The New Craftsmen

The New Craftsman is an online retailer that supports over 75 of Britain's finest craft makers. Items for purchase span many disciplines that give a contemporary take on specific skills and materials in textiles, ceramics, furniture, glassware etc. You can tell that everything is well made and that each piece is special. Just take a look at this coral mirror crafted in jesmonite from Eddy & Grice. I would love to use this in a powder room, above a marble fireplace, or even an entry.

Another one of my absolute favorites is this whimsical black and white hand blocked print by Cameron Short. It's beautiful and eerie all at once.

Last but not least, is the work of Laura Carlin, who is quickly becoming a well known young British artist. I really enjoy her charming illustration style, done here on ceramic tile. I would love to add these as an unexpected touch in a kids bathroom, perfect as a backdrop to a little soap niche in the shower.

While The New Craftsmen does ship internationally, be prepared for expensive shipping rates and duties. Perhaps it's better to make the trip across - it's a good excuse anyways.