunters' Summer Edition features Home STREET Home

Lux Magazine is a leading International Lifestyle & Interiors Publication. We were delighted to be featured in the 'Cool Hunters' Section  Bi-annual Hard Copy Publication

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