Tag: textiles

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 dirty wallpaper – rub with stale bread. make diamonds sparkle, clean them with gin”; or “when choosing plants for the flower garden, consider those that may give a good display of bloom and, in many cases, provide glorious cut flowers for house decoration”.

She also designs quirky floral hand and washbags, as well as playful mugs and other homely treats such as an “uncommonly good cup mug” and a “splendidly small bowl”. They do exactly what they say on the tin.

lisa stickley bags

People we’re loving: nkuku

nkuku pocket journals

Last night I was detained quite some time in Wholefoods by the prettiest selection of fair trade journals and notebooks. You’re probably thinking, “not another pretty fair trade notebook”, but these are worth a second look.

Devon-based brand Nkuku, which is the name of a village in Zambia, combines traditional Indian and African artisan techniques with simple, modern designs – with stunning results at affordable prices.

nkuku photo albums on wooden table

They also do photo albums, pictured above, and textiles and jewellery. I also have my eye on one of their simple, snug quilts:

nkuku quilts close up blue pink

If you’re over by Wholefoods, nip along and check it out, or visit their website for more info.