Sunday, 6 November 2011

New pieces for winter

Inspired by our AW collection , we've created these three lovely one off pieces using our custom baroque pattern.
In black, emerald green and gold they're a perfect winter staple. See more at the shop....

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Styling & Salvage

Definitely my favorite discovery of the week, ingenious re-made project using flooring at 
the Kings Hall in Hackney. 

If you don't know of this man then you should definitely check out his work, 
styling & salvage by Rupert Balnchard:
stunning stuff!

One day I hope one of these little wonders will be mine! :

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

New studs.....

3 new styles of studs made today, made using reclaimed vintage buttons and set on new 925 sterling silver backs. All available on the online shop now for just a tenner...quite a bargain we think!Limited edition, 3-5 pairs made of each design. 

Monday, 19 September 2011

Renegade Craft Fair here we come!

The best designer/handmade market we've seen for a long while is making it's debut in London this October, and we are very pleased to be involved. With it's origins in the US, Renegade has made a name for itself and is now coming to British soil in just a few weeks time.

An amazing range of talented designer makers have been rounded up by those clever folks at renegade, so come on down or you're sure to miss out.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Mass production eco style!

Just a few photos of our work this week...mass production for the high street can be ethical too! These pieces will be hitting a high street near you soon so keep a look out...

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Join us at Thames Festival this weekend!

We are pleased to be trading all weekend as part of the Thames Festival.

From 12 noon - 10pm The Festival Market runs from Hungerford Bridge to Tower Bridge on the south bank, and within St Katharine Docks on the north bank, showcasing some of London’s best street food, arts and crafts.

We've been working away all week creating some really special one off pieces, so come down and see us and the rest of the festival. We are right outside the National Theatre so you can't miss us, and we are surrounded by a host of other great stalls so there's lots of treats to be had. For more info check out the Timeout guide, they have rounded up a nice summary of all the best bits to see and do from day into the night.

Some of my favourite pics include a feast on the bridge, artist/designer tents by the Make Lounge and to finish off the electro swing speakeasy!

Hope to see you there....

Sunday, 7 August 2011

A piece for the day...

Just a little something we made today and we thought we would share with you, amazing brooch what a good find!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Autumn Winter Preview

We've been working away over the past few months putting our autumn winter designs together, and they're finally here!

With a combination of baroque and architectural influences we hope there's something for everyone. Here's just a little taster of one of our ranges, we've used a mix of printing and etch techniques and a rich autumnal colour palette. Keep your eyes on the shop and the blog, our bright geometric range will soon be released too!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Meanwhile Market this Tuesday

Part of the Meanwhile project, and packed with objects of interest, we are pleased to be part of this fair in a temporary pop up space in East London. The fair takes place at the meanwhile shop (3-5 Whitechapel Road E1) from 10.00 - 21.00 on Tuesday 19th April.

We will be there along side a great selection of other stalls taking part which include a local carpenter, vintage fashion, bunting, pop up cafe and The Tailor Gallery. It's the first market to take place in this temporary space and a great opportunity for people to come meet local trades people and artists as they show case their work.

Come see us and get involved!

To read more about Meanwhile and their ingenious use of empty spaces, visit the site:

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The meanwhile project:

An inspiring project I came across today.

Meanwhile is a philosophy, a policy and a programme of work.

“Curtsey while you’re thinking what to say, it saves time” – Alice Through the Looking Glass

As a philosophy Meanwhile is based on the belief that empty properties spoil town centres, destroy economic and social value, and waste resources that we cannot afford to leave idle. Vibrant interim uses led by local communities will benefit existing shops, as well as the wider town centre, through increased footfall, bringing life back to the high street and making better use of resources overall.

These views echo our thoughts here at uncommonly beautiful, and we would hope to get involved with meanwhile in the future. Seeing their space in Whitechapel was a definite highlight to the day. It allows anyone to get involved creatively and learn new skills, making use of things that are broken or in need of some TLC. With a variety of projects on offer, they make use of what was an abandoned building!

Another project to admire is Growing Place (E16, Canning Town, London)

The site in Canning Town has been offered by the Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme as part of their regeneration strategy for vacant land. It will eventually become the new town centre when it is developed in 2012, but in the meantime it provides a space for fruit, vegetables, cultural events and workshops.

Check out the before and after:

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Hinge collection

Me and kirsty have finished our new hinge collection, more to come next week with summer brights! See everything we've been up to this week at:

Sunday, 27 February 2011

New bright geo necklace

Inspired by thoughts of the up-comong summer and clashy colours, we've created thies bright geometric a choice of 2 colours:

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The how to project:

Lovely typographic prints I came across today, from the 'how to project'

The How To: Project is run solely by Michael Arnold, a 19 year designer from the UK on his gap year. With the aim of teaching himself about design in the real world, the How To: Project brings limited screen-prints based around learning useful skills. Hand printed by the get a grip studio in Birmingham in editions of 30, each print bought goes towards printing the next design.

buy yours at

Thursday, 17 February 2011

bangles beads and buckles....

A bangle and a buckle in a a bit of up-cycling!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Back by popular demand

Back by popular demand, sapphire sparkle studs...but there's only one pair!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Sights thoughts and inspirations...

A trip away to another city can get anyone feeling inspired and uplifted. A recent trip trip Berlin showed beauty round every corner, here's a collection of a few images that got our creative juices flowing...

New Collection on it's way...

A new year is upon us and we're in full swing designing and making our new collection, with a few key pieces out already.

This multi pentagon necklace is one of our mustards, greys, and orange with an edgy industrial hinge detail.

Look out for more pieces with hinge details, along with wooden etched bangles and lots of shock orange and vibrant blue for summer.

See the shop for more designs.....and don't forget the to enter the sale code (SALE2010) at the checkout for 20% off- even on new collection pieces like the multi pentagon necklace...Don't say we never give you anything!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy new year- better late than never!

We would like to thank all our customers for your support in 2010, and hope you come see us again in 2011.

We're now having a special January promotion offering 20% off all online stock. Simply go to the online shop, choose your items, and at the checkout enter SALE2011 to redeem.