Wow! We’ve been really overwhelmed with the response to Indie Quarter. After launching last month we’ve received dozens of emails from independent designers who are interested in appearing in the blog. We have already featured some excellent designers and artists and we have lots more to showcase in the New[.....]
Archive for 2005
I have recently become an auntie for the first time and I was therefore delighted to come across Little Hooligan.
Clare Hourigan of Little Hooligan has designed a gorgeous range of knitwear for the style conscious baby. All garments are hand knitted in the UK and hand finished using vintage buttons and trimmings. They[.....]
Barry Norton of Norton Photographic combines a number of elements through his art ’ photography, painting, graffiti and sculpture. He is extremely passionate about his work and was deeply inspired by his grandfather’s experiences in Guyana. His own interests in travel, history and culture are demonstrated through his photography.
Barry has achieved[.....]
If you haven’t yet bought your Christmas cards, you might want to check out Fibre Designs.
I came across Fibre Designs earlier this year when I called in at the Craft and Design Centre in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Designer Jessica Livsey has worked in London, New York and Paris selling her designs and now sells[.....]
With the party season in full swing, forget your little black dress and check out Mark Anthony’s glamorous ‘little black tops’. Inspired by iconic women (see Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel design above and Sophia Loren design below), these classic, feminine tops are for women who want to turn heads.
Each top is hand decorated with[.....]
Leeds based jewellery designer, Alex Lavigueur produces beautiful bespoke silver jewellery. Each piece is handcrafted from scratch, using various silversmithing techniques. Her designs incorporate ‘movement, colour and a playful element of some kind’.
Alex attended both Camberwell College of Arts and Leeds College of Art and Design and her work has[.....]
BABU design and sell a range of fabulous t-shirts for mums to be. When Katy Ellis’ friends became pregnant and couldn’t find any funky maternity clothes, the concept for BABU was born.
BABU t-shirts celebrate pregnancy and do not try to hide it. Their range of contemporary, quirky designs focus on the bump and[.....]
Siobh?n is a portrait painter who works from her studio at The Watermark in Preston. She produces a number of ‘non-traditional representations of people for their homes’. Her figurative lanterns have a practical and aesthetic purpose. As well as functioning as traditional lamps, they are also unique and innovative pieces[.....]