20 Dec 2012

esmerelda by ben howard

we are listening to this a lot at the moment, it seems to fit.
another hauntingly beautiful song from ben with a perfect video by mickey smith.

ben howard {website}
mickey smith {website}

4 Dec 2012


disaster!  our pc has broken.  it stopped working on sunday afternoon and we've just managed to get our very old & very slow laptop online so we can let everyone know what's going on.

hopefully we will be able to retrieve everything from the hard drive but at the moment we are stuck.
what's worse is, because the email client we use holds all of our previous/old emails on the hard drive of our pc, we can't access any of the emails and we can't email back anyone that is waiting for replies from us!

if anyone has emailed with enquiries in the last few days, please email us again {as we can access new emails} ..... and, in particular, we need Mrs Christopher to contact us regarding the images we were hoping to send on sunday.

regarding our leaf lanterns ..... they are back in stock but you'll have to email or phone us if you'd like to purchase them.

we'll keep you posted as to when we get everything back to normal.

sammy & glenn

26 Nov 2012

our xmas open studio 2nd december

come & join us in our new studio on the 2nd december for mince pies, snowflake biscuits & mulled wine and to buy your handmade xmas gifts from our range of furniture & objects.
we will have a selection of mirrors & clocks, oak & slate serving boards/plates, leaf lanterns, oak & slate lamps and a range of our furniture {all with 20% off}.

to find us simply follow the signs from the A39 at Welcombe Cross - our studio is about 200 yards from the pottery & The Old Smithy Inn.

pachadesign xmas open studio
2nd december {10am - 5pm}
well barn, well farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg

23 Oct 2012

made london

we will be exhibiting work at Made London this friday, saturday & sunday {26 -28 oct} - hope you can make it to the show.

Made London will showcase 150 of the very best & most original makers in this country & beyond, exhibiting the highest quality contemporary craft & design.
the 3 day event will be held at One Marylebone, the old holy trinity church built by Sir John Soane: light filled galleries on the 1st floor, the beautiful nave on the ground floor with mosaics & stained glass windows and a stunning double height crypt with large vaulted pods.
a cafe will serve drinks & light meals in the crypt.

below is a selection of work by different makers that will be exhibiting at the show - you will find us at stand M9 in the mezzanine area of the crypt.

top left: pachadesign.  top right: maria de haan
middle left: syann van niftrik  middle right: jenifer wall
bottom left: buddug wyn humphreys  bottom right: kate gilliland

Made London {website}
the design & craft fair
one marylebone road, london, nw1 4aq
26 - 28 october 2012

9 Oct 2012


we're looking forward to buying our copy of sibella court's latest book, bowerbird.
we loved her other books, nomad and etcetera, full of beautiful images taken by sibella's brother, photographer chris court, so I'm sure we will love this book too.

images by chris court {website}
bowerbird by sibella court {website}
published by hardie grant books {available here}

7 Oct 2012

lovefactor present ......detour, looking for something

you can see our new work using cornish granite in our latest exhibition, on at the moment & until 12th november at the devon guild of craftsmen, bovey tracey, devon {details here}.

lovefactor present ...... detour, looking for something.

lovefactor are: pachadesign, paul anderson, christian o'reilly, sam walsh & sandy brown.

see what happens when 5 established furniture makers & a renowned ceramicist go deliberately in search of new materials with which to re-invigorate & expand their working practices; this exhibition portrays each artist's forays into unpredictable territory, & displays ingenious works incorporating for the 1st time their chosen elements alongside the tried & tested.
expect to find the accomplished & often beautiful results of inspired experimentation, together with samples of unexpected materials, maps, & tales of impasse & revelation.

images: console by pachadesign & plate by sandy brown, cornish granite {pachadesign}, iron & ceramics {sandy brown}, cob {paul anderson}, cornish tin & oak {sam walsh}, raku {christian o'reilly}

lovefactor present ...... detour, looking for something.
fri 21 sept - mon 12 nov

riverside gallery
the devon guild of craftsmen, riverside mill, bovey tracey, devon, tq13 9af
open daily 10am - 5.30pm, free admission

11 Aug 2012

welcombe open studios 2012

come and see us in our new studio this weekend as part of this years Welcombe Open Studios.

we will have 20% off all furniture & objects at the studio for this weekend only.

Welcombe Open Studios, now in it's 7th year, gives you the opportunity to visit the studios of artists & designer makers in our beautiful village on the north devon coast.
as well as the 7 open studios. there will be an art on the beach day for families hosted by the National Trust {saturday only}.  more info {here}.

pachadesign studio
well barn, well farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg.
10th, 11th & 12th aug {10.30am - 4.30pm}
website {here}  

12 Jul 2012

design for living show

we hope to see you this weekend at the design for living show at the beautiful hampton court castle & gardens in leominster, herefordshire.
design for living is an exciting new 2 day show dedicated to bringing together high quality makers, creative industries & specialist businesses from across the country who design for the home & garden.
all details on the poster below.

5 Jul 2012

lately .... on our pinterest

a few recent images from our pinterest.
enjoy & see more {here}

1. liga cuff by quarry {accessories}
2. house of seven gardens by ikimono architects {spaces: outside}
3. lunar plate by faye toogood {objects}
4. vases by milia seyppel {colour: greys + blacks}
5. hotel villa extramuros by vora arquitectura {spaces: outside}
6. gold rock {minerals}

pachadesign pinterest {here}

28 Jun 2012

kristin perers' home

we think photographer kristin perers' former home, a converted furniture factory in london's columbia road market, is lovely.
a beautiful mix of white and wood, natural materials, baskets, oil paintings and linens.
and we love her description of the space too - look for it on one of the images on her "about me" page.
you can see more of kristin's beautiful photography on her website.

kristin perers {website}

27 Jun 2012

our new work

we've just added a couple of new pieces to our website:

oak groupie console {here}
low groupie coffee table {here}

both pieces have raw steel bases with beautiful thick oak tops.
more info on our website {here}

{copyright © pachadesign 2012}

26 Jun 2012

hitoshi uchida's home by todd selby

we love this set of photographs from the selby of hitoshi uchida's home in kamakura, japan.

images: todd selby
see more {here}

21 Jun 2012

thanks for coming to the show

thanks to everyone that came to see us last weekend at the contemporary craft festival
despite a bit of a muddy start, it was a good show as usual.
hope you had a good day if you came to visit.
as well as the makers we featured in the last post, here is a little selection of stuff that caught our eye.

top left:ceramic wall panels by clare crouchman {website}
top right: silver objects & jewellery by maya selway {website}
bottom left: silver jewellery & silverware by rauni higson {website}
bottom right: conception narrative jewellery & objects by katherine richmond {website}

11 Jun 2012

the contemporary craft festival 2012

we will be exhibiting work at the contemporary craft festival this friday, saturday & sunday
{15th - 17th june}.
it's a really cool show with over 165 designer makers selling their work from all sorts of disciplines: ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, interiors, silver, leather, metal, mixed media, fashion, furniture, wood + more.
there will also be demonstrations, workshops, a craft tent for kids, live music and delicious food.
more details {here}.

below is a little selection of makers work we are looking forward to seeing at the show.
we will be in marquee b, stand b35 with a selection of our furniture & objects - hope to see you there.

1. groupies by pachadesign {stand b35}
2. reclaimed cornish slate mirror by pachadesign {stand b35}
3. vessels on stilts by jane bevan {one year on, stand 7}
4. group of bark vessels by jane bevan {one year on, stand 7}
5. terracotta plate by suet yi yip {one year on, stand 1}
6. terracotta plates by suet yi yip {one year on, stand 1}
7. pickle spoons by nic webb {materials & making, stand 13}
8. fire bowls by nic webb {materials & making, stand 13}

pachadesign {website}
jane bevan {website}
suet yi yip {website}
nic webb {website}

the contemporary craft festival {website}
mill marsh park, bovey tracey, devon, tq13 9af
15th - 17th june {10am - 5pm}

7 Jun 2012

paula leen's home

we think paula leen's home is beautiful ..... stark metal, old wood, whites & greys, industrial with a little softness here and there, perfect.

stunning images from photographer hotze eisma and styling by rianne landstra.

home: paula leen {website}
photography: hotze eisma {website}
styling: rianne landstra {website}

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