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Butterfly mug by Luna & Curious

Handmade fine Bone China mug, £18, Luna & Curious Curious for more? Check out the Luna & Curious online shop, or go see them in Shoreditch.  

The Matchcarden: grow-your-own in miniature

A while back I posted on the postcarden – a little packet of happiness comprising a pop-up watercress garden in a postcard shaped box that the chosen recipient unfolds, waters and watches grow. Now the people at Another Studio have come up with the matchcarden – the same sort of thing but based on a […]

Cash vs. credit: Barbecue Buckets

  Purple BBQ bucket, £15, Sainsbury’s; Fire BBQ bucket, £35.74, Nigel’s Eco Store    

1001 Nights plates by Sentou

Bright, plastic, trip-tastic. €27 for four, Sentou.com  

Recycled paper animals by Mibo

They’ve come out of hibernation and are ready to play. All you need are scissors, glue and a ruler. Fox, Badger, Squirrel and Hedgehog   The Carrot Crew The Yolk Folk Wise Guys Meet them all (including their Christmas friends) at mibo.co.uk. Prices start at £6.  

House & Home by Lisa Stickley

A while ago I did a post on London-based designer Lisa Stickley, whose quirky prints and scribbles always make me smile. I read yesterday that she has done a diffusion line for Debenhams called House & Home. A little skeptical, I had a cursory snoop online and there are a few pieces that I think […]

Cash vs. credit: butterfly cushions

Butterfly cushion cover, £45, Conran; embroidered butterfly cushion, £156, Lulu & Nat

Art to love from Print Club London

Because chocolates are too dull for words, and you can never have too many cool little prints, Zoe (still in bed with a broken leg) has picked her favourite Valentine’s designs from her latest discovery: Print Club London in Dalston, where you can learn to make prints yourself as well as simply buy them. They […]

Cash vs. credit: fish salt and pepper shakers

Kissing fish salt and pepper shakers, £4.99, Amazon UK; Jonathan Adler fish salt and pepper shakers, £46, Heal’s

DIY Christmas decorations: it’s not too late

And baubles always break. Crochet Christmas decoration patterns (stocking, star, red robin and tree), £1.50, The Tree Bridge at Folksy.com