Our friends at Noodoll have some great creative ideas to get you making! Donna has shared how to make this super easy DIY Fox mask over at Noodoll’s blog. Looks a bit like Cyril Squirrel Fox! Find out how to make your own here. Take a look at Donna’s Pinterest board for more Mask inspiration.
You’ll also find more fantastic coverage of our MYO Magazine Launch Party from the other weekend. Thank you to the Noodoll team Yi Ying, Darcy and Dana for joining our fun!
Here at Donna Wilson, we are so curious to find out how our customers furnish their homes. I’m sure you are too!
We’re so thrilled to find such creative people all over the world doing brilliant things and want to share them with you. As part of #myDonnaWilson on Instagram, we look at how our favourite people live with Donna Wilson products. To kick off the first in our interior inspiration series we asked superstar, superfan and cushion-addict Lea aka @donnerstagsonntag to share her stylish home in Aachen, Germany.
We love her colourful aesthetic. Just look at how many of our face plates she has collected over the years! She must have every single one. Be inspired by her colour palette and how she mixes our soft cushions along with bold furniture and independent illustrators:
“I am an interior designer from Germany, mother of two boys, part time Lego assistant and night working crafter. I am addicted to good coffee, home-baked bread and magazines. I am over the moon when it comes to happy, playful and colourful designs like these Donna Wilson embroidered patches for my youngest son’s schoolbag. You can sew them to anything.”
Shelf Life “I belong to those people who love to use a specific cup for a specific purpose like one for coffee, tea, hot chocolate… I even have a favourite cup for my weekend coffee. Any like-minded people out there?”
“What a busy week (on Instagram, at work, with my boys…) – I loved every single day. This is Donna Wilson’s new acorn cushion that fits right at home. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts everyone. Lots of love Lea”
It’s always a joy coming to Paris and seeing what’s newest releases for the year ahead.
I was thrilled that our products were selected by MiLK Magazine for the Kids Trends showcase at Maison & Object trade show. This space was beautifully curated, built using natural materials and pops of colour. You could even have a little sit down with the XL Giant Wolf Creature and Mini Giant Fox Creature. Firm favourites by many visitors. Caribou cushion and the new Bear mini blanket was also picked from our wide range of products.
You can read more at MiLK’s website
Photo credit: Karel Balas/ MiLK Magazine
Did you ever want to see Big Ted come to life? Well this month in Ljubljana, Slovenia you have the chance to see him walking, talking even swimming!
Friday saw the premiere of children’s story Goose the Bear, the first puppet show to feature Donna Wilson’s wonderful woolly creations. Goose the Bear is a heart-warming German tale written by Katja Gehrmann. A bear gets more than he bargained when he rescues an egg from the jaws of a hungry fox. The egg hatches a confused little gosling who believes he is a bear, and tries to prove this to his newfound mother the bear.
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre specialises in puppet shows and drama performances for both young and adult audiences in a grand building with 6 in-house venues with almost 1000 seats overall. The Theatre pays special attention to the cultural education and care for the Slovenian puppet heritage.
When you step into the cosy auditorium, you are greeted by our tall signature knitted trees. You will find that absolutely everything from the stage, to the surrounding walls and ceiling is dressed in our brightly patterned lambswool. Look out for the Hungry Fox, the Mischievous Squirrel and of course the stars of the show Big Bear and the Little Goose!
Donna was so thrilled for this unique opportunity when she was approached by the Lljubljana Puppet Theatre last year. She has been very much involved in the production process from the beginning and even flew out with the family to Ljubljana to check out the rehearsals. Everything has been knitted in our London studio whilst the Theatre’s skilled team of performers and makers in their spectacular workshop made the magic happen on stage. We hope we can take the show on the road soon!
Photo credit: Urška Boljkovac, Donna Wilson, @jajanjaja
It’s the 55th year of the Milan Furniture Fair/ Salone Internazionale del Mobile and my friends SCP will launch this latest range of Frank, Ernest and Henry Pouffes at the show next week!
This new knitted Stitch pattern is reminiscent of traditional Swedish folk designs, in a natural muted colour palette of grey, blue and rust.
The wool is specially spun and dyed in England and then woven in Wales using a time-honoured double cloth weaving technique. Soft, shapely and robust enough to roll down hills, the pouffe collection is also available in Nos Da, Bora Da, Zig Zag and Braid Caspian fabric.
SCP’s main exhibition will be to launch their new Sofa in Sight upholstery collection, which presents six sofas by six designers: Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate. You can read more about it here.
If you are in Milan next week, stop by the SCP stand to have a look!
Dates and Times
12 – 17 April 2016
9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Quartiere Fiera Milano, Rho
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