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Mr and Mrs Pigeon mugs by Lovely Pigeon

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Quirky and Valentine's day gift ideas

Pigeon mugs

These quirky pigeon mugs are designed by Kirsty Thomas, who runs the Lovely Pigeon studio.

The earthenware mugs feature Mr or Mrs Pigeon (she’s the one with the fluttering eyelashes), each peeking curiously around the side of the mug.

The pigeon mugs are available to buy individually for £8 each, or you could treat yourself to a pair for £15.

If you like the design, then a Mr Pigeon tea towel is also available for £8 from Lovely Pigeon.

Mr PS Favourite Flavours ice cream tea towel

Monday, July 4th, 2011
Delicious ice cream flavours

What's your favourite ice cream flavour?

It’s most definitely the weather for ice cream and, having tasted some delicous ice cream over the weekend, this Favourite Flavours tea towel seems highly appropriate.

Designed and created by the wonderful Mr.PS, Manchester-based Megan Price, the tea towel is made from 100% cotton and is  screen printed by hand.

Like the Full English Breakfast tea towel that we featured previously, it comes with a useful coloured ribbon loop for hanging.

The tea towel is available printed in raspberry or sunshine and you can swoon over your favourite ice cream flavours as you do the dishes!

It’s £10 from the Mr.PS store on Not On The High Street.

Melanie Porter unique knitted chairs

Monday, June 20th, 2011

UK designer, Melanie Porter, specialises in creating unique hand knitted, contemporary chairs.

The chairs are all sourced from auctions and markets around the country, and are stripped back, restored and re-upholstered before being covered with a series of hand knitted panels. The end result is a one-of-a-kind chair and unusual piece of art.

What makes the chairs even more individual, is that they’re all given names.

Melanie Porter contemporary knitted chairs

Olivia - knitted egg chair

This is Olivia, a green hand knitted, modern egg-style chair.

Melanie Porter unique contemporary chairs

Jack - knitted tub chair

This is Jack -  a restored tub chair that it’s been given a lively look with a hand stitched check knit finish.

Contemporary knitted union jack chair

Edward - Union Jack knitted chair

And here’s Edward – a 1970s swivel chair, with a bold and bright hand knitted cable Union Jack design.

You can see more examples of Melanie’s work on her website, but she also has a store on Not On The High Street with knitted chairs for sale, plus other lovely knitted items. The Edward chair is available to buy from there, plus Percy Union Jack knitted cushions in various colours, a knitted table and an unusual knitted clock.

Framed porcelain buttons wall art

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Lauren Denney handmade ceramicsHandmade ceramic wall art by Lauren Denney

The close up photo of this wall art looks like dainty biscuits on a baking tray, but they’re actually porcelain buttons and not the slightest bit edible at all!

Created by Lauren Denney, this unusual piece of wall art looks effective in its monotone colours and features 24 handmade white porcelain buttons on a black background. The picture comes framed and ready to be hung on a wall.

You can buy the porcelain button wall art picture from Lauren Denney’s store; whilst there, it’s worth checking out her other handmade ceramic homeware creations too.

London map picnic rug

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Outdoor eating summer picnic rug

Sit back and relax on London...

Whether you live in London or not, you’ll find plenty to look at when you’re sitting or lying on this picnic rug.

The rug design features a map of London, so you can while away the time picking out your favourite locations or planning trips you’d like to make.

The picnic rug is a good size, measuring 140cm x 140cm, and comes with its own matching bag, so you can easily carry it with you. It’s also got waterproof backing on it too, making it extra durable.

The London map picnic rug costs £39 from Just a Joy on Not on the High Street.

You can check also check out more of their products on their own website.

Betsy Benn typographic dog print

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Man's best friend dog print Canine dog word print

Celebrate your love of dogs, with this quirky typographic print by Betsy Benn.

This giclee print was inpsired by Betsy’s dog, Scrumpy. The dog-shaped print is made up of all the good (and sometimes frustrating!) words typically associated with dogs – such as ball, jump, protective, affectionate, shaggy, muddy paw prints and burying bones.

The typographic dog print is available in a selection of colours and costs £45 from Betsy Benn’s store on Not On The High Street.

Bugatti sports car light switch

Thursday, January 6th, 2011
Bugatti sports car light switch as seen on Top Gear

Bugatti light switch

It’s not often we use the words ‘novelty’ and ‘light switch’ in the same sentence, but that’s the case today.

This unusual Bugatti sports car design novelty light switch has proved to be a surprise hit since being featured on BBC 2′s Top Gear in December, with the yellow and black version selling out completely.

The shiny black and silver Bugatti light switch is now back in stock from creators, Candy Queen Designs, where you can choose which type of switch you’d like (dimmer or standard push on/off switch) and what background you’d like (Grand Prix flag or a map design).

If a Bugatti isn’t quite to your taste, then how about a red Porsche sports car or a VW camper van?

And if that’s not enough, Candy Queen Designs have all manner of other novelty light switches covered too (the mind boggles).

Wooden tree coaster set from Leaf

Monday, December 20th, 2010
Quirky tree coaster set

Cute tree coasters

Aren’t these coasters a great idea? Shaped like trees, they come in a little wooden block where they stand up in a very tree-like way, when not in use.

The coasters are made in France from wood (totally apt) and are a good mix of both a practical and decorative item.

The set of four wooden tree coasters costs £19 from Leaf.

Christmas tree hanging biscuit decorating kit

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Decorated biscuit kitMake biscuits to hang on your Christmas treeChristmas tree shaped biscuits

If you love the idea of having special handmade biscuits hanging on your Christmas tree, or of giving them as gifts to other people, but are a bit pushed for time, then this kit is a real time-saver.

The biscuit making part is done for you, as the kit comes with ready made biscuits in the shape of Christmas trees and stars. The fun part of decorating the biscuits is down to you and you get everything you need to create stylish and creative decorated biscuits, including roll out icing, shape cutters, piping gel, a rolling pin, edible lustre dust, silver balls and brushes.

As the idea is to hang the decorated biscuits on a Christmas tree, you’re also supplied with small cellophane bags, red ribbon and elastic metallic thread.

This would be a great kit to do with children in the run-up to Christmas, and if 10 decorated biscuits isn’t enough for you, then the biscuit recipe is included in the set, so you can more yourself.

The Christmas tree hanging biscuit decorating kit is created and sold by Little Rose Bakery and costs £17.99. For more details, take a look at their website.

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Martha Mitchell Design illustrated china

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

White china crisp snack bowlChina sweet dish for entertaining

These unusual illustrated bowls are part of the tableware collection by designer Martha Mitchell, a graduate from Nottingham Trent University.

Her unique ceramic collection features black and white illustrations from popular everyday food products on china bowls and other products. On the crisp bowl, for example, you’ll find tiny images of well known crisp packets, such as Wotsits, French Fries and Monster Munch.

On the sweet bowl, there are cute little images of sweet packets, such as Cadbury Eclairs, Pick ‘n’ Mix, Haribo Strawbs, Werthers Originals and Maoam Stripes.

All of the illustrations are applied by hand, so each piece is unique. The illustrated crisp bowl and illustrated sweet bowl are £12 each and would be perfect to use for Christmas entertaining or party nibbles.

There are lots more products in the range too that are worth a look, including a nice egg cup, mug and cake stand. All the illustrated products are available from Martha Mitchell Design’s online store.

 
 
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