I’m in a sort of mid-Christmas haze and loving it. It’s a real luxury to spend time with family, read, watch box sets, eat good food and generally just be. For the first time this year I’ve managed to take a good long break from work and it seems to be doing[.....]
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First came the Made in the Shade shopping event. When their fun, rock’n’roll version of the traditional craft fair first hit Glasgow’s craft and vintage calendar, it was the only event of its kind.
Next came The Maisonette – a dinky bricks and mortar extension of Made in the Shade.
And now? Now comes[.....]
Are your designs hot or not? A question that all good designers ask themselves in some form or another. But how do you really know? The ultimate test is whether your products sell, but at the early prototype stage, how do you know whether to put your designs into production? [.....]
Lucie Ellen is the latest designer at All Things Original. She makes beautiful jewellery from reclaimed wood and recycled broken vintage china.
Working out of her garden shed in Holbrook, Suffolk she cites her inspiration as ‘girls, the 1940s, birds, fifties design, tea cups and haberdashery’.
Lucie transforms things that would have been[.....]
The Lucky Skip has had various real life outings including appearances at the London Printmaker’s Fair and Hackney Wicked Festival. And now for the first time you can take part online.
For £5 per dip you will receive a mystery treat delivered to your door, wrapped in specially designed, screen printed Supermarket[.....]
Roobarb is a gift and homeware shop situated in the small village of Marsden. It’s one of those shops that draws you in; full of unusual furniture, bright home accessories, beautiful gifts and handmade items.
Owner and textile designer Sarah Foster has recently opened an online shop where she shares some of[.....]
Look what I’ve just bought. Remember that kitchen unit I keep banging on about? Well it’s not quite finished. It’s not quite started is probably more accurate, but I have the paint now and the revamping is imminent.
Beginnings are funny things. I wonder how many businesses have been formed as a result of a chance meeting with a friend, drinks with colleagues, a new book, that time you talked into the early hours . . . . For Sandra Cassidy is was coffee and cake at Borders. She went[.....]