Author Archives: AVMckay

Last minute Father’s day gifts

If your dad is anything like mine he is probably the world’s most difficult to buy for person. Weeks before Father’s Day there will be a brainstorming session of all possible ideas but as soon as they are suggested I …

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The Ethical Shopper

If someone were to ask you are you an ethical shopper, what would you say? You could even ask yourself, what does it mean to be an ethical shopper?

Simply put, in this modern age we live in there are …

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A Nation of pet lovers

It is not an unknown fact that the UK has quite a reputation for being a nation of pet lovers and recent statistics only agree with this sentiment.

Only last year it was estimated that 46% of households in the …

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Present buying 101

Christmas day is drawing ever closer and for most of us the present buying is in full swing. There is only one issue, how do you tackle buying for those hard to buy for family and friends? Well here at …

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Exciting news from designer Annabel Perrin!

Those of you familiar with Annabel Perrin, a surface pattern designer who showcases on our site, will be thrilled to hear she has just released her fourth collection!

This new collection ‘Prism’ takes inspiration from contemporary architecture, breathtaking clock …

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Home is in the North

Guest post by Abby McKay

We had an exciting weekend here at WIAW as we spent our Saturday at the launch of ‘Home is in the North’ at the beautiful Halle St. Peters in Ancoats, Manchester!

There were some familiar …

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winner of the art market contemporary craft award – Amy Stubbs

Guest post by Abby McKay

After another fun filled evening at the Holmfirth Art Market last Saturday, the award for Best Contemporary Craft went to surface pattern designer, Amy Stubbs.

Amy says that her serious interest for a career in …

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The Independent Interiors Show

Guest post by Abby McKay

The Independent Interiors Show went down wonderfully on Saturday 30th September at its first ever event. It was held at 2022NQ in Manchester’s artistic Northern Quarter and showcased the work of over 20 different brands …

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A look into the world of Julia Ogden

Guest post by Abby McKay

Growing up in Yorkshire, designer Julia Ogden was surrounded by scenic countryside and often spent her time outdoors playing in her parents’ garden.


Her passion for her work is clear to see as she notes, …

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