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Glorious graphics by Holli Zollinger

As I was recently given a sewing machine by my mum (my first, and I am very excited), I have been scouting out rare and wonderful fabrics with which to plan my dream textile creations. Amid lovely new offerings from Liberty and others, I stumbled upon these striking patterns by US artist and graphic designer […]

Knitted trophies by Rachel Denny

Artist and craft wonder Rachel Denny lives in Oregon and has recently risen to design fame for her playful knitted animal heads – a creative, animal-friendly take on the hunting trophy to which no one could really object. She describes her work as “an exploration of the seductive beauty of our natural world and the […]

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.  

Taxi Seat by Camilla Akersveen

It is often the most mundane things that inspire us. Norwegian designer Camilla Akersveen spent much of her childhood being driven around in her grandfather’s taxi, unable to keep her hands off his beaded seat cover, which she found fascinating. Fast forward a few years and the design graduate has just exhibited her taxi chair […]

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 […]

Little knitted people

… by San Francisco-based Jess Hutchison. Smiles all round.

DAY Birger et Mikkelsen A/W 2010

I am a longstanding fan of quirky Danish label DAY Birger et Mikkelsen‘s clothes and homeware ranges, and a look at this season’s new interiors offering has only compounded my love. Fusing fresh and simple colours  – oatmeal, black, coral, silver, grey – with hand-embroidered cushions and delicately engraved silver accessories, the collection is simple […]

COLLECT 2010 at the Saatchi Gallery

Yesterday I went down to the Saatchi Gallery in London’s Duke of York’s Square to check out this year’s crafts exhibition, COLLECT 2010. Run by the Crafts Council, and in its seventh year, the show comprises a mind-blowing array of pieces from galleries across the globe, of such artistic skill and vision that the word […]