Last week we took over a gallery just off Stoke Newington Church Street for a special one day event. Featuring no less than thirteen Curious Makers selling their design-led wares we had a great time meeting local shoppers and getting into the festive spirit. Each maker involved has their own original style and items on display ranged from newspapers, prints, bow ties, chandelier jewels, paper cut sculptures, cards, wrapping paper and lots more. Here are some photos from the day by Lynsey Mackay:
27 November 2013
Patch is a colourful and playful headline typeface from designer Paul Felton. Every letter has it's own fabric swatch giving it a unique character. Mix up the letters to create your own words or simply let one speak for itself. We are pretty excited to see these patchwork patterns on display at the Curious Makers Pop Up Shop on the 7th December. They will be available as prints and as greetings cards.
See more on Paul's website here or visit us next week.
Curious Makers will be hosting a one day pop up shop on Saturday 7th December at Stoke Newington Library Gallery. Situated on Church Street, a popular independent shopping destination, it's the perfect place to find some unique gifts away from the high street.
Presenting a collective of London based designers find original presents including bold prints from Paul Felton, screen printed cards from Doodle Dandy, upcycled ottomans from Made Anew, colourblock accessories from Colour Cushion, waxed cycling bags from Leonie Eastwood, jewellery, bow-ties, photography from Julian Cox and ceramics from Idly Doodling and lots more perfect presents just in time for Christmas.
Have a look on our event page for more details and a handy map showing how to find us. We'll post up a full line up of all the designers taking part very soon.
22 November 2013
On Tuesday this week we popped down to R K Burt Gallery near London Bridge to see an exhibition with Kanitta Meechabot. Kanitta hand cuts incredibly intricate and beautiful works of art from paper. The group show featured work from a range of artists and is on until the 28th November.
You can see more of Kanitta's work on her website and below is a short video on the process of paper cutting.
14 November 2013
Chloe Edwards is the mastermind behind Made Anew. Repurposing objects Chloe creates beautifully crafted pieces of unique furniture, homeware and stationary. Designs focus on finding new uses for old salvaged objects such as vintage wine box ottomans and envelope notebooks. We've also heard that there are some brand new screen printed fabrics coming out soon, can't wait to see them!
Visit the Made Anew website for more details and commissions.
11 November 2013
If you've got a tired armchair that's in need of cheering up, then these bright creations from Colour Cushion are just the ticket. Handmade by designer Amie Herriott they come in a range of colour block and geometric patterns with different combinations of triangles, polka dots and super colourways to choose from.
15 October 2013
Julian Cox cycled by push bike from London to Mumbai from 2010 to 2012. Along the way he documented the bus stops he passed on the road and amassed an incredible collection of typological photographs from many different remote and fascinating places. The bus stops project reflects the ecelctic cultures and the landscapes he traveled through on his 18,000km journey.
You can see more of the collection here.