Textile Artists producing Handmade Home Textiles and Home Accessories

For TSS readers interested in seeing unique, handmade home textiles and home accessories I am mentioning The Textile Fair event which was held at the historic Warwickshire Art Gallery at Compton Verney. On Saturday (Nov 17th) leading textile artists were in attendance exhibiting their collections. Designer/makers were commissioning/selling their soft furnishings and other textile home … More Textile Artists producing Handmade Home Textiles and Home Accessories

A Selection of Six Sparkling Christmas Glass Pieces

It has been hugely enjoyable to view some fine examples online of art glass, handmade glassware and festive themed glass packaged items, and to arrive at a super six selection. 1. Winter Spice home candle – from a larger collection by Sandy Bay London and a SBL Technology Home Fragrance Manufacturer   2. Christmas themed Bauble … More A Selection of Six Sparkling Christmas Glass Pieces

Ruby Hot Chocolate Recipe from Prestat – Product Feature

TSS says: Prestat informs us that Ruby Cocoa beans have a natural, forest fruit flavour alongside a delicate kind of chocci-ness. We found that the hot chocolate drink we made using Ruby Hot Chocolate Flakes was milky pale in colour but there was a definite hint of fruitiness there. See the Ed’s instagram video below … More Ruby Hot Chocolate Recipe from Prestat – Product Feature

Illustrations for Savera UK — Hire an Illustrator

Lovely work by UK based illustrator Charlotte Weatherstone…info shared below. Follow the link for more. I was recently commissioned by Savera UK to create a set of limited edition hand-illustrated plates and prints for their annual conference for National Memorial Day. Savera UK operates across the United Kingdom to provide services to individuals from Black … More Illustrations for Savera UK — Hire an Illustrator

TSS Business of the Month for December 2017 is Contemporary Home Furnishings by Karen Davey

#SmallBizSatUK having just happened (Sat 02 Dec), we profile designer/maker, Karen Davey from Delabole; a village situated approx 6 miles from Port Isaac on the North Cornish coast. See Karen in the snapshot above with designer Wayne Hemingway MBE on a business visit he made to Cornwall in 2015 Karen Davey is an online seller … More TSS Business of the Month for December 2017 is Contemporary Home Furnishings by Karen Davey

Home Fragrance Review – Winter Woods by Landon Tyler

It is the Ed’s view that fragrance diffusers are the most effective in scenting rooms. They don’t involve burning; they don’t involve fine spraying chemicals into the atmosphere; and they don’t involve plug-in electricity. Though such fragrances are developed in the lab the diffusing format is natural: insert reeds sticks into the open bottle of … More Home Fragrance Review – Winter Woods by Landon Tyler

Home Decor and Accessories for the Modern Man and his ‘Man Cave’

      The inspiration for this post was this image above from artist, Steve Read (switched to black and white for aesthetic purposes) a design for Ravensburger which depicts a more traditional manly haven and place of retreat. Technology may have bought many changes, but a man will always enjoy his home comforts and the chance … More Home Decor and Accessories for the Modern Man and his ‘Man Cave’

Blog Feature : Mask-arade Party Masks

I was in contact recently with Joe Alsop from the original party mask company Mask-arade. Joe is a long established contact of mine from my early blogging activities of 2011 when TSS first reviewed their novelty product http://wp.me/p1JXg7-7E The artwork I created today to showcase Mask-arade’s funny dressing-up masks of President Trump and the First … More Blog Feature : Mask-arade Party Masks

Short Reviews of two ‘Best of British’ Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles

Notably it is Artist, Geoff Tristram who contributes designs for all from the ‘Best of British’ Ravensburger Puzzles. ‘Used Car Lot’ is No 18 from this comic style series. The picture to compile, using 1000 quality pieces, is really colourful. The jokes on the signage are so relevant to the stereo typifying of a, shall we … More Short Reviews of two ‘Best of British’ Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles