Cup + Cloth are very excited to announce our first visit to Manchester, we will be showing our finest wares at Chorlton Makers Market. Joining the residency adjacent to Chorlton Library and on the grounds of the Oswald Road Primary School on the third Saturday of the month. You will find the very finest local food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern craft carefully selected from Manchester artisans and business local to the North West. Offering the opportunity to meet the producers, browse the stalls, sample and enjoy the music and performance.
Class of 2018
Once again Manchester School Of Art provided an excellent Degree show. Bringing together Product Design, Fine Art, Fashion, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Furniture Design, Interactive Arts in a dynamic body of work. Always visionary + ambitious + experimental the students year on year produce cutting edge work in a cutting edge city. Make sure you pencil it into your diaries for next year to see the next generation of creatives before the rest of the world does, its that good!
Five Comma is the brand created by Hyejin Jeong who hails from South Korea. We are very pleased to bring to the store her collection titled City Project Berlin. Gorgeous canvas bags + divine hand woven pure wool handles, the collection was inspired when she spent some time in the vibrant city of Berlin.
In Jeong's own words 'Poster on the wall, graffiti on someone, signs on the construction site . These tiny elements are naturally blended in every corner of the street. There are cities that make wit. For me Berlin was such a city. I collected the sculptures of the street that I encountered while travelling in Berlin and made it into one long pattern. (Like graffiti and signs surrounding the building) I hope that these patterns will become small pieces and stay somewhere in the city'.
We fell in love with these beauts as soon as we laid eyes on them, hand crafted + covetable eco bags that are completley unique and beautifully executed. Find them in SOURCED.
The latest creator to join Cup + Cloth is Scottish artist Emma McDowall. Studio Emma was created after a year of discovering her love of concrete whilst experimenting with recipes and moulds within her mother’s humble garden shed, Emma now creates a collection of contemporary concrete products. From vessels to art objects and homeware, each piece is carefully cast by hand in her Edinburgh studio. Every product is completely unique in its colour, texture and design, with many pieces still moulded using found or recycled materials. Emma focuses on the interplay between colour and material, celebrating the naturally occurring surface pattern and textural imperfections. We love Emma's work, the deep saturated pigment tones of her vessels are as pure as colour gets. Find her collection in the MADE section in the store.
We are so excited to get our hands on these unique stunning blankets and rugs hand commissioned by us. A Lizhnyk is a stunning hand loomed rug + blanket made from the wool of sheep raised in the Carpathian high mountain pastures of the Ukraine. We collaborated on the colours and designs used, to create these wonderful items of pure utter beauty. The rug has is shaggy on one side + and a smoother boucle weave texture on the flip side. The Hutsul people believe the blankets carry healing properties, either way it will give you years of pleasure on the floor + bed + hang on the wall. Find them in the SOURCED section in the store.
Here's an absolute stunning pic sent in by a happy customer, our C + C plant hanger looks great in this gorgeous living space setting. Nice to see it amongst other C + C macrame plant hangers, mixing up this great urban jungle in Dorset. Cheers for the pic Anita!
This little bud vase looks so at home here in this stunning still life shot sent in by a happy Cup + Cloth customer. The vase was from our FOUND section of the store, keep an eye out for the one off + preloved + collectable items.
we are very excited here at the Cup + Cloth headquarters, new season goods have well and truly landed! Danish aesthetics with practical purposes, all wares have been carefully selected to offer you things that are rather special. Urban jungle lovers can covert the new planters that are generous in size + perfect in colour. We have found some truly gorgeous goods that are hard to find elsewhere, please take a moment to take a look in SOURCED (globally selected). The new MADE (UK created) goods will follow shortly. Keep your eyes peeled for the next wave of homewares.
Ralph Mcgaul has just completed a second collection of very limited edition + original screen prints. This is the second wave of Ralphs work we are lucky to have here on WALL, using Screen + Riso printing techniques + strong in colour + simple + charming in form. Go take a look, if you love wonderful + affordable art work you will covert this collection of work
What a wonderful year we have had at Cup + Cloth, all thanks to our customers + followers + family + friends and the support you have given us. We can't wait to bring the new edit of covetable products collectable + useful + just plain gorgeous. New stock will be arriving in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. Here's the obligatory nines to wind 2017 up! Cheers x
Alice Heaton is the latest Northern designer to join us at C + C, her vessels are stunning in colour + form. She works primarily in hot glass, taking inspiration from nature + producing dynamic blown sculptural pieces. Alice graduated with a first class Honours in Design Crafts at De Montfort University. Her pieces are equally decorative as they are functional, we hope you love her work as much as we do!
Great photo here of a Laura Bird face pot sitting amongst his cacti buddies, he now resides in a Cheshire home office space, thanks to the happy customer who sent this in.
We are very excited that the wonderful creative duo KNOTandLiving have joined us here at Cup +Cloth. You will find them in the SOURCED section of the store, the husband + wife team Elena Kulanina + Sergey Vershelovski set up the business in Belarus Russia. Their shared love of simple + creative things with a respect to nature + love of travel inspired them to launch the business Knot, symbolising the bonding + connection between home + family + lifework. Together they make beautiful lifestyle products that are eco friendly by helping reduce pollution and a less is more attitude. A bag for life never looked so beautiful + honest + desirable. They also had the genius idea of creating a DIY kit for all you budding Macrame lovers out there.
MiGoals is the latest brand to join us at Cup + Cloth with these pocket sized notebooks that will help you achieve your daily tasks and goals you have dreamed of. MiGoals hails from Australia who's mission is to empower people around the globe to take action on the life they want to live. They even offer free resources through downloadable worksheets to help you plan your vision + find your purpose, all delivered straight to your mailbox. Theres no excuse for no direction folks, come on Get Shit Done! www.migoals.com
Our mid century inspired plant pot holder looks mighty fine here sitting next to this wonderful Illustration of British Corvids, part of a British birds study by the very talented Dick Vincent who is based in the north of the England. As well as drawing birds, Dick also has a particular love of drawing foxes, mustachioed men + bears. Please go check out his charming work, you'll love it. Plant pot available in the SOURCED section in the store.
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Lovely pic here from a happy customer Naomi of textile label Posner and Posner. The cute Laura Bird face pot purchased yesterday at the Treacle market Macclesfield bares a happy side or sad side depending on your mood! These pots are available in the MADE section of the store.
Mini planters with a great choice of hairstyles.
Hello world! We are pleased to announce that we can now ship to most corners of the globe. Unfortunately we can not ship out to the USA + Canada + Mexico because of insurance purposes.
Illustration courtesy of Mark Weaver
Spanish Cadaques + French Occitan
Cadaques in North East Spain on the Costa Brava is a dreamy seaside town that sits on a crystal clear bay surrounded by the bluest of Mediterranean sea. The incredible light and rugged coastline attracts artist new and old, Salvador Dali lived here for many years. Just up from Barcelona its accessable and worth the effort, so put it on your bucket list. www.driftwoodjournals.com
Mauvaisin 36 km southeast of Toulouse sits amongst gentle rolling hills that carry you eyes right over to the foothills of the Pyrenees. Chateau Mauvaisin is an amazing house that carries a faded grandeur, yet comfortable with its rustic charm and character.
We are so pleased here at Cup + Cloth to receive these gorgeous vessels from Hackney based potter Laura bird, Her pots ooze charm + character and are equally decorative + useful, fit for purpose with inner glazed finish for added practicality. Check her bio out in the Creators section + her lovely collection in the MADE section of the store.
Steven Heelham AKA Ladysheep is our second artist to showcase on WALL. Based in Manchester 1966 to present day. Ladysheeps work is truly diverse, he paints with such ease faces of girls dreamy + pouting in all their beautiful glory. In contrast his mixed media collage collection is a little more edgy, the subject can make the viewer feel a little uneasy, with the subjects slightly distorted in posture. He goes from cute to darkside in a wonderful + concise body of work. Steve is influenced by the urban vernacular + faux sophistication personified by the 1970's sitcom The Likely Lads, Terry + Bob. 'An innuendo of suburban behind closed curtain sexual fumblings adds frisson to the naive style'. Lovely! Go check his work, he plays on your emotions, you will feel all warm + nice with the beauty of Girl posing, then straight to the dark side in one easy swoop!