home: event [ The Design Museum Market ]
After a successfull first year, The Design Museum is bringing back its Christmas market full of independent designers and makers.
Shop ceramics, homeware, gifts, jewellery, graphic design and textiles with opportunities to meet the makers and learn all about their products.
This free event runs from 1st – 3rd December at The Design Museum in Kennsington, London.
home: featured [ The Future Kept ]
Husband & Wife team Dean & Jeska Hearne have created an online store full of gorgeous well designed, durable and desirable items for your home. With a strong focus to inspire their customers to think about the items you buy for your home, bringing these independently produced products to the forefront of the collection.
‘We provide quality goods with an honest provenance that we use in our day-to-day lives, items made to ladt that will not fuel the throwaway nature of the modern world, heirlooms of the future. We hope to inspire a curiosity and desire within people to make more sustainable and ethical choices.’
Our favourite pieces include their woven baskets, throws and ceramics. Head to the website, explore and find your perfect item. We assure it will be more then just the one.
home: featured [ plumo ]
London based Plumo is an online lifestyle store bringing you clothing, accessories and homeware. Everything has an artisan, hancrafted feel to it with majority being independently made from all over the world.
‘We travel extensively around the world to source products that are original in design, beautifully crafted and a little different from what you usually see. We tend to work with artisans, co-operatives from Africa to Asia, designers that have just come out of college and any kind of creative people that just make beautiful things’
The site offers you a really relaxed bohemian collection with woven soft furnishings, patterned cushions and brushed metal shelving. Our favourites include the 4 tier stacking shelves and kelim cushion.
Be sure to check them out at Plumo.com
home: featured [ The Maker Place ]
This young online store [ launched 2016 ] is all about craftsmen and designers from the UK. All the items found in this ‘marketplace’ are handpicked by a team focusing on style and substance.
‘We’re passionate champions of independent makers, and we strongly believe that it’s possible to by beautifully crafted work that is both eco – conscious and style conscious. We select work based on both craftsmanship and design so that you can achieve a modern, thoughtful and stylish look using exceptionally made, luxurious, handcrafted items’
The website is fully gorgeous homeware including accessories, furniture, lighting, prints and gifts with each item having a story behind it, introducing the product and it’s designer. We love the soft furnishings and furniture.
The Maker Place also has a great blog [ The Maker Press ] sharing new products, inspiration and introducing new designers.
This kind of online store is very much needed, supporting independant designers and makers, and in return you gain an individual handcrafted treasure for you home.
home: featured [ Bohemia ]
Founded by Jenny Lockton in 2006 Scottish based store Bohemia is a haven for homewares and goods uniquely designed in-house and handcrafted in partnership with artisans from around the world. With boho influences on trend this year [ featured on the blog a couple of weeks ago ] there is no better time to explore this great shop.
‘ Bohemia was established to build relationships with artisan producers and through collaborations help to support meaningful employment and ensure the survival of awe-inspiring traditional crafts’
Bohemia is full of colour and inspiration with the obvious strong influence of Morocco and India running throughout their products. Head to the blankets and rugs with gorgeous pattern and vibrancy, or browse the kitchenware with palm leaf brushes and hand embossed enamel bowls.
As well as the online shop Bohemia has a flagship store in Edinburgh. It’s a definate destination if you love authentic gifts and homeware with a contemporary edge.
Keep up to date with Bohemia on Instagram and Twitter.
home: event [ independent ceramics market ]
Head to East London on Sunday 4th December for the brilliant Independant Ceramics Market. Showcases over 60 ceramasists and diy potters, this unique market gives you the opportunity to see a diverse range of works from vases to sculpture.
For full list of exhibitors head to hayevent.uk.
13 – 15 Stoke Newington Road
Clockwise from top left:jodepankhurst.co.uk, leighpottery.co.uk, limehouseceramics.com, tillyhemingwayceramics.com, annabeam.com
home: featured [ Nkuku ]
Nkuku is a name we have come to know and love in recent years, seeing their products in various stores, but today we share a little bit more about this Devon based company.
‘We create beautifully handmade home and lifestyle products. We work with artisans throughout the world, combining timeless design with traditional skills and natural materials’
Nkuku has a strong idendity within its product range, celebrating artisans from around the world and emphasizing the importance of their values; Ethical, Eco friendly and Handmade.
Nkuku’s website is full of gorgeous pieces including and extensive range of picture frames, terrariums, soft furnishings and lighting. There is a strong rustic & industrial feel throughout the range with materials such as brass, zinc, mango wood and recycled glass. A rawness to each product which is beautiful yet practical at the same time
If you hadn’t heard of Nkuku then you have now, and they are definitely worth a visit. Keep up to date with their blog and Instagram to see their latest products and inspiration.