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New jewellery from Wolf & Moon

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Delighted to introduce one of my favourite jewellery designers to Life Story.  Wolf & Moon is a handcrafted jewellery label created by British designer Hannah Davis. Each piece is lovingly handmade in her London studio. In this pictured collection Wolf & Moon has collaborated with designer, Alfred & Wilde, to create a collection of jewellery inspired by the platonic solids, a series of five solid shapes named after the Ancient Greek thinker Plato. The solid shapes are symmetrical, and their mathematical beauty has led them to be repeatedly linked to the construction of the universe. Each handmade piece has a white frosted base and...

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Stamp Art

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Our featured artist this Spring is Marie Varley. The inspiration for this series of Marie Varley's work is derived primarily from a stamp album dating from the 1960s.  "In this era, the postage stamp was the greatest ambassador for its country. With current technological advances and the arrival of the internet, the postage stamp has lost its once powerful ability to advertise the identity of a chosen country. This contemporary concern for the purpose of the postage stamp is what encouraged the work from the beginning." Marie Varley We currently stock a number of framed and unframed screen prints, a selection are featured below.  Little...

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If you're looking for something individual or in need of inspiration, take a look at some of the unique items in stock at Life Story this month.  Pictured here is a screenprint from local artist Marie Varley. Based on a vintage stamp from the USA, this print is approx 14"x10" and makes a very striking piece of wall art (£46). Also in this shot, 'mine' and 'yours' cups, the last set available at £12ea plus our adorable porcelain rabbit pendants just in from our new supplier &k in Amsterdam (£24).

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Ring Ring! New bike bells

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Crane is the Osaka-based company that's behind these beautiful hand-made and hand-illustrated bicycle bells.  They make other bells too, so this is the large size bell designed to fit any handlebars size 22.2-25.4. It's so beautifully hand-painted and is available in a range of three styles. Loving the bright yellow one pictured.  The sound is clear and is 50% louder than the standard little brass bell and louder than the typical 'ding-ding' bike bell. The beautiful paint doesn't tarnish even with the most rigorous ringing!  Gorgeous gift that has a practical and timeless quality.  £19.     

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