The Future Kept

Husband and wife team Jeska and Dean Hearne created The Future Kept as part of a new adventure to seek out beautiful and useful items that are functional in day-to-day life. They aim to inspire more people to think carefully about the items that they have in their lives, to step away from the throwaway nature of the modern world and to make more sustainable choices.

Nestled on the south coast of England, they design and carefully source items from independent designers, makers, artisans and entrepreneurs who create products with timeless qualities, functionality and beauty.

Fairlight, East Sussex, TN35 4BG | @thefuturekept | thefuturekept


Colours May Vary

Established by Becky and Andy in 2012, Colours May Vary was Leeds’ first design-focused magazine and bookshop. Focusing on quality and integrity in design and production, the shop stocks a range of books, journals, prints, cards, gifts, wrap and contemporary stationery. In support of independent designers and illustrators, they source their collection both locally and internationally from a mix of established and up-and-coming producers.

For beautiful, useful and inspirational wares with a focus on graphic art and design, typography, illustration, and product design, visit the shop and exhibition space.

Unit 1a, Munro House, Duke Street, LS9 8AG

0113 2442704 | @Colours_mayvary | coloursmayvary

Lizzie for SMUG – The Pattern Collection

Following several years of experience in buying, styling and curating for SMUG, Lizzie Evans has produced her own inspired pattern collection. Brights, pastels, geometrics, looser brush strokes and splatters, amalgamate in her fresh illustrative style. Wrapping paper, tote bags, cushions and more products, are planned to launch upstairs at SMUG, before Christmas.

Visit SMUG

13 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA

+ 44(0)2073540253 | @IFEELSMUG

These Charming Things

Advocating independent designers and putting all of her favourites in one place, Jessica Clark has created These Charming Things; an online store supporting many small creative businesses in the line of paper goods and stationery.

One product available to buy on These Charming Things is Katie Housley stationery. Her unique collections, many of which are finished by hand, are inspired by nature, plants, texture and colour.