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New for 2013 – Biscuit Mix Cushions

New for 2013 – Biscuit Mix Cushions

After previewing our brand new cushions at Finnieston Fashion Pop-Up last week- our Biscuit Mix cushions are now available in our Online Biscuit Shop! We’ve been really excited about launching these as quite different to our original Biscuit Cushion collection- so it’s been great to get such nice feedback on these so far!  We’ve added them to our store in…

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Berlin Bound

Berlin Bound

If you’ve been following our instagram feed over the last week you may have noticed a wee change of scenery for us- as we took a trip to Berlin for a few days! After arriving at noon and getting seriously lost on the U-Bahn, we checked into The Michelberger Hotel- which was to be our home from home for the…

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Hello New York, Hello Toronto!

Hello New York, Hello Toronto!

This April, we’ll be packing up our Biscuits for a trip to the land of Milk and Cookies- North America! As part of Scottish Development International’s forthcoming North American mission- we’ll be traveling to New York for 5 days (right in the middle of Tartan Week!) and then Toronto for 2 days. We’re so pleased to have been chosen to…

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Guest Blog at Creative Dundee

Guest Blog at Creative Dundee

We’ve had our gift-getting heads on here over the past few weeks, and as proud residents of Dundee (possibly one of the UK’s most creative cities at the moment) we thought it’d be great to shop with some of Dundee’s creatives this festive season! The brilliant Creative Dundee have very kindly allowed me to write a guest blog post for…

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Autumnal Delight Night Round-up

Autumnal Delight Night Round-up

Thank  you, THANK YOU to everyone who came along last Friday evening to help make Autumnal Delight night such a success for Vanilla Ink and us!  We had an absolutely brilliant turn-out and it was a truly lovely way to celebrate our studios working together over the next year. Our Mulled Cider was enjoyed by many, and our prize raffle…

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New Bourbon Tees

New Bourbon Tees

Bit of a belated blog post of the launch of our brand new Bourbon Biscuit Tees!  Last Wednesday Dundee provided us with a beautifully clear and sunny days for our photo shoot on location in Dundee’s Industrial quarter. My superbly talented and naturally chic cousin Danni McWilliams was on hand for the day, and was in charge of styling our…

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November Events – Dates for your Diary

November Events – Dates for your Diary

November’s going to be a busy month for us- with loads going on in and around Dundee.  We can’t give too much away at the moment- however I can tell you that Vanilla Ink & Nikki McWilliams Design are planning a super special event to brighten your night this chilly November! I recently blogged about the wonderful Vanilla Ink Studios – which…

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21st Century Design Lecture at DJCAD

21st Century Design Lecture at DJCAD

A little while ago the lovely Kate Pickering got in touch with me to ask me to be part of the 21st Designer lecture program at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Being on the other side of the lecture theatre during my studies at DJCAD from 2003 – 2008 I was really excited to go back and…

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Stickygram Vs Goodwin + Goodwin

Stickygram Vs Goodwin + Goodwin

A little while ago I picked up this amazing Speech Bubble magnetic whiteboard from the fabulous Goodwin + Goodwin– the talented duo behind Signs For Homes. Although I wasn’t sure quite where I was going to hang it in our flat- I knew that I needed it in my life! The perfect opportunity arose last week, when I received my…

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AWOB (Absent With Out Blogging)

Night owls- I’ve been super busy and therefore a bit absent from the blogosphere- so here’s a wee video (it was made entirely using my phone- filmed and edited- so don’t judge!) of what I’ve been up to- for those who are interested! With only 8 days until we leave for London for the Ideal Home show– I’ll be doing…

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Going Back to My Roots

Going Back to My Roots

My friend Sarah and I on our last day of School, Alloa Academy c. June 2003(At the dawn of digital camera technology- check my 1MP photo!) This week I’m stopping off in my home town of Alloa to attend my former secondary school, Alloa Academy’s Open Evening. I was contacted by one of the current Art teachers (who is also…

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My New Cushions and Our New Couch

My New Cushions and Our New Couch

One of my goals this year was to design a new cushion- and I did that a wee while back when I introduced the Custard Cream cushion. I had a few more doodles in the sketchbook- and I was saving them until I had a week away from the day-job to try them out- and these are what I came…

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