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A Kouamo Christmas

Kouamo Travel journals

A season of festive Winter shows starts for us this month at Kouamo with Country Living Christmas Fair, Strawberry Hill Christmas Art & Design Fair and culminating with the fabulous Cockpit Open Studios at both Holborn and Deptford.

Our new Travel Journals make a perfect present and are set to be Kouamo’s hottest Christmas design. With 170 other mastercrafters at Cockpit Arts we decided to take a sneak peek in some of the other studios to pick handcrafted and innovative gifts for our own wish-list.

Our Cockpit Christmas Wish List


Image: Courtesy of Camilla Lee

Resound by Camilla Lee

The feel of a room can be altered in so many ways - visually, through tone, touch, scent and also sound. We love the craftmanship and elegant simplicity of Resound by Camilla Lee. These beautiful design objects are made in natural wood or wood and ceramic and amplify music from an i-phone. (£295)

Growth by Studio Ayaskan

Growth by Studio Ayaskan

Image: Courtesy of Studio Ayaskan

Plantlife is a rich source of inspiration to us at Kouamo and we take great pleasure in seeing the plants around us grow with the passing of time. We were captivated by this expanding origami pot by twin design-duo Studio Ayaskan. The origami structure of Growth transforms and grows with the plant, as the plant itself unfolds over time. (POA)

Cardholders by Mind The Cork

Mind The Cork cardholder

Image: Courtesy of Camilla Lee

We love the beautiful mineral colours of these slimline cardholders by Mind The Cork and they make a perfect, luxurious stocking filler. Made in cork leather each design bears the mark of the tree it came from and is ecologically sound. (£25)

Sunrise Twist Disc Earrings by Ejing Zhang Studio

Sunrise Twist Disc Earrings by Ejing Zhang Studio

Image: Courtesy of Ejing Zhang Studio

Our travels have been touched by the colours of sunrises. These Sunrise Earrings recall these precious moments and bring them into the everyday. We also enjoy playing with different processes at Kouamo and love the cross section of mixed media techniques used by Ejing Zhang Studio to create these designs. (£156)

Tealight Holders & Bases by Yen Chen Ya Wen Studio

Tealight Holders & Bases by Yen Chen Ya Wen Studio

Image: Courtesy of Yen Chen Ya Wen Studio

We’re drawn to the unusual colours, tones and textures of these Tealight Holders by Yen Chen Ya Wen Studio, which make gorgeous gifts. They are made of Jesmonite – a water based acrylic resin that consists of gypsum and marble particles which give the material a satin, marble-like surface. (Assorted from £15 - £35 each)


Kouamo Winter Shows

This Winter you’ll find Kouamo at these festive shows -

Country Living Christmas Fair   

9 - 13 November
Opening times: Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8.30pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9.30-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Stand MF 33
52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
Entry: £14 per day or £10 Thursday 5.30-8.30pm

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Strawberry Hill Christmas Art & Craft Fair

12 - 13 November
Open: 10am-4pm
268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
Entry: £3
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Open Studios Holborn

24 – 27 November
Open: Thurs 6-9pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-6pm
Studio E7, Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Entry: £5 (includes free entry to Deptford)

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Open Studios Deptford

2 – 4 December
Open: Fri 11am-9pm, Sat & Sun 11am-6pm
Studio 3, 18-22 Creekside London, SE8 3DZ
Entry: Fri – Donations welcome, Sat & Sun £3

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