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Category Archive: British designer/makers

Birdy of the Week: Donna Wilson for John Lewis

Hurrah for UK designer Donna Wilson and her gorgeous and affordable new babies and childrenswear range for John Lewis. As a long-time admirer of Donna’s handmade aesthetic and her wonderfully whimsical creatures and characters, I’m thrilled to see her expand her reach beyond the design niche and straight into one of the UK’s biggest department […]

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Wee Find: Alphabet Bags Travel Pouches

‘Hooray for Sunshine’ beach bag by Alphabet Bags from Not on the High Street. Have you seen this season’s beautifully apt new bag designs from Alphabet Bags? If the weather reports are to be believed, the UK is gearing up for a week of glorious summer sunshine (fingers crossed), while I’m basking in Sydney’s most […]

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Wee Birdy Shopping Guide: Festival and Camping Essentials

With Glasto kicking off the northern hemisphere festival season this weekend, I’ve put together a shopping guide to help you navigate all possible outdoor camping scenarios – from the ultimate rinse-free hand wash (that actually feels nice, smells heavenly and is kind to your skin) to the most chic beanie to ward against night-time chill […]

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What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 9

Got a tricky person who seems to have it all ? Never know what to get them for Christmas? Bet they don’t have any of these little beauties from Etsy! 1. Bird house lamp, US$49 from Les Papillions de Nuit 2. Gold vermeil ‘Forget Me Knot’ ring, US$90 from White Fly. 3. A pair of […]

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What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 8

I don’t wish to alarm you, but it’s now less than a month ’til Christmas Day. Stuck for ideas? Here are some awesome handmade presents to get you started: 1. Christopher Raeburn limited edition Giclee print, £25 from Lesley Barnes. 2. Simple macrame plant hanger with pom poms, AU$20 from Kitiya Palaskas. 3. Design your […]

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What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 7

I love the idea of giving something handmade for Christmas. Chances are, giftee won’t have anything like it, and you can sometimes get things personalised just for them. Win, win! 1. Nose ring holder pre-order, US$35 from Tuesday Bassen Illustration. 2. Handmade women mittens, US$45 from Rainbow Mittens. 3. Geometric brass circle necklace, US$30 from […]

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