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Shop Talk : Dickens ink.

Ilka Dickens studied graphic design in Melbourne before moving to the UK 14 years ago. She now runs Dickens ink., a small business selling quirky greeting cards,…

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Meet the Maker: Dickens ink.

Ilka Dickens is an Australian living in London, and the woman behind graphic design company Dickens ink. Her designs are characterised by sharp graphics, humour and strong typography, often with a 1920s feel…

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Shop Talk: Liz Whiteside

Artist Liz Whiteside only started designing textiles last year, but she has already built up a strong fanbase and secured press coverage for her…

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Meet the Maker: Jimbobart

Jimbobart illustrations and ceramics are instantly recognisable, but how did it all start and is it true that his fascination with bears stems from a childhood pet? We talked to Jimbobart creator James Ward to find out…

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Shop Talk: Tavistock Tastes & Textures

We talk to Lesley from Tavistock Tastes & Textures about how she has grown the brand and why she would rather have a small nucleus of fans and repeat customers than a big business…

Meet our Makers

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Meet the Maker: Toasted Glass

We talk to Monique Low, glass-painter and the ‘Big Boss of Everything’ at Toasted Glass, about her work and inspiration…

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Meet the Maker: Meadlowlark Prints

Yoko is a Japanese printmaker with thing for Scandinavian design, living in the north west of England. In this week’s Meet the Maker interview we talk to Yoko to discover how she found lino printing and how Meadowlark Prints began…

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Meet the Maker: Buttonsy

Last year, our best-selling shop by a country mile was Buttonsy. Anna Day only launched her Folksy shop in January 2014, but quickly built up a legion of devoted fans who have since bought over 3,000 pieces of Buttonsy between them. We talked to Anna to find out more…