MEET THE MAKER: Polymorphics
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Emma Barnes created Wild Fawn in January 2015 when her love for making and drawing transformed into the love of working with silver and gold to make timeless jewellery that can be enjoyed every day. Each piece of jewellery is made by hand in her London studio, which is important to Emma because it means that there has been no exploitation of workers or unnecessary C02 emissions from transport to bring you Wild Fawn Jewellery.
IS INSTAGRAM A WASTE OF TIME?
Hands up if you waste time on Instagram?
I know I do. It’s so easily done because Instagram is so alluring. If I’m not careful, with one trip I find myself tumbling down a rabbit hole, cartwheeling through The Land of Unattainable until I am completely disorientated. What feels like days later I finally come up for air with little more to show for my expedition than stinging eyeballs and a sinking feeling that my life doesn’t quite measure up.
So how can we avoid this dizzying drain on our precious time, get a grip of Instagram, and make sure the time we do spend on the platform is purposeful and rewarding for our businesses?
Actually it’s quite simple. As is usually the case with marketing, we need to be clear about why. Why are you using Instagram for your business and what are you hoping to achieve? Here’s my checklist of the top three questions to ask yourself before you hit that Insta icon.
Mosley London is an ethical lifestyle brand based in east London. Launched in 2017, all illustrations are designed by Lyndsey Mosley who enjoys drawing playful illustrations that make people smile.
We are pleased to introduce the talent behind Text From A Friend, Sharon Caddie.Text From A Friend started when Sharon was heartily amused by the text messages sent from some of her friends. She scribbled their quips, posted them on social media. And so began requests to turn them into cards and posters...
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When women support each other incredible things happen!
At Pulse we are celebrating International Women's Day courtesy of one of our inspiring exhibitors Tribe + Glory. Tribe + Glory empowers and activates female entrepreneurs to achieve self sustainability through relationship, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship.
I am an Edinburgh-based designer. I make simple geometric objects for people to use and enjoy. I make jewellery, lighting and home décor. I love to create objects that are not only beautiful but also functional. I work mostly with wood and my designs are made to expose and highlight the natural beauty of this material. Every single object that I make is unique in shape and colour. I called my project Polymorphics, POLY from Greek means - many, MORPH – form.
My Design Life
I graduated from Edinburgh College in Interior Design but I was always interested more in practical aspects of design. Since 2015, I've been designing and making my own jewellery and experimenting with different materials and forms. Almost instantly I fell in love with wood and started developing my own forms and objects, and that was the beginning of Polymorphics.
I am inspired by modern architecture, geometry and nature. I found lots of inspiration in my surroundings; fascinating shapes, lines, forms, vibrant colours and textures. By using a natural material like wood, I am trying to capture the pure beauty of it and transform it into a contemporary object.
My Design Hero:
I don't have one… I have many! I am fascinated by people who dedicated all their life to develop their fine craftsmanship, especially ‘ordinary' people like watchmakers, shoemakers or furniture makers who mastered incredible skills and gained their knowledge and experience over the years.
My Design Style:
I love minimalism, geometry and function. I believe that beautiful and functional objects should be affordable and accessible to everyone. I would like to give people beautiful objects for their everyday life. It's fantastic to go to galleries and admire different forms of art, but I would like to give people the opportunity to have a unique sculpture to take home, love and use.
My New Collection:
My favourite product from my new collection is a candleholder made of beautiful ash olive wood. The wood is very special and comes from ‘After the storm' project: On January 3rd 2012, Cyclone Andrea swept across Scotland leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. At the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), winds of over 100 mph uprooted and injured over 30 trees. The project has been created to explore the theme of regeneration, and celebrate recovery and resilience following a storm. Members of the Scottish Furniture Makers Association were invited to interpret this theme and produce furniture from salvaged timber from storm-damaged RBGE trees. I've got some of the offcuts from Jonathan Pang, an excellent furniture maker who I'm sharing my workshop with.
Why I'm showing at Pulse:
This is my first time at Pulse, and actually, this is my first trade show ever! In the near future I would like to find new collaboration opportunities and stockists. I'm always working on new products and would like to increase my presence in the UK and international markets.