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Lepagon, handcrafted jewellery.

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We are in love with this sustainable Spanish brand influenced by the environment, tradition art, architecture & antique jewellery from a time gone by.
Designer and maker Gema founded her brand in Madrid in 2014 whilst working as museum and exhibition architect. Her background is evident in the timeless pieces she creates taking influence from the La Mancha countryside, and developed with a sculptural will.

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Makers Month.

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Makers Month.

Our October Maker of the Month is our Studio 50 neighbour and friend, Dove & Myrtle.  Dove & Myrtle is a luxury bespoke studio florist specialising in romantic and joyful garden style florals for weddings and events throughout Sussex.  

Alongside her bespoke wedding work, over the last few years, founder Jane has fallen head over heels in love again with dried flowers so once the wedding season starts to slow down around the start of autumn, her studio becomes a hive of activity as she starts weaving wreaths from all the flowers, seed pods and grasses collected, saved and dried throughout the year. 

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makers month, September. Introducing Ancient + Brave.

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makers month, September.

Ancient + Brave started as all good businesses do, by seeing the opportunity to do things differently. Founder, Kate Prince, set out to meticulously source the most exceptional ingredients with sustainability, traceability and ethical manufacturing at the heart of everything they do.
Combining her knowledge of formulation and a passion for creating a truly sustainable business - Ancient + Brave was born.

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early autumn style.

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early autumn style.

The start of each new season is always exciting for us but we absolutely love autumn dressing.

Textures become rich and the colour palette darkens as we transition into cooler days. We are so pleased to have Danish designer Henrik Vibskov under our woven umbrella this season; interesting silhouettes and fabrics, many of which are recycled. We feel this brand adds something to our mix and pushes the boundaries for us.

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summer holiday capsule wardrobe.

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summer holiday capsule wardrobe.

From my own experience we generally tend to get less use from our high summer clothing due to the climate here in the UK, instead getting more repeat wear from past summer buys.
Of course this does mean that we can make our seasonal garments work hard for us each year; something we strongly believe in.
That said, it is always nice to buy a few well chosen items to fill gaps or lift our existing selection. There are certain items that will need replacing such as good T-shirt or vest styles which are always good to identify in the Spring so you can start looking for what you actually need well in advance to ensure you get your size.

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makers month. July.

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Chalk Path Studio.

Amy’s beautiful products couldn’t be more up my street, neutral and clean designs that stand out in any room.

Chalk Path Studio is an interior lighting and homewares studio based in Hove and founded by designer Amy Murrell.
 
Inspired by the natural world, I create pieces that connect us to nature. Each piece is created as a response to the landscape and the materials that can be found within it. Creating colour and texture by experimenting with natural materials that I find foraging along the coast. The collection is entirely handmade and sustainable.

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the humble shirt.

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The classic shirt is part of modern life dressing but this useful garment is steeped in history. Originally a gentleman’s’ item or considered an undergarment. The first shirt has been traced back to a linen garment from around 3000BC which was discovered in 1930 in a Dynasty Egyptian tomb. This useful item of clothing has taken many forms throughout the years with not only peasant workwear influences but also the more flamboyant styles during the french revolution. The shirt is now the most elegant, versatile and fundamental item for both men and women.

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makers month.

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Katie Barton Ceramics.

For me, ceramics are all about how each piece feels in the hand; holding a handcrafted cup that fits perfectly in my hand is a joy. The beauty marks and differences found in the glaze that makes each item unique and special. It was so great to discover local ceramicist Katie Barton at Charleston House makers fair last year, I fell in love with her designs and the colours she uses.

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