HOW CRAFT GOT COOL
SMALL BATCH GOODS
Set up by Art Director, Daniel Hubbard, Small Batch Goods is an online shop selling just that; gorgeous goods made in small batches. With a focus on provenance and craftsmanship, it offers a stylish selection of lovingly handmade and ethical pieces.
Featuring a mix of tactile textiles, charming ceramics and candles from London Cloth Company, Ren London and other independents, Small Batch Goods celebrates the talent and authenticity behind the work and presents it all within a calming, neutral palette, making it temptingly easy to choose and coordinate items.
Oggetto(pronounced “or-jet-oh”) is the Italian word for ‘object’, and that’s exactly what Helen and Charlie Camm’s online store provides: a carefully-curated collection of simple, functional and thoughtful objects for everyday use in the home.
From their Dorset-based studio and workshop the couple design, make and source beautiful productsunited by a mantra of “quality, longevity, craftsmanship”
Founded by Alexandra Hayes, Made+Good is a curated offering of covetable homeware, jewellery and kid's stuff made by small independent designer-makers all based in the UK. Everything is chosenfor beingmade to last - there's nothing 'throwaway' here.
Inspired by the great outdoors, Made + Good’s latest maker, Lucy Ogden, channels her love for the South Downs National Park into her distinctive range of ceramics. Hang them on the wall or lay them on the table, these plates make a great gift and are a guaranteed to brighten up any home.
Based in Burma, Kalinko's mission is to connect the country's talented artisans to the wider world and to those who will love the materials and craftsmanship that go into these gorgeous handmade homewares and the stories behind them.
The limited edition Mandalay and Bagan bowls are made with hand-laid eggshell and up to eight layers of raw lacquer sap applied to a bamboo frame, with each layer taking eight days to air dry.
THE NEW CRAFTSMEN
From its Mayfair gallery, The New Craftsmenchampions contemporary craft and its makers. The carefully curated collection of goods includes furniture, lighting, textiles, kitchen and dining, hardware, artworks, jewellery and much more from the nation's wide and varied talented artisans.
This limited edition set of four 24-carat plated scissors - floral, fabric, paper and nail - is by Ernest Wright & Sons, wrapped in a beautiful leather case, which can be monogrammed as part of the price. The six sets available are the last remaining, as the family-run business has now sadly closed, so not only are they beautiful and useful, they are true collector's items.
Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites
A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.
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