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December 26, 2017

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Interesting Spaces: River's Warehouse

Our workshop manager River joined the Little Deer team almost a year ago. We thought this year anniversary would be an excellent time to introduce you to Rivers incredibly interesting living space - a warehouse just around the corner from the Little Deer workshop. 

River and her husband Tom (better known as Gibbs!) moved into their workshop about 4 years ago. Back then the space was an empty shell and needed much love. 

 

River has managed to transform this open plan space but it didn't happen all at once. She explains: 'Over the years our house has evolved massively, it was just one big room but now the room is separated into sections. We've got a pallet wall, a couple of vintage room dividers and last year I made a big Macrame Hanging which separates the front room to my husbands studio.' 



 

Being our workshop manager, River (of course) has a few Little Deer gems dotted around her home. Our Copper Octagon Shelf makes a fantastic addition to her favourite space in the warehouse - the 'living' area.

River explains: 'I chose to put my Copper Octagon Shelf in the front room because the copper sits so well against the Hague Blue wall. Also I really wanted a shelf for plants but also something that was a centre piece in itself so the Copper Octagon Shelf was perfect for that.'

 

Moving round to the bedroom - River has brightened the space with a huge tapestry above the bed complete with quirky bed-side tables and fairy lights (a must have for any cosy bedroom!)

Showered with light from the huge windows, one of our Bespoke Copper Rails sits above her console table which River has adorned with bags and hanging plants. This is a very clever use of the wall space and proves our rails aren't limited to only storing clothing. 


 

The whole space is huge which River describes as one of the main positives to warehouse living: 'I'm a maker and my husband is a musician so we both get to have studios in our house which is a massive bonus.'

There are some downsides to living in such an open space - River explains how the two have no running water (they use a tap down the hall), it's absolutely freezing in winter and the storage space is incredibly limited. River describes their living situation as 'posh camping' - which I can image is a whimsical and equally difficult as it sounds! 

If you have an interesting living space we would love to see - please email us info@thelittledeer.co.uk 

October 12, 2017

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Meet Arianna Danielson

Arianna Danielson recently styled our Tall, Light and Airy Copper Rail in her home and it looks incredible! 

We came across Arianna a few months back when searching for some serious interior inspiration on Instagram. One thing stood out about Arianna, she isn't afraid of dark walls or accumulation. 

For years I have kept everything in my home very light. Light floors, light wood, light walls. Arianna proves that you don't have to be scared of dark walls and a little 'clutter'. Her home is an amazing collection of things, each as beautiful as the next and a large proportion of the home has dark walls/floors. Her bedroom is even black - and it looks brilliant! 

Arianna has styled her Tall Light and Airy Copper Rail against a dark charcoal wall. The beautiful wicker divider softens the shot with a beautiful large green plant entering from the left. A gorgeous shot in a gorgeous home. 

You can purchase the Tall, Light and Airy Copper Rail online now - https://www.thelittledeer.co.uk/collections/clothing-rails/products/tall-light-airy-copper-pipe-clothing-rail-garment-rack-clothes-storage

Take a closer look at Arianna's home on instgram @arianna_danielson

Little Deer Sounds - Volume 11

It's been a while but it's back! Our carefully curated playlist of sounds we have been listening to in the studio and the workshop for the last few weeks. 

We've been drawn to fresh, spring-sounding, elegant tunes recently. We hope you enjoy this playlist as much as we do! 

Featuring: Jadu Heart, Tycho, Drama Duo, Mt Si, Rivka and more...

Listen now: 

Big Changes!

There's some big changes happening at Little Deer and we are so excited to share with you. 

After a lot of thought we have decided to engage more with the interiors sections of our shop. We will be discontinuing clothing and jewellery and will be welcoming a whole new collection of beautiful homewares and gifts to the store. 


We feel particularly drawn to interiors in the last year and feel it's only right to embrace this feeling and to go full steam ahead and concentrate all our inspiration and attention into a more streamlined collection. 

Firstly we welcome new brand Madam Stoltz to the shop. Based in Germany Madam Stoltz takes a strong influence from India, with two collections being released every year. Shop Madam Stoltz at Little Deer by clicking here. 

 

We have new designs hitting the shop end of April from our in-house interiors brand. Expect more copper goodies, indoor gardens (perfect for you city dwellers), concrete beauties and macrame. 

Spring Summer Interiors Collection Launch

We are so excited to show your our new Spring Summer Collection of Copper & Concrete interiors.

These designs started as sketches by Little Deer director - Jade. Those sketches were developed and perfected over quite a few months by our small team here in our Brighton workshop and here are the final pieces. A collection of planters, rails and tables for your home, shop or studio.

Copper naturally tarnishes and loses its shine and colour over time however all our copper products are treated with a coating to ensure they keep their rose gold colour and shine. This makes our designs unique and extra luxurious. We are experts within copper construction and are happy to answer any of your questions at info@thelittledeer.co.uk

 

You can shop the full collection here 

or 

Read more about our bespoke and bulk copper interiors service here

Meet our Studio Manager - River Jade

After Christmas here at Little Deer we not only became a Limited Company but we also opened a new workshop. Just round the corner from our shop/studio this workshop is where we construct our own brand furniture, freeing up the current studio space for laptop work.
This change has been a great development for Little Deer and has meant we are able to take on more bespoke and bulk orders for our copper furniture. 


Upon moving into the new workshop we also took on River Jade - our new studio Manager. River stood out to us as a professional individual who is clearly passionate about crafting and creating. Just last summer River got married and made all the decorations for the reception herself.
 
River is still learning the ropes at the moment but together with Little Deer owner Jade, it's river who makes all your copper furniture orders. 
River moved to Brighton for university 8 years ago now and has stayed here ever since! We asked her what it is she loves about Little Deer: 

I like the support the company gives to small businesses and up & coming designers. Little deer is an arts community as well as a shopping platform. 

River is currently in the process of leaning how to make all of our copper Furniture, with over half the collection already under her belt, she is leaning fast. It's River's job to make sure you get your quality made products within the shortest lead time possible. We asked River which of the Little Deer designs is her favourite:

The piece I really love is the Classic Rail. It's an absolute timeless piece. Elegant, practical and beautiful. 


The workshop a little on the cold side at the moment as it is part of a huge industrial warehouse so a good soundtrack is an absolute must while making away and trying to keep warm! We asked River what she's been listing to: 

Favourite music to listen to whilst I'm beavering away is defiantly the new Bonobo Album, my fav track is Kerela. Also, Childish Gambino, specifically Redbone. I'm
The sort of person to have a song on repeat so I've probably listened to it about 1000 times but I love it! 

Interiors Photo Shoot

We did it! Our first ever interiors photoshoot - and it was brilliant! 

Little Deer friend and stylist Antonia Mckenzie travelled to the location with us in our van where we met Photographer Rachel Manns and her assistant Martin. Our good friend and previous Little Deer photographer, Dale Weeks also met us on location to shoot behind the scenes - it was a dream team! 

The main focus of the shoot was a number of new designs we are launching this spring including a bed side table, two new rails and some concrete geometric marbled planters. 

Located in Hastings right next to the sea - the apartment we shot in worked perfectly - with a balcony looking right over the beach.

We can't wait to share the final images with you ...watch this space! 

All images in this post shot by Dale Weeks. 

 

 

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