Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Ugly Lovely, elegance in the unconventional

I am pleased to announce that Sahar of UglyLovely will sell her millinery delights at the designer makers' sale this Saturday. 'UglyLovely's handmade creations are elegant and flattering, pushing boundaries with new shapes and styles.'

These hats and headpieces are perfectly formed with exceptional details and oh are they beauteous! Its easy to tell that this designer has superb skill and an extraordinary imagination. Expect show stopping but wearable sculptures created from exotic inspirations and fabulous combinations of traditional and new materials. As well as costume and millinery, UglyLovely can provide a complete bridal service. Each area can be fully bespoke, creating unique pieces using exclusive sources and materials.

Introducing Ting Low

Introducing jewellery designer maker Ting Low. Her elegant designs, including dainty chains and beautiful bauble earrings, will be at the Christmas Sale. The pretty handcrafted clusters in her necklaces could easily become any girl's everyday favourite. Effectively combining beautifully bright colours is definitely one of Ting's strong style points, but the simple spiral baubles below are my absolute favourite.

picture one: Autumn Honey Necklace
picture two:
Orange Swirls on Gold Earrings
picture three:
Sapphire Sprinkles Necklace

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Introducing Daley Walton of Consumer Revolt

Introducing the wonderful work of printmaker Daley Walton, who publishes high quality limited editions of 10-25 prints using hands-on traditional methods. Each design is first drawn in pen and ink, then made into screens, and hand printed by the artist. This process creates a beautiful tactile result and each series or print is truly unique. You can see him mixing up the perfect shade of red here.

Make sure to check out his fantastic series of life-size animals which includes the piglet above. Other recurring subject matter includes triptychs on the theme of animal, vegetable or mineral as well as drawings of diagrams and maps. At the Christmas Sale Daley will bring his prints as well as cards and gift wrap.

You can also buy online from his Consumer Revolt shops on etsy or folksy. Daley also designs and prints album packaging and promotional items for a few Indie record labels. Read about all of his printmaking endeavors on his blog.
picture one:
life size piglet screenprint (29cm from snout to tail)
picture two: two colour tiger lily screenprint
picture three: two colour retro robot screenprint

I Heart Zeena

We welcome Zeena Shah of Heart Zeena to the Designer Makers Sale with her lovely printed textile goods. The Lavender scented bags above are an adorable coordinated mix of the Heart Zeena aesthetic.

Her stall is not to be missed as its set like a tiny boutique with all sorts of treasures including handmade Christmas crackers, tea towels, t-shirts, knitted handwarmers, notebooks and cards. I love how her bird illustration below translates perfectly from pillow to card. Her etsy shop only opened a few months ago, but her style sense is excellent and her collection is definitely one to watch.

picture one: assorted lavander scented bags
picture two: assorted pillows
picture three: bird card / decoration

Introducing Bagatelles & Co.

I am pleased to announce that Rym of Bagatelles & Co. is selling her in gorgeous collection of fabric clutches, bags and accessories at our sale.

Mademoiselle Bagatelle is a fashion designer/pattern cutter with a longtime love for drawing, playing with fabrics and making things. She studied textile and fashion design in Paris and London. Her love for accessories and beautiful textiles shows in the Bagatelles & Co. Collection. Each product is unique and beautiful with excellent attention to detail. I just love her blog as well, which documents her creative process and inspirations along the way.

picture one: Medium Lili clutch in art nouveau 'Tana Lawn' Liberty fabric
picture two: Small 'Sweet Pillowy Gigi' purse
picture three: Medium 'Summer flowers' clutch with internal pocket in luxury jacquard

Monday, 14 December 2009

Hello we love Julia Pott

Julia Pott graduated in 2007 with a First Degree in Illustration and Animation from Kingston University. She is now working as a freelance animator from New York and London and her clients include The Decemberists, Of Montreal, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Picador, Chronicle Books, Hornet, Picasso Pictures, Passion Pictures, Etsy and Malibu Rum. She is currently in her first year of an MA in animation at the Royal College of Art in London.
We're ever so pleased to have her at the Christmas Sale. From art prints, cards and books to homewares, totebags and temporary tattoos. There is truly something special for everyone in Julia's collection. Send Christmas wishes with Julia's cosy characters in the Cards below.
Picture one: A wonderful art print of a Painted Polar Bear saying 'Hello, I Love You'.
Picture two: A great decorative pillow which reads 'You Made me a Mixtape, Now You're my Boyfriend' alongside the illustrated polar bear, wolves, birds, and ship in a mountain scene.
Picture three: Christmas Cards pack of 5

Charming Rosie

Much love for Rosie and her charming dolls. The expressions on these doll's faces are priceless! The mermaid's above are also available as a Christmas card! What a perfectly unique way to send this season's wishes.

The Sulk Fairy below is adorable too! And as Rosie says 'Oh dear! Somebody's been left on the tree too long in her stupid leotard!' Stop by to meet these amazing unique characters at our Chrismtas Sale.

picture one: Two Mermaids Cards
picture two: Sulk Fairy Ornament