MERRY EVERYTHING – A DESIGN LOVERS GIFT GUIDE

The perfect post for design lovers. I have been very excited about researching this post and have been planning it for a while now… really this just involved drooling over beautiful design and making a mental list for Santa. I have painstakingly managed to narrow this down to my 10 absolute must haves.

1. CABIN IN THE WOODS: This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, stunning photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, some of the most inventive and forward-looking contemporary architecture I have seen. For me books like this are my favourite kind of gifts. I would be beyond excited if this was waiting under my tree. Available from taschen.com (£45.00)

2. MONOCHROME KNIT CUSHION with orange piping. Brand new from Sandy and Lynn Davidson’s Harbour Interiors shop in Anstruther (£12.95) move over Seven Gauge Studios these are absolutely gorgeous! Ill take two please. For more beautiful finds check out there new shop on Shore street in Fife or Facebook.com/harbourinteriors

3. CINEMA TYPE ALPHABET SET from Tom Pigeon (hands down one of my favourite designers right now) Cinematype is an original sans-serif, geometric typeface designed by Tom Pigeon and inspired by the typography of early 20th Century film. There is a post card style back making them perfect for sending your christmas thank you notes! (£20.00) I also had to take a moment to mention the beautiful and perfectly on trend copper tape (£4.50) that you can also get from Tom Pigeon to wrap all of these goodies up. I can tell you that I have mine already and it does not disappoint. tompigeon.com

4. AMPERSAND TABLE LAMP. If you are obsessed with fonts just like me then you will love this white powder coated ampersand lamp with bright tomato red cable (£125.00) Perfect as bedside lamp or on a stack of  books. Designed by Goodwin and Godwin available in our shop. soo-uk.com

5. SKI JUMPING RABBIT MUG from HAM Made (£12.50) Perfect present for the little design lovers amongst us. I have featured products from Joanna Ham before and I am still in love with her designs. Her fine bone china mugs are made entirely in Stoke-On-Trent by one of the few remaining English potteries. Each is hand decorated, and comes in a HAM gift box. hammade.com

6. LA COUPEE SCARF from the ridiculously talented Claire Gaudion. This scarf is STUNNING. The monochrome fine wool scarf was inspired by geometric sea scapes from the rocky coastline of Guernsey. (£108.00) and if stationary is your thing, the good news is you can get your favourite prints on note books too. Note to self… start taking notes. Available from our shop soo-uk.com

7. WELCOME TO PARADISE BXXLGHT LIGHT BOX. What ever your mood change the text on your light box? AMAZING! founded by Daniela Upmark  Bxxlght is a design company based in Stockholm specialising in simple light box lamps that can be wall mounted or free standing, You can choose from a variety of slogans or make up your own! (£400.00) bxxlght.com

8. HANNAH MARTIN’s Spur black ring takes on a fierce edge. I am loving the lines on this. The designer’s hand-crafted black coated brass statement ring  can be stacked or worn as a standalone piece. (£90.00) selfridges.com

9. LSA BELL JAR. The whole year has really been about bell jars… I have so many now that actually these probably shouldn’t be on the list. But I thought I should share my favourite one with you. Hands down it’s this beauty. Designed by british brand LSA well known for their international glassware. These beautiful bell jars, recessed in oak bases with leather loop handles. The perfect place to keep Cake! (or in my case small succulent plants) (£45.00) lsa-international.com

10. CHo7 CHAIR  by Danish architect and designer Hans J Wegner, is Sculptural perfection. perhaps a little pricier than the rest of the selection but this one is for HB. He absolutely loves this chair. We recently saw it in an exhibition on Wegner whilst in Copenhagen this year and tried many of his chairs out and I can tell you this chair as well as being incredibly beautiful is so comfortable! (£1700.00) stardust.com

Happy Shopping!