Today, just a spot of homewares porn. But since these are all things that could make nice gifts (yep, and maybe just for yourself, ahem) I'll tag them in the gifts tab, which appears on your left. By clicking there, you should see all sorts of other things that could delight your dearest as gifts.
Carola Van Dyke. The fabric-style beasts reflect Carola's "textile taxidermy". At Carola's own website, she also sells cushions with excellently expressive cats sewn onto them. Check out Carolavandyke.co.uk or buy the set of four plates at Rockettstgeorge.co.uk for £20.
Edie's Lab – they measure 27cm high and cost £25.35 a-piece. The shop does international delivery, but do look out for import/export taxes, which can be a killer.
It's a little contrived, since these are newly made, but each letter is a little battered and aged looking. But not in a distressed, shabby chic way (I know that term has become fashionable again, but to me it will always represent the 1990s), just in a well faked old way.
previous post on giant letters and illuminated signage here.
Yoko tea-towel and tableware range, and it makes me smile. So here it is. The tea-towel (far right, above) is £10, the tray (blue) is £30, the placemats are £30 for a set of four and the coasters £16 for a set of four too.
Rachel was only appearing in New Designers with her very pleasing midcentury graphics for walls around this time last year... things are moving fast for this name to watch.
Roost Living (£45 for a set of three). I love that they're kind of weird and almost a bit ugly. That not everyone will love them is totally what makes them beautiful. They also double as tabletop entertainment: inspired by the game "exquisite corpse" (I'd never heard of it either – just think of it like the visual version of the game consequences), you can mix and match the figures you see when the cups are stacked, into freakish creatures, as each one is double-sided.
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