Weather Gifts to Delight Come Rain or Shine.
Pygmy Cloud is the design duo of Diana & Dave from London. A small, indie business creating weather gifts, weather inspired stationery & weather-themed home decor.
Taking inspiration from the dreary drizzle of their London base, Pygmy Cloud aim to put a positive spin on the all too frequent clouds & rain of England. All of their products are designed from their studio in Walthamstow and aim to bring warmth, humour and a playful touch to every day.
The Pygmy Cloud team is small, comprising two humans (Diana & Dave) & a cat, their furry mascot, Little Bear. Diana and Dave run Pygmy Cloud alongside their freelance careers, which sees Diana working as a still life photographer (mainly photographing the products of indie designers & makers) and Dave working as a freelance illustrator, under the moniker Hatch. While Little Bear now works as full time snoozer, I suspect he does a little supervising on the side to keep Pygmy Cloud on the right path.
Like our recent look at the science gifts of Newton and the Apple, I was introduced to Pygmy Cloud via our interview with Paper Sheriff. I was delighted to follow Adam’s recommendation and I’m happy to finally bringing you a closer look at the Pygmy Cloud collection.
Gift Ideas for Weather Geeks
Pygmy Cloud has a heap of present ideas that make cute and quirky gift ideas for weather geeks. In today’s post I’m happy to show you a few items from the current collection, starting with my personal favourite the Cloud Desk Tidy.
Cloud Desk Tidy.
This lovely little white cloud tray is designed to keep your workspace organised and looking fabulous. Made from matt acrylic and featuring a shallow rim, it’s the perfect place to store pens, pencils, paperclips and more. It doesn’t even stop at being a Desk Tidy, its sleek design and useful size and shape make it an ideal place to store any of life’s essentials from your house keys and phone to your favourite jewellery pieces.
Cloud Cosmetic Bag.
Following on from style for your home is this fabulous Cloud pouch for style on the go; a great way to store cosmetics, stationery or general bits and bobs.
The pouch features a custom cloud print, co-ordinated with a blue base reminiscent of a brilliant blue sky. Printed onto a medium weight cotton, the bag has a water resistant blue lining to keep it in tip top condition. Each of the Cloud Cosmetic Bags is finished with an adorable cherry wood cloud tag on the zipper.
Weather Gifts for Kids
Amongst the weather gifts collection of Pygmy Cloud you’ll find some adorable stationery designs that make great weather gifts for kids. For creative children, these super sweet notebooks are the ideal place to draw, doodle and write through long hot summers and rainy days.
This set of 2 landscape-themed pocket notebooks are ideal for young doodlers. A fun party bag treat, stocking filler, or gift. The illustrated notebooks are printed using 100% recycled paper and board with 36 plain pages inside.
Sun, Rain & Cloud Notebooks.
Alternatively you could choose the Sun, Rain & Cloud Notebooks. A set of 3 weather themed pocket notebooks perfect for any scribbles and doodles. Each rain, cloud and sun has a characterful face, which children will adore.
As with the Landscape jotters, this notebook set is made with eco-friendly credentials in mind. An FSC approved paper stock is used for the cover & recycled paper for the inside. Each of the illustrated notebooks contain 48 off white squared pages inside.
Warm & Cold Weather Gifts
With their unique mix of greeting cards, gifts, stationery and homewares, Pygmy Cloud offer weather-themed gifts that will bring a ray of sunshine to your world no matter the temperature.
For cold winters and rainy days their range of home decor gifts is a treasure trove of adorable gift ideas that bring the Great British weather indoors.
Pygmy Cloud’s lovely rain cloud coaster sets are a pure celebration of the great British weather. Available in cherry wood or matt white acrylic, each of the clouds is decorated with delicate raindrop details; a stylish way to protect your table and rest your cuppa. Available as set of four coasters they make an excellent gift idea for house proud weather fans or a stylish housewarming gift
Weather Gifts Made in the UK
With a collection inspired by the Great British weather it’s probably not surprising that the Pygmy Cloud range is designed and made right here in the UK. The paper goods are made using FSC approved materials to be kinder to the environment and in our last featured gift, Pygmy Cloud have even used locally sourced craftsmanship to extend their collection.
Cloud Coffee Tables
Our last present pick is Pygmy Cloud’s newest offering, a gorgeous nest of two cloud-shaped tables. Designed as a lighthearted comment on British weather, the set has a contemporary feel and is an easy way to add personality to any home. Combining fun and function they look amazing and work well in both small and large spaces.
Made in collaboration with a local furniture maker and a wood turner at Pygmy Cloud’s London studio, the tables feature oak legs and white melamine plywood tops.
Where to Buy Pygmy Cloud’s Weather Inspired Gift Collection
Featured items: Cloud Desk Tidy, £14.00; Cloud Cosmetic Bag, £17.50; Mountain and Hut on a Hill Notebooks £6.00; Sun, Cloud and Rain Notebooks, £7.50; Set of 4 Cherry Wood Cloud Coasters £18.00; Set of 4 White Acrylic Cloud Coasters, £16.00 and Cloud Coffee Tables (Set of two nesting tables), £289.00 (a single Cloud Coffee Table is also available at £135.00).
To see more, stock or purchase from the collection please visit the Pygmy Cloud website.