A behind the scenes teaser of some of the items we have in-store...
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris
Cambridge Imprint make beautiful, resilient things in patterned paper, with a lively hand-drawn feel, joyful illustration and typography, printed in mouth-watering colour ways. Star Garland Kit - perfect for parties or crafty kids
Plum & Ashby was founded in early 2013. Almost their entire collection is designed in-house and everyone in the company contributes to the ideas and designs which make up their wonderful collection of bath and body products, home accessories and gifts. They are also very proud of the large selection of their collection that is made in England.
Thornback & Peel - use bold and exquisite prints on their kitchenware and textiles.
In 2007 Juliet Thornback and Delia Peel established Thornback & Peel to create beautiful, intricate screen-printed pieces for the home. Borrowing imagery that plays on artistic traditions, they combined modernist geometric patterns with 19th century wood engravings. Their work is inspired by an eclectic mixture of Victoriana, Mrs Beeton’s household management, Mr McGregor’s garden, 17th century microscope imagery of the natural world, Norfolk and Devon. Thornback & Peel is a celebration of the quirkiness of British humour and design.
Repeat Repeat designs and makes things, mainly bone china pottery.
Their designs may be contemporary, but they use traditional techniques to create them, keeping alive the age-old skills and craftsmanship of the English Potteries.
Repeat Repeat set up as a small design studio in 1984 and working in Stoke-on-Trent, with its 400-year-old pottery heritage, applying our ideas to bone china came naturally.
herdy design and create unique gifts and accessories that are made to make you smile. Born in the English Lake District and originally inspired by the areas lovable Herdwick sheep, they also support sustainable rual community and upland fell farmign projects through the herdy fund.
Lancaster and Gibbings produce fine cast pewterware in England. Their vision was simple; to design and manufacturing everything themselves, to create a range of products with it’s own distinct personality. Everything is still designed and manufactured exclusively in their own UK based workshops. .
Kilner Jars and accessories - Iconic designs with a functional edge. The Kilner business was first established by John Kilner in 1842, in Yorkshire. Initially producing glass bottles and jars, it was towards the end of the 19th century when the original Kilner® Jar was first invented. The original jar is as much-loved and successful now as it was 175 years ago. Its long-lasting popularity is owed to its distinctive pressure seal and iconic design.
Mason Cash has been the choice of home cooks and bakers for centuries. The origins of Mason Cash can be traced back to a pottery operating at Church Gresley in the heart of the English ceramic industry in 1800. The pottery produced kitchen items made from ‘white and cane’ glazed earthenware sometimes known as ‘yellow ware’ due to the colour of the local clay, or ‘bargeware’ as it was packed onto barges and sent to market.
Mason Cash had been producing mixing bowls during the 1800’s, but in 1901 they designed and manufactured the very first iconic Mason Cash mixing bowl. The design of the bowl has endured the test of time and has become something of a design classic. In fact, the design has barely altered since then, which is why the brand is still renowned for its innovative, classic kitchenware today.
Seedballs aim is to make it a bit easier for everyone to have gardens, balconies and window boxes that are bursting with native wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies (and now tasty salad and herbs too!) . Each seed ball contains a mini ecosystem: seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chilli powder, and rolled into a small ball. Each ball is approximately 1cm in diameter, making them super easy to scatter. The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). When sufficient rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate - helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the balls. The chilli powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.
Merchant & Mills by Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field began in 2010 with the intention of bringing style and purpose to the overlooked world of sewing. Sewing kits and bits- beautiful and useful. You can have it all!
Cavallini For over 25 years Cavallini has been producing the highest quality of gift and stationery products, drawing inspiration from the Cavallini archives. From 19th century anatomical charts to mid-century travel guides, from maps to botanical plates, the collection spans hundreds of years and preserves a vast variety of both everyday ephemera and rare, iconic images. We bring you a large range of these wonderful posters which you can frame or use as wrap.
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