Animal Extravaganza

Animal Extravaganza

By Dieneke Ferguson

21 November 2017

With winter well and truly upon us and the festive period fast approaching, we will soon hear stories of magical reindeer pulling sleighs and hear robins chirping of nights gone by. Here is a curation of joyful cards, wild mugs and cosy cushions. Celebrate the season with a circus of animals from the jungles, arctic and vast plains, bringing the holiday traditions alive.

Luna Mini Hedgehog Tealight by Luna Lighting

Ivory white porcelain tealight handmade in Anna Perring's Bloomsbury studio. These tealights are first thrown on the wheel and then carefully pierced with this delightful hedgehog design.

Designer maker Anna Perring has been developing her range of playful ivory-white porcelain tealights since 2006. Her aim was to create designs that capture the purity of porcelain yet are uplifting and make people smile. Anna's mini tealight holders are fired to 1260 degrees so that the porcelain vitrifies and becomes especially translucent and tactile. With a flickering tealight inside the pretty patterns she creates shine through and create a magical atmosphere.

Mini Hedgehog Tealight by Luna Lighting

Stag Glass Cufflinks by Georgina Griffiths

A vintage image of a magnificent stag is captured within the melted glass of these stylish cufflinks. Ideal for adding a touch of individuality to any shirt. Handmade by the artist from fused glass with silver-plated cufflinks.

Georgina Griffiths studied glass in fine art and architecture at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and now works from a studio in East London. Things that might otherwise go unnoticed, unappreciated or even feared are the focus of her work. Using a variety of processes and materials, she aims to reveal new aspects of the familiar and find aesthetic satisfaction in unexpected places.

Stag Glass Cufflinks by Georgina Griffiths

Polar Bear Cushion by Michelle Mason

The handsome Polar Bear cushion forms part of an exclusive design collaboration between Michelle Mason and British Library archives. Working under license Michelle has created an exclusive range of linen cushions, the Polar Bear design has been applied from an educational wall chart used by schools in the nineteenth century. Michelle has reconsidered a handpicked selection of images and applied a vintage quality to modern products. Made from linen featuring a full colour digital print. Plain cotton linen on reverse. 

Michelle Mason designs contemporary interior and giftware products. She has a strong illustrative and typographic style. She has designed design gifts and homewares for Transport for London, Southbank Centre & a collection of rugs for WovenGround as well as Universal Music. Michelle's work frequently appears in both national and international press from the Sunday Times, Ideal Home, Elle Decoration, Homes & Gardens & Living Etc. to Australia's House Beautiful.

Polar Bear Cushion by Michelle Mason

Sweet Home Snail Cake Plate by Takae Mizutani

Sweet Home Snail Cake Plate is a cute little snail shaped serving dish for cakes, fruits and anything you fancy ! One day it can be brioche snail, another day it becomes cupcake snail or a healthier choice of apple snail… your choice is endless! The product comes in a white gift box. Earthenware and it has been made in Stoke-on-Trent. 

Takae Mizutani and sons was established in London in 2007 by Takae with the help of her two cats Mooks & Guiness. Their aim is to create products that bring a little smile to people's faces. Theircreations often remind you of nostalgic childhood memories and childlike naivety. Inspiration comes from simple questions such as "why can soldiers not have their own stand?" They love simple ideas which give you endless imagination...and spread the smile!

 Sweet Home Snail Cake Plate by Takae Mizutani

Set of Penguins by DNDC

Beautifully designed acrylic penguin sculptures, you will receive two penguins when you purchase this stunning set. Perfect for animal lovers! Huddled together in the Antarctic, penguins form themselves into large colonies. They have a body shape that makes penguins so well suited to the ice of the land and the seas around them. In this home-art design, DNDC bring you that sense of perfect form and togetherness.

DNDC is an exciting new brand lead by Frederick Rickmann, the founder of DNgroup. DNDC has gained numerous international awards for their outstanding work. They use a variety of skills to create their products which are inspired from countries in Europe and Asia to get the best and unique results. Quality for the customer and the planet is of their greatest concern. Even the packaging in which you receive their products are sustainable - and the ink on the cardboard is organic!

Set of Penguins by DNDC

Ricecarrot Plush Toy by Noodoll

Ever since sweet little Ricecarrot hopped into our world, Noodoll Town hasn’t been the same. This adorable little baby pink rabbit has won our hearts with her cute stare, fluffy ears and pom-pom tail. Ricecarrot has the softest pale pink fur, a white tummy and an embroidered face.

Noodoll was created by designer and author YiYing Wang as part of her MA in communication design at the Central Saint Martins, London. The brand is fun, bold and design-led, producing toys, gadget holders, stationery, accessories and lots more. They’re based in London but send these goodies, with lots of love, to lucky recipients around the world. At the heart of Noodoll are a cast of characters, both mischievous and friendly in equal measure. Made out of noodles and rice, these playful partners appeal to children and adults alike.

 Ricecarrot Plush Toy by Noodoll

Christmas Icons Greetings Card by Skantlyn

An A6 size landscape greetings card with envelope featuring cute Christmas illustrated icons such as birds, holly and snow. The card is left blank inside for your own description and is printed on FSC credited stock in the UK. From an original drawing by Skantlyn

Skantlyn creates contemporary illustrations and surface designs for the lifestyle and home. Liz May, founder of Skantlyn says: I am influenced by colour, doodling and simplistic design. All of my designs are initially hand sketched on paper for the hand drawn look, and all my products are produced in Cornwall or the UK.

Christmas Icons Greetings Card by Skantlyn

Butterflies Glass Coaster Set by Terrarium

This glass coaster set is made up of four individual coasters that fit together to create a subtle grey silhouette pattern with a colourful butterfly in the centre of each coaster. These striking butterfly motifs were developed from highly detailed original ink drawings. Each coaster set comes in a white presentation box. Individual coasters measure 10cm and are made from toughened glass.

Terrarium creates colourful handmade homewares inspired by botanical beauty and intriguing narratives. Founded by designer Sophie Thompson, out of her desire to bring the beauty and abundance of nature into the home. Inspiration for the design collection is drawn from a deep fascination with man's interaction with nature. The contrast between these two worlds is captured in delicate illustrations and contemporary digital processes to create dramatic, detailed designs

Butterfly Glass Coaster Set by Terrarium

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