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Posts Tagged ‘eco’

Melody Rose Ceramics: an interview with fine bone china homeware designer Melanie Roseveare

Introducing the wonderful upcycled and fine bone china ceramics of designer Melanie Roseveare, soon to be featured on my brand new market place.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Designs by Melody Rose first caught my eye at the Renegade Craft Fair a few years ago, and then I bumped into the lady behind the brand at Tent London again this September and was excited to discover how her line of quirky decorated ceramics has grown in the intervening years. In addition to her original range of up cycled plates and tea cups designer Melanie Roseveare has recently launched a complementary fine bone china range that features her trademark idiosyncratic motifs. Think skulls, kissing couples, dragonflies, wolves and nudes. And some exciting new dramatic designs on the way for 2014...

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Can you tell us a bit about your background: how did you come to work with ceramics and where did you learn… read more

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EA Burns: an interview with ethical jewellery designer Lizzie Burns

The new collection from EA Burns is powerful jewellery at its finest: Ancient Rites is constructed entirely from ethically sourced materials and made in the UK: and it looks GREAT.

Written by Amelia Gregory

EA Burns, Ancient Rites by Rebecca May Higgins. Jewellery by Lizzie Burns first caught my eye on a market stall several years ago, and since then her work has gone […]

Celebrating 10 Years in Business: An interview with Akamuti founder Lindsey Hedges & illustrator Jenny Lloyd

Lindsey Hedges hired illustrator Jenny Lloyd to rebrand her ethical skincare range after seeing her illustrations on these very pages. To celebrate Akamuti's 10th birthday we catch up with both ladies and give our readers an opportunity to get 20% off all products.

Written by Amelia Gregory

People come to this website both for inspiration and to find talented creatives to work with, so my illustrators will know they are doing their best if they get some […]

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, […]

Ena Salon Review: a new haircut thanks to Mothers Meeting

Last week I had my hair cut by the charming Jonathan at the family run Ena Salon in Holborn, with Snarfle in tow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve never really been one to pamper myself (I didn’t cut my hair AT ALL for at least five years, and styling products stay woefully untouched on the bathroom shelf) […]

Hellen van Rees: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Dutch designer and CSM graduate Hellen van Rees showcased Square2: Exploring Excitement at Ones to Watch on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hellen Van Rees S/S 2013 by Kristina Vasiljeva. I was most delighted to read that Dutch designer Hellen van Rees uses recycled materials to create her innovative tweeds, which are […]

New Designers 2012 Product Design Graduates: Baby and Toddler Products

A curvy cot made of cork, inflatable safety reins and edible potions were just some of the interesting product designs for babies and young children.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Products by Zoe Tynan-Campbell. It’s funny how being a new parent suddenly changes what you see: I didn’t see any baby related design at last year’s show, and yet this […]

An interview with Stratis Kastrisianakis, co-founder of Nakedbutsafe magazine

Principal Colour have just introduced me to one of their newest clients: a very exciting art, fashion and photography magazine, straight out of Greece. Meet Stratis Kastrisianakis and Manos Samartzis, creators with principles. We like.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nakedbutsafe magazine is a beautiful new arts, fashion and photography magazine with a conscience, produced in Greece, printed in the UK at Principal Colour, and available worldwide. Co-founder Stratis Kastrisianakis […]

Lazy Summer Days with Handmade Ethical Clothing from Lowie

I discovered Lowie when I shared a press day with them a couple of months ago. The brand was started by Bronwyn Lowenthal nine years ago and specialises in very cute, colourful dresses and knitted garments. Illustrated to perfection!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lowie by Emma Jardine. Lowie was set up by Bronwyn Lowenthal – born in the UK, site raised in Tanzania, with Jewish roots and a Welsh name. She was trained […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Helen)

This show was a beauty of grand proportions. Inspired by Louis XV and featuring cactus silk, and the quilts of Lola; designer, Jeff Garner's grandmother. I adored it. And I found my wedding dress at the end.

Written by Helen Martin

My Best Friend’s (Eco) Wedding

Weddings have such an enormous environmental impact these days, as Fashion Editor Matt's friend Lydia discovered. So she did it the eco-friendly way…

Written by Matt Bramford

Hannah Marshall by Naomi Law This September London Fashion Week enters it’s third season within the courtyard of Somerset house. To enter the spirit of things Amelia’s Magazine will previewing […]

The H&M Garden Collection

We take a look at H&M's new The Garden Collection, which makes use of recycled fabrics, to see if it's really worth the hype... turns out, it is!

Written by Stephanie Ellis

Hello mother nature, visit web H&M calling….  Answering to the needs of so many already environmentally conscious shoppers, and those of mother nature, H&M are making their attempt to join […]

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Earth Editor’s Pick: Christmas Gift Guide

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

Written by Grace Beaumont

‘Pugs Not Drugs’ T-shirt Available from: www.gemmacorrell.com Cost: $28.00 Adorable screenprinted T-shirt by illustrator Gemma Correll. If you’re a fan of those chubby, website like this wrinkly little bundles of […]

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The Tipping Point – Your handy local eco-shop

A place where eco coffee mornings coincide with direct action training.

Written by Amelia Wells

Tipping Point is an info-eco-swap shop on Gillingham High Street, visit this which at first entrance resembles your Gran’s front room…if she’d taken a sudden interest in Climate change and […]

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Designer Alena Hennessy – Don’t Let This Lady Flutter Away

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Written by Melodie Ash

Art Against Knives 4th-5th May 2009 The creme de la creme of East London’s artists and designers come together for Art Against Knives: a 2 day event and exhibition to […]