Monday, 6 December 2010

'The Advent Calender of Wonderfulness' 6: Holly Fulton

Whoa! Scottish designer Holly Fulton's collections are absolutely stunning. I am a huge fan of the art deco grand aesthetic which she incorporates in such a bold and modern way. Stunning.

'The Advent Calender of Wonderfulness' 5: Finch and Fouracre

Finch and Fouracre are Glasgow based modelmakers. Specialising in architectural models and their very own, simply wonderful DIY tenement kits, their detailing and accuracy is amazing. I particularly like their motto "measure twice, cut once"! Very wise words indeed.

'The Advent Calender of Wonderfulness' 4: The Coveted Magazine/La La Land

"The Coveted Mag is Scotland's FIRST and ONLY fashion magazine dedicated to supporting & promoting The Scottish Fashion Industry. We promise to bring you cutting edge fashion talent from designers, illustrators, models, photographers, bloggers, writers and more without resorting to stale stereotypes.Scottish Fashion is not all tartan. FACT." Nuff said! Issues are available to purchase at selected Scottish boutiques. This magazine forms an important part of Scotland's rich and diverse fashion industry.

A tangible continuation of The Coveted is La La land, a gorgeous boutique selling many of the designs featured in the mag. Run by the editor, Sarah, it is preened for the best in Scottish design and beyond. Well worth a visit if in Glasgow.

Friday, 3 December 2010

'The Advent Calender of Wonderfulness' 3: Kitty & Dude

Behind today's window is Edinburgh based ceramic artist Kitty & Dude. Love love love her work. Ceramics come alive as beautiful bird brooches, plates and flying pig wall ornaments painted and appliqu├ęd with pristine detail. I also love how she exhibits her work, all her pieces flow together perfectly in a whimsical array. I wish my room looked like this!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

'The Advent Calender of Wonderfulness' 2: Jennifer Robson

Whimsical and delightful artist from Dundee Jennifer Robson. This collection of drawer art is playful and magical, snipets of animal mischief. Some of these pieces are set designs in miniature.

(all pictures taken by artist)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

'The Advent Calender of Wonderfulness' 1: The Hidden Lane Tearoom

Behind the first window is the most beautiful, cosy, creative and scrumptious tearoom in the world. The Hidden Lane Tearoom. If you haven't discovered this gem of a place yet then it is the perfect getaway from the biting cold. It's hidden away down the aptly named Hidden Lane in Glasgow's west end.

The owner, Kirsty, reinvented this cute mezzanined building into a cake grotto! Filled with masterminded cakes, vintage crockery and teas galore, I'm there at least once a week for her tasty deli board scones. She also does high tea! Everything is served on dainty mis-matched crockery and tastes delicious. Some of her vintage teasets are for sale as well as selected work from exhibiting artists and local designers. She also welcomes local artisans and musicians to put on workshops and gigs in a warm environment. So far there's been life drawing, live music and knitting classes. Check it oot!
The Hidden Lane Tearoom

Advent Calender of Wonderfulness!

Hello Fancy Ones!

I've decided to compile an alternative advent calender to count down to Christmas this year. Each day I will feature a Scottish designer, artist or small creative business that I adore. There are so many wonderful things out there to choose from and probably hundreds more that I am yet to discover, but as of now these are my Advent Calender of Wonderfulness!