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Abel

Abel

 

Anther + Moss

Appointed

APPOINTED is an American-made brand of thoughtfully designed desktop products that make utility look luxurious. Practical, beautiful and handcrafted of the finest materials, Appointed goods are designed to elevate the work experience.

Areaware

Areaware is a Brooklyn based design brand which produces everyday objects that are functional and unusual. They create thoughtful products that inspire an emotional response.

An appreciation for beauty is central to what it means to be alive and Areaware hope to embody this principle in even the simplest things.

The collection includes Toys & Games, Home Accessories and items for your Desk & Office.

 

Attirecare

Attirecare is a niche shoe, garment & home care brand handcrafted and sourced in the United Kingdom.

Their aim is to help you prolong the life of your favourite things, whether it’s your new pair of trainers or simply the kitchen table at home, Attirecare has it covered. Have fun browsing the sustainable and eco-friendly collection of products.

 

Ayaida

Ayaida

Bare Bones Chocolate

Behind Bracken


     

    Blästa Henriët

    Blästa Henriët

    Natural remedies, traditional craftsmanship and a passion for linen is at the heart of this UK maker, founded by Swede Lo Blästa in 2017.

    Blästa Henriët works with sustainable linen flax and Cotswold wheat to create self-care products that provide relaxation, natural pain relief and everyday comfort.

    The fabric is sourced directly from the mill in Europe. Every other part that goes into making the products is done in the UK. This includes details such as the stitching, label making, plus the recycled product packaging and fabric printing.

     

    Borja Moronta

    Capra Designs

    Cereal

    Custom Made

    Days of August

    DBKD

    Earl of East

    Earl of East is creative business founded by Niko Dafkos and Paul Firmin in 2014.

    What started out as a shared passion project, has grown organically from side-hustle to a thriving business. A love of fragrance and a desire to build something of their own led them to develop a line of home fragrance products, which has since expanded from just three candles to a line that encompasses, candles, incense, home mists and bath and body products, all of which are produced by themselves in London.

    Susan's favourite fragrance is Onsen, reminiscent of Japanese bathing rituals and featuring heavily in the Lifestory collection.

     

    Emporium Julium

    Julija Pistovrh, Edinburgh based ceramic artist

    Enrich & Endure

    Essence + Alchemy

    Ferm Living Interior

    ferm LIVING

    ferm LIVING draws on Scandinavian design traditions and simple aesthetics - but with a distinctive edge that makes every item firmly contemporary. ferm LIVING is rooted in Denmark, founded by Trine Andersen.

    Lifestory was the first boutique in Edinburgh to stock the home range (from 2005) and we work closely with the brand to bring the full range to our customers, including made-to-order items such as sofas and chairs.

     

    Wooden Decorative Trees

    These collectable, abstract tree ornaments are hand-turned on a lathe so that each one is unique.

    We use off-cuts form a wide variety of woods and turn a them into different shaped Trees. This way each one ends up with its own unique character. These look great as a small collection on a mantlepiece.

     

    Frama

    Frama is a multi-disciplinary design brand that creates lifestyle objects that inspire the senses and encourage mindful living. With an emphasis on natural materials, simple geometries, and uncompromising quality, Frama’s work connects the imaginative with the practical, resulting in a uniquely warm and honest aesthetic.

    Based in Copenhagen’s Nyboder neighborhood, Frama’s headquarters is an ever-evolving showroom space housed in the historic St. Paul’s Apotek (established in 1878). Each year, the Frama Studio Store hosts a full calendar of open events, collaborative gatherings, as well as art and design installations.

     

    Hattie Maud

    Have A Look

    Sharp, modern eyewear doesn't have to cost the earth. Danish designers Have A Look provide a full range of quality sunglasses at prices that will make you smile. The glasses are unisex.

     

    HAY Desk Accessories

    HAY

    HAY is a Danish company founded in 2002. HAY considers it their principal task to provide functional answers to functional needs. Answers that are translated into meaningful and authentic products that have a long life span and are available at a democratic price. They work with some of the world’s leading designers, both up-and-coming and established, who deliver innovative and unconventional ideas that can be translated into form.

    At the heart of everything that HAY does is the notion that contemporary design should spring from a good idea, innovative technology and quality materials in combination with joyful, straightforward and uncomplicated aesthetics.

     

    Honey Flamingo

    House Doctor

    House Doctor

    House Doctor was formed in 1999 by two sisters, Rikke Juhl Jensen and Gitte Juhl Capel, and their brother, Klaus Juhl Pedersen.

    House Doctor offers fabulous homewares and decor accessories from Denmark. The product range is wide, ranging from kitchen utensils, vases and furniture to an exclusive assortment sophisticated home accessories. House Doctor represents the very best of Danish design sensibilities, incorporating a wide range of quality materials and finishes.

     

    Huskee Cups

     

    J & A London

    James Wilson

    Inspired by the natural world, the human form and colour itself, James Wilson uses a balance of colours, textures and line to create bold and striking art. Primarily focusing on creating collections of original artworks, prints, wearable pieces and lifestyle products for your home and being

    All jewellery, prints and products are designed solely by James in his studio based in Brighton. All items are made by small artisan companies supporting manufactures and fabricators to help artists create a quality product.

     

    Jude Gove

    Jude Gove is a Scottish designer and maker, creating her handmade leather accessories from her home in Scotland. Her distinctive style is easy to spot, functional forms that are beautiful and persona. Preferring not to use a machine, every stitch is by Jude's hand.

     

    Kähler

    Kähler is a Danish ceramics brand that has created innovative design for the people for 175 years.

    Today, Kähler is a highly valued part of the Danish cultural heritage, but also one of the most popular and innovative brands in Scandinavia that merges authenticity with contemporary design products.

     

    Kinshipped


     

    Laurie Maun

    Laurie Maun is a Designer based in East London. Although Laurie’s core study is textiles, she can also be viewed as a multidisciplinary artist, spreading into mediums such as printmaking, drawing, painting and photography. 

    With an obsession for slow made/hand made process Laurie focuses on the importance of traditional craft and workmanship within the UK.

     

    Le Bon Shoppe

    Lex Pott

    Lex 

    Pott works from his design studio based in Rotterdam having graduated in 2009 from the Design Academy Eindhoven. He employs a raw and intuitive method, choosing not to hide his designs under indirect layers, but reducing them to their very essence.

     

    Lindform

    Lindform

    The inspiration for Lindform comes from Scandinavian nature with its organic tones and simple shapes. 

    Design, shapes and colours are chosen to give harmony to the room but also act as an interesting eye-catcher. The collection contains influences from Japanese design, a minimalist style that marries well with Nordic design.

    Lindform is a Swedish family business that has been in operation since 2007.

     

    Mean Mail Cards

     

    Meraki

     

    Intuition perfume roller by Mirins Copenhagen

    Mirins Copenhagen

    Mirins Copenhagen offers natural bath and body care products, free of preservatives, free of synthetic additives and free of artificial perfumes. Their philosophy extends beyond our product: each box and gift-wrap is made from 100% biodegradable and recycled materials while retaining the beautiful Scandinavian aesthetic.

    Owner and creator Jane is a certified Aromatherapist, who uses her creativity, passion and expertise to create the signature aromatherapeutic blends in our collection.

     

    Moebe

    Monk & Anna

    Monograph

    mt Masking Tape

    mt washi masking tape is a decorative tape from Japan that can be used for crafting, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, home decoration and much more!

    We stock sophisticated and subtle tones and each comes in a single roll. Fill your diary with washi tape and scribble notes on it, brighten up a jam jar or plant pot, decorate a boring picture frame and personalise presents. This versatile tape tears off easily, sticks immediately and peels off without leaving a trace.

     

    Nicolas Vahé

     

    Octaevo

    Octaevo

    ola

    ola is a British paper goods brand established in 2013 by designer Katy Goutefangea. Working exclusively with UK makers, ola produces beautiful everyday items with an emphasis on craft, quality and traditional manufacture. 

    ola was one of the first brands Susan stocked at Lifestory, alongside ferm LIVING and HAY.

     

    Olesen Design

    Paia Copenhagen

    Danish company Paia's soy candles are designed to look perfect in your home, whether it is styled minimalistic or bohemian chic, while still taking care of the environment. 

    The first collection is a series of scented candles based on organically grown soy beans grown by North American farmers – a biodegradable and renewable resource. Paia added organic cotton lead-free wicks and poured them into high quality, mouth blown glasses in elegant colours.

     

    Pieces Of The Puzzle

    PLTY

    Polly Collins

    Rains

    Rains is a contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand creating waterproof designs for the global citizen. Influenced by its Scandinavian heritage, Rains practices an uncompromising approach to simplicity and is of the opinion that proper rainwear need not come at the cost of considered design.

    Redecker

    Secrid Wallets & Cardprotectors

    Industrial design and fashion come together in Secrid's pocket-sized essentials. Made in Holland with great care for quality, people and the environment. A better world starts in your pocket.

    The first version of the Cardprotector won the Red Dot Design Award in 2010, the same year Secrid launched their line of leather wallets. They won the European Aluminium Award with the Miniwallet two years later.

     

    SENSORY FACULTY

    SENSORY FACULTY is a high-end artisan scented soy-candle brand based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The candles are hand-made, individually numbered and available in limited quantity. 

    SENSORY FACULTY celebrates the complete sophistication of human senses by incorporating all five elements (smell, taste, sight, touch, & hearing) into one product (scented candle) and one cosy experience. The four scents have different characters, background stories and playlists for download: Chronologer, Spirit, Londrey & Nonsense 

     

    Shangies Sandals

    Shangies is a new, unique and stylish sandal brand from Denmark. The footwear is designed for everyday life so your feet can feel comfortable and relaxed - no matter where you are. Shangies sandals are extremely light and therefore easy to take along when, for example, your trip takes you to the beach, a picnic in the park, a yoga holiday in Bali... 

    The sandals, which include a unisex style, are characterised by the eye-catching cotton ribbons that form a fine braid pattern. The insole is made of airy, durable canvas fabric from the jute plant, which has a cooling effect and is very comfortable underfoot. Best of all they are washable!

    Slowdown Studio

    SOOuK

    Sophie Home

    Stálogy

     

    Studio Arhoj

    Studio Arhoj, located in Copenhagen,  is a small independent studio run by founder Anders Arhoj. Anders began his work in interiors and design while studying in Tokyo, Japan in 2005. After moving back to Denmark he began operating a small design studio from his apartment in Vesterbro, eventually moving into the world of ceramics.

     

    Studio Brae

    STUDIO ROMUU

    STUDIO ROMUU X Lifestory

    STUDIO ROMUU is a UK-based art and print studio founded in 2017. The studio’s work celebrates timeless architectural icons, places and cities expressed through the medium of the architectural and technical line drawings.

    The Edinburgh print is a collaboration with Lifestoryreflecting our shared passion for beautifully crafted architecture. The work originated as a photograph taken by Susan from Lifestory, and was noticed and subsequently drawn up by STUDIO ROMUU as a first collaboration between us.

    SVAR:ØG

    The Organic Company

    The Organic Company is a Danish design company which creates meaningful and tasteful interior textiles from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. Popular ranges include the Big Waffle collection of towels and kitchen accessories, plus their exceptional oven gloves, laptop covers and other functional wares.

     

    Tom Pigeon

    Tom Pigeon is a creative studio founded by Pete and Kirsty Thomas in 2014. They met and started working as designers in the early 1990’s and since then have worked across design disciplines, for small companies and big business, designing all kinds of prints, jewellery and stationery as well as taking on creative commissions and consultancy work. Their work is exhibited and sold across the world and we are delighted to feature it at Lifestory.

     

    Binder clip 19 by Tools to Liveby

    Tools to Liveby

    TOOLS to LIVEBY aims to provide the finest writing instruments from all over the world.  TOOLS to LIVEBY wants you to start your day in a good mood by using their stationery.

    TOOLS to LIVEBY has selected stationery and life tools from around Europe, America and Japan including re-created products from classic brands that are historic and a reputation for quality.

     

    Viv Lee Ceramics

    Viv Lee creates unique, one-off, sculptural ceramics by hand in Glasgow. A mindfully made, exclusive collection of timeless items. We are honoured to be her UK stockist.

     

    Wax Atelier

    Wolf & Moon

    Wolf & Moon

    Wolf & Moon is a hand crafted jewellery label created by British artist & designer Hannah Davis.

    Everything is lovingly handmade by a small team of makers in their studio based in Hackney, London. All the jewellery from Wolf & Moon is made in house. Wolf & Moon try and source the majority of their materials from Britain and Europe. The wood they use is FSC approved, and all off cuts (as well as other waste products) are recycled.