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Posts Tagged ‘Craft Central’

Hokolo: Designs for the Home – an interview with Jen Taylor

Designer Jen Taylor talks us through her latest woollen collection and some exciting new collaborations she is working on.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hokolo-Yeshen Venema Photography
In just a few short years London based architect turned designer Jen Taylor has built a brilliant brand for the home, encompassing bright colours and bold patterns that have been influenced by her unique multicultural outlook. Time to meet the lady behind Hokolo (which is an amalgamation of the words Hong Kong and London.)

Hokolo-Jen portrait
How long did you work as an architect, and what were the best (or most enjoyable) parts of your former career?
I graduated in 1999 and quit my full time job beginning of 2012. I have worked on many projects over the 12 years but not all projects got built. To be able to follow a project from early design stage through to completion is pretty amazing. Design is just a small element of architecture, I actually really enjoyed working with different trades on site, developing construction details, learning how materials come together. To be able to walk into a building that I helped built is a pretty special feeling.

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Valentines Day 2013: Jewellery, Handmade Gifts & Discounts on Chocolates

Struggling to find that perfect Valentine's gift? Look no further: here are my top recommendations for unusual handmade items, plus links to money off vouchers for chocolates. (nomnom)

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve given you some great ideas for unique handmade Valentines cards, and now I bring you a round up of beautiful and unusual gifts, including, of course, some delightful jewels. […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Babies by Independent Designers

Why shop on the High Street when you can find amazing, well designed and eco friendly baby gifts by independent designers and makers only a click away? Featuring: Oh Baby London, Hokolo, Kyna Boutique, Noodoll and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This Christmas I find myself with child for the first time – there he is above – and so naturally thoughts have turned to gifts that babies of Snarfle‘s age […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: 13 Top Jewellery Designs

I love jewellery: and so do lots of women, hint hint :) Here's my pick of some fantastic pieces available on the web for your delection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I love so many amazing jewels it’s hard to know what to share, but here’s a selection that tickle my festive fancy. I discovered Alex Ramsay at the recent Craft […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Top Ten Best Mugs by Illustrators and Designers

Wondering what to give for Christmas? The shops are full of mugs for a reason: they make great inexpensive gifts with character. And I've found the best designs for you online...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beaver Mug by Lisa Jones. I *love* beavers so I was super excited to find this. No really, don’t laugh. Next up: my recommendations for mugs. Yes, a whole blog […]

Weaving from Seashanties Julie Vermeille

An interview with illustrator Julie Vermeille

We speak with illustrator Julie Vermeille about her background, creative process, and just what inspires her whimsical collages.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Beautiful Coincidences. All photography provided courtesy of Julie Vermeille What were your surroundings like growing up? I grew up in a small town outside Paris –Dad is a teacher and […]

Made in Clerkenwell Winter Open Studios - TheBigForest

Review: Made in Clerkenwell – Winter Open Studios at Craft Central 2011

Craft Central opened its doors last week for the Made in Clerkenwell Winter Open Studios – an inspiring mix of craft, jewellery and homewares, with mulled wine to boot.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

At number 21 Clerkenwell Green I found twinkly fairy lights, colourful textiles and rooms full of friendly faces. The Winter Open Studios is a weekend where designers within the Craft […]