August Take 5
Welcome to a monthly dose of inspiration from our studio straight to you. Within our team of 15 makers, there’s a fair amount of chat. We want to share what we’re talking about and what’s grabbed our attention. No selling, no jewellery talk, just things that make us smile. Here’s hoping they make you smile too!
The artwork of award-winning illustrator Jasmine Hortop is centred on driving positive change, working towards a more sustainable planet and seeing more women empowered in the outdoors. We love her series of pastel-drenched travel posters depicting dynamic ladies in beautiful seaside locations across Europe.
Our jewellery maker Becky can’t stop raving about this book and claims it’s one of the best she’s ever read. Don’t judge a book by its cover. The narrative may be centred around gaming, but the roots are centred around love as the story follows two people who manifest a virtual life together to heal and repair hearts.
Don’t judge. We’ve watched the trailer 600 times. Barbie and Ken come to life at the hands of the brilliant Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. A super stacked lineup of stars fill out the cast – Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Helen Mirren, Dua Lipa, and so many more. We’ve booked our seats and the popcorn is popping!
This salad favourite was born in California 100 years ago, and August is the perfect time to take it out for a spin. This creamy dressing uses anchovies or capers as the secret ingredients, along with whatever green herbs you have in your garden. Chives, parsley and tarragon are classic choices but just about anything goes.
An easy way to buy and sell clothing, this B Corp aims to end secondhand waste by making thrifting seamless. Having a wardrobe clearout? Order your Thrift+ bag and fill it up with clothing you no longer want. They’ll resell or recirculate your clothing while you earn points to spend with your favourite retailers.