Festive Chameleon - the magic of the season

Festive Chameleon - the magic of the season

By Dieneke Ferguson

14 November 2017

Whether attending a party or holding a special gathering at home, celebration is one of life's greatest treasures. These beautiful gifts ranging from jewellery to glittering lights to champagne glasses bring out the festive cheer and the magic of the season. Decorate your table with sparkling centre pieces and complete outfits with radiant pops of colour for it's the season to cherish old memories and create new ones.

LED String Lights (Battery-Operated) by Headsprung!

These string lights are battery operated with 40 LEDs, perfect for embellishing table top displays, Christmas decorations or floral arrangements. The battery pack is small enough to be easily concealed, and the LED string is 4m long, enough to wrap around most decorations. Best of all, the LED string is waterproof (rated IP44) so you can use it outdoors or around water. (Note that the battery pack is not waterproof and must always remain dry.)

Founded by design engineer Hemal Patel, HeadSprung! is a London-based practice specialising in the design and manufacture of contemporary home accessories, furniture and lighting. Headsprung! takes mundane, everyday objects and injects them with fun, flair and functionality to create products that look beautiful, work effortlessly and are reasonably priced. 

LED String Lights (Battery Operated by Headsprung!

Atmospheric Tumblers – Spectors in the Sky by Undergrowth Design

Inspired by the Rorschach test these images are a re-appropriation of this well-known psychology test that is supposed to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. The images on the other hand aim to stimulate the user’s imagination and creative thought processes. The inkblot images merge with silhouettes allowing your memory related associations to run wild imagining narratives within the landscapes. They are meant to make drinking a more fun and hallucinatory experience where you can compare your vision with others around you. There are 4 different Atmospheric Tumblers: Child Haven; Spectors in the Sky; - Mysterious Menagerie and Enigmatic Forest

Undergrowth Design was set up by Tina Tsang. Tina graduated from Central School of St. Martins in 2005 in illustration and animation. Her diverse background in film, painting, photography, costume and fashion design is reflected on every Undergrowth product. Her teacups come to life fashioning their favourite pair of shoes, cute bunnies ornament her cake stands and snacks paddle their way to your table on one of her fairy-tale snack boats. All Undergrowth Design products are handmade in London, England.

 Atmospheric Tumbers - Spectors in the Sky by Undergrowth Design

Shooting Star Stud Earrings by Barbara Yarde Jewellery

This lovely earring reminds us of glittering stars and Christmas lights all around us. It’s a lovely set for festive parties and gatherings. Available in Sterling Silver or 18ct gold plated 

Barbara Yarde's pieces are influenced by her travels and everyday life. She has taken inspiration from such places as India, Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh, The Valley of the Queens in Luxor and the Victoria and Albert museum in London. She has created timeless pieces that will be returned to time and time again. She honed her skills while studying jewellery and silversmithing at Sir John Cass University in London. Each piece is handmade in her workshop in London, and for a stunning look she uses mainly sterling silver.     

Shooting Star Stud Earrlings by Barbara Yarde

Starburst Orange Bangle by Pixalum

A wave of shimmering orange luminosity breaks across a backdrop of deep purple in this eye-catching and elegant design. Be sure to be noticed and team with the matching bangle and earrings. This aluminium bangle has a high gloss surface finish with a slight curved form. The surface design will not fade and is very hard wearing. The reverse is coloured orange.

‘Simple made beautiful' is the stylistic idea which links all Pixalum's products and reflects their emphasis on using clean, modern forms. Their jewellery has been designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes by introducing delicate floral patterns through to bolder geometric designs that will work with a variety of different outfits. Each piece is formed and finished by hand by themselves in the UK.

Starburst Orange Bangle by Pixalum

Ocean Blue Necklace by JoJo Blue Design

Inspired by the colours and movement of the ocean, this necklace has been crafted by encasing acrylic within layers of glossy resin. Combining rich blue and grey with crisp white and cream it evokes thoughts of the deep ocean, sandy shores and white surf. For a calm evening or a romantic date, this necklace completes the look. The back of the necklace is similarly unique & is wonderful mix of swirling greens and blues. The beauty of this necklace is that it can also be worn this way to suit your outfit or your mood. It comes with an 18inch sterling silver chain.

JoJo Blue Designs' line of contemporary jewellery is inspired by their love of colour and abstract design, abstract form and the natural world. Their designs encapsulate the beauty of nature while paying tribute to the freedom of the unexpected. They create wearable pieces of art that are a form of self expression. Each of their pieces is handcrafted in their Edinburgh studio from acrylic, resin and sterling silver.

Ocean Blue Necklace by JoJo Blue Design

XOX Cufflinks by Sally Lees

These hand crafted XOX motif cufflinks by designer Sally Lees are the perfect gift for that difficult to buy for dad, brother or husband. Simple swivel cufflink backs with a good quality mechanism are soldered onto the cufflinks making them virtually unbreakable. Being made from brass which has a golden colour makes them attractive but also durable.

Designer Sally Lees has a passion for making beautiful things. She is a metalworker at heart and uses her traditional jewellery making skills and those of printing and dying aluminium to create stylish original jewellery for both women and men. After studying an art and design BA in the North of England, Sally decided to move to London in 2000 and was accepted for a place at Cockpit Arts amongst a wealth of London’s most talented designer-makers.

XOX Cufflinks by Sally Lees

Saddle Bag by Freeload Accessories

Each of our bags is lovingly and individually handcrafted in our South Devon workshop from the highest quality Italian leather. This classic shape is the perfect day bag, featuring solid nickel plated brass saddlery fittings it fastens with a concealed magnetic clasp to allow easy access without compromising the traditional look. There is a large open pocket on the front of the bag and another leather interior open pocket stitched onto the black cotton twill lining. The belt style strap is fully adjustable and can be worn on the shoulder or extended to be worn cross-body. The bag is available in Red, Grey, Rustic Brown

Established in 2006, Freeload Accessories is the creation of designer / maker Debbie MacPherson, a graduate of Cordwainers College, London. Freeload specialises in designing & making fashion-led leather bags and accessories for men and women. Lovingly hand crafted in their South Devon studio, they use only the highest quality Italian leathers & their trade-mark saddlery fittings. The quality of the product is paramount -  in this world of 'throw away' items they aim for their designs to be classic, wearable & to become like a trusty old friend.

Saddle Bag by Freeload Accessories

NIght Moth Bottle Opener by Vitamin

This little vinyl creature opens bottles with its strong steel teeth. It’s one of the essentials for any party. It stands 14.5cm tall.

Since Vitamin was set up in 2004 its mission has been to produce designs which are more than just a little out of the ordinary. With a keen eye for detail, refinement and quality mixed with a little fun and originality, Vitamin’s product offering spans furniture, lighting, ceramics and homewares. Based in the heart of London’s East End, Vitamin has built up a worldwide presence with its products sold all across the globe

Night Moth Bottle Opener by Vitamin

 

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