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Pygmy Cloud Christmas Video: How do you make Grumpy Pygmy Bear smile?

Check out our exclusive introduction to the lovely Pygmy Cloud Christmas video, including behind the scenes photos!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pygmy Cloud makes plush toys, stationery & home accessories for children and adults alike. The brand is run by design duo Diana Stainton and Dave Smith, who make their hand-crafted products in London, where they are frequently inspired by bears, beards and the great British weather. Their whimsical goodies make the perfect gift and they were kind enough to give us the exclusive on their wonderful animated Christmas video, featuring the characters Pygmy Bear and the Woodsman, below. Yes, it really is that time of year folks!

How do you make Grumpy Pygmy Bear smile?
For the past year, we have been working hard to redesign our plush toys to make them more characterful and playful. Sometimes we really do think they have a life of their own. On the day of our Christmas photoshoot, we popped out to get some lunch and what did we come back to find? Pygmy Bear and the Woodsman had been up to mischief yet again! Taking selfies, mooning at the camera - honestly, these guys are… read more

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Little Playful Art: Illustrator Isher Dhiman introduces her bespoke range of artwork for special occasions

Talking bespoke artwork to celebrate special occasions with Amelia's Magazine contributor Isher Dhiman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Baby Birth Cards by Little Playful Art. Alongside producing beautiful fashion illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine, illustrator Isher Dhiman has been making gorgeous bespoke artworks for special occasions under the name […]

An Interview with Moko Sellars, Founder of Design Studio Moko

I spoke to packaging fanatic Moko about her passion for both ceramics and paper.

Written by Jessica Cook

Based in East London, Moko is a Design Studio with a passion for form. Set up by Moko Sellars in 2012, Moko burst onto the design scene with the launch […]

An interview with Japanese embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota of HIPOTA

A look at the adorable, miniature creations of embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota, the needle behind the brand HIPOTA

Written by Jessica Cook

It wasn’t that long ago that I watched The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), the Japanese, Studio Ghibli refresh of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, and looking at Hipota‘s petite, crafted […]

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 2011: Prints, Interiors and the very best Handmade Ideas

It's getting late, but if you're anything like me then you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute. Well, help is at hand! Here's a random round up of my some of favourite things, including gifts from Soma Gallery, Landfill Editions and Woolly Babs (you're gonna love the last find).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes wrapping paper for Soma Gallery. Time for a further round up of Christmas goodies; all things print, interiors, hand made and wonderful. Don’t panic, there is still time […]

Mich Dulce launches her new Saints and Sinners S/S 2012 hat collection at No-One

A wonderful new millinery collection from Filipino designer Mich Dulce, hand crafted in woven T'nalck by the T'Boli people of the Philippines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mich Dulce S/S 2012 Saints and Sinners. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Last night I went to the launch of Mich Dulce‘s new hat collection, side effects Saints and Sinners, […]

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 […]

Potato stamping

The craft column is back, and its celebrating the humble Potato. With illustrations by Andi Farr and Dan Williams

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Thumbnail potato print Dan Williams Illustration by Andi Farr After a summer hiatus, visit web and now that Summer has firmly shut the door in our faces, the craft column […]

Lace – Grandma’s Curtains or Fabulous Fashion?

Is lace, fashion's latest trend, best kept for granny's curtains? Or can you actually wear it, and if so, do it yourself? Stephanie Ellis finds out, and checks out ethical designer Minna, who's using lace to her advantage…

Written by Stephanie Ellis

large_Caitlin_Rose Illustrations by Emma Black In a genre steeped in tradition, seek Caitlin Rose springs forth like a breath of fresh air. Stripped down to the sweetest bare essentials, her […]


Valentine’s Day- Pas Pour Moi?

A special Valentine's Day need not be bland! Art editor Valerie Pezeron's pick combines the creepy, the sexual and the enticing.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Illustration courtesy of Mari Mitsumi Valentine’s Day is soon to creep upon us and discharge its usual bile inducing or saccharine coated brand of bland commercial overload. What is a […]


Duke Press Launch – One of a Kind

New collective Duke Press puts the creative back into independent publishing. Contributor Alex Lee Katz attended the launch night.

Written by Alex Lee katz

They’ve already been creating quite a bit of buzz over here but it looks like 2010 could be the year of The Drums. Their EP Summertime is already available to […]

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Arts Editor’s pick: Christmas Gift Guide

It's that time of the year again! And boy, don't we have a truckload of Christmas goodies for your appreciation!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

At Amelia, information pills we thought you should know about these before you go out and brave the cold for that all important shopping trip! From limited edition prints to […]


Art Listings: 17th August â

Weekly Listings: London

Written by Sarah Narraway

Richard Hogg: Off The Wall Concrete Hermit Gallery Concrete Hermit?5a Club Row? London?E1 6JX Until 29th August 10am – 6pm Mon – Sat Off the wall is a simple story […]

Fun and Frenzine – Zine Symposium

Rag Factory, London

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 […]