Friday, 11 April 2014

Illustration: Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill

Cico Books
I'm really looking forward to the Launch of Joanna Thornhill's book 'Home for Now'. For one, it's a great idea (especially now I'm renting and nervous of invoking the landlord's wrath with my creative tendencies.

I am also very excited because I illustrated the step by step diagrams in the book!

Upcycled Jewellry Hooks Cico Books

Upcycled Jewellry Hooks Cico Books

Super Stylist and blogger Joanna's book is a beautiful coffee table book even if you're not fussed about doing any projects. It is full of stunning pictures of real renters' houses; wittily written and totally inspiring. There are even a few NO SEW projects like the one below!

Chair Upholstery Project Cico Books

Chair Upholstery Project Cico Books

Here's what Joanna says about her first book on her website:

"My first book, Home for Now: Making your Rented Space or First Home Beautiful, is published in April 2014 by Cico Books. Offering both inspirational and practical solutions to the ever-growing number of people struggling to get on, or move up, the property ladder, it shows that not being in your “forever” home needn’t be a barrier to transforming your house into a home: all that’s needed is a little creative thinking, outside of the box.
Featuring 15 stunning homes, most of which are rented or first-time-owned themselves, the book is broken down by area: Living Spaces, Kitchens, Dining, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Creative Workspaces and Plants, Outdoor Living, and is packed with styling, craft and DIY tips to inspire both renters and renovators to try out the ideas themselves. Full step-by-step projects feature at the end of each chapter, specifically chosen with inexperienced DIY’ers in mind, whilst renters’ needs are more than taken into account, with landlord-friendly adaptations of many of its DIY and styling ideas.

"Home for Now will be sold worldwide, initially in its English-language edition, with foreign-language editions to follow throughout the year. To purchase online from Amazon or other equivalent booksellers, please click on your relevant country using the links below (live links where available - more coming soon):
Europe: United KingdomItaly, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, The Netherlands
North America: USA
Asia: IsraelJapan, South Korea, ThailandUnited Arab Emirates
Australasia: Australia
From April, I will also be selling copies of the book direct from this site, and can offer signed copies for no additional cost – stay tuned for a live link on this page once the service is available, or email me for further information.
A selection of coverage on Home for Now – if you have been kind enough to feature Home for Now in your publication, or on your website or blog, please do email to let me know and I will add you to the gallery below. If you are a member of the press or a blogger looking for further information, please email"

all taken from

Cico Books
 The Launch is in a few weeks and I can't wait to see the book in hard print. I'll be sure to share some photos from the night.

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