Thursday, 3 November 2011

South Bank Centre commission

We were delighted to be commissioned by the Southbank Centre shop to create two bespoke bookends to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain.

We created a silhouette of the Royal Festival Hall for one design, and took the iconic Abram Games emblem for the Festival for the second one. These bookends are available exclusively from the Southbank Centre Shop. If you can, pop in to their newly extended and truly brilliant shop on the south bank in London, or you can also buy online -

Top: Abram Games Festival of Britian emblem Bookend Bottom: Royal Festival Hall Bookend

Many thanks to the Southbank Centre shop, a really great commission.
You can also buy some of our other London Landmark and British Icons bookends are the shop too!

Design Mart at The Baltic

We were delighted to take part in the Design Mart event at the Baltic in Gatehead last month. There were lots of great design pieces to see and buy from some great Northern designers, and the exhibition “Cut It Out” by Noma Bar with his fab dog shaped art making machine! (that was also at the London Design Festival in September).

Here are some pics:

1.My Shelf Life shelves and British Icons bookends, 2. Noma Bars work, 3. David Irwins Miners Lights (my fave design at the show), 4. the presentations.

There a link to the Guardian website:

Sunday, 9 October 2011

One Day Designers Sale - LDF

As part of the London Design Festival this year we took part in the One Day Designers Sale in Clerkenwell. It was a great event with loads of fab designers of contemporary home wares together in the buildings at Craft Central (opposite the Zetter Hotel). Other designer included Michelle Mason, Charlene Mullen, Snowden Flood and Tracey Bush.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Vitra Christmas Market - raising money for Shelter

We were deligted to be asked to take part in the Vitra Christmas market in December. The stunning Vitra showroom on Clerkenwell Road in London was transformed with a contemporary take on the traditional German Christmas market (Vitra is a Swiss-German company) with lots of beautiful gifts from UK designers including Charlene Mullen, Simon Patterson, W2 Products and Shan Valla as well as Vitra products too.

We were also raising money for Shelter the homeless and housing charity, a very worthwhile cause especially at Christmas. In total £1673 was raised for Shelter, so a big thank you to everyone who came along and supported this event and also got some great Christmas gifts!

Monday, 3 January 2011

Talk at Design Event, Newcastle

We were delighted to travel up to the wonderful city of Newcastle to take part in a talk 'The Business of Design' on 18th November organised by the lovely people at Design Event . Susan was one of three companies invited to talk about inspirations and developing a design business (the others being Giles Millerand Deadgood Ltd).

We also got to visit the Baltic gallery and see the Millenium Bridge something we've wanted to do for ages.
Thanks to everyone we met in Newcastle for making us feel so welcome.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Twist - a contemporary Summerhouse at Alford Manor House

Some more stunning images taken by Museumakers photographer Matthew Andrews of Twist at Alford Manor House. The way the light catch the stainless steel braid is particularly fab.

All images copyright Matthew Andrews 2010.

Twist opened by Sir Andrew Motion

Twist at Alford Manor House was formally opened on 22nd September by Sir Andrew Motion, former poet laureate and current chair of the MLA.
It was a glorious English sunny day with afternoon tea on the lawn, live music and corn dolly making under a tree! Sir Andrew read a wonderful and perfectly appropriate poem by Seamus Heaney - The Harvest Bow.
Visit this unique contemporary Summerhouse inspired by the museums collection of local rural artifacts, in particular the corn dollies, at Alford Manor House, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9HT.
Twist is part of the national Museumaker project, connecting museums and their collections with artists, designers and craftspeople. Find out more at