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Tag: ceramics

I Like It Here

  In the ravenous and fast-moving consumer times that we live in (I am no angel I can assure you), I am always keen to promote designers and boutiques that give design-led shoppers the chance to purchase homewares that are both stylish and ethically responsible; both factors being of equal importance. Only recently has the […]

Blue animals by Bitossi

As former director of iconic ceramcicists Bitossi, Aldo Londi designed these lovable Rimini Blu animals in the 1950s. They caught my eye the other day and my heart skipped a beat for each and every one – and there are over a dozen. With their dreamy blue hues and intricate textures they are hard not […]

The Dining Room at Liberty

Liberty have just opened a new one-stop-shop for all-things-foodie, aptly named The Dining Room at Liberty. It is full of covetable ceramics and cool kitchen things by some of my favourite designers – including Rob Ryan, Quail (of animal egg cup fame) and Emma Bridgewater, who has done a new collection exclusive to The Dining […]

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: 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

Teapots with a twist

Zoe, whose appetite for quirky London design shops knows no bounds, tells us what’s top of her list this week: If you are near London’s Portobello Market, I strongly recommend you take some time to visit Golborne Road at the top. Apart from the choice of delicious Middle Eastern food stalls and Portuguese coffee and […]

People we’re loving: Lisa Stickley

London-based ceramics and textiles designer Lisa Stickley knows how to have some fun. Her quirky designs are playful without being too girly, decorated with old-school (yet surprisingly relevant) doodles and mantras such as “keep nail varnish in the fridge and it will stay runny. pack tight shoes with wet newspaper and leave overnight. to clean […]

People we’re loving: Studio at 37

The moment I saw Studio at 37‘s ceramic designs, the words cup, gift bag and bunting became a whole lot more interesting. Their quirky ceramic pieces are playful yet simple, in lovely muted pastel glazes with a nostalgic,  retro feel. I love the idea of ceramic bunting and party bags – they would make great […]