The good news? I’m very excited to be a judge in this year’s Make Awards, along with Holly Becker of decor8 and the two founders and a couple of other most excellent guys. I’m in very good company and very honoured to be there.
You guys can vote too.
The bad news? I’ve spent so much time on NOTH that I now want to buy EVERYTHING.
And you can buy it from today until 30 June, at NumberNinetyFour, 94 Columbia Road, London E2 7QB. It’s be four very talented designer makers, Petra Bishai, Rose Ellen Cobb, Mabel Hasell and Daphne Krinos
I reckon it’s the latter. Probably (via the Metro)
Read his Guardian obituary and, like me, you’ll think “what a guy”.
“Donna Air, who has been linked to James Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger brother, always told Mandrake that she wasn’t ready for knitting and slippers,” says the Telegraph.
Oh Donna. Don’t you know you can shag the hell out of a Middleton and STILL dabble in a bit of knit one, purl one?
The uber-business woman admits to the Daily Mail that she loves it. Fair – it’s an amazing de-stressor – but, still. She’s got FIVE kids and a MEGA job. I write about this kind of thing, and still rarely get the time to make.
I’m glad she does though.
The London jewellery meet-up is a monthly networking event for jewellery designers who want to get ahead in the business side of their, well, business. It’s organised by the very awesome Jessica Rose of the London Jewellery School.
Yes, ladies and gents, if you so wanted (and had the skills and patience of artist Noortje de Keijzer), you too could knit yourself a bloke (via incrediblethings.com).
(In other, related news, today is my lovely boyfriend’s birthday. Happy birthday J.)
Alas, one of the very few downsides of having a lovely full time job is that you don’t always get to stuff in the day. And this smashing event, which celebrates the awesome people who pass on craft skills, would have been a cracker. Ol’ Prince Charles is there, Allsopp’s hosting, and a smogasbord of lovely craft people and hanging out for the day.
Next year, I hope.
See all the winners at ccskills.org.uk/craftskillsawards