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Posts Tagged ‘Bust Craftacular’

Stick of Rock mugs: An interview with product designer Lydia Leith

Designer Lydia Leith introduces her new Stick of Rock mug range: an engaging take on everyone's favourite seaside candy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lydia Leith stick of rock mugs
The striking designs of product designer Lydia Leith first caught my attention at Bust Craftacular a few years back so I was delighted when she got in touch to tell me about her fabulous new project: the Stick of Rock range of mugs.

Lydia Leith royal family moulds
How much did your parents influence your decision to enter the creative world and what was the best advice they gave you?
Both parents have always been creative (Father illustrator and Mother craft teacher). Growing up in London we just happened to live in a very creative community, our neighbors (and friends) included a well known ceramicist, a fashion designer, an RA artist and in the house opposite us a Turner Prize winner. As a child I just thought this was very normal but looking back it was lucky coincidence and I have very fond memories of it all. From an early age I always assumed I'd end up working… read more

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East London Design Show: Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

This year the East London Design Show took place at the Truman Brewery, and whilst the venue was somewhat lacking in atmosphere there was lots of fabulous designer maker talent on show. Here's my hot ideas for Christmas gifts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve shared my favourite finds from the 2013 Bust Craftacular, now here’s what I loved at the East London Design Show, held for the first time in the Truman Brewery. […]

Bust Craftacular: Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

Didn't make it down to the Bust Craftacular? Worry not, for here's my round up of great finds... why not check in with your favourites online and make a unique Christmas purchase that way?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last year I missed out on the Bust Craftacular, but this year I was able to whip around this buzzy annual event, held at the York Hall. I was very […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Cushions!

Artists and illustrators have been busy creating a huge array of beautiful cushions for your home: and they are easily available to buy online. Find something for everyone on your Christmas list in my top selection here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pictor cushion in super soft faux suede by William Branton for Ohh Deer. Over the next few weeks I’ll be blogging all my best suggestions for a range of gifts, […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Ceramic Design

Unique hand made ceramic wonders from Melody Rose, JimBobArt and Zosienka & Rosie. Discovered at the Renegade Craft Fair, held on the 8-9th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Upcycled vintage crockery from Melody Rose at Not On The High Street. Plenty of fab ceramic design at the Renegade Craft Fair last weekend. Here’s my favourites. Melanie Roseveare – […]

The Best of Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular, London 2010

The Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular showcased fabulous handmade goodies: and here's my pick of the best, including Vic Lee, Urban Cross Stitch, Seaside Sisters, Andrea Garland, Xiang Zeng and James Ward. Read on to find the perfect Christmas gifts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. My ability to get out and about has been seriously curtailed over the past few weeks by the need to get