This giant dragon sofa was designed and made by Matt Livsey Hammond. He's much sought after for his intricate balustrades and interior gates, but when he turns his hand to other types of interior furniture the results are just as spectacular.
🔫 Sasha Compton🔫
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Originally from North Yorkshire, Sasha is a British contemporary artist currently based in Amsterdam. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and the wonders of life. Her mixed-media artwork is colourful, feminine and expressive. Sasha’s work has a positive lens on life, focusing on imperfections and embracing individual character.
"In today's world, there is so much pressure to be perfect; growing up I often looked at my body and saw what was wrong instead of seeing what was right. My work is about confidence, reassurance and embracing the differences. I use unpredictable creative methods, such as lino printing or watercolours. These materials seem to have a life of their own which I love. It’s all about those imperfections that give an artwork its own character, as if each piece has its own personality."
As well as being inspired by nature, another focal point of Sasha's is connecting old and new: classical themes in contemporary forms. Sasha has always been an admirer of beautiful architecture and whilst travelling around Italy, her interest in Renaissance art came into full bloom. These themes are also present in her work but with a modern twist.
Sasha went to Central St. Martins, specialising in Illustration and then Chelsea College of Art for a degree in Graphic Design. She has worked in various areas of the creative industry for 6 years as a Designer. Her artwork is handmade from her home studio with love.
Visit www.sashacompton.com for original pieces and Giclée prints.
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🔫 Kat Troughton🔫
Pato Sourcing & Interiors sells one of a kind antiques and vintage interior pieces, as well as sourcing specific items for private clients and interior designers.
Pato Sourcing & Interiors was born out of love of searching for beautiful, unusual interior furniture and accessories, pieces that are imbued with stories from past lives. In times where so many household items are mass produced and quickly thrown away, Kat believes there is a real joy in owning something that is a rarity – and that was built to last.
Kat worked for years in high-end retail, spending months on end browsing the best independent boutiques across UK and European cities. A serial collector, she finally gathered enough to start Pato (pronounced ‘pat-oh’), named after the dog - of course...
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🔫 India Clevely🔫
@londonvelvet 💼 👛🎒
India founded the brand with her great friend Marina as a reaction to the ‘buy now, wear quickly’ trend that they could see my generation starting to adopt. They didn’t want to look like a carbon copy of all there friends, so she started exploring the idea of making unique, second-to-none pieces that have often been described as wearable art.
From the perfect birthday present to a piece that’ll become the bible of all of your thoughts, I’m proud that London Velvet is a one-of-a-kind brand on a mission. Sustainability is a core component of what they do and in a bid to undo the detrimental damage that the world of fast fashion has done on the planet, each piece is made to order – so no material is wasted, no bulk fabric is ordered and nothing ends up in landfill.
India works closely with some of the most renowned and skilled artisans in Turkey and her own background in design means that she takes enormous pleasure in the process of curating and designing pieces for a client. Whatever you’re in the market for, India hopes that London Velvet can be a part of your story.
Follow and buy 👉🏼 @londonvelvet
Thea Speke, just launched an online antiques shop #spekeshop and interior consultancy #spekestudio.
Thea (founder) draws from her experience as an interior designer, having spent the last five years at Rose Uniacke. Her growing antiques collection is all carefully selected with an understanding of each piece in its own right and how it will sit in the wider interior. Her interiors, the same as her shop, display a refined mix of design, origin and age – giving depth and timelessness. Her interior consultancy opens up an opportunity for support and collaboration with her clients on an entirely as-needed basis at any stage of the project. Thea believes strongly that the energy of a space informs how we can feel.
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Meli Daniel is a costume and fashion designer. She started her brand Kodai Clothing in 2014. She designs and hand-makes all the clothing. She creates bespoke garments, working alongside clients to individually tailor clothes to their measurements and personalities. Sustainability is at the core of the company’s ethos. In her ready-to-wear collection Meli often works with recycled materials and second-hand garments with the hope of aesthetically enhancing them to discourage excessive consumerism whilst also giving garments a second life. Kodai Clothing aims to encourage people to express themselves through what they wear by presenting a playful and experimental combination of both costume and fashion.
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🔫Lucy de Roeper🔫
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Lucy de Roeper is a London based artist who has been developing her
paintings whilst also working as an art teacher to children in UK
schools as well as in marginalised communities across India. Lucy also
teaches painting workshops at members clubs such as Soho House and
more recently (due to the outbreak of cover-19), online. Lucy has had
many exhibitions including a sell out solo show.
Lucy values the art making process for it’s therapeutic benefits and
as a process of self exploration just as she values the final product,
as a result she has recently embarked on a course in art therapy with
a goal to help others incorporate creative methods of expression and
self healing through art.
Lucy has been mentored by leading contemporary painters such as Dan
Coombs and Alison Harper at The Essential School of Painting. She is
very open ended in her approach; continually shifting and coming up
with new ideas as the paintings proceed. Her paintings delight with
vitality and individuality and are very much involved in the idea of
utopian landscapes, she works with an extraordinary range of marks
which often lead towards more abstract paintings.
Lucy’s next exhibition ‘Mark of a woman’ is a virtual show which will
be held on the 24th September - 15th October. ‘Mark of a Woman’
presents work from some of the most exciting emerging contemporary
female artists. Amelia Maxwell has curated the work of nine top
contemporary female artists whose portfolios reflect the breadth of
talent from their innovative use of unconventional materials and
medium, t find out more about the exhibition, visit
🔫 Emma Thornton🔫
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Emma Thornton, the founder of @Crabandlittle the comfiest men’s swim shorts EVER!
Fitting for a brand that’s all about happy sunny days, Crab & Little’s first sidesteps into the world were made in the South of France. Emma was working as a chef in a villa on the Cote D’Azur, though meals were always interrupted by the boys complaining about sitting in their itchy swimwear.
How, Emma wondered, might swim shorts feel if they were designed to sit in as well as to swim in, and began her quest to find seam-free, skin-soft mesh. When she finally found it, she christened it Netslix. It’s at the heart of every pair of Crab & Little swim shorts.
Emma who studied as a Graphic Designer, designed bright, zesty prints to evoke sunshine-filled, happy days and hand-picked clever quick-drying fabrics for the softiest, flexible comfort.
Launching in May 2020, Crab & Little is now all set to side-step into your suitcase.
Your skin will thank you for it, and lunches just got longer....
🔫 Bobbie Garbutt🔫
@thesustenancecollective Collective 🍫🥕🥘🧄🥬🌶🥭🍉🍎🍌🥥🥦🍈🥑🍋🍊🍆🍓🍇🍅🍐🍠🥚
Bobbie is a food activist, educator and founder of The Sustenance Collective. Living on both sides of the Atlantic between London and Grenada, she works in creating sustainable supply chains within the food industry.
Having rediscovered her ancestral agricultural roots from time spent in Grenada, she has taken on the task of transforming her family’s 200-year-old organic cocoa and nutmeg plantation alongside her two sisters. Their mission is to revive the estate through means of agri-tourism, direct trade and education on regenerative agriculture.
Her blog, The Sustenance Collective, was born from a desire to re-establish and strengthen our lost connection with food. She shares recipes and sustainable guides, as well as documenting time spent with home cooks and relatives to better understand food’s journey from source to sustenance. 🌴
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Tacita Brown, founder of Cro-Che a brand new, forward thinking women’s label.
Frustrated with the amount of waste in the fashion industry, Tacita began researching ways to create garments in the most sustainable way. For Tacita, crochet is one of the most planet positive ways to produce garments. Why? Because there is little to zero waste. You can create something beautiful from nothing.
Tacita works with skilled artisans in developing countries across the globe, to produce her clothes. It was important for Tacita that these skilled individuals did not have to leave their families and children, to find work in cities in big factories, which often have unsafe working conditions. Cro-Che aims to empower these women by employing them to work from home.
This is slow fashion. This is conscious fashion. This is the future of fashion.
Cro-Che’s first collection takes inspiration from the swinging sixties - online now :)
Follow 👉🏼 @cro_che_
🔫 Clementine Hanbury🔫
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Clementine Hanbury is a painter and draftsmen with a passion for figurative portraiture. She trained in classical painting and drawing at the Florence Academy, after studying at City & Guilds of London Art School where she won awards for her printmaking.
She has always loved the arts, encouraged by her mother and grandmother, who were also painters.
Clementine is particularly interested in studying the human figure in natural light, and was awarded Best Portrait of the Year in 2019 at Florence Academy. Working from life gives her portraiture both intimacy and depth, and creates a more genuine, nuanced rendering of her subjects. She also largely hand crafts her own paints, paper and canvas, giving her more control in each stage of the portrait process.
Since March, Clementine has been working from her home in West Sussex, producing portrait commissions and larger multi-figural paintings.
Follow 👉🏼 @clemhanbury.art
🔫 Matilda Wemyss🔫
Matilda started @HaveliUK in 2016. Haveli is a textile design brand that aims to elevate interiors with beautiful one off pieces for the home as well as a block printed fabric collection. With a lifelong obsession with colour and pattern, Matilda uses a natural dyeing process for her colour palettes making each colour unique to the brand. Her collection of cushions are carefully designed and expertly made using traditional textiles from around the world, and transforming these into contemporary design.
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Tephi is a womenswear brand specialising in bespoke bridal and beautiful ready to wear and semi bespoke pieces. Chessie, the designer, founded Tephi after finding a niche in the market for women who want luxury, well fitted clothes made in the UK at a great price point. She feels there is no better feeling than wearing something that has been fitted perfectly to your shape.
The bespoke bridal is something Tephi has become well known for, helping brides create their dream dresses. Based in London the Tephi bridal experience is personal and unique.
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Celia is creative director and founder of celiafilms, a video production company creating engaging & upbeat content for brands. Based in Oxford, Celia was able to build experience filming and photographing for Oxford Uni events and trips whilst also working as a freelance videographer for local companies, and in 2018 founded celiafilms. Celia now runs the company with a team of young creatives working with clients such as Red Bull, The Cothill Trust, Bumble & Annoushka. When Celia & her team aren’t filming, they also photograph parties and events, with a fun and candid style. Since coronavirus celiafilms has been based out of Celia’s hut in West Sussex, continuing to deliver digital content, which has become even more important for brands!
Follow 👉🏼 @celia.films
🔫Olivia Garnier🔫 🖼 🎨 🎨 👩🏼🎨 🎨 🎨 🖼
Olivia is an artist and illustrator known for her lifelike house portraits, childrens’ name paintings and bespoke wedding and party stationery. Other commissions have included pet portraits, images of favourite places as well as land and seascapes. You name it, she’ll paint it!
By trade an Old Masters picture restorer at one of London’s leading studios, Olivia has honed her fine detail skills by practicing nose jobs on Van Dycks and brightening up Breughels.
Private commissions used to be a side-line for Olivia, but she now balances her restoration work alongside her painting and over the past few years her illustrations have become so sought after that her waiting list is growing fast – so get in there QUICKLY!
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🔫Sarah Kate Byrne🔫
Sarah Kate Byrne has established herself as a hugely in demand stylist specialising in occasion wear, especially around key horse-racing events such as Royal Ascot as well as events that comprise "the season". One of her high profile clients, Francesca Cumani of ITV Racing is regularly cited as a style icon off the back of the looks Sarah creates for her. Her client base tends to be HNW individuals as well as corporate entities such as The Jockey Club who come to her for her expertise and understanding of what works for quintessential British social events. An expert in sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces and coordinating unique looks, she teams the contemporary with the classic seamlessly.
Sarah is a champion of small boutiques & emerging talents within the millinery sphere. Recognising there was a gap in the market for an event dedicated to women’s occasion wear, Sarah established “Maison de Saison” - a curated luxury womenswear pop-up devoted to the classic British season. This specialised shopping destination features an edit of fashion, millinery & accessory brands supporting her design contacts & offering a space for clients to get race, polo or wedding ready.
Sarah mixes contemporary sustainable fashion with vintage & charity shop finds for her editorial, commerical & private client work. Collaborations with Georgia Toffolo, Vogue Williams & Francesca Cumani have changed how preloved, secondhand & ethical fashion is viewed.
She also acts as a brand ambassador for a select number of luxury lifestyle businesses ensuring the right fit for her international client database when their needs go beyond her expertise.
She works primarily in London but is willing to travel.
Follow 👉🏼 @sarahkatebyrne
🔫Jet and Nina Shenkman🔫
@eponinelondon 👗👗👗👗👗👗👗👗👗👗👗👗👗👗 Eponine is a luxury womenswear brand inspired by the elegant silhouettes of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Eponine is colourful, playful and fun. Run by mother-and-daughter-team Creative Director and Founder Jet Shenkman, and Creative Assistant Nina Shenkman, Eponine is perfect for somebody not afraid of looking a little bit different.
Every look is designed by head designer Petar Petrov and made in London at the Eponine studio.
Every season Eponine designs a Couture collection made using a variety of fabrics sourced from across the globe, including hand embroidered vintage pieces from south-east Asia and wool from the finest British mills.
Throughout the year Eponine also has a ready-to-wear collection, which is regularly updated. Often using their very own Eponine digital prints but also using African and Hungarian cottons and denims, these happy dresses and skirts give people a spring in their step.
Follow👉🏼 @eponinelondon 👗👗👗👗👗💓👗👗👗👗👗
🔫Heidi Sommerau and Kirsty Ames🔫 👙👙👙👙👙👙👙👙👙👙☀️
@ayla.swim ☀️ Kirsty and Heidi created Ayla Swim in 2018 after bonding over their love of the beach. For Kirsty, it’s Trinidad and Tobago and for Heidi, from Hong Kong, it’s the secret shores of the Philippines. But more than the place, they realised they loved those beach days that merge seamlessly with the night, when time slips away and going home to change would interrupt the fun.
Their collection of sustainable swim and resort wear is designed to take you from boat to beach club, pool to piazza, or beach to bar in style. They create swimwear that makes you want to dive head first into your day in styles and shapes that suit different body types, destinations and agendas. The resort wear lets you dress your swimwear up or down so you’re ready for any adventure that comes your way.
Each of Ayla’s collections features bespoke prints inspired by experiences and places close to the founders’ hearts. Sustainability is important to the brand, and so for their latest collection they took inspiration from the world’s coral reefs. They will donate 1% of all sales to the non-profit, Coral Guardian, to support their coral regeneration work in Indonesia.
Follow 👉🏼 and buy for the heat wave 🌊 @ayla.swim 👙
🔫Alice Straker🔫 🎨👩🏼🎨👩🏼🎨👩🏼🎨👩🏼🎨🎨👩🏼🎨🎨👩🏼🎨🎨👩🏼🎨🎨👩🏼🎨🎨👩🏼🎨 Alice Straker is a London based Artist who has transformed her vibrant, contemporary paintings into an original home brand. Alice’s style of Art combines her love of Art History and colour theory with her family’s passion for food and the countryside. She is largely self taught but has met some influential Artists along the way who have helped shape her career. Alice likes to create a sense of deliciousness in her work which is achieved through three dimensional textures and a zesty colour palette.Her paintings are striking and original and are much adored by clients globally.
Her products are similarly bright and stylish, all made by the best manufactures in the UK and bring a lovely splash of colour to the kitchen. Her expanding range currently includes vegetable and fish themed placemats, tea towels, napkins, Aga covers, aprons and an exciting new pottery range launching in July. Alice is available for painting commissions, including large scale pictures and menu illustrations. Please get in touch... and you can shop Alice’s products here - www.alicestraker.com/shop
Follow 👉🏼 @alicestrakerart
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Writing with her heart on her sleeve, London’s Emily Laing draws inspiration from her own experiences to create music which is intrinsically human at its core. Her debut release “Hey It’s You” is a soft, folk-tinged ballad detailing the intoxicating sparks of a romantic encounter.
Inspired by traditional folk songs, Emily has always had a passion for storytelling. “Hey It’s You” is an intimate narrative from the young songwriter, filled with rolling drum patterns and languid guitar melodies. Sprinkled with a light patter of percussion, her delicate vocals float effortlessly over the soothing soundscape - creating a soft haven for her listener to reside in.
“It’s about meeting someone for the first time and that connection you have with them almost instantly” Emily explains. “How a moment can exist between two people and no one else knows about it”.
Finding fame with a song she wrote about Christopher Chope’s controversial vote in parliament regarding upskirting, the viral video went on to achieve almost 140,000 views on Twitter alone. The sharp increase of fans inspired Emily to write short songs and upload them to her social channels, connecting with fans across her musical platform. Finding a kinship with Scottish folklore, the young artist imbues her creations with a refreshing degree of sincerity and candour, embracing life's imperfections.
Set to release a single every month over the course of the year, Emily Laing is set to take 2020 by storm.
Follow 👉🏼 @emily_laing_uk
🔫Lara Arnott🔫 ✨📸✨📸✨📸✨📸✨📸 Named as London’s top society photographer by Harrods Magazine, and as one of the UK’s top wedding photographers by Tatler for three years in a row, Lara works with a relaxed documentary style, always putting her subjects at ease and aiming to capture personalities through her infectious love of people and sense of fun.
Her interest in photography started as a childhood passion, developed through photographing events at Bristol University, and then organically grew into a full time business soon after. She’s photographed all kinds of special occasions, including Elton John’s Christmas party, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70th and the Queen at home Buckingham Palace. She also loves to work more personally with families, children and individuals through portraiture.
Her sister Bizzy has recently become a crucial member of her team, bringing her own style and perspective to the duo, whilst making sure that a lot of laughs are had along the way.
She’s recently started balancing her event work with humanitarian and environmental photojournalism, hoping to give a voice to marginalised groups displaced by climate change through powerful visual storytelling, whilst attempting to shift the narrative to one of resilience, solutions and empowerment.
Regardless of the commission, working with people is where Lara is happiest, and she feels lucky that her career allows her to meet such interesting and beautiful characters in all walks of life.
Follow 👉🏼 @laraarnottphotography
🔫 Lucy Warhurst🔫 🍾🍾🥃🍾🍾🍸🍾🍾🍹🍾 Lucy Warhurst is the founder of Percival & Co, a new drinks brands which creates delicious, lightly alcoholic drinks.
It was a desire to find an alternative alcoholic drink that was refreshing and reinvigorating, but without the high ABV, calorie and sugar content of the usual offerings that led founder Lucy to quit her job in finance and start Percival & Co in 2018.
Growing up on a farm where they made elderflower cordial religiously every summer, the hedgerows seemed like the right place to start in her quest to create high quality, health conscious drinks to fill this gap.
After a lot of trial and error in her kitchen, the result is a range of botanically infused ‘Hard Tonics’. These have an ABV of 4% and are low in calories and sugar, gluten free, vegan friendly and made from 100% natural ingredients.
Find them at Ocado, Selfridges, Daylesford, 31 Dover and pubs, bars and restaurants nationwide.
Follow 👉🏼 @percivalandco
🔫 Jessica Osborne🔫
Jessica Osborne is a wallpaper/fabric designer and Interior Stylist. Having worked for 6 years in the freelance world of interior styling; working on advertising, commercial and editorial shoots as well as styling events and press shows, Jessica Osborne founded her fabric and wallpaper business in late 2018.
Specialising in bold pattern and colour, her designs has been featured in many of the top magazines and are used worldwide in residential and commercial interior projects. Supporting British manufacturing is at the core of the brand with all designs being printed in Britain using both traditional and digital techniques and using only sustainable materials. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Follow 👉🏼 @jessicaosbornelondon
🔫Harriet Mathias🔫 🖼 🎨 🖼 🎨🖼🎨🖼🎨 Modern Muse Art founder Harriet Mathias, is a former PR manager for Cartier and Prada, who had a vision for an accessible art platform that would provide emerging artists with a community & voice, and collectors with an emotional & purposeful connection to the pieces they buy.
Obsessed with Jean Cocteau this quote continuously resonated with her “nothing is more serious than pleasure (original french version: rien n'est plus sérieux que le plaisir)” and in December 2018, she began to building up contacts as an art consultant – encouraged by the constant requests for advice from family and friends – which then resulted in Modern Muse.
Where Modern Muse differs from other art platforms is the artist is the Muse! Modern Muse is not a tradeable art marketplace, but a place to profile artists in depth.
Modern Muse aims to connect as many artists and collectors as possible via the upcoming physical space Modern Mews. The Notting Hill townhouse will provide a space where collectors can preview works in the most natural environment, a home, plus a be backdrop for events, talks and client dinners. ‘The artist is the muse.’ 👉🏼 @artmodernmuse 👉🏼 www.modernmuseart.com
Harriet is also a Freelance Press & PR consultant where she works within a luxury PR sphere, supporting jewellery brands such as TASAKI and Loquet London. 👉🏼 @harrietmathias
🔫Pandora Sweets🔫 🩳🩳🩳🩳🩳🩳🩳🩳🩳🩳🩳
@pandorasboxers pandorasboxers was created by founder Pandora Sweet and aims to assist gentlemen from all walks of life to feel ‘Best Less Dressed’. Inspired by her years working @deGournay, designers of the world's most luxurious hand painted wall coverings, and a love for her tropical Mauritian heritage, Pandora set out to create the most comfortable, stylish & flattering Boxer Shorts available, at affordable prices. The result is a vibrant collection of tropical influenced Boxer Shorts for Men, Women & Kids, each in unique hand drawn prints & compelling palettes.
You can find them stocked in some of the world's most heavenly boutiques such as Sandy Lane Barbados, Cotton House Mustique, and Carlisle Bay Antigua, or you can head to her website www.pandorasboxers.co.uk
#Follow 👉🏼 @pandorasboxers
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Chloe was working in London as a celebrity assistant stylist, when COVID-19 hit meaning all red carpet events and photoshoots were cancelled and work came to a halt. After moving out of London and back home, it was time for Chloe to think of how best to utilize this time away from work. Having studied textiles it was now time to put practice into play. Cooked up from the depths of Suffolk and the height of quarantine, Chloe has now created her own bespoke t-shirt range. Made for men, women and children each design is hand-stitched and brightly coloured. Chloe designs a wide range of patterns and motifs inspired from works of Mattisse and Picasso. These titillating designs not only bring a whacky twist to the classic white T, but kudos from your colleagues on another boring zoom call!
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