NEW & NOTABLE

See What’s New in Cards & Gifts ~ w/c 23/09/19

Continuing our new series, I’m taking a look at notable new products from the greetings & giftware industries.

This week has been all about giftware products, with new finds from some of our favourite businesses who have appeared on the blog over the years. 

Returning to the blog with new products are Vintage Playing Cards, GPO Retro, Cambridge Imprint and Brennan & Burch

I’m delighted that we’ve also got a number of businesses sharing their products with us for the first time. Including Sparkle Child and Cuddledry, who are creating wonderful products with little ones in mind. 

Let’s take a look at this week’s new and notable finds from the industry.

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Starry Night Bag

Fox & Chave

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Dark Nights Screenprint

Brennan & Burch

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Space Explorer Pencil Case

eatsleepdoodle

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Handmade Glass Decorations

Vintage Playing Cards

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Overlander Leather Satchel

Scaramanga

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Ceramic Oil Burners

Kim Wallace Ceramics

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Bronx Boombox Speaker

GPO Retro

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Toddler Towels

Cuddledry

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Charity Boom Keyring

Sparkle Child

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Charleston Portfolio

Cambridge Imprint

Product Information

01 – Van Gogh’s Starry Night Posh Bag

Accessories brand Fox & Chave has added a collection inspired by the arts, history and nature. The new range includes ties, scarves and bags, with each design telling a story that nods towards fine art, literature and music. Intended for special events and formal soirees, the accessories are made from the highest quality materials and fine silks. Designs are completed with environmentally friendly packaging. Combing timeless influences and contemporary values, the new collection is a must for sophisticated shoppers. From the collection the Van Gogh – Starry Night Posh Shop Bag, retails at £25.00; Collection prices range from £20.00 – £130.00.

02 – Dark Nights Screenprint

Card & Gift Network favourites Brennan & Burch are returning to their roots with a new limited edition screenprint, ’Dark Nights’; which will be available at an upcoming event. At Roy’s Art Fair, the fine art printmaking studio Hippo Screenprinters will be live demonstrating the art of screen printing with exclusive artwork releases by special guests; including Brennan & Burch who will be signing copies of their artwork during the private view on Thursday 3rd October. Brennan & Burch have been creating quirky, Screenprinted streetwear and illustrated homewares since 2000; at Roy’s Art Fair they’ll be giving art lovers a chance to grab a print to treasure. The event starts with a private view on the 3rd of October and then runs from the 4th – 6th October at The Old Truman Brewery. Book tickets for the event on the link below.

03 – Space Explorer Pencil Case

Aiming to provide the perfect gift for space enthusiasts, eatsleepdoodle have launched space-themed ‘Colour & Learn cotton pillowcases and pencil cases. The Space Explorer collection allows kids to learn the order of the planets as they colour, then flip over their gift to enjoy discovering the moon landing missions. Once the colouring is complete, the products can be popped into a washing machine, washing the colour out and leaving the products ready to be coloured again. The featured Space Explorer pencil case is made from 100% cotton with a neoprene lining and retails at £12.50. Matching Space Explorer Pillowcase retails at £14.95. Each product comes complete with a set of 10 wash-out pens, ready for kids to colour.

04 – Handmade Glass Decorations

New for 2019, Vintage Playing Cards has joined forces with guest craftsman Emily Hatzar of Crafty Glass London to create a set of delicate glass decorations. Inspired by the playing card suits to be found in Vintage Playing Cards signature found materials, the Christmas tree decorations are crafted in the forms of glass hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades. The intricate glass decorations are handmade using a mix of sea and spectrum glass, edged with copper foil and 60/40 solder. Each decoration is finished with black ribbon allowing them to be hung on a Christmas tree or used as a year-round decoration hung in a window. Prices TBC.

05 – Overlander Leather Satchel

New for the Autumn season Scarmanga has designed a collection of bags to bring style to the workplace. The featured Overlander Leather Satchel is a medium-sized laptop bag designed for ladies. The bag features a large main compartment, which comfortably fits a laptop, files and essentials. While a smaller pocket provides the perfect place to stash a phone and keys, while keeping them in easy reach. Alongside this gorgeous satchel, Scarmanaga has designed the Hamilton Briefcase, a Leather Laptop bag and the Ultimate Business Bag, ensuring there is the perfect bag for every work scenario. The Overlander Leather Satchel retails at £170.00. Other bags in the collection are priced between £85.00 and £235.00.

06 – Ceramic Oil Burners

After months of designing, crafting & vigorous testing, Kim Wallace Ceramics have recently unveiled their new range of Ceramic Oil Burners. Kim Wallace Ceramics is a boutique ceramics studio based in Noosa, Queensland and the new collection was handmade in their studio. Available with 3 different bases with 6 dish colours, the collection offers burners to fit in every home. Each burner is supplied with 1 reusable, 100% recycled, Australian made tea light tin and an organic beeswax tea light with a 7.5-8 hour burn time. Ceramic Oil Burners retail at $69.00 (AUD) and can be shipped worldwide.

07 – Bronx Boombox Speaker

Building on the success of their Retro Brooklyn Boombox, this Autumn GPO Retro has unveiled a new, miniature Bluetooth speaker with the same iconic design, the GPO Bronx. Each mini boombox speaker features a rechargeable battery, which charges fully in 2 hours. The 5 Watt speaker is available in 3 styles, floral, turquoise and silver. Finished in metal and fabric, the speaker has been designed with the same iconic look and style as the Brooklyn; a full size boombox cassette player, DAB+ radio, CD deck and Bluetooth device. Since its launch in 2017, the Brooklyn has been hugely popular in the UK and the US; as well as being a hit with celebrities including Liam Gallagher and the Beastie Boys. Sure to follow in the Brooklyn’s footsteps, the GPO Bronx Boombox Bluetooth Speaker will be available later in the Autumn priced at £19.95.

08 – Toddler Towels

Cuddledry has recently been making a splash with their eco-friendly bamboo toddler towels. The revamped collection for toddlers features 4 adorable characters – the Cuddleroar, Cuddlebunny, Cuddlepanda and the Cuddlemonkey. Aiming to transform bath time from a potentially stressful moment to a time of fun, the toddler towels can bring smiles and laughter. Designed to keep kids warm and cosy, the character towels encourage imaginative play. Committed to providing high quality, eco-friendly products, the towels use Cuddledry’s signature bamboo and cotton mix, creating a soft fabric that is 60% more absorbent than normal bath towels and antibacterial. The 4 toddler towels are available in two sizes, 1-3 years and 3-6 years and retail at £29.99.

09 – Charity Boom Keyring

Indie design house Sparkle Child has teamed up with the Solving Kids’ Cancer charity to launch a sparkly BOOM Bolt key-ring to raise much-needed funds. When the creator of Sparkle Child’s son Ziggy was seven months’ old he was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital with suspected neuroblastoma. Now fully recovered Ziggy (and children like him that sparkle through the storm of cancer) has inspired the BOOM bolt key-ring; featuring 3 layered lightening bolts & the charity’s distinctive brand colours of gold, purple and pink. The BOOM bolt is symbolic of superheroes and often associated with David Bowie’s character Ziggy Stardust, making the perfect product to be inspired by Sparkle Child’s very own Ziggy. Made in the UK, the keyrings retail at £15.00 with 25% of each sale donated to Solving Kids Cancer.

10 – Charleston Portfolio

Cambridge Imprint has a new range of special edition portfolios featuring Charleston Roundel paper. Perfect for storing special documents in style. Made in England, the portfolios are constructed from high-quality, rigid board, and lined inside and out with Cambridge Imprint’s patterned paper. The portfolio has a coordinated book cloth spine and is finished with matching grosgrain ribbon ties. The Charleston Portfolio is available with 3 different paper patterns each comes in an A4 size measuring 310 x 230 mm and retailing at £30.00 and A3 measuring 430 x 320 mm, which retails at £39.00.

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