PAMPER YOUR MUM
Show your love for her
In the UK it is Mother’s Day on 31 March. A great opportunity to show your love and affection with a special gift. Make mum smile on this special day and spoil her with a token of love. You can find more gifts here.
Up until last June Harriet Caslin lived and worked in Denmark for 4 years working as the studio manager at a ceramics artist in residency centre. The communal kitchen had a cupboard filled with beautiful and eclectic cups and mugs gifted to the kitchen by the many different ceramic artists and designers who had stayed at the residency centre over the many years. However being in Denmark and the artistic sort of person that stayed there the place was fuelled with coffee and therefore the cupboard was filled with beautiful but just a bit too small coffee cups. Harriet says: “I’m not a coffee drinker and prefer a big mug of tea. As a maker I think I tend to make what I would use so I made a selection of cups big enough for a proper brew! (usually Yorkshire tea which I bought back with me whenever I visited the UK)”. The design is inspired by line and repetition inspired by mud century design which she modelled on the wonderful plaster lathe in the studio.
She is currently based in Mersea Island off the Essex Coast. She is strongly influenced by her own Scandinavian roots and her time spent living in Denmark.
The Lunaari collection prints have been inspired by moonlight evenings in the Baltic Sea and the Finnish archipelago, where Jonna grew up. Summer evenings are warm and long, and the archipelago with its thousands of islands is a perfect place for a midnight adventure. The designs were created by screen printing with hand cut paper stencils. Jonna says: “ I love the freedom using paper stencils give you in screen printing, and when lifting up the screen you never know exactly how the colours have blended underneath. “
Jonna is a textile designer from Finland. Her work combines influences from Nordic nature and memories of times gone by.
The Leaves Earrings (in sterling silver or gold), as for all of Hazelnut Jewelry’s collection have a piece of their love and essence. It is characterized for being inspiring and daring, creating the perfect combination that you need to look good. Hazelnut Jewelry are a brand that firmly believes in the value of a 100% original and exclusive product.
Hazelnut Jewelry was born from the entrepreneurial spirit of young people looking for changing the rules of the game. They believe in the jewelry as a way of expression, where you can make an infinity of combinations that helps you to show your personality at its best.
Miri from Tiana Jewel London first came across Druzys at a jewellery exhibition and was completely enamoured by them. A druzy is made up of tiny crystals of minerals that form on the surface of a stone. She then discovered that Druzy’s were actually the formation of rocks emitting positive energy and promoting serenity and calmness.
This discovery led her to start designing with crystals and also learning about them and tuning into their wisdom and energies. She says: “Crystals have been known to aid our healing process in both spiritual and physical ailments and I love knowing that there is a deeper meaning behind them, not just beautiful pieces to adorn!”
Tiana Jewel London is a bohemian inspired jewellery brand designing power healing crystal pieces.
SHORELINE FABRIC LANTERN BY FREYELLI TEXTILES
The lantern is handmade using Freyelli’s own print designs ‘Shoreline’.
Ellie Hipkin founder of Freyelli Textiles says: "I live in Brighton and I love to see all the wild flowers that grow by the pebble beaches along the South Coast. “ The lantern is made from an original fabric design inspired by the native flora and fauna around the Sussex beaches. Each lantern also has a little free motion embroidery adding extra texture. She adds: “I love how the lantern creates a soft gentle light that looks great indoor or outside for those summer evening."
Freyelli Textiles produces a collection of textile art and beautiful homeware. Ellie Hipkin mainly works by hand painting directly onto the fabric, then adding mono printing with real flowers and plants.
This fine bone china teacup and saucer features an intricately draw horse galloping across the cup and a coco plant with gold plated rims.
Sasha says: “The interesting fact about the Horse & Pearls collection is that it has earned itself a reputation for being the best wedding gift by most of our customers.”
She says: “I guess it has a combination of both the masculine and feminine. Also the pearl is a perfect representation of femininity - rare beauty, precious and delicate but strong at the core and resilient. This is my favourite set as well, precisely for the presence of a tiny pearl that makes it so special.”
All of her designs are pencil drawings traditionally screen-printed and hand decorated to the highest standard in Stoke-on-Trent.
The Women’s Suffrage Pin Brooch from Sally lees is from the New Dawn collection designed to accompany the light sculpture created by Mary Branson to celebrate women's suffrage and 150 years since the first petition was taken to Parliament installed in Westminster in 2016. The image printed onto the pin is a cross section of the scrolls in the Victoria Tower where all the Acts of Parliament are written on.
Sally says: “ the pin was a simple jewellery item to design but presented a few issues in regards to construction. The silver wires had to be attached to the aluminium without soldering as aluminium cannot be soldered to silver so they were inserted through a drilled hole in the centre of the disk. “
This Makeup Bag is bright, colourful and versatile. It is made using a 100% cotton outer fabric, lined inside and finished with a gold zip. The print pattern is inspired by an English wildflower meadow in the Summer months.
Hello Grimes sells bright and bold art prints, pins, textiles and stationery. They are all designed and illustrated by illustrator Amy Grimes in South East London. She takes her inspiration from nature and the natural world.