The geography of stone

Ignacia Murtagh is a Chilean designer based in Santiago. With a background in ceramics and furniture design, she has taken much of her inspiration from nature and all it has to offer….

Heavy weather

Glasgow based Trakke make bags designed with the Scottish winter in mind. “We design kit for Glaswegian winters, because up here, our bags are going to get some abuse” says Trakke founder,…

A transparent future

In an ever-changing world, where  we are exposed to thousands of options in so many aspects of our everyday life, we have the power to choose both as people and citizens of…

The beginnings of brew

As London Beer Week 2015 was coming to an end, we were keen to peek behind the barrels and get to know some of our favourite London breweries including Brew By Numbers,…

The bike built by adversity

Not so long ago, the idea of a push bike that is fun to ride but can be easily folded into a package smaller than an average suitcase was madness. But for…

Heat, hands and time

While technology has accelerated how quickly we can make things, there are some processes that resist this march of progress. To make porcelain by hand involves the same combination of heat, hands…

Opposites attract

How do two halves make a whole – especially when those two halves are pulling in different directions? In the case of British menswear brand, S.E.H Kelly it’s the space in between…

The wood cycle

“Christian, we are making you redundant,” isn’t how most businesses begin. But East London Furniture isn’t a typical business. After becoming unemployed from photography gallery Christian Dillon spent his days scribbling chair…

The philosophy of Tom

Thomas Bird is an unlikely fashion designer. “I can’t remember the last time I bought a pair of shoes. When I was setting up the business I bought 20 navy t-shirts, one…

Saddle up

John Boultbee Brooks was in dire need of a more comfortable way of getting to and from his leather trading business. After his horse died in 1878, he couldn’t afford to replace…

It’s in his hands

To make something by hand is a statement: that a machine can’t produce what a pair of hands and a set of tools can. Aside from his laptop, no tool in Jonatan…

Tinker, tailor, jewellery maker

There aren’t many professions that jewellery designer Stephen Einhorn hasn’t dabbled in at some point in his life. “I have always made stuff. I’ve done lots of things previously from model making…

We’re featured in The Guardian!

“It was while studying manufacture engineering and the supply chains involved that Cambridge graduate Jessi Baker, 29, was struck by the true stories behind the products we buy. With a keen focus…

We’re featured in Hickory Nines!

“Provenance is a new way to make more informed choices about what we buy. Essentially it’s a search engine into which you can seek the source and supply chain of consumables and…

Provenance embraces the shift in consumer priorities

“For some people, it’s about whether the factory workers are being treated ethically. For others, it’s about the impact upon the environment. For a great deal more of us, it’s about checking…

We’re featured in The Telegraph!

“To prove that British manufacturing is alive and well, designer Jessi Baker and journalist Matt Hussey have created a project that catalogues all the UK’s makers. Provenance, launched in May, uses open…

We’re featured on The Next Web!

“With the likes of Fab and Made.com already bring their own unique spin to e-commerce and cool design, a new startup has emerged from London to help shoppers find new products based…