Donna Wilson set up her company in 2003 after making knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of Art. The creatures sold out and since then she has built her business designing and making a collection of knitted cushions, lambswool blankets, homeware and accessories.
Sold in Heals, Liberty’s and John Lewis, as well as independents in the UK and around the world, Donna also collaborates with SCP to create a range of rugs, home accessories and furniture.
Taking inspiration from her childhood growing up in the Scottish countryside and everyday objects and interiors, her work is quirky, fun and colourful, but still appeals to those with a grown up aesthetic.
Her blog Leaves and Twigs features images of what inspires her and is a must for lovers of traditional crafts, quirky interiors, random objects, eclectic colour combinations and knitting.
I love the images from her recent trip to Iceland.
Futurustic is another lovely lifestyle blog, written by an ex colleague of ours, Rebecca Proctor. A freelance interiors journalist, author of three books and mum to baby Wren, Rebecca has a refreshing take on interior style, interesting kids products and sustainability.
Her blog brings together her favourite things, showcasing design that’s rooted in craftsmanship, quality and heritage. Updated regularly, she posts product reviews, room tours, designer profiles and vintage finds.