Join Us at The London Design FairNo CommentsRead more
Come and say hello! We will be exhibiting at Tent, part of The London Design Fair at The Old Truman Brewery from 22-25th September, along with the great and the good of the design world, including some personal design-heroes and lots of new and exciting designers I just can’t wait to meet! I’m thrilled that a selection of 7 makers who are either currently selling with us, or will be very soon, will be exhibiting on our stand, showing their work and helping to bring TheMakerPlace.co.uk to life.
New Designers 2016 – Special Ticket OfferNo CommentsRead more
New Designers 2016 is an event (well actually two as it runs in two parts) which showcases the fresh-thinking of over 3,000 innovative design graduates, providing an essential pipeline of new talent into the UK’s creative industries. If you’re a lover of design, it’s a great place to visit to get some inspiration and to see if you can be the first to spot the next big thing…
Kara Leigh Ford Ceramics: A Maker’s Story4 CommentsRead more
From trying out pottery during an after-work evening class, to making it to the final round of auditions for last year’s The Great Pottery Showdown, Kara Leigh Ford’s journey to becoming a full-time potter, creating stunning pieces inspired by her love of the sea, is both uplifting and inspirational. Who hasn’t dreamt of giving up the 9 to 5 for a new life?
We are huge fans of her beautifully made work, which fuses a fresh, modern, Scandinavian-style colour palette with organic forms. The glazes and hand-thrown nature of Kara’s work makes it invitingly tactile; making everyday routines that bit more special.
It’s not #Justacard – it really does mean so much more…No CommentsRead more
You may wonder why we’re writing about and supporting a campaign that urges people to buy #Justacard from independent retailers, when we don’t actually sell any cards ourselves…
Well, as Sarah Hamilton, the driving force behind the campaign, reminds us, it’s not just about cards!
Scandinavian Style Interior DesignNo CommentsRead more
We’re used to trends that come and go, but as our passion for Scandi-chic continues apace, the look is gradually changing its status from ‘trend’ to something more enduring. The pared-back, well-considered aesthetic of Scandinavian furniture and interiors gives us a style that is warm and inviting, yet also unfussy, minimal and undeniably ‘cool’.
True Blue: Going Blue in Your Home, From Coastal Chic to Deepest IndigoNo CommentsRead more
Calming, thoughtful, evocative of the sea and sky and carefree summer days; our love-affair with blue is easy to understand. If you’re near to the coast, or wish you were, a fresh and light New England style scheme can really come into its own, as long as there’s a balance between capturing the mood of the sea without the clichés of the seaside ‘theme’.
Modern Artisan Interior Design: Style + Substance2 CommentsRead more
In many ways, the Modern Artisan look encapsulates what TheMakerPlace.co.uk is all about, which is celebrating the beauty in well-crafted everyday objects.