Meet the Maker – Olive Jennings

Olive Jennings is an independent furniture and homeware business, named after the designer, Amy’s grandmother and based in South East London.

Maker: Olive Jennings   /  From: London /  Craft: Furniture and accessories designer 
website:  olivejennings.co.uk/

Olive Jennings

Olive Jennings

They specialise in designing and hand making furniture and homeware – taking simple or reclaimed materials and creating something new and unique, without the designer price tag. The brand new winter collection is inspired by Amy’s recent trip to Copenhagen and the simplicity of traditional Scandinavian design. 

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KXmas – applications are open now

We have a fabulous festive opportunity for you all. We are joining forces with Kit & Caboodle to create a mini makers market in a retail unit on the busy Kings Cross Boulevard. We will have space for 6 maker tables and space for two drop-in workshops  – one on Friday and one Thursday between 12 and 3.30pm – Saturday unavailable. For more details and to apply click here. 

Dates 
Thursday November 30th,
Friday December 1st and
Saturday December 2nd 2017.
Please select 1, 2 or 3 days 

Cost 
£30 per day (10% off for Perks Members)

Table Sizes 
150 x 50cm includes 1 chair and extra shelf space TBC. Storage space will be available under the tables. No table cloths will be needed as they will have fronts on them. 

Trading Hours 
10.30 – 8pm each day. Set up from 9

WIFI and free gift wrapping offered in the shop. 

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Meet the maker – Olive Jennings

Our featured maker this week is furniture and homeware designer Olive Jennings.

Maker: Olive Jennings   /  From: London /  Craft: Furniture and accessories designer 
website:  olivejennings.co.uk/

Olive Jennings is an independent furniture and homeware business, named after the designer, Amy’s grandmother and based in South East London.

We specialise in designing and hand making furniture and homeware – taking simple or reclaimed materials and creating something new and unique, without the designer price tag. The brand new winter collection is inspired by Amy’s recent trip to Copenhagen and the simplicity of traditional Scandinavian design. 

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Stylist Live starts Friday!

Please join us at Stylist Live this weekend. We’re setting up our pop-up on stand B47. Come and say hi and shop for Christmas gifts from over 20 designer makers. A full line-up can be seen below. Buy Tickets here 

10 – 12 NOVEMBER 2017  OLYMPIA LONDON
Friday  10 – 21.00
Saturday  10 – 1900
Sunday  10 – 1800

This November Stylist Live is back in its brand-new home of Olympia London, bringing everything you love about Stylist magazine to life across three days of experts, interviews, comedy, food, beauty and fashion exclusives.

Take a seat at the Stylist Catwalk supported by BaByliss, shop hundreds of pop-up boutiques, discover the trends that will shape your life in 2018, and take advantage of the free beauty treatments on offer.

Expect life lessons, insights and inspiration for everyone. With help from your favourite inspirational women, Stylist Live explores everything, from the morning routines of successful women to boozy book readings. This is a weekend of empowerment, entertainment and influence at its best, and we can’t wait to see you there!  Buy Tickets here 

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Meet the Maker – Rare Folk

Our featured maker this week is Ruth from Rare Folk. She makes stunning laser cut jewellery and accessories. You can buy her pieces this festive season at our pop-up shop in Hackney, Fount London from October 31st – December 23rd. 

Maker: Ruth Nutting /  From: London /  Craft: Laser cut Jewellery and accessories   
Website: rarefolk.co.uk

Hi Folks! Ruth here – the designer, maker and founder at Rare Folk a brand that offers you rare, laser cut, handfinished jewellery and home accessories. The brand has evolved over the last few years starting from the feeling I get finding that different piece to decorate myself or my home and wanting to create those pieces for others. 

 I have combined my love of wildlife, illustration, sewing, geometric pattern, wood, technology and using mixed media into my designs which I explore in my studio based in Leicester city centre. My pieces include- earrings, brooches, necklaces, rings, wall hangings and clocks.

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Meet the Maker – Mosley London

Our featured maker this week is Lyndsey from Mosley London. Lyndsey is a textile designer and studied fine art at Central St Martins. She enjoys drawing playful illustrations that make people smile. All products are printed and made at Lyndsey’s studio in Whitechapel. She is a valued Urban Makers Perks member and you’ll find her in our pop-up shop in Hackney from November and at our Christmas Market. 

Maker: Lyndsey Mosley /  From: London /  Craft: Illustrator 
Website: mosley.london

Mosley London is an ethical brand based in east London. Formed in 2017 by illustrator Lyndsey Mosley to do one thing: illustrations that make you smile. Following the huge Instagram popularity of her first cushion designs, Lyndsey has expanded the range with notebooks, greetings cards, tea towels and a brand new line of swimwear coming in 2018. Lyndsey never stops designing, so expect more soon!
 

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Meet the Maker – Mia Vilcins Jewellery

Our featured maker this week is Jeweller Mia Vilcins. She makes stunning gold and silver jewellery inspired by the mystery of the sea. You can find her at our Christmas Market on Saturday December 9th.

Maker: Mia Vilcins  /  From: London /  Craft: Jeweller 
Website:  miavilcins.co.uk

Hi, I’m Mia. I make jewellery inspired by my ‘happy places’, creating wearable mini sculptures, that can take your mind away to somewhere tranquil, even in the bustling city!

My first collection, Flotsam and Jetsam, is inspired by the mystery of the sea, the texture of the pieces evoking memories of watching waves roll onto the shore on a peaceful day.

I also undertake commissions for unique gifts (to yourself or for a loved one!).

Some of my other happy places are museums, botanical gardens, historical buildings, being lost in a book, and finding treasures in second hand shops.

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Meet the Maker – F V Ceramics

Our featured Maker this week is Francesca from F V Ceramics. 

Maker: Francesca Vendramin   /  From: London /  Craft: Ceramic Artist 
Website: fvceramics.tictail.com

Hello, I am Francesca and the designer-maker behind F V Ceramics. Hand building from porcelain I create small collections of tableware that strikes a balance between minimalist and abstract design. The Terrazzo range is influenced by the pattern and texture of historical venetian floors – unglazed and polished, it acquires a tactile and pebble like quality. 

I also make wearables. My most recent collection of necklaces is an application of macramé – cotton cords knotted around porcelain hoop shapes.  My inspirations come from a variety of sources including other craft traditions and geometric abstract compositions in visual arts.

 

Meet the Maker – Mel Smith Designs

Our featured Maker this week is Mel Smith from Mel Smith Designs. With their playful twist Mel’s modern-retro designs are here to brighten up a room and put a smile on your face .  

Maker: Mel Smith  /  From: London /  Craft: Illustration  
Website: melsmithdesigns.com

Hi there! I’m Mel of Mel Smith Designs, and my brand is all about getting the travel bug and celebrating your most loved cities and countries. I love to explore locations, taking in the sights, the architecture, the local transport, the colour combinations of doors and windows, all the small details…you name it!
 
 
I offer a bespoke illustration and map service as I believe you need to cherish your memories and this is a wonderful way to do so. I can recreate a much loved holiday photo, map out your favourite backpacking trip, or illustrate your gorgeous honeymoon destination. Whatever it is, I can bring your holiday home for you.
 
 
 

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Stylist Live 2017

We are thrilled to be taking part in Stylist Live 2017. We will be setting up an Urban Makers Pop-up stand as part of the event.  It takes place at Olympia, Hammersmith for 3 days from Friday November 10th – Sunday November 12th. We are looking for our usual collection of homemade jewellery, art, stationery, accessories, ceramics, homeware and more.  Apply here 

10 – 12 NOVEMBER 2017  OLYMPIA LONDON
Friday  10 – 21.00
Saturday  10 – 1900
Sunday  10 – 1800

This November Stylist Live is back in its brand-new home of Olympia London, bringing everything you love about Stylist magazine to life across three days of shopping, experts, interviews, comedy, food, beauty and fashion exclusives.

Apply here