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Five Minutes With... Tinyppl

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Five Minutes With... Tinyppl

Hello and welcome to "Five Minutes With...", our meet the maker blog feature. Each month, we'll be having a brief chat with one of our marvellous suppliers... about life, the universe, and everything. By which I mean interiors and travel, obvs. We work with a huge range of clever and creative maker-types, who craft all sorts of beautiful products, from ceramics, candles and cushions; through prints, pencils and planters; to soap, sculptures and... some other great things. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain and see what makes them tick.  This month, we'll be talking to the very lovely Ljubica...

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Making of... Asemi Hasami Cups

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Making of... Asemi Hasami Cups

Happy New Year! Just a short post today. We will have lots of exciting news to share soon, but we're not quite there yet, so for now, here is a lovely peaceful video showing how Asemi make their beautiful cups.  The video is only short too, but delightfully slow and peaceful, I love watching their artisans and craftspeople at work. A great insight into small-scale manufacturing processes too.  So here we are, for your viewing pleasure. If you're as taken as I am, and think you might like one, check out our collection of Hasami cups here.  Roll the clip... ...

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A Slow and Simple Christmas - Blog Round-up

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A Slow and Simple Christmas - Blog Round-up

I'm delighted to see a strong theme emerging in current posts from bloggers I follow. That is the concept of a slow and simple Christmas. All sorts of thoughtful posts are popping up with considered advice on how to approach the festive season in a quieter, more minimal, or more sustainable way.  This idea speaks to me very personally. I have never been a huge fan of Christmas, and whilst of course I love my family, it's never been a time of year I particularly look forward to. I suppose (and this sounds ridiculous now), I had never considered it...

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On Simple Pleasures, or, An Ode to a Bath Mat

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On Simple Pleasures, or, An Ode to a Bath Mat

Yes, that's right, this blog post is entitled, with no hint of irony (ok, maybe a tiny hint of irony), An Ode to a Bath Mat. I'm here today to talk about simple pleasures. Small moments of aesthetic, physical or even intellectual joy that occur in the every day. They are there, but you have to take the time to notice and appreciate them. I suppose I'm talking about mindfulness really, but like so many buzzwords, as soon as they hit the zeitgeist, I always feel like a bit of a tool saying them.  The concept I am talking about...

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Five Minutes With... Jack Laverick

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Five Minutes With... Jack Laverick

Hello and welcome to "Five Minutes With...", our favourite blog feature. Each month, we'll be having a brief chat with one of our marvellous suppliers... about life, the universe, and everything. By which I mean interiors and travel, obvs. We work with a huge range of clever and creative maker-types, who craft all sorts of beautiful products, from ceramics, candles and chocolate, through prints, pencils and planters, to soap, sculptures and... some other great things. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain and see what makes them tick.  This month, we'll be talking to Jack Laverick, the talented young ceramicist behind Jack...

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