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Things To Do In London Winter 2017

With top class museums, galleries, pubs and restaurants, London is a city very much geared up for the colder weather. So if you’re wondering what to do during winter, and indeed Christmas, in the capital, here’s a helpful guide to some of the best places to go. In no particular order, here’s our top things to do in London in the winter!…

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

The biggest festive festival in the capital is high on most people’s winter hitlists. You can skate, browse Christmas markets, see a circus performance and drink mulled wine, all in the same place. It does get busy (especially the ice rink) so if there’s something you really want to do, book tickets in advance.

…Drop into the Geoffrye Museum…

This free Shoreditch museum is a great place to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the past. Go and have a peak into authentically decorated living rooms, stretching back 400 years.

Go ice skating at Somerset House…

London’s festive season only really gets going when Somerset House’s iconic ice rink opens for another year. Put on in partnership with Fortnum and Mason, the rink offers skating in beautiful surroundings, and weekend club nights, with big names taking to the decks as you try and stay upright.

…And finally…

…See public art transformed

Henry Moore Arch in snow at Kensington Gardens

The Royal Parks have a host of public art in their grounds that make good backdrops for some arty shots (particularly good if you’ve got a new camera at Christmas). Capture some moody black and white shots of Henry Moore’s The Arch or get instagramming at The Joy of Life fountain in Hyde Park.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have fun!

Happy holidays from Team Bio-Trimmings

Divis Earrings

Creative Recycling Ideas That Bring Trash Back To Life!

Recycling stuff is awesome, but actually turning your old stuff and garbage into something new and useful is even more awesome!

Old Bike part turned into a chandelier!

One of my favourites i’ve come across is the old piano turned into a bookshelf…

Or even turning the old piano into a waterfall feature in your garden! how lovely!

This one’s great too! Very creative!


We Love All Things Handmade!







Despite the on/off rain(typical UK weather) we went straight to The Handmade Fair to get all artsy and crafty and support out fellow crafters! It was great to see lots of people with the same interest as me!

Amongst the crowds of the excitable community, we saw lots of little hobbies that reminded me of what i was always drawn to as a little me; things that allowed me to use my imagination to make something with my own hands!

Here’s something I made when i was 6 years of age and another at 10, which is still framed and placed on the very same wall at my family home.

Handmade items are growing and it’s great to see like-minded people. I’ve always valued great craftsmenship. There’s a book called ‘The Craftsmen’ i’ve read before, where by the sociologist Richard Sennett makes a case for homo faber (or “man as maker”). Harking back to the workshops of the medieval guilds and to the studio of violin-maker Antonio Stradivari, Sennett set out to prove Immanuel Kant’s dictum that “the hand is the window on to the mind”. It is only through making things, he says – by trying and failing and repeating – that we gain true understanding. He is not, like some latter-day John Ruskin, arguing that handmade things are better than machine-made ones. He is simply saying that skilled manual labour – or indeed any craft – is one path to a fulfilling life!

Jewellery featured in this article is from the Geometrix Collection:

Dalton Earring in Red

Drop Coin Ring


The Story – The Geometrix Collection

I’ve always been interested in many art movements including abstract art. One of the key inspirations in creating the Geometrix Collection is Ronald Davis, an American painter whose work is associated with Geometric abstraction, Abstract Illusionism, Lyrical Abstraction, Hard-edge painting, Shaped canvas painting, Colour field painting, and 3D Computer Graphics.

Black Tear, 1969, Ronald Davis. Molded polyester resin and fiberglass.

I’ve kept the shapes very simple so that the unique materials speak for themselves.

I’m excited to unveil this new collection for Autumn/Winter 2017.

Stay tuned!