Brighton with love
I love this time of year when we start sourcing new collections and discovering other small businesses, new artists and dengineers to work with. It's even more fun when those things start to arrive!
At a London trade show we met Sharon and Cheryl, two creative sisters who were launching their collection for retail for the very first time. They design and produce handmade ceramic dishes, garlands and decorations which are beautifully decorated and fired in their workshop in Gloucestershire. I particularly love their 'pick and mix' heart hangings which can be stringed together while you wait for a perfect personalised present for a wedding, newborn or Mother's Day.
It is also exciting when local artists bring their own wares into the shop for us to see. These beautiful bone china mugs are made by Brighton base designer Lonely Angus whose beautiful illustration is layed onto mugs in 22ct gold leaf. Her designs include cacti, terraced housing and this beautiful hot air balloon scene which says 'Let the Adventure Begin'