Month: November, 2011

Outline Editions Christmas extravaganza

Kristjana S Williams

From November 26th to December 24th, graphic print hub extraordinaire Outline Editions will be selling some of their funnest and finest prints by an eclectic range of artists in a pop-up shop on Berwick Street. With works by Anthony Burrill, Noma Bar, Kate Moross, James Joyce, Klaus Haapaniemi and Patrick Thomas,  and prices ranging from as little as £15 to £300, there is truly something for everybody.

Here is a little taster:

Klaus Haapaniemi

Anthony Burrill

Patrick Thomas

Kristjana S Williams

Noma Bar

Noma Bar is also running a free Cut It Out workshop there this Saturday where you can make your own Noma-inspired creation. (Overt sexual references optional).

For more details visit OutlineEditions.co.uk

Edie bedlinen at Toast

It may be winter outside but it can just as well be spring inside your bedroom.

 

Edie bedlinen, from £22 to £119 at Toast

How To Spend It: on reclaimed furniture and ethical homewares

My two latest posts have gone up on HowToSpendIt.com’s Haute Seat. The first is about ethically aware e-commerce interiors sites, including Nkuku.com and Jali designs, where you can buy artisanal goods witha clean and happy conscience.

The second highlights my top reclaimed furniture retailers in the UK and beyond – bold, industrial statement pieces that bring salvaged homewares and materials to the design fore.

I hope you enjoy them.

Oak rocking chair at the Futon Co.

I would never have considered investing in a rocking chair until I saw this lovely oak one from the Futon Co. It is bold and angular and quietly stylish and I also love the climbing sidetable.

Oak rocking chair, £199, the Futon Company

Cash vs. credit: oil burners

Grey evenings are upon us and there is no better time to indulge in aromatic oils – in the bath, by your bed, anywhere you like. Say no to the Ambi Pur revolution and enjoy a pretty burner instead.

Temple soapstone burner, £4.99, TheIncenseStore.com; terracota oil burner, £10, The Body Shop

 

A nice idea

I saw this on holiday in Italy and thought it was a lovely, simple idea – as the best things often are.

 

Handmade in Britain 2011

On the weekend I went along to the 2011 Handmade in Britain expo at London’s Chelsea Town Hall. I am ashamed to have only written it up now but time seems to have slipped away.

Organised by fashion and home accessories designer Piyush Suri, the fair started in 2007 with the aim of bringing together and promoting craftsmen from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There was a wonderful variety of crafts to explore including jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glassware, and paper sculptures – and the workmanship was second to none. With our purse strings firmly tightened, the only purchases made were from the lovely Namiko Murakoshi of NamNam ceramics, who I met at Artsmart and whose stall was irresistible with all its little faces:

 

 

Other designers that caught my eye:

Deryn Relph

 

Norman Yap Ceramics (also pictured at top)

Noa Ceramics

 

Lettie Belle

 

Rachel’s Wool