EM by Emily Marlin
EM, founded by Art and Design graduate Emily Marlin, creates limited edition homewares and furniture inspired by the boldness of the 1980s. Featuring vivid neons and quirky shapes, each item is hand-poured using jesmonite to create a chunky and contemporary finish.
Signature style: raw industrial and tropical tones
We love: the Paradise Side Table and Sherbert Coaster
Maik- fondly named after Scottish term meaning equal– creates sustainably sourced and ethically produced kitchenware. Originally based in Brixton but now homed in Edinburgh, the company make coasters, trays and placemats in a family run factory.
Signature style: clean and graphic patterns in striking shades
We love: the handmade birch tray in the Geo Leaf pattern
Whilst not a brand itself, Re-found is the home of reclaimed, recycled and restored homewares of every creation and colour. Set up by fashion designers Jenny Vaughan and Simon Young in 2002, Re-found stocks curated second-hand finds from around the globe and has everything from biscuit cutters to vintage al-fresco dining sets.
Signature style: eclectic and interest-adding
We love: these artisan terracotta vases made ethically in Bangladesh
Retroart is a Nottingham based oasis for antique lovers, homing an eclectic mix of vintage treats from film posters to decoration. All of the stock dates between the years of 1880 and 1980, and includes restyled period homewares.
Signature style: rare vintage gems and chic restyling
We love: the rare 1950s linen cupboard and the silk Fornasetti cushions made for Liberty
Bristol based Lucie Sheridan is an illustrator and print maker who creates diverse and dynamic homeware by hand. Her screen prints feature playful portraits of icons like Kate Bush, Bjork, Twiggy and Blondie and her vivid designs are printed on everything from coasters to cards.
Signature style: famous faces and zesty brights
We love: the Kate Bush screen print
Bruce Fine Papers
Bruce Fine Papers is a small, family run business that creates beautifully intricate block-printed wallpaper. The company designs each wallpaper print by hand, so no two batches are the same, and use traditional methods to recreate historical, timeless motifs. Every piece of wallpaper is made to order, and colours can be customised to meet your wildest interior desires.
Signature style: tradition-steeped designs and beautiful handcrafted quality
We love: their British made rich-coloured prints
Aire was set up by Lancashire artist Claire Williams in 2016, and makes fabrics inspired by the windswept moorland surrounding the artists’ home. The soft and romantic hand-painted designs are printed on luxury but robust materials, and are available on wallpaper and soft furnishings too.
Signature style: contemporary magnificence with nostalgic design
We love: the dreamy floral Holcombe cushion
Melin Tregwynt is a woollen mill located in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast. Owned by the family since 1912 but dating back to the 17thcentury, the mill produces sturdy blankets, throws and cushions based on their traditional 1950s designs.
Signature style: premium products championing the roots of old school Welsh weaving
We love: this vintage monochrome design made from 100% lambswool
Brighton brand Utility is the home of classic housewares, full of pieces that were ‘designed so well that they haven’t had to be changed’. Their homewares are undeniably strong, sturdy and functional with an authentic vintage edge – think Bakelite, Duralex and Silvine stationary.
Signature style: comfortingly familiar tried-and-tested style
We love: the cute Enamel Espresso Mug in Yellow Speckle and the traditional Japanese design tea caddy