27 Feb 2017
We catch up with Rich from Jacques Cabin Furniture – a unique store where you can find one-off pieces of furniture handcrafted using reclaimed materials, now available on the online marketplace Little Piece of Cornwall.
Where do you salvage the materials used to create your vibrant furniture?
Before moving to Cornwall, I used to mainly work on house renovations and I was shocked by how much timber was just thrown away. So I started taking - Read More...
27 Jan 2017
Meet the maker
We catch up with Michael Jenkin of Bespoke Surf – a surf-inspired furniture and skateboard brand now featured on the online marketplace Little Piece of Cornwall.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and bespoke surf
After college, having always had an interest in designing and making, I trained as a furniture maker. Since, I’ve worked for a highly reputable kitchen and furniture maker and have been self-employed, creating a wide range - Read More...
03 Jan 2017
We catch up with Leah of the inspiring brand Cornish brand Flying Dodo, recently brought back from extinction and now featured on the new online marketplace Little Piece of Cornwall.
Tell us about flying Dodo clothing and its Cornish past
Flying Dodo Clothing was started by our parents in 1992 from a barn on our small holding on Bodmin Moor. They then opened a shop in Truro and the funky nature of the clothing made - Read More...
29 Nov 2016
Introducing Dreya Bennett of Dreya Glass, beautiful bespoke fused glassware, featured on the new online marketplace Little Piece of Cornwall.
Where are you from and what exactly do you do?
I’m from Newquay and I am a glass artist. I make fused glass wall art and stained glass, either for galleries or private commissions.
Why did you choose to work with glass?
I instantly fell in love with glass – its colour, its reflections and - Read More...
24 Nov 2016
Christmas events in Cornwall courtsey of Saltysongs
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and there’s so many Christmas events in Cornwall. We are more than excited for all these festive fun activities and days out, several mince pies were eaten whilst compiling this blog!
What are you waiting for, add all of the following to your calendar. Do it. Now.
Ice Skating at Eden, until 19th February
One of Cornwall’s highlights in - Read More...
10 Nov 2016
Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair
Thursday 17th November – 10am – 4pm – Eden Project
Following a record breaking year in 2015, Cornwall’s largest and most vibrant Christmas Fair returns to the Eden Project this November, with the organisers’ hopes firmly set on matching, if not exceeding, the £55,000 raised last year to help Cornwall’s cancer patients. Tickets to the Fair are available on the door for £10 – this includes entry to the Eden Project but - Read More...
03 Nov 2016
Christmas is always a magical time for The Lost Gardens and this festive season brings with it the first Heligan Christmas Fair, on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December from 10am to 4pm.
This new event will give you the perfect opportunity to get into the festive spirit and soak up the stunning surroundings as well as find some truly unique Christmas gifts.
Heligan’s ethos for showcasing local businesses will be felt strongly during this - Read More...
01 Nov 2016
A small Padstow-based jewellery design business, whose collections of bracelets, brooches, necklaces and other jewellery for both women and men are inspired by the beautiful landscapes around its studio in Porthcothan Bay, Cornwall, has been named among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday, the campaign that culminates in the UK’s dedicated day for small businesses on December 3rd.
Zamsoe was created officially two years ago by - Read More...
29 Oct 2016
How do they do that?
Have you ever wondered how those awesome designs end up on your favourite jumper or T-shirt? Let the folks at Flying Dodo explain.
Take a look HERE and find out how...
Buy Flying Dodo Clothing HERE - Read More...
26 Oct 2016
Flambards Christmas Fayre in Victorian Village
On Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 December Flambards will host a Christmas Craft Fayre featuring local crafters and businesses all showcasing their wares. The family-friendly fayre will have the all magic of Christmas in this unique location, plus Father Christmas will be visiting throughout the weekend.
The festive stalls, which will be set within the cobbled streets of the indoor Victorian Village, Britain in the Blitz and in - Read More...
07 Oct 2016
This month’s 'meet the maker' interview is with Laurie McCall. Artist, designer and lover of the Cornish seaside! You can't miss the bursts of colour used to create his impressive and unique pieces.
1) Where are you from and what do you do?
I grew up on a farm in Perranporth but recently moved to Feock. As a keen surfer, beach lover and artist I like to create idealistic images of my favourite parts of - Read More...