28 Apr 2011

open studio - 28th april to 1st may

we are opening our studio in Welcombe, Devon for 4 days {28th april - 1st may} so we'd love to see you. it's our 1st open studio of the year - come and see where we live and where we design & make our furniture and accessories, see new work and snap up some discounted pieces!
we will have a selection of mirrors, clocks, lamps and leaf lanterns as well as our oak chopping/serving boards and our sushi serving plates. we will also have a selection of new furniture.
you can find directions to Welcombe {here} ...... follow signs to our studio from the A39 at Welcombe Cross {we are 150 yards from The Old Smithy Inn and Welcombe Pottery}.
we are open from 10.30am to 4pm - hope to see you at our place.

pachadesign open studio - 28th april to 1st may {10.30am to 4pm}
well barn, well farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg


pachadesign {website}

images: copyright © pachadesign 2011

17 Apr 2011

love factor presents: precious

our next exhibition starts this friday and we will be showcasing new work - we hope you can make it along {we will be present over the 4 days along with the other love factor members}.

love factor presents: precious {22nd - 25th april}

what do we perceive as precious ?

this easter sees an eclectic exhibition of contemporary furniture exploring the concept of what we see as precious, presented by 5 leading designer makers from the southwest.

in their 2nd love factor exhibition, paul anderson, sam walsh, christian o'reilly and glenn rushbrooke + samantha robb {pachadesign} will be showcasing new work over the 4 days at renowned ceramicist sandy brown's glove factory in appledore, north devon.

sammy of pachadesign explains: "to us, precious is about how much we love & cherish something. it's about its meaning to us, not simply its monetary value. what we make, why we make it, how we make it, the materials that we use, the lifestyle we have chosen as designer makers: it's all incredibly precious to us".

as well as giving an in-depth view into the meanings & processes behind their work, the makers will also highlight what is precious to each of them.

the exhibition runs from 22nd - 25th april {open daily 10.30am - 4pm, all designer makers will be present}

the old glove factory, newquay street, appledore, north devon, ex39 1lu

more info & directions: www.lovefactor.wordpress.com

16 Apr 2011

our sj coffee table

do you remember a while ago we did a blog post about our sj coffee table {here}? we had designed and made it for sarah who wanted a little more space in her living room and for the new table to have drawers to keep magazines in. sarah is the director of madebyhandonline & the contemporary craft fair at bovey tracey and recently had her home featured in devonlife magazine, so we thought we'd show you one of the photographs from the magazine shoot of the sj table in situ.

there are more images of sarah's home on the madebyhandonline facebook page {here}
you can read more about madebyhandonline in our blogpost about the website {here} and also on the FT's how to spend it website {here}.


sj coffee table by pachadesign {website}

madebyhandonline {website}
the contemporary craft fair {website}

images: top image and bottom right image by martyn norsworthy for devon life magazine and all other images copyright © pachadesign 2011

13 Apr 2011

mast brothers chocolate

we like these guys.
their work ethic & their passion for craft.
the time & care spent on each bar of their chocolate.
{a 37 day process & each bar is hand wrapped}.

we like their "new" old-fashioned values.
their factory/store {where you can see the chocolate being made}.
their beautifully designed packaging.
we like their story {and we like their beards}.


mast brothers chocolate {website}
film directed by brennan statiewicz {website}

8 Apr 2011

currently loving

we really like Lidewij Edelkoort's beautifully curated website Trend Tablet - it's full of stunning photographs, great insights into how trends grow & evolve and features some very cool work by artists & designer makers. our favourites so far: water, farm of the future & grey {with a lovely piece by loraine from one of our favourite blogs grijs}.


trend tablet {website}

7 Apr 2011


we have lots of seedlings growing at the moment {and a few things planted out in our vegetable garden already}. this little selection lives on our kitchen windowsill at the moment. tell us what you are growing this year, we'd love to know.

giant sunflowers and sugar snaps

opal dark red basil and poached egg plant

p.s. there will be garden updates soon.

images: copyright © pachadesign 2011

5 Apr 2011


we recently discovered svpply - a growing collection of products hand-selected by members and the perfect way to keep your own wishlist. we've started ours {here} and we have included some of our own work because we always want the things we make. we'll update ours from time to time and, if you join too, don't forget to let us know & become a follower.

we've just realised that galit from slow noodle is a member {here} which reminded us ..... thanks galit for including one of our lost gardens of heligan photographs in your "inspiration elsewhere" section the other day {here}.

1 Apr 2011

elle decoration may 2011

we thought we'd share some of the things we like in this months elle decoration magazine {delivered this morning & then photographed on our kitchen table - new rustic here}. info & links below. enjoy & let us know your favourites from the magazine too.

1. elle decoration may 2011 cover, taken on our kitchen table new rustic {here}. 2. an eye for detail article - a neutral palette + the elegance of marble, linen & ceramic. 3. a stunning home in brazil - these leaves are the same as the skeleton leaves we use in our leaf lanterns {here}. 4. the beautiful little porte-plumes box for your treasured feathers, leaves, shells & stones by L’Atelier d’exercices {here}. 5. green streets - urban gardening article by emma love. 6. a lovely mention in the shopping news about madebyhandonline - we sell a selection of our work on sarah & katies website & featured it a couple of weeks ago {here}. 7. artist david bromley's amazing home/studio in a former arcade in melbourne {especially this ceiling}.

elle decoration {website}

images: elle decoration may 2011 copyright © pachadesign 2011

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