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: Jenny Haytch

Featured Designer: Jenny Haytch

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The identity of Jenny haytch came about after, as she puts it,  “…had been applying for jobs and waiting for various aspects of my life to kick off a few years after graduating, and still nothing was really happening.”

 Needing to do something aside from job hunting to give herself a feeling of accomplishment at the end of day; some instant gratification.  And something that she could afford to do.  So she started drawing.

While having no intention of anyone really looking at it – it was months before she put anything publicly online but it seemed to go down pretty well.  I didn’t (and don’t) take it too seriously. Jenny tries to let her designs flow out as naturally as possible without bogging them down by overthinking them.


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Get her full spiel from her tumblr here: http://jennyhaytch.tumblr.com/

Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/likejennyhaytch

And on twitter: http://twitter.com/jennyhaytch

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Featured Designer: William Rolls

Featured Designer: William Rolls

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Humorous, Spirited, Curious, Bounding, Energetic

Dogs provide William Rolls with enormous scope for experimentation and exploration. Playfulness and joyfulness, movement and freedom are important elements in the characters that he produces. The clay creates the characters in his work whilst he influence structures, forms and surface finishes.

Every clay has its own strengths and weaknesses and brings unique qualities to each piece. It is important that each dog has a unique personality – either in form, character or technical application. He aims to capture the spirit of the dog without over finishing so that the final piece has inherent character and distinctiveness.

Most of his work is fired to stoneware so is durable. William finishes his work with slips, underglazes and oxides. His work is informed by research from real life. He says that he sketches dogs at every opportunity, as he wants to try and understand their anatomy, personalities and interactions. He has found that making time to do this has really helped his creative practice and culminated in the work he is currently producing. Every piece is unique.


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See this collection and more on his website: http://williamrollsceramics.com/

Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilliamRollsCeramics

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Featured Designer: Ros Shiers

Featured Designer: Ros Shiers

Ros Shiers

Ros Shiers is an illustrator who designs typographic and illustrative prints and stationery. Her designs are available on a range of art prints, greetings cards, wrapping papers, wrapping tapes and notebooks.

Ros is inspired by uplifting words and phrases which she brings to life in her playful typographic prints. 
Ros’ love of drawing is clear in her detailed pencil studies of ice creams, cakes, perfumes, vintage cameras and her signature dog portraits collection. Her prints work beautifully alone and also look lovely hung in a group as your collection grows.

Ros works from a studio in her West London home with her beloved Puggle Bailey at her side. Her products and prints have been featured in various publications including Elle Decoration, Easy Living, The Telegraph and The Independent.

Her products can be found in stockists both in the UK and internationally and she can often be found at boutique markets and lifestyle events around London.

All Ros’ products are designed, printed and manufactured in the UK. The digital prints are printed by Ros, the Giclee prints by a small printer in Essex, the wrapping tapes are made in Lancashire, the wrapping papers and notebooks in Sussex and the greeting cards printed in Devon.

Ros also works on commercial and private commissions and has worked as a freelance illustrator since graduating with first class honours from Brighton University. Her clients have included Nokia, Ford, M&S, Stella McCartney, Quadrille, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray Publishing, ES Magazine, 125 Magazine, Cent, Lula Magazine, Russian Glamour Magazine, The Big Issue and Quintessentially.


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See the whole collection on her website: http://www.ros-shiers.com

Connect with her on Twitter: @RosShiers

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Featured Designer: Carly Hitchens

Featured Designer: Carly Hitchens

Carly Hitchens

Carly always has an interest in art and design, but never took the opportunity to take this forward until a few years ago. She decided she needed a change of career and a new direction in my life. She missed drawing, designing and wanted to do something creative. As she had always loved jewellery, she felt the best option was Silversmithing and Jewellery Making degree. She feels this was the best decision she has ever made.

Her work is based on Architecture and Mathematics. She is inspired by the minerals mined in Cornwall – particularly the lines, structure and forms created within them. Combining these elements together allows her to create intricate, geometric designs that can be developed further. She loves using wire to create delicate, contemporary jewellery, that people will enjoy wearing.


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Follow her progress here:

carlyhitchens.carbonmade.com

Carly Hitchens

Featured Designer: Jasmine Simpson

Featured Designer: Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine classes herself as a contemporary ceramicist, illustrator and artist. She creates evocative illustrations of animals in an expressive, free hand style. They are influenced from her environment and the fables and mythical stories she was told as a child. She then translates her 2D work onto the ceramic bodies of her animal figures, which act like a 3D canvas.

She likes to take a fresh approach towards industrial processes, creating batches of animal figures using slip casting with earthenware clay, very much like the traditional Staffordshire Flat backs prevalent around the 1800’s in Stoke-on-Trent. Even though the base of each figure is replicated she tries to give them each an individual character by exploring surface application techniques such as scraffito with coloured slip. She then layer up a variety of glazes and over glaze enamels to hand paint illustrations onto the figure and to finish she adds gold lustre to highlight certain areas and give a luxurious feel to the piece.


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Check out more of her work here:

http://jazzcreative.wix.com/jsimpsonartist

Jasmine Simpson

Featured Designer: Danielle Smith Illustration

Featured Designer: Danielle Smith Illustration

Danielle Smith Illustrations

Danielle is a Scottish born designer, who graduated from Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2013 and is currently living and making in London. Danielle Smith Illustration creates a variety of individual, hand-made ceramics and printed works, inspired frequently by her gypsy/traveller family background.

With a personal connection to the culture, her work often portrays the community in a very positive light compared to that of the images displayed in the media today. Sometimes seemingly eerie and dark, the work is always laced with nostalgia and derived from a positive place of her own experiences, memories or family stories.

Currently she is primarily focused on the making and selling of her ceramic head pots, derived from a larger series of works entitled “Gypsy Trails”. Her ceramic works are usually practical objects that can serve a purpose in the home, such as planters and ashtrays – however the hand-made aspect of their designs make for unique and exciting gifts with a back story.


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Take a gander around her website here:

http://cargocollective.com/daniellesmithillustration

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Featured Designer: Alfred & Wilde

Featured Designer: Alfred & Wilde

Alfred & Wilde

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Alfred & Wilde is a London-based design brand creating modern, bold and fun art prints, stationery and homewares.
Inspired by the city, using traditional printing techniques, and proudly made in the UK. Alfred & Wilde designs have a playful focus on pattern, shape and colour, reflecting well known places and spaces.
Founded by designer Simon Mitchell in 2013, Alfred & Wilde designs can be found in design stores across East London.


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Check out their website: www.alfredandwilde.co.uk

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Featured Designer: Saffron Reichenbacker

Featured Designer: Saffron Reichenbacker

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Saffron Reichenbacker is a Brighton based artist. In her work, Saffron creates elegant images of Weimar culture & fallen stars. She works primarily with ink sketches, which are then scanned and developed digitally. Using strong lines and bold colours, her pieces commonly take the form of imagined portraits. In these, she seeks to create a mood that reflects her fascination with early cinema and female saints.

As well as selling prints, Saffron produces a range of beautiful products featuring her designs. These include:  t-shirts, cushions, tote bags, pocket mirrors and badges.

Saffron Reichenbacker will feature her signature prints at Intrigue Emporium’s Summer Show.


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Visit her website: www.saffronreichenbacker.co.uk

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Featured Designer: GAPGallery

Featured Designer: GAPGallery

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GAPGallery inspires to bring into the fast paced lives a rustic touch. Influenced by traditional Indian folk art, that infuses drama, warm hues and magic through paintings, handpainted cards, wrapping sheets, gift tags, cushion covers and other eclectic stuff! Another totally eccentric yet deeply loved and appreciated part of the collection is the Decoupage Drama line from lampshades to furniture pieces that are one off designer creations!

GAPGallery will feature limited edition items as well as launch a new collection at Intrigue Emporium’s Summer Show.

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Featured Designer: Victoria Mae Designs

Featured Designer: Victoria Mae Designs

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Victoria Mae is a London based surface designer specialising in printed pattern and illustration. Her designs have made their way onto numerous surfaces, mainly ceramics and stationery. Inspired by the different cultures and colours she is exposed to, Victoria Mae creates unique and charming designs for each ceramic, applies the digital designs by hand herself.

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Each piece is uniquely made and no two are identical. These are adorable, affordable and make beautiful gifts for loved ones.

Victoria Mae will feature limited edition pieces and present a new collection at Intrigue Emporium’s Summer Show.


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Visit her website at: www.victoriamaedesigns.com

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Featured Designer: Will Clarke

Featured Designer: Will Clarke

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Will studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Bath Spa University. He is a practicing artist and printmaker based in London. His work is characterised by detailed line drawing and carefully constructed compositions, contrasting details with bold block colour. Will mixes abstraction and architectural imagery to produce urban scenes with a sense of intricacy and energy. Hand-printed using a range of techniques, each piece is uniquely produced to a limited edition by the artist.

Will Clarke will feature limited edition pieces and present a new collection at Intrigue Emporium’s Summer Show.


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Visit his website at: willclarke.co.uk

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