Anna Perring, founder of Luna Lighting, is a ceramic designer of playful ivory-white porcelain tealights. Anna has been developing her designs since 2006 to capture the purity of porcelain that make people smile. By placing a flickering candle inside Anna’s tealights her designs shine out, creating a magical atmosphere.
Tina Tsang from Undergrowth Design creates products that have character, charm, wit and seductive qualities which make them irresistible and adorable. This is particularly so with The Blaue Blume range which is truly romantic with its delicate porcelain with a white lace pattern.
Amanda Jane, mixed media artist, creates beautiful jewellery and scarves using original drawings and photos to create her products. From start to finish Amanda makes and designs each product. Her scarves, for example, are stitched, hand-dyed then screen printed with her original designs making each one special and unique. Amanda’s products make the perfect gift as they are hand-made with love, being perfect to give to someone you love.
Ceramicist and potter Lesley McShea, describes herself as a ‘punk potter’. Her lovely studio is based in Stoke Newington in Church Street Workshops where she has been since 1997. She also lives nearby and being interested in ancient architecture and memorials she loves her local cemetary, Abney Park Cemetary. Lesley makes custom designed hand-made ceramics and her personalised stoneware mugs and vases are particularly liked as gifts.
Takae Mizutani and Sons specialises in ‘bringing a small delight to everyday life’, whose products are often described as whimsical and quirky.
Designer and artist Takae, founder of Take Mizutani and Sons, injects her child-like quirky personality into her products. Her creations are perfect for evoking childhood memories and naivety, which makes them perfect for Christmas gifts!
Designer-maker Snowden Flood has grown popular for her range of iconic London landmark products as well as her Art Deco prints, and graphic trees printed onto drinking glasses and candles. Snowden’s collection is inspired by her love of souvenirs.
Elementary Design, the creation of carpenter Justin Holmes, is primarily a maker of hand-crafted luxury screwdrivers. The screwdriver sets designed by Justin are handmade reproductions of two originals Justin created for himself when, as a cabinet maker, he was unable to find a set of screwdrivers which met his requirements for comfort, quality and simplicity.
Freeload Accessories, the creation of accessories-maker Debbie MacPherson, is a fashion-led leather bags and accessories maker for men and women. Debbie’s designs make for the perfect gifts that your partner, family or friend will cherish for a long time to come. All their products are lovingly hand-crafted in their South Devon studio using the highest quality of Italian leathers and their trade-mark saddlery fittings.
Tee and Toast is a playful, quirky design company specialising in putting a smile on your face! With their punny cards and funky designs, Tee and Toast is the perfect go-to for birthday gifts. Claire Mullan, founder of Tee and Toast, creates all of her designs in Belfast, pouring her creative energy into T-Shirts for grown-ups, happy t-shirts for kids and fun accessories for the home!
Gie El Home is a contemporary brand specialising in furniture, lighting and accessories for the decoration of interiors. Gie El Home was established by Polish architects, Maria and Jacek Rypula, who grew up with a fascination with the natural world and true craftsmanship.