Welcome to the first of my four seasonal gift guides and this week I’m kicking off with all things geometric. I’ll admit now that I’m totally powerless in the face of a good bit of geometry. Basically if it’s got a nice bold shape on it, I’m sold.
My other one true love is stationery, so something that combines the two like this fabulous Geo Appointment Planner from Papersmiths (above, top) is heaven sent. I’ll take two please! The whole range by Yipikai Papeterie on Etsy is also very covetable, but for me the standout items are the Geometric ‘Babel’ notebook (above, bottom) and the weekly desk planner.
If it’s wearable geometry you’re after then look no further than the Geo scarf (above, top) from Miss Pom Pom, available through The Turpentine. There’s even a matching beanie. These rather wonderful Bonne Maison socks (above, bottom) from Smallable also caught my eye. After all, who doesn’t love a pair of Christmas socks and these ones are so good they’ll have you rethinking whether wearing shoes is really necessary.
Next up are some jewellery options. Of course I’m throwing in one of my own designs here – the circle/triangle earrings are one of my best selling styles and I love how they interlock, giving them that kinetic quality as they move with the wearer. I’m also totally in love with these kickass brooches from Bristol designer maker Ruth Broadway's new POP collection. It’s so hard to choose a favourite - I want them all.
So, finally onto homewares…I really love the beautiful simplicity of Jack Laverick’s shapes pot (above, top) and it looks great with a suitably geometric succulent popped inside. And how gorgeous is this Mini Moderns 'Pluto' cushion (above, bottom) from Home By Kirsty? The mustard and grey are delicious, but there's also a blue colourway available. Kirsty stocks a whole array of geometric delights so do check out her online store or visit in person if you're in the Cardiff area.
Elin Horgan designs and creates handmade jewellery in her Bristol studio. Elin’s beautifully simple handmade jewellery is carefully crafted and designed to be worn every day. You can read more about Elin’s work and the ethos behind her understated jewellery brand on her About Elin Horgan Jewellery page.