The essence of LittlePapa is not only about the craftsmanship and attention to detail that I pride myself upon, but also about the oodles of love that I put into each and every one of the ideas that I make real.
Cassia Beck is inspired by mid century advertising and old book covers. Her collages are made from hand cut paper and vintage magazine cuttings
English Handmade Soap
English Handmade Soap does what it says on the tin. All soaps smell brilliant, lather well, sparkle like jewels and are handmade in small batches in England. Beautiful presents for giving and keeping.
My work is driven by the thrifty ideals of times past, that together with a good helping of childhood nostalgia I attempt to take unwanted and unloved ancient fragments of fabric, sun-bleached and tatty, things repaired time and again in to little boxes full of treasure
I love fabric and I love sewing. Colourful quilting fabric and bold prints are my favourite to work with. I also like to only make items that have a practical use, so they are stylish yet functional. Everything is made by me, in my home with lots of love. Perfect for gifts or to keep for yourself - people will always ask you where you got it.
Made by Jarl
Hanover based illustration creates Hanover lampshades
I studied Illustration at the University of Westminster and this is where I first developed my style. As part of our second year project we went on a trip to Venice. On our return I found that I couldn't evoke the texture and detail of the city's crumbling buildings with simple lines and flat colour, I started to tear paper, print paint from corrugated cardboard, add fabric and use a mixture of art materials.
This style continued throughout my degree with a series of large scale paintings based on the run-down East London streets (before it all got 'hipster'). For my final year project I decided to travel the country searching out dilapidated buildings in seaside towns, literally from Brighton to New Brighton. I particularly loved the hand-painted signage and typography that you find on fairgrounds, fortune-teller booth's and rock shops.
I loved painting and sold many of my degree pieces but life took over and I focussed on a career in Visual Merchandising instead, creating window displays and in-store mannequin installations for such illustrious companies as Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and the Arcadia Group.
Then in 2014 I decided to return to my artwork, inspired by a move to Brighton (and in having my life balance altered by the arrival of my children).
I took my camera out and started photographing the seafront, the arches, the pier, the chip shops, the ice-cream parlours...
Tiny Treat Boutique
My jewellery is made out of polymer clay which hardens in the oven. I started making it when my neighbour asked me for some little cakes for her daughter’s dolls. I like to copy the texture and colour of food as accurately as possible and sometimes this involves building the clay up in layers, curing each one before adding another layer. As well as selling ready-made jewellery I also run clay workshops in Brighton and I make kits for children to make their own (called Letterbox Kits, which are available to buy here). Some of my necklaces have been worn recently in a music video for Blonde Electra from X factor and they have also been part of a subscription box called Lucky Dip Club for which I had to make 1200 miniature bottles of milk.
My Dot Dot
Beautiful sustainable bespoke garments made by me.. I design, I pattern cut, I sew, I make everything.. There's work in progress..
Pinkie Jones is a Brighton based print designer and illustrator. Her current work includes fine pattern detail with gold leaf embellishment, and colourful hand crafted geometric leather necklaces
Missing Chopper is an independent sign making business run by Nina, who has studied the fine art of sign painting and sign making, bringing inspiration from her travels around the world, from the neon lights and letter lights of Las Vegas and New York to the circus lights and cabaret lights of Paris. Our team are constantly contemplating new ideas and designs for their projects, and are always welcoming new inspirations.
Everything is hand made to a high standard in our workshop on the south coast of England.
Oh Yeah Wood!
Florence and Talulah
I am a designer specialising in decoupage and adornment. I've spent my life decorating and adding just a little something extra to everything!
I enjoy combining a mixture of modern digital skills with more traditional handmade techniques like silkscreen printing.