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Shake The Dust

Shake The Dust

About this time last year, getting cold and dark! I was getting ready to do the ELDS – a design show in Shoreditch. When the time finally came I arrived with my table and my lamp to be welcomed by a flurry of activity going  on in the stand next to me. Kathy Shenoy of … Continue reading

Beautiful Glassware by Susan Sinclair

Beautiful Glassware by Susan Sinclair

I recently went to an exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery in Somerton of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen. I saw some beautiful coloured glass vessels and plates there which I just wanted to take home with me on the spot!. The glassware was the work of Somerset based artist Susan Sinclair. Susan creates both vessels … Continue reading

Blue and White Ceramics

Blue and White Ceramics

I remembered how much I love blue and white ceramics when I walked past a blue and white cornish stripey jug in the window of my local charity shop the other day. To celebrate this classic colour combination for ceramics here is an eclectic mix of examples both new and old. According to wikipedia cobalt … Continue reading

Manuel Canovas Fabric New Designs

Manuel Canovas Fabric New Designs

Manuel Canovas new collection of fabrics for spring are bold and colourful. Exotic gardens, travel and sea-life have all had an influence on these vibrant designs.  ‘Dara’ displays depictions of the Mughal Empire. See below for images of this and some of our other favourite designs. Click here to visit his website. Dara (above) Jardin Bleu … Continue reading

Fiona of Seawall

Fiona of Seawall

Fiona Edgley (nee Fraser)  lived in Old Portsmouth from 1999 to 2011. She spent the last 10 years of her life painting local scenes of the town and the sea. With her training and professional background in graphic design and silversmithing she thought of herself as a designer, not an artist. She worked in both … Continue reading

Wendy Bray

Wendy Bray

 Wendy Brays original fabric designs from the 1950s have caught our eye for their  imaginative subject matters. Recently rediscovered in her attic her portfolio has gained interest from The Art of Wallpaper, Sandersons (fabric) and Persephone (endpapers for a book). Image from World of Interiors Feb 2011 Image from Wendy Bray website