Found a good street in Manchester..
New/old book find..
A friend bought us a new addition to add to our collection of good cheap masks..
Saw the Jan Svankmajer exhibition in Brighton..
This is the view from the workshop..
Our work will be available at the Holborn Workshop, 493 Hackney Road for the next few months.
See lovely images and information below.
For the next few months our work can be seen in the Holborn Workshop- 493 Hackney Road.
The shop will be a curated collection of products created by the people featured in the Holborn Magazine. This will include an Artisans Collective. There will be a collection of companies, artisans and makers to celebrate great design and quality production. The founding members of the collective include; Irish accessories company Stighlorgen, Scottish Knitwear from ESK Cashmere, Stationary from Quill London, Madrid-based leather goods company La Portegna, clothing brand Evocha, footwear from Mudlark & Co. men’s accessories by Monsieur London and us! We will have a range of our furniture, wallpaper and prints.
The events side of the shop will have a wide range of different types of events. Talks on various industries and subjects , workshops and live acoustic sets early evening on a Saturday evening.
The licensed cafe would run alongside this providing a space for people to work and meet during the day and have a drink in the early evening after work. The cafe is open till 9 on weekdays and then open till 11pm on a Friday & Saturday.
The shop itself is an hardware shop that is full of character.
We hope you can come along and see all the beautiful work on offer.
Please click on images to enlarge.
Visit www.theholbornmag.com for more information.
As well as making our own designs we also work with clients to make bespoke pieces. These have ranged from cafes, shops, bars etc.
Steve recently completed a built in storage unit for a customer. They had an idea of what they wanted and Steve built it to their specifications.
We will be adding more of our projects to the website soon!
We have always loved the heritage of Heal’s with its iconic building in Tottenham Court Road and the great designers who have worked with them.
Several months ago we met the new chairman of Heal’s and were really excited to be asked to be designers- part of the new overhaul of the brand.
We have since met lots of the other members of the team and are so pleased to be working with such an enthusiastic and exciting group of people.
Our hairpin leg tables are the first design of ours to be stocked and we are working our socks off on lots of other exciting things for them.
This really is a dream come true for us and we can’t wait to continue working with them all..
We went to see the Donald Judd collection of furniture at the Conran shop in Chelsea. They were absolutely beautiful and perfectly made. Steve has been a fan of his work since we saw some pieces in The Whitney gallery New York many years ago. We even made a similar bed to his design for our daughter as we couldn’t afford the £25,000 price tag. The costs of his furniture are absurd and irrelevant really..
The simplicity and the sturdiness of his pieces are what stand out and his use of modest materials.
If I could choose a desk it would be this one…
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at Designjunction this year. It was really great show and despite how tired we feel now we had a a very good time indeed.
It is always good to talk to fellow designers and we met some lovely people on nearby stands.
Our favourite picks from the show were Thorodys textiles, Lubna Chowdhary ceramics and Derek Walshs red bench.
See you next year!
We don’t usually use our blog to promote our work. We tend to use it as a place for ideas and thoughts but are going to start putting some bits up.
We are really pleased to have had our Bird Cage wallpaper selected as the front cover of Charlotte Abrahams book Wallpaper. It a simple but effective reference book, with a full page used for each different design. The best way to show the pattern and repeat of a wallpaper.
Hopefully by the end of this week we can reveal why we have been keeping our heads down!
Despite a lovely summer we have also been extremely busy and can’t wait to share the news..
We like to stay at our friends house in Somerset. I have known them since I was a teenager and we like lots of the same things. The house is full of charity shop gems and we are never bored on a rainy day because there is a lot of Fuzzy Felt..
I am excited to start reading a new book called Spitalfields Life by A Gentle Author. A collection of stories about the people and places around Spitalfields. The website is continually updated with great stories and photographs. A recent one that my brother emailed to me are the images of the tube by Bob Mazzer.
“For a while in the eighties, I lived with my father in Manor House and worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema in Kings Cross. It was called The Office Cinema, so guys could call their wives and say, ‘I’m still at the office.’” recalled Bob affectionately, “Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.”
My favourite image is the women with their drinks on the train..
This is my new screen print. Suburban Dreams. Edition of 25. Printed on 200 gsm. £25.
It is not on our website yet. Please email me to order. Thanks..
This is our puppy Elvis. He is half Pug and half Chihuahua. He is calm, sweet and a great companion for us. We are going to take him everywhere with us. He is brilliant.