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Posts Tagged ‘Upcycled’

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

Melody Rose skull plates

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...

Wolf Plate Melody Rose

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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Tent London 2013 Review: Best Wall Art, Furniture and Lighting

My second review of the best of Tent London 2013 includes designs by the likes of Parris Wakefield Additions, Tamasine Osher, Permafrost, Tamasyn Gambell, Sit Furnishings and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lampshade by Parris Wakefield Additions. I’ve already brought you the best soft furnishings and homewards from Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery, and now here is a round up […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

Tent London 2013 Preview: Best of Tent London 2012

As design lovers gear up for Tent London 2013 I bring you a selection of my favourite discoveries in 2012. Many are bound to be showcasing again this year... so let's whet our appetites.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It comes on hard after London Fashion Week, but I always make sure to get along to Tent London at the Truman Brewery: for this huge and sprawling exhibition is […]

Review: Designers Makers Market at Old Spitalfields Market

A sample of the best designer makers working in ceramics, fashion, jewellery and illustration, discovered at the Designers Makers market in Old Spitalfields on Saturday 16th March 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following a tip off from fellow mummy Helen of East End Prints, I went along to the first Designers Makers market to be held in Old Spitalfields on Saturday afternoon. […]

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 […]

Charini lingerie S-S 2012 illustration by Mitika Chohan. thumbnail

Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 – since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Crafty Gifts

A diverse range of gifts for the ecologically, environmentally aware and craft minded in your life: from Kirsty Allsopp's aspirational range for M&S to an arts activist pamphlet from Platform.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas gifts by Sinead O’Leary. Just in time for a last minute eco Christmas round up before the Royal Mail goes totally pear shaped…. Firstly, I am a bit in […]

Rosie Wonders Dala Horse Necklace - Amelias Magazine - Janneke de Jong thb

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Jewellery and Hats

The first in my Christmas gift round up features jewellery and hats from the likes of Rosie Wonders, The Aviary, Ridley and Dowse and Spirithoods. Plus much more!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rosie Wonders Dala Horse Necklace by Janneke de Jong. It’s getting scarily close, this Christmas malarkey. And I bet that if you are anything like me you’ve done very little […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Showroom

The best of the stands, including some wonderful upcycled shoes from Kollana, fashion illustration from Maggie Piu, hand made owl bags and jewellery made from plastic bottles by Ekoista.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kollana Shoes by Celine Elliott. Time for a quick round up of the best brands that I found in the Showroom at Fashion Week Poland. Held in the industrial sized […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Paulina Plizga

Eco designer extraordinaire Paulina Plizga showed Flesh & Bone on Friday 28th October 2011 as part of the Off Out Of Schedule. Inspired by the darker side of dance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paulina Plizga S/S 2012 by Cruz. For her S/S 2012 collection Paulina Plizga was inspired by dance, so leading the Flesh & Bone collection down the catwalk was contemporary dancer […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Jewellery

I discovered some great new jewellery designers at the Renegade Craft Fair on the 8-9th October 2011. Meet Esoterica Bazaar, Uncommonly Beautiful, The Weekend Store and Foamy Wader.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Now for my final Renegade Craft Fair blog post: the best of the jewellery. I totally and utterly fell in love with jewellery made by Caroline of Esoterica Bazaar, who […]

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 – […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Illustration and Wall Art

The inaugural London Renegade Craft Fair took place on the 8th and 9th October 2011 at the Truman Brewery. Here's a look at some of the best illustration and wall art that I found, including The Bungaloo, Being Natalie, Julia Pott and upcycled wallets from Magic Industrie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Music posters by John Vogl of The Bungaloo. The Renegade Craft Fair obviously has some clout back in its home country of America, since quite a few of the stallholders […]

Truck Festival 2011: Saturday Review

In our second review of Truck Festival I give you the low down on top new musical discoveries Monument Valley, Trophy Wife and reacquaint you with old school favourites Edwyn Collins and Saint Etienne.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Truck Fest by Cat O’Neil. It’s been six long years since I last attended Truck Festival, since when boutique festivals with eclectic musical line ups have become two a penny […]

Art Car Boot Fair 2011 returns for the Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park

This year's Art Car Boot Fair took place on Sunday 19th June in the car park of the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Amongst the hyped artwork of big name Brit artists there were some amazing bargains to grab. The Art Car Boutique returns on the 7th August for the Apple Cart Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art Car Boot Fair 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. It amazes me that I’ve never been to the Art Car Boot Fair before… but there you have it, this […]

Beautiful Soul collaborates with ACOFI illustrator Faye West for A/W 2011: Painting by Numbers

English Rose meets Japanese style in the new collection from Nicola Woods, which features heritage tailored coats made from British wool and some delightful printed silk dresses featuring designs from ACOFI illustrator Faye West.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swallow and Dog Rose print design for Beautiful Soul by Faye West. Painting by Numbers is the A/W 2011 collection from Beautiful Soul, featuring gorgeous textile prints put together by […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Contemporary Craft Graduate Show Review

The best Contemporary Craft came from Ashleigh Williams, Sarah Bevan and Hollie Anderson at Hereford College of Arts who deservedly won Best Stand. There was also lovely stuff from Nottingham Trent University - especially Laura Matthews' upcycled acrylic rats.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Creatures, by Hollie Anderson, at Hereford College of Arts. During part one a large part of exhibition space was given out to what is known as Contemporary Craft – which […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Hons Jewellery Graduate Show 2011 Review

Wonderful work from CSM graduate jewellery designers - including some lovely ethical jewellery from Kerry Huff and upcycled rings from Hee Jung Son. Plus Barter Bangles from Anna Heasman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Headdress by Jing Jing Cao. The Central Saint Martin Ba shows were held for the last time this year in the iconic Charing Cross building, before the courses depart for […]

Plastic Seconds creates a wall for Supermarket Sarah

Maria Papadimitriou is the brains behind sustainable jewellery brand Plastic Seconds, creating wonderful bold pieces out of other people's rubbish. So very clever.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Maria Papadimitriou‘s work. Not only does she produce many wonderful collaged illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine but she also creates the […]