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Wardrobes for all seasons

It’s that time of year for our wardrobes once again – when shorts, skirts and t-shirts make way for woollies, tights and coats. Although it’s always sad to wave summer goodbye, there are (whisper it) some of us at Jali who actually look forward to this change of season. Because it means we finally get…

Modern DIY – fast, fun and frugal!

It’s National DIY Week (14 – 20 September), and here in the Jali factory you can’t move for champagne and bunting. Actually, that’s not true. But it’s great that DIY is being celebrated, as self-reliance and home-based skills are part of the UK’s – and Jali’s – rich tradition. (A bit like the WI, but…

Design your own furniture… at festival time!

The London Design Festival is almost here again – it runs from 19 – 27 September 2015. It’s a great event for anyone interested in furniture or interior design, with a wealth of ideas, products, demonstrations and exhibitions to see. Having enjoyed my previous visits, I’ll definitely be going back this year. The pieces on…

Start with a Jali smooth surface, then add texture…

Well, that was quick. Is it just me, or did Summer 2015 feel like a short dress-rehearsal for the real thing, with a few weeks of wintery cold, rain and fog thrown in to make up the shortfall? Of course, we may yet have an Indian Summer, as the Met Office is currently forecasting, though…