Straight to the point


Check out these giant HB Pencil lamps designed and created by Michael & George and fabricated by the team here at the workshop. Great to see this weekend they’ve also been selected by The Independent as one of the five fresh faces of London Design Festival. Check out the full article here, visit their website here, or go see them at Tent London.


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No More Air Guitar


Great day at the workshop on Saturday with Drummond & Hammett and their Cigar Box Blues Guitar workshop. Six hours, twelve guitars…fingerboard, neck & string…..


If like us you’re now itching to make one yourself, then we’ll be inviting them back in the new year, so make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter to hear the new date.

Pitch Up to Our New Monthly Market

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We’re very excited to be opening up our yard to host a monthly street food and makers market this autumn. To kick start the proceedings, we’re running a special pilot on Saturday 20th September, 10-4pm to coincide with the Open House Architecture Festival. We’re planning a regular showcase of work from our members and other makers alongside activities for kids, good coffee & local produce – promising a good start to any weekend. For the full details, click here.

All the Luck of the Lathe


Check out this rather nice collection of test pieces made today by beginner Ben Kazacos after doing our Wood Lathe Induction last week. If you’re interested in learning, drop us a line to and we’ll book you into the next induction running.

Tottenham Green Room

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Amazing what can pop up under your eyes in 2 weeks…We were so pleased to support the build of the Tottenham Green Room – a temporary community events space designed by competition winners Aaron English & Edward Robertson and built by a dedicated team in part at the BH workshop, and assembled down in Tottenham. So don’t miss it if you’re in the area – the space will be up and running with events from Guerrilla Knitting to music performances until the 14th September.

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You can check out a great time lapse video of the build here, and some more pictures of the room in action at See you under the green curtains… Pictures © Jon Fairclough

Lola Lely Studio & The Cosmology of St James


We’ve been busy working with the Lola Lely Studio  on their commission from The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with the Crown Estate. Lola’s winning design will culminate in a permanent installation at 12, Charles II Street in the West End opening this September. We’ve been fabricating the steel structure from which a series of ‘satellites’ will be suspended made from leather, glass and metal.


Inspiration for the piece has come from an intriguing range of sources, from the area’s former resident Sir Isaac Newton to its long standing tailoring tradition. We can’t wait to see the final piece!


For more information, visit their website www. Pictures © Yesenia Thibault-Picazo.

Medicinal Value

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Added medicinal value. Love this bathroom cabinet made at the workshop by one of our resident makers [M]ODEL MAKER aka Odel Jeffries. Check out more at

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Giddy Round the Garden

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It was all about ditching shank’s pony last weekend, and letting the kids canter round the Walthamstow Garden Party  on their own hobby horse steed. Inspired by William Morris’ love of dressing up, we offered a drop-in workshop all weekend for kids to make their own industrial version of the classic wooden toy. Not to mention the rather fabulous hand painted signage for the Useful & Beautiful tent…

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The Blackhorse Technician crew were on hand to guide makers each step of the fabrication process, teaching basic woodwork skills from sawing, to sanding, drilling and using a workshop bench. It proved so popular that we’ll be running it again in the autumn down at HQ. Drop us a line if you’re interested.

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Guitar Lessons from Drummond & Hammett

Banish your blues! We’ve got a fantastic one-day workshop coming up on Saturday 6 September with specialist cigar box blues guitar makers Drummond & Hammett.  They’ll be taking you through a step by step process to build your own guitar in a day. Move over Jack White, there’s a new Hound Dog in town.  Full details here.

Lost & Found

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These Helter Skelter chairs are just two from a great series of customised found furniture by one of our studio residents: Claire Loescher. Based upstairs at the workshop, it’s amazing to see what emerges from her tumbleweed stack of unwanted items. Check out her tumblr here to see more – or drop her a line to discuss a commissioned piece at

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