design lover gift guide - GREY edition

Not all gifts are created equal. Some follow the latest technology or fashion trends, some are useful but unimaginative (like Christmas PJs, socks, sweaters), and some are…, well, gift cards.

Not these. These are the gifts you buy for someone with good taste, someone, who is rather difficult to please.

Nia Dana | handmade textures & geometry

This time, we bring you an interview full of passion for jewellery with a talented young designer, Lara, whose silver jewellery brand Nia Dana already found its way into our shop. Let's find out more about her...

QUINOA PARIS | timeless and ethical leather accessories

This time our search for beautiful minimal design brings us to a young accessories brand named QUINOA based in Paris. Its founder, Stephanie, has a special approach to creating her products...

KOPI | abstract minimalsm

This time, our search for talented emerging designers has brought us to Warsaw, where KOPI, a young Polish jewellery & accessories brand, started. Its founder Natalia reveals more for us...

ZAND-EROVER | inspired by nature

Zand-erover is a young Amsterdam-based brand that creates elegant, simple and yet refined leather products inspired by nature's geometry, shapes and textures. It is run by two sisters - Sandy and Shelly. We've talked to Sandy who is the founder and designer of the brand to learn more...

Monika Przywara-Strzałka | less is more

"Small brands are unique and exceptional. They create their designs with heart and true passion. Everything created in such a way will be unique and timeless." We couldn't agree more with Monika, the founder of her namesake brand Przywara-Strzałka, who tells us more about her business of minimal bags.

Johanna Gauder | contemporary jewellery from Berlin

This week we are travelling to BERLIN to learn more about Johanna Gauder and her beautiful jewellery. She takes us behind the scenes of her label and her life as a designer.

Marina Stanimirovic | wearable objects with intimacy and honesty

When we discovered Marina Stanimirovic we were instantly captivated by her wearable art. Yet her creations go far beyond "jewellery". She explores the world through various mediums such as wearable objects, sculpture and sound.

Nadine Fumiko Schaub | balance

BALANCE by Nadine Fumiko Schaub is a mechanical kitchen scale which embeds a deeper meaning than its function. It is a subtile statement to our current society in which the consumer has lost the appreciation for objects. It tries to strengthen the emotional bonding between consumer and product through interactive sensation and through a storytelling product.

AR.M | slowly and honestly handcrafted
contemporary design

As Anna Rosa pointed out, contemporary design is often associated with high-end prices and handcrafted products with simple DIYs. We couldn't agree more and that is why we are excited about her young Antwerp-based label AR.M aiming to bridge the gap between the two and change this perception.

mother's day is coming

Is your mother passionate about contemporary design? Or maybe she isn't but you love pieces from independent young designers and are just wondering what to get her? Well, let us give you a few tips.

POLA ZAG | it all started with a bracelet

Similarly to the rest of the former Soviet bloc countries, Poland is experiencing a surge of young, up and coming brands in recent years. Often their founders stumble upon a gap in the market and decide to create these products on their own, putting in their passion, expertise and talent. A brand named Pola Zag is one of them.

MIRTA | Croatian take on minimalism

It seems that Architectural courses often produce some of the most talented jewellery designers. In the case of MIRTA, a young Croatian label based in Zagreb, that is in fact how its story began. We have sat down with Andrea Simic who revealed more to us.

PYLA | humble materials transformed into the unexpected

This time our search for talented up-and-coming brands led us to Rome’s trendy Monti district, where among many stylish shops you can find the Italian brand PYLA. Its founder Silvia Zoppellari told us a bit more about her approach to jewellery and about herself.

Natascha Madeiski | NOW & THEN

"I think it is important to understand the value of time and expertise that goes into the products we buy." Recently we talked to East London based Natascha Madeiski, who told us more about the beautiful 'Now and Then' collection of ceramics and her way of creating things.

MASLO Jewelry | from Graphic Design to Jewellery making

In this week’s session of the COFFEE TALK we present Maslo Jewelry – minimal and fresh label from Virgina run by Nicole who started the brand in 2003 and now shares her story with us.

ARC objects | seasonless ceramic jewellery made in NYC

ARC is a collection of ceramic jewellery and objects combining responsibly sourced materials and bold seasonless design. The talented New Yorker and Parosns graduate, Daniela Jaobs, tells us more about her work and herself.