Animal Heads by Gladys Paulus
No animals were harmed in the making of Gladys Paulus’ super-realistic creature heads – they’re made from felt! Paulus handcrafts the masks for theatrical productions, photo shoots, and videos. She makes them out of felt, a naturally strong, breathable, and water-repellant material, and cuts discreet eye-holes to allow actors to peer through the mask.
Spoons by The Silver Duck
The handles of these silver spoons by The Silver Duck may look like controversial ivory, but they’re actually carved from the wood of local holly trees native to England.
Still Life by Emily Jo Gibbs
London-based Emily Jo Gibbs sketches nature with stitches, using delicate hand-embroidery on layers of linen and organza.
Japanese Clouds Lamp by Door to the Woods
The Japanese clouds table lamp by Door to the Woods is lasercut from FSC-certified birch plywood and produced in Wales.
Dragonflies by Bailey Tomlin
London-based Bailey Tomlin’s incredibly detailed and realistic insects are made from textiles. These dragonflies and flies are crafted from silk, feathers and vintage threads.
Stag Beetle Pin by Bailey Tomlin
Designer Bridget Bailey of London-based studio Bailey Tomlin transformed silk and metallic fiber into this stag beetle pin.
Steam-Bent Baskets by Jane Crisp
Jane Crisp’s sculptural baskets showcase the textural qualities of natural materials, like steam-bent ash and handmade copper connectors, inspired by traditional boat-building fixings.
Biomorphic Ceramics by Ikuko Iwamoto
Ikuko Iwamoto’s weirdly wonderful ceramics are inspired by the natural world, like undersea creatures and microscopic organisms.
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