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Funny Side Up

Over the quiet summer months in Snowhome Angus and John were yet again getting creative with Eggs. The latest product is “Funny Side Up” design from the huge American brand FRED.
We’re really happy with the finished product, and will be adding a video to the site soon.
Buy yours here:  http://www.snow-home.co.uk/product/funny-side-up/

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Check out the latest product review from George.

This time he’s reviewing “Tapi” available here, and “Corkers” available here.

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Product Review 2

Here’s the latest product review from George.

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wordmap of the USA

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Alison Hardcastle
6 months of research
73 hours of hand painting
919 words
x1 pencil
x1 rubber
x4 01 size paint brushes
x1 bottle of black Indian ink
well over 100 cups of coffee…

And the Wordmap of the USA was born.

It has been kept under wraps until now, but we are proud to say the Wordmap of the USA along with the whole Wordmap range will now be exclusively distributed worldwide by giftware brand Luckies of London.

The wordmap of the USA was launched by Luckies at the New York International Gift fair last week and rumour has it there was a GREAT response.

We have to say a BIG thank you to Alison for all of her hard work illustrating.

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eat it


During the quite winter months of the new year, Angus + John have been on with a new product….”Eat it”. It’s an interactive wall chart designed to encourage kids (and fussy adults) to try out a few more fruit, vegetables and other wholesome foods.

There are 100 foods to try on the list from blackberries to brussel sprouts and cherries to chick peas. For those with small children you probably know how hard it sometimes can be to get your little one to try a parsnip or perhaps even a slice of cucumber. Eat it is designed to encourage a spirit of foody adventure.

Alongside each food there’s a related fact and an opportunity to rate that food by colouring in a smiley, sad or not too sure face.

Our first batch of Eat It charts arrived from our printers on Friday and we’ve spent the weekend bagging them up.

The price is £9.95 and you can get yours here. Eat it will also be available for wholesale customers via our distributor Luckies.

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HOME 2012

A quick picture of our stand from HOME – LONDON at Earls Court this week (the intense light and funny carpet made it a bit hard to expose the camera, sorry).

It was a great show for the snowhome wholesale side of the business, as we used the show to launch the new “Word Map of London” which was well received and we managed to pick up some great new stockists. The show was also a great place to look around and find some new stock for the shop for new year….if you’ve been in the shop lately you’ll understand that it’s needed!

John also exhibited at HOME (on the stand behind) where he also launched some great new products, soon to be stocked in snowhome. (See his stand below).

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Love Doves, laser cut ply love doves.

Love Doves were born from a self initiated brief by John last year. As they proved such a success over the festive period last year, John has re-made us an exclusive batch. The Love Doves are laser cut from Birch Plywood and flat packed so they can be sent to your loved ones anywhere in world. Click Here to buy online.

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Say ‘hello’ to TUX, he’s a plywood penguin that has literally flown off the snowhome shelves this weekend. At only £4 we’re sure he’s going to be the perfect Christmas accessory. TUX flat packs into a standard C6 envelope (see Johns packaging design above) which makes him a perfect mail out gift.

Click here to purchase your very own TUX.

An even bigger success on the snowhome shelves over the weekend was TUX mini’s. A set of 12 mini flat pack penguins for £10.90 (see in image above) unfortunately after one day on the shelves they were out of stock, but do not fear, we will add them to the snowhome website as soon as more stock comes our way.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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I used the cold, dark post Christmas months to research a new in house product and I’m delighted to announce that its now printed, packed, finished and ready to sell.

I had the idea for the Word Map about a year ago and have been chewing it over since then, the new year seemed like an appropriate time to invest some time into getting it past the idea stage.
The concept is straightforward; the map is created using selected text that has a certain relationship to its particular geographic location.

The words used range from regional specialities to historical fact, from local celebrities to indigenous species. Stereotypes, clichés and typecasts help to build a graphic hand crafted map of the British Isles.

For the Word Map project Snowhome has collaborated with former employee, friend and illustrator Alison Hardcastle. Her typographic skills have turned jumbled lists of words into a lovingly hand drawn map which is as full of personality as the landscape that it charts.

The map is available as a rolled lithographic print which is printed on uncoated 190gsm paper stock and packed in a tube.

There are two sizes available; 60 x 80cm and 70 x 100cm.

The 60 x 80cm print is available in grey, green or blue-black, the 70 x 100cm version in blue-black only.

Prices : 60 x 80cm – £25.00

70 x 100cm – £35.00

The prints fit standard ready made frames.

It will be launched at the Grand Designs Live exhibition at Excel in London this weekend and is available to buy in the shop and on our website from Thursday 28th April.

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We have just received notification that our first delivery of Accumulators has been dispatched by Suck UK, we should receive them later today.

The Accumulator is a product project that I worked in last Spring and Summer as a proposal for the design/manufacture brand Suck Uk. The principle follows a similar idea to my height chart, this time it’s coins that are measured in a tube and money based facts relate to the amount that you have saved. Suck have developed the design so that it can also be used for euros and dollars, there is a French language version too. The prototypes and packaging look great so I’m excited to see the shelf ready product.
250 pound coins can be saved in the Accumulator – you could have bought a 2 bedroomed terraced house in London in 1870 for that!
We will add the Accumulator to our site today, the retail price is £35, just in time to buy as a Christmas gift for those hard to buy for people.
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