25 Dec 2010

merry xmas


pachadesign {website}

image: merry xmas 2010 from pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2010

19 Dec 2010

isabel dammermann

a little selection of some of our favourite pieces from jeweller isabel dammermann. these stunning pieces are from her "treasuries" collection. isabel uses some unusual & beautiful materials for her work: found objects, silver, fake ivory, shibuishi, shells, fabric and even transparent paper.
we love the way her silver pieces look so raw and chalky and unpolished, like the two neck pieces and the two rings below. and we had never heard of shibuishi until seeing her work - an alloy of silver & copper that, in isabel's pieces, produce beautiful colours from blacks & greys to reds/pinks & browns.

1. rings, silver
2. pendant, silver, cotton
3. brooch, silver, shell
4. necklace, silver, ebony, leather
5. brooch, shibuishi, silver, found stone


isabel dammermann {website}

found via the best time of the day - thanks g, you always find the coolest jewellery.

18 Dec 2010



snowy atlas mountains by fionn regan
image: snowy by pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2010

16 Dec 2010

noma + ditte isager

we always have books on our xmas wish lists and this year noma is one of them. noma: time & place in nordic cuisine is a collection of over 90 recipes created by chef rené redzepi with some beautiful photographs by ditte isager, one of our favourite photographers. we have admired her work for a long time and the images she has taken for this book look stunning. we have only glimpsed a few shots that ditte has on her website but it's enough for us to want this book. so, it's on our xmas list and if we get it, maybe we'll be trying our hand at nordic cuisine over the holidays. some of the recipes sound very intriguing.


noma: time & place in nordic cuisine by rené redzepi
published by phaidon {website}
images by ditte isager {website}

15 Dec 2010

currently loving

it's time we did one of our currently loving collections - this one is all about soft winter light with a little hint of warmth. we hope it's sunny where you are today. info & links below. enjoy.

come darkness, here we are again - photographs & fabrics by maria alexandra vettese for chelliswilson {website}
preciousness of moments - brooch, silver, knitted yarn, natural dye by leila arzaghi {website}
zalm: a collection of naturally dyed scarfs - by loraine (grijs), this one is no5 salmon {website} {blog}
fleurs - beautiful & delicate pieces by artist lyndie dourthe {website}

11 Dec 2010

tredegar house - made by hand 2010

we are a little late with this post .... we came home from last weekend's show to lots of orders so we have been pretty busy this week.

thanks to everyone that came to see us at Made by Hand held at the beautiful Tredegar House in Newport. we had a really good show and, despite the bad weather that was forecast for that weekend, there were lots of visitors - so thankyou to everyone that braved the cold and came to visit. the show hosted a great selection of designer makers from all over the uk and looked beautiful set in the house & grounds of Tredegar House.


images: made by hand at tredegar house by pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2010

2 Dec 2010

made by hand

hope to see you this weekend.

made by hand {website}
3rd - 5th dec 2010
Tredegar House
NP10 8YW

1 Dec 2010

a few thankyou's

thankyou to everyone that came to see us at the crux craft fair at the weekend and especially to Molly & Mr G ... it was really lovely to meet you both and glad you liked the lanterns you bought from us. we completely sold out of them just after you bought yours.
Molly wrote a lovely piece about us {here} on her blog last week and then came to visit us at the fair. you can read about her day at crux craft fair {here}.

we also wanted to say a huge thanks again to David for including our oak edge & slate dining table in his blog post "portrait of a dining table" .... what an honour! you can have a look at the post {here} and do check out the rest of David's blog Y.H.B.H.S ..... it's one of our favourites so we weren't surprised to see that it was recently included on Remodelista's 100+ must read design blogs!

another big thankyou to Devon Life magazine for including our leaf lanterns in their Made In Devon article about inspirational xmas gifts made by local artists. you can find the article in the december issue.

and finally thankyou to those of you that emailed about the free tickets for our next show Made By Hand - the winner was Stuart from Bristol - your tickets are in the post and we hope to see you this weekend in Newport, Wales.

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