home: event [ The London Artisan ]

home: event [ The London Artisan ]

Back for another Winter edition at The Old Truman Brewery, The London Artisan is a marketplace celebrating independant producers and makers. The perfect place to pick up a last minute Christmas present…. and a little something for yourself.

The London Artisan presents a unique selection of jewellery, ceramics, glassware, textiles, homewares, illustration and beauty products. This two day selling event is consumer oriented and offers visitors the opportunity to meet the designers and view, buy or commission products

15 – 16 December

11am – 6pm

Free entry

thelondonartisan.com

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home: event [ M. Y. O ]

home: event [ M. Y. O ]

M. Y. O [ Make Your Own ] is a creative space for adults to take part in workshops, work on your own craft or just hang out and relax.

With studios in Borough and Peckham, M. Y. O offers you the chance to learn some new creative skills, in a great environment with no pressure.

Creative classes include, ceramic painting, decoupage, pottery, calligraphy and illustration. It’s a great place to take a group of friends for an afternoon, and you can bring your own booze!!

Head to myo.place for classes and bookings.

home: featured [ Okla ]

home: featured [ Okla ]

Beautiful, bright and eclectic – the wonderfully curated collection of artists, brands and makers at Okla, brings together great shopping for the home (and more).

For the home, there is lighting, ceramics, art, mirrors, cushions, throws and more.

They say;

We opened our doors in 1997. Today we’re the biggest independent gift shop in Manchester. Showcasing independent artists and makers; it’s important to us that we work closely with independent companies and individuals – celebrating handmade, fair trade and ethical goods.

Our aim is simple — to provide you with a fun, vibrant and inspiring collection of gifts and homeware to suit every pocket.

Okla is a sister company to the famous Oklahoma Gift Shop located in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It’s your one-stop shop for everything from handmade jewellery, exceptional home & kitchenware, retro tin toys & novelty items, beautiful stationery, books, wrap & cards, plus much, much more. With an emphasis on seeking out more unusual products & working with smaller independent makers & designers, as well as larger more established producers, we’re able to bring you an eclectic & unparalleled collection of products.

Manchester’s biggest independent gift shop has become a firm favourite with locals, day shoppers and tourists. With thousands of different products in-store at any time, there’s always something new around the corner; keeping our customers surprised, amazed and inspired.

Spread out over 2000 sq ft of floor space and packed to the rafters with vibrant & colourful homeware & kitchenware, handmade jewellery, cards, books & stationery, tin toys, novelty items & curiosities from around the world.

home: featured [ Made+Good ]

home: featured [ Made+Good ]

This independent online marketplace has a carefully curated selection of homeware, kitchenware and lifestyle goods. All the products are made a produced by independant studios and sold on limited quantities.

With Made+Good when you buy something you know you are supporting artisan makers, as well as giving to charity. 15% of all sales commision is donated to a an organisation.

Be sure to check this store out online, full of gorgeous handcrafted pieces, all made with love.

madeandgood.com

home: event [ Loewe Craft Prize 2018 ]

home: event [ Loewe Craft Prize 2018 ]

Since 2016 the Loewe Craft Prize has been showcasing new talent and excellence in modern craftsmanship. Held at the Design Museum, London this free event featured all the nominees for the 2018 prize.

‘These works stand for the culture of effort and the revival of traditions, and lead to the essence of LOEWE and its legacy of knowledge and quality in a time of immediate and indiscriminate production’

May 4 – 17 June

home: event [ LCW ]

home: event [ LCW ]

Back for its fourth year, London Craft Week is the perfect place to explore and celebrate British & International creativity.

The festival brings us over 200 makers, designers and brands located around London in gallery spaces, shops and museums. Running over 4 days you can take part in workshops, listens to talks or wander the exhibitions.

‘London has long had a Fashion Week and a Design Festival. Now there is London Craft Week. A magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best – made of things’

On from 9-13 May / visit londoncraftweek.com to view the programme of events and book tickets [ half of the events are free ].

home: event [ Country Living ]

home: event [ Country Living ]

Spring is officially here now and so it’s time for this year’s Country Living Fair. Get along to Alexandra Palace, North London to explore lots of independent designers, craftspeople and artisan makers.

This Spring fair will inspire you with ideas for interiors, gifts, food and fashion with over 100 stands to shop from.

From April 26 – 29, book tickets now from countryliving.co.uk