Little Deer Blog

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! 

I For Detail Pop Up

Woah - December was a blur! We made more copper goodies than we thought possible! We also managed to deck out our first ever pop up shop in London, just off of London's Oxford Street. 


Opposite Selfridges, the Pop Up was the perfect location. Curated by Nina (owner of jewellery shop Magpie on the Run), the pop up featured some incredible and unique brands such as Chalk Jewellery, Edge of Ember, Orwell & Austen, Sarah Baily and so many more! 

We fell in love with one brand in particular and will be stocking their pieces very soon, watch this space for more information on that! 

 

We provided a number of rails for the pop up in a variety of different designs including the Ceiling Hung Rail, Porter Style Rail and the Rail With Ladder. 

The open evening was a blast and it was so lovely to see the pop up come together (despite the fact Nina had barely any time to get the whole space set up and ready for shopping!) 

You can shop the range of Copper Shop Fixtures featured in this post on our website at http://www.thelittledeer.co.uk/collections/interiors-designed-made-by-little-deer

Featured Brand - Ethereaia

Ethereaia was founded in 2015 and has been stocked at The Little Deer for just a few months now. The driftwood and other materials that go into making these beautiful wall hangings are sourced carefully by brand owner Nicola. Nicola has to use the internet to find quality driftwood from all over the country and sometimes her family brings driftwood, sea glass and shells back to England from where they live in Mallorca for Nicola to work with. 

'The one thing I would love to have is a regular supply of driftwood... if I lived by the coast I could go out and find the driftwood I use in my designs myself. I really hope to achieve this one day.'

Nicola's passion for crafting these bespoke dreamcatchers comes from generations of passionate crafters and artists in her family. Each of Nicola's designs is one of a kind, which is exactly what drew us to her brand in particular. The rustic and bohemian wall hangings are crafted by hand and each one is individual and different. 

Shop the full collection of Ethereaia wall hangings and dream catchers on our webshop now at http://www.thelittledeer.co.uk/collections/ethereaia