Join us for festive frolicking at the Christmas Fair

Christmas Markets London 2014

We are returning to Shoreditch Town Hall this festive season for our Christmas Market Showcase, with more of the best & brightest cutting-edge fashion, jewellery and accessories designers, sophisticated home-wares, art objects, stationary, paper goods and more.

All your Christmas shopping under one roof! Explore around 70 (!) stands of exquisite British manufactured designs, from the obscure to the divine, even that ‘hard to buy for’ person will have something perfect waiting for them.

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Applications NOW OPEN For The Christmas Market Showcase

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Applications are now open for the Intrigue Emporium Christmas Market Show

Final deadline for designer applications – Midnight Sunday 5th October 

Places are limited, Apply today!

Get into the festive spirit! This outrageously creative pop-up designer show will be held 11.30am – 5.30pm at Shoreditch Town Hall on Sunday December 7th; and will feature the highest calibre British manufacturing designers (spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts, home-wares and more!), delicious festive hand-crafted food, drinks, and creative business & craft-based workshops. Read more

Featured Designer: Aline Johnson

Aline designs and produces glass for lighting and tableware form her studio in central London at Cockpit Arts.
Her inspiration stems from rural retreats to Dorset, with its colourful beach pharaphernalia and beach stripes, found object like feathers, ammonites and leaves. Aline works on site specific lighting installations with interior designers and architects, working to clients specifications. Previous commissions include a staircase chandelier for the British Emabassy in Qatar, a lighting installation for HCA hospital in London, numerous chandeliers, wall lights and table lamps for private residences.

Visit her website: www.alinejohnson.co.uk

Applications NOW OPEN for the Autumn Show

Applications NOW OPEN for the Autumn Show

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Applications are now open for the Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show

Final deadline for designer applications – Midnight 25th June 

Places are limited, Apply today!

This outrageously creative pop-up designer show will be held 11.30am – 5.30pm at Shoreditch Town Hall on Sunday September 28th; and will feature the highest calibre British manufacturing designers (spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts, home-wares and more!), delicious hand-crafted food, drinks, and creative business & craft-based workshops.

Eager to get involved? You can learn more about Intrigue Emporium here, how to apply here, and visiting information here.

Want to host a workshop or create an installation? We are calling out for outrageously creative decor and/ or artistic installations to provide an exciting and dynamic backdrop for our events, as well as original craft based or business/ creative enterprise based workshop holders. Click the image links below to find out more information and apply.





Intrigue Emporium Recap Part 3

Intrigue Emporium Recap Part 3

We’re so pleased with how the Intrigue Emporium Summer Show went, that we already can’t wait for the next one! We have lots of beautiful photos taken on the day of many of our talented exhibitors that we really want to share with you, so take a look while we work on the Autumn Show!

Prudence Millinery have been in the media recently for the hats they created for Vivienne Westwood, as seen on Pharrell Williams at the Grammys. They had their selection of what we like to refer to as Pharrell hats, which everyone insisted on trying on!

Prudence Millinery

Esoteric London had a beautiful display of mirror perspex and glitter resin necklaces from their new collection, which looked great on their wood and fairy lights display. They regularly instagram their work-in-progress, so it’s a great way of seeing what goes on behind the scenes of a design studio!

Esoteric London Geometric Necklace On Wooden Display

The lovely Anastasia from Iris Sandals had her luxury footwear on display at Intrigue Emporium for everyone to see. Her pieces are all individually handmade, and you could really see the attention to detail in every single shoe! The sandals we had the pleasure of seeing were lovely, but if you didn’t find what you were looking for, Anastasia also offers a bespoke service to create individual and personalised shoes.

Iris Sandals Stall at Intrigue Emporium

The Pica Pica Feathers stall was probably one of the first things you noticed as soon as you stepped into the hall, their stunning feather headdresses are hard to miss! They complemented their amazing headgear with a selection of upcycled denim cut-off shorts, dip dyed and decorated just as flamboyantly as their headdresses. Basically, Pica Pica Feather’s has your summer festival wardrobe completely sorted.

Pica Pica Feathers Stall at Intrigue Emporium

The varied art work of Vera Vera on The Wall has something for almost everyone’s taste. From colourful abstract pieces to floral designs delicately painted onto vintage music sheets, you can tell that Vera has experience in several mediums. She has prints available in many sizes, but if you simply don’t have the wall space for one of her lovely pieces, her cards make wonderful gifts too.

Vera Vera On The Wall Art Work Stall at Intrigue Emporium

 

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The 50 Fabulous Designers Exhibiting At Our Summer Show Launch Are..

The 50 Fabulous Designers Exhibiting At Our Summer Show Launch Are..

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Here are the fabulous designers and makers who will be showcasing their British made, high-end and outrageously creative work at our launch event on June 22nd!

 

Alittlebitofthis&that

 

AM Florence

 

Barbara Spence Jewellery

 

EG&I

 

Electrik Nan

 

Esoteric London

 

Future Heirlooms Boutique

 

GAPGallery

 

Glora

 

Glorious Days

 

Hairy Jayne

 

Hooksmith Press

 

Horn and Orchid

 

In Her Glory

 

Indigojelly

 

Iris Sandals

 

Jenny Haytch

 

Jenny Llewellyn Jewellery

 

Kaila jewellery

 

Kasia Szafraniec

 

Kata Wearable Art

 

Knots & Folds

 

Lynn Allardyce Jewellery

 

Madame Chalet

 

Manolo

 

Modern Chintz

 

Momojewellery

 

Mooie

 

My Rosie Lee

 

Myia Bonner Jewellery

 

Of Little Consequence

 

Pica Pica Feathers

 

Prudence Milinery

 

RARE FOLK-Accessory design

 

Remy Dubibe

 

Rinat Jewellery

 

Riverlight Jewellery

 

rodology

 

Rowehnna Jewellery

 

Ruby Bazaar

 

RubyGhost

 

Saffron Reichenbacker

 

Sarah Michelle Artist

 

Sophie Biddulph

 

T Silva

 

TALFLIFE

 

Vera Vera On The Wall

 

Victoria Mae Designs

 

Will Clarke 

We are proud to be supporting youth charities Welcome to somewhereto_and F.A.D. to find out more about them, please visit their stands at the event.

10 Steps To The Perfect Pitch

10 Steps To The Perfect Pitch

It can seem daunting to be invited to pitch for someone, as long as you are prepared and really know your business inside and out, you have nothing to worry about. If you have been invited to pitch your audience is almost definitely already open to and interested in hearing what you have to say, don’t worry about facing an aggressive ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel, this is very rare in real life! Follow the 10 steps below and you will be well on your way to polishing your perfect winning pitch!  

1. Consider what you are pitching for and to whom

Is it funding, a competition, to a potential new client? Bare this in mind when outlining the structure of your pitch and only include relevant information.

2. Begin with a hook

Your first sentence needs to really grab the listeners’ attention, convince them they should pay attention to the rest of your pitch.

3. Use simple language

Not everyone knows the acronyms relevant to your industry; so only use them if you have previously said what the letters stand for.

Don’t use complicated jargon, you’ll run the risk of confusing your audience or sounding like a show off.

4. It’s not about you

Yes it is your business and your product, but your audience will want to hear what’s in it for them and for the customers.

But do make sure you show your passion for your product/ service/ idea.

5. Content

Here are the key points to cover in your pitch –

  1. Problem
  2. Solution
  3. How will it make money?
  4. Who is your target market?
  5. Who are your competitors?
  6. Who are you/ your team, what do you bring to the table?
  7. Any milestones so far?

Keep it exciting

6. Keep it concise

Decide on all the key points you need covered in your pitch and don’t add any filler, if words aren’t adding value they are only serving to lose you interest from your audience.

7. Know your time limit

An elevator pitch is ideally between 30-60 seconds and is designed to grab your audience and have them wanting to hear more. Get to the point quickly, explaining what the problem is and how you are solving it within a couple of sentences.

If you have 5 minutes to pitch you should cover all the key points and give a little more of a detailed outline of your business/ idea.

In a longer pitch meeting you will be expected to cover the business model, the products in detail, the staff and management team, know your facts and finances, and be prepared to answer specific questions.

8. Be confident

Stand straight with your weight on both feet and don’t shuffle too much with your hands or feet, it’s distracting to the audience and a lack of confidence in presenting can come across as a lack of confidence in your own business.

Rehearsing and being sure you know the details off by heart will really help with this.

9. Practice!

Rehearse your pitch in front of family or friends who are not related to your industry, they should still understand what you are talking about.

Time yourself; it is not uncommon to ramble under pressure so ensure you know the time limit and practice sticking within it.

10. Always finish with a call to action

What happens next? Make sure your audience know what it is you want from them and how is best to proceed.  

Win a FREE place at the Intrigue Emporium Summer Show with somewhereto_

Win a FREE place at the Intrigue Emporium Summer Show with somewhereto_

Are you aged 16-25? Win a place at the Summer Showcase event with somewhereto_

What’s the prize:

– Stall space on Sunday 22nd June 2014 at Shoreditch Town Hall
– Listing on the Intrigue Emporium Website
– Colour listing in the printed exhibitor press magazine, to be sent out post event and in the printed event guide, to be given visitors on the day
– Printed and digital promotional material to distribute across your networks
– Full on and offline publicity & promotion
– The opportunity to sell via the Intrigue Emporium online store (launching summer 2014)
– Additional support and mentoring in the run up to the event to help you make your business the best it can be!

This opportunity is open to all young people making and wishing to sell “ethically British made, high-end and outrageously creative work spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts and home-wares”, creativity and quality are key!

The assessment criteria includes

– Quality and craftsmanship of the work
– Presentation of the work (product photography and stall presentation)
– Aesthetics of the work
– Cohesive style/ branding of the work

How to enter

– Fill out the form (follow the link below) and submit it to us by midnight on Friday 6th June 2014
– If shortlisted you will be invited to pitch at the somewhereto_ offices in London on June 9th.

Under 18′s are definitely welcome to apply but if selected you will need a parent, guardian or responsible adult to attend the event with you.

APPLY NOW (deadline midnight Friday 6th June)