Wednesday, March 20, 2013

5 Happy Inspirations: Etsy UK Picks


We continue with our 'British Week' on Happy Interior Blog. All eyes on the Brits and their creativity! Ever since I attended last year's London Design Festival I am convinced that the UK is a leading design nation full of creativity. But it's not only professional design that sets the tone. The Brits rock it all the way - from handmade goodies to refined interior design. For today's '5 Happy Inspirations' lets have a closer look at some great picks from the Etsy UK shops. Drum roll, please:

1. Nobody does retro as the Brits do. How about this retro inspired rain print by Eloise Renouf? At least it reminds us that there are no rainy days in a happy home!
2. Speaking of retro - the mid-century day bed sofa by Hopper & Space is a flirty fellow and a 'coup de coeur' for colour lovers.
3. The view of the calm sea is soothing and balancing - and incredibly stylish above a sofa in the living room or above your bed. Seen at Ribbon Squirrel.
4. The handpulled Scandinavian fish screen is in fact - British! Handmade by the fab British artist Jane Foster
5. Playful, cute and oh so trendy. The linen tote bag with neon knitted bottom is an eye-catcher for your next home decoration shopping spree. Guaranteed! Seen at Memake.

Which one would you give the Brit Award to?


Photography via Etsy UK


15 comments :

  1. I agree..the UK rocks when it comes to creativity and design.

    As I embarked on Art School my Dad wanted me to study in Italy. As much as I love italian design, I'm really glad I stuck to my guns and studied here in London... my Brit Award goes to.....the tote bag!!

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  2. Thank you, Igor! It was a lovely surprise to find my bag on your blog this morning.
    And thank you, Tina for your vote!

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    1. Αααα η τσάντα είναι πολυ ωραια!

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  3. Good morning Igor! What a thrill to see our couch on your blog along with these colourful British delights! Thank you very much! Although we like all of your picks, our Brit Award would have to go to Jane Foster, what a stylish print! Scandi with a very British twist. Marvelous! Have a happy day!

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  4. I really like both prints - but the award would have to go to the rainy clouds. It's a Brit Award, after all!

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  5. OOOh my fave is the Jane Foster!! I love her cat cusions that she does too, really special!

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  6. Mind you I do love the Hopper & Space sofa too - gorg!

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  7. Lovely post, would love to follow each other on GFC and BLOGLOVIN let me know. Kisses from KENYA

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    1. Sure! I am off to check out your blog now!

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  8. British design is indeed very cool, if a little too haphazard for my taste. But when the Brits (I hate that term) do contemporary design well, they do it very well! Benjamin Hubert, G & T by Bethan Gray, Ilse Crawford and John Galvin are amongst my favourites.

    Etsy is a bit too eclectic for me... but I'm a big fan of Hopper & Space.

    Thanks Igor :-)

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  9. Nice, what blog platform do you use?
    Checkout our blog if you like :) http://brunoandbean.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. yippeah - awesome british design! my fave is the rain print! although I dont like rain at all, that one makes me smile * julia

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  11. Oh, my pick definitely has to go to that gorgeous rain print!

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  12. Etsy is a great site,i just know they have UK branches?

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