Curiouser is launching a new range of candles with 24 fresh and natural scents. 10% of all sales will support the charity, Alzheimer Scotland. The candles have been specially made for our two Edinburgh-based Curiouser shops using natural plant wax and a variety of scents, including a special Scottish selection. With a 10% charitable donation, Curiouser is also hoping, with the support of our customers, to make a small contribution to the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease & dementia.
Ian is the kind office guru here at Curiouser. He makes sure everybody gets paid on time and helps to keep all the paperwork up to date. As he is now partly retired, he can enjoy more stout, more golf, more walks with Smudge (the dog) and more free time than ever before. He is full of good chat and has background in theatre, counselling, NHS Education and all the things that make people consider the Greater Good. He is also the only business partner who doesn't run away at a sight of a camera. Let's get to know him a bit better.
Meet a lovely creative whose jewellery is minimal in style yet bold in size, our lovely stockist working in Edinburgh using recycled silver. Every piece by Studio Vincent is carefully made by a pair of her fair hands. Meet Lauren - a one person creative behind the Studio Vincent brand. I have asked her a few questions about her journey for you to get a unique insight into her creative practice. I hope you love her stuff as much as I do!
Beautiful, gentle and forever-improving her magnificent illustration skills - here is a real creative fairy Fiona Purves. Fantastic pet portrait artist with a keen eye for all forms of life. Her prints A-Z of Creatures are among our bestselling and most-loved artworks. Here we ask Fiona a few questions about her creative process so you can get to know her a little bit better. She is one of the Curious Crew members so you might have seen her in the Bruntsfield shop.
I can bet you recognise his illustration style if you have been in our shop for a print browse. Images that look like they have been put together in a hurry with a lot of heart going into making them. Inspired by books, films, love of nature, hiking and sometimes beer, they are irresistible. We asked the lovely artist behind them a few questions about the way he works. Get to know Dick Vincent!
Meet our range of natural modern lampshades made using rattan frames and natural cotton. They are perfectly soft and versatile thanks to the array of patterns and a choice of sizes. This season, we invested in a neutral palette to complement contemporary interiors and illuminate your rooms even brighter.
Meet Susie Wright, an Edinburgh based printmaker & designer. Her screenprints are our long standing favourites at Curiouser & Curiouser so we wanted to have a peek at her creative processes. I met Susie in her fantastic and organised studio in Beaverbank, Edinburgh to learn more.
Today we invited the Edinburgh-based illustrator Emily MacKenzie to tell us a little bit about herself. Best known to our Curiouser customers as the author of the "50 Shades of Scotland" & "50 Shades of England" prints, she is as colourful as her artworks.
At Curiouser we know how important it is to receive a beautiful, carefully chosen gift! We pack each item from your order in colourful paper bag or tissue so that your parcel feels special & joyful whether it is for a friend or a relative or for yourself. Shopping small has its bright side.
This post contains information about how our business is changing during the current lock down following the outbreak of Covid 19. It includes some information about changes we are making to our online shop and how we are getting your orders to you.
Meet our Creative Crew member Lauren McFarlane who works with us on Broughton Street. She is a lovely, friendly person and a talented jeweller who also happens to be studying forensic psychology. Read this short interview to get to know her a little bit better and see what she can create using sterling silver.
Meet our talented Curious Crew member Alan Cowie who works in our Broughton shop and has a great gift for putting things together and taking them apart. We asked Alan to share some thoughts on living in Edinburgh, his freelance work and his favourite products.