Featured Brand: SB Brand

SB Brand Archangel Jewellery

SB Sheena Bulsara creates One of a Kind jewellery for the woman who wants something unique. Her label SB Brand has been running for five years now. Valuing the intrinsic beauty of antiques and vintage charms, semi precious stones and Swarovski crystals. Sheena creates unique compositions in her jewellery that sit somewhere on the continuum of art and design.
“I want my jewellery to be like sculptural jewels that opulently adorn the body in some cases blurring the line between clothing and jewellery” Read more

Featured Brand: Be-Bop-a-Lula

Be-Bop-a-Lula Stationary

Be-Bop-a-Lula was launched by Octavia O’Donovan; inspired by her love of stationery, design and sewing. She previously graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to work for a number of design agencies in London.

With a growing collection of design-led greeting cards, homeware and accessories, every one of her items is carefully designed and handmade in London, using only the best quality vintage and UK-sourced materials. Read more

Featured Designer: Barbara Yarde

Barbara Yarde

Barbara creates pieces in silver and gold inspired by her travels through India, Egypt, Morocco as well as her exploration of museums and galleries throughout London. The recurring designs and styles of these places are incorporated into her jewellery to create a sense of timelessness- both classical and new at once.

She honed her skills while studying jewellery and silversmithing at Sir John Cass University in London. Each piece is handmade in her workshop in London, using mainly sterling silver, plated in 18ct gold, and a variety of techniques, such as wax carving, Keum- Boo (fine gold fusing) and reticulation. Read more

Featured Designer: Alexander Garnett

Alexander Garnett Ceramics

 

Alex Garnett is an independent designer who produces quirky fun ceramics with an emphasis on originality like all our designers. A self-taught ceramicist and experienced prop maker with a passion for visual art, he prides himself on products hand made in the UK. Perhaps his main forte is subverting mundane everyday items into unique, quirky collectibles.
Graduating from Goldsmiths in 2003, Alex co-founded the design studio MIXKO. In 2010 he established himself independently under WWW.ALEXGARNETT.COM where he continues to produce visually striking work ranging from interior design to fashion accessories and modern sculpture.

Past clients include Bloomberg, Dirk Bikkembergs, Fiorucci, IKEA, Paul Smith and Top Shop. His work has also featured on The One Show and Noel Fielding’s “Luxury Comedy” series. Read more

Featured Designer: Michiyo Arai

Michiyo Arai Jewellery

Michiyo’s brand has only been running for a year and retains that fresh spark to its ideas. Every piece is hand crafted utlising traditional techniques making each piece a unique treasure. Her pieces  make use of many luxurious materials; Glass beads, 925 Sterling Silver. Swarovski crystals, Gold as well as bare base metals such as copper, brass and bronze.

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Featured Designer: La Dame Au Beret

La Dame Au Béret White Roses Head piece

Myriam Lengliné is a London-based Parisian milliner, the gifted hands and creative mind behind “La dame au béret”.

Inspired by the timeless elegance and craftsmanship of bygone eras, traditional folk costumes, flora and fauna, “La dame au béret” specialises in bespoke millinery – enchanting opulent hats and headpieces, the perfect headwear for every discerning personality with a Bohemian, romantic spirit and a soul shrouded in mystery and drama. Myriam combines her French Parisian heritage with British individuality and eccentricity, mixing traditional and contemporary millinery techniques; primarily recycling antique and vintage materials.

All her pieces are handmade one-off models. Read more

Featured Brand: Fatiha Tasnim Designs

Fatiha Tasnim Designs

Fatiha Tasnim Designs Jewellery ranges focus on mixed media contemporary jewellery. The collections are inspired by the Indian heritage of vibrant colours and intricate patterns from Mughal History to Bollywood fashion and modern everyday styles. The pieces focus widely on vibrant colours and decorative patterns to express rich and playful charms to the surface. Metal, enamel and beads are used to create handmade jewellery. Read more

Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show Recap

Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show was a hit! We had a whole selection of talented designers exhibiting with us again, and it was great to see some old faces coming back for our second event!  There were some really unique and out-there pieces on display at the autumn show, we were so excited to see some of the truly amazing stuff our sellers had to offer. In case you missed it, we got very snap happy with the camera, so here’s a few photos from the event for you to browse.

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Gabor & Patricia

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Featured Brand: From Brighton With Love

Featured Brand: From Brighton With Love

from brighton with love

From Brighton With Love was launched in Summer 2012 when Sally Evans moved to the city after many years living and working in the design industry in London. After reacquainting herself with the intricacies of a knitting machine she started producing cushions and poufs using natural yarns – mainly wool and cotton – although silk and linen may appear at a later date.

 

Some items use the intarsia technique which, although time consuming, produces wonderful 3d patterns that make the items very tactile. The colours are inspired by Brighton and the surrounding area – blue of the sea and sky, green for the South Downs and pink for the sticks of rock and candy floss! All cushions fasten with five shell buttons that enhance the seaside feel. The majority of items are made to order and bespoke colours and sizes can be made on request.


Love this?

You can shop their collections and meet them alongside 70 other independent designers and makers at our next event at Shoreditch town hall.

Free entry , Families welcome.


All items are available from the website at: www.frombrightonwithlove.com

 

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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Intrigue Emporium Summer Show Recap Part 1

Intrigue Emporium Summer Show Recap Part 1

The Intrigue Emporium Summer Show looked amazing, there were so many talented people there, there’s no way I can fit everyone into a single blog post, (so make sure you check back later in the week for more!). We’d like to shout a big thank you to all of the exhibitors that made organising the event so worthwhile, and another big thank you to all the visitors who came to see what the fuss was all about.

Intrigue Emporium Panoramic View  Of The Hall

As the doors opened all 50 of the stalls looked great, and Vegan Sweet Treats were just putting the finishing touches to their stunning food display in the cafe area. We feel so lucky to have such a talented and creative group of designers for our launch event!

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We were all kept well fueled by the delicious Vegan snacks we had on sale from Vegan Sweet Tooth, from talented chef Giancarlo Roncato, if you didn’t get to try to try their chocolate brownie (100% vegan, and 100% delicious!) then you’ve missed out! Their treats included nut free cakes and gluten-free cakes, so there was something for any dietary requirements.

vegan sweet treats

Electrik Nan at The Intrigue Emporium Summer Show

The Elektrik Nan girls seemed to be having a lot of fun, have a look at their instagram for more photos of themselves and their customers posing with their awesome pop-up style props! Creator Ania Placzkiewicz believes that “everything in life is art”, including how you dress. The girls looked fabulous dressed in their own knitted creations, so I guess we can’t argue with their reasoning!

Remy Dubibe Ceramic Art and Jewellery

Remy Dubibé definitely embodies Intrigue Emporium’s ‘Outrageously Creative’ ethos, we’ve never seen anybody do something like this with ceramics. His stall itself felt like an art installation, we’re so glad he came to exhibit with us! His jewellery, complicated and ostentatious, are amazing works of art in themselves, looking great lit up by his ceramic lighting. The whole thing was mesmerizing! With each of his ceramic pieces on each of his jewellery sets individually crafted, wearing one of these pieces must make you feel like a walking piece of art.

In Her Glory Lights And Flowers

The girls of In Her Glory were showing off their stunning custom faux-flower and lights displays, as well as their funky knitted cushions. Who wouldn’t want their house to be filled with these things?! Ranging from darkly gothic in black and red to whimsical and fairy-like in in pretty pastels, In Her Glory had a really diverse collection of light-up pieces. They do a lot of custom work, so if you haven’t had the chance to order something for yourself, what are you waiting for?