07/08/2015


I tried to write a bit of a toast to Les Ellis, our next door neighbour and dear friend who died quite suddenly last week, only it kept coming out all wrong.

After all, Les was loads of things: an energetic teacher; inveterate jazz head; accomplished print-maker (recent work pictured); one half of the perfect team; awesome parent / foster-parent / grandparent; tireless walker and — without doubt — the most outspoken lefty in the golf club.

Quite simply, it was a joy to be in his company and an honor to call him a friend. Loved far more than he would’ve thought necessary, we’ll miss his sparkling countenance and just knowing he’s around.

To Les!

05/06/2015

Here's the dude that's burning black the last of our home's larch cladding. The final few bits are going up today (before 4pm when they all speed off to drink barrel loads of beer)... yay!

13/02/2015

Here's to a little extra romance this weekend...

Ink wash illustration of two white rabbits in a hutch. Edward Underwood for Lisa Jones Studio

03/02/2015

Edward Underwood's Illustration of exuberant bird splashing in bird bath for Lisa Jones Studio 

Being surrounded by kiddie-mess isn't always a drawback, the boy's Ikea felt-tips made perfect droplet shapes on this Bird Bath illustration last week!

23/01/2015

Handmade drum lampshade illustrated with duck and chicks swimming in the rain

Handmade drum lampshade illustrated with fox and cub 
Sometimes I get so busy trying to flog things that I actually forget to blog things! Here are some of the new styles of drum shades we've been making recently. Huge gratitude to Jane Warren who invented the humble lampshade… okay, maybe that's a slight overstatement, but she certainly gave us the idea after crafting a super-cute shade from our Forest gift wrap.

Handmade drum lampshade illustrated with monkey in the jungle

Handmade drum lampshade illustrated with lion in the jungle

17/01/2015

Half-built roof on postmill conversion, Malling Mill, Sussex Downs, 2015
As the roof rises on our home, so does the budget. Gulp!

09/01/2015

Jump for Joy!



Old friend Matthew Bickley made the resurgence of our clubbing days even less likely with the birth of his gorgeous son, Cassius. Even when sending congratulations I kept one eye on business, making sure I took snaps of their card. Who knows, this kangaroo may just jump its way right into our range!

07/01/2015


Spent the new year visiting much missed friends in the nation's capital and took in the Sigmar Polke retrospective at Tate Modern on a particularly quiet Sunday. It was every bit as good as I hoped. Odd to see the originals of works you've known so well in reproduction.

24/12/2014


Extra pleased that these arrived from Melt Chocolates in good time for Christmas. The reindeer box is the latest in a string of fuss-free collaborations. A pity it got a teensy bit damaged in the mail, but it's nothing compared to the carnage we'll make of the contents tomorrow.

Season's greetings y'all!