27 August 2009

james merrell

a few interior images we like by photographer James Merrell, enjoy

26 August 2009

taizo kuroda

"a shape derives from the moment formlessness encounters form"

- Nobuhiro Yamaguchi
White Porcelain of Taizo Kuroda

"Now, in serene seclusion − but near the peak of his career −
he lives in a house built of cedar and cypress, with plain white walls,
pure, simple and edited like his ceramics,
surrounded by trees and bamboo, looking over Sagami Bay,
and works in his next-door studio, just as ordered and uncluttered."

- Michael Dunn
The Art of Taizo Kuroda


24 August 2009

welcombe open studios 09 - 2nd weekend

a few reasons to come to our last summer open studio:
(we are open from 10.30am to 4.30pm)

images: our lanterns & tea-light blocks from £10
reclaimed cornish slate clocks & mirrors from £30
a selection of furniture from £495
our oak and slate lamps & bread boards from £10
our lovely beach at Welcombe Mouth & the view from our studio

there will be 7 other studios open in Welcombe and an exhibition
in the village hall from the 29th of Gabrielle Goodchild's
beautiful paintings

Kings Cottage Nursery will be opening their lovely gardens
for visitors and plant sales (closed Saturday)
The Old Smithy Inn will be open for lunch & dinner
serving award winning food.

hope to see you at our place this weekend

pachadesign, well barn, well farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg
click here to find us on multimap

23 August 2009


a little while ago we joined the design boutique on mydeco, an online
outlet that brings together over 1000 home stores.

the design boutique section of the website showcases independant
designers that are handpicked by the mydeco team and who's products
are innovative and unique.

mydeco are offering £20 off any product in the design boutique
for the first 200 people who use the code "sunshine"

our products in the design boutique are shown below - so if you are
quick you can get £20 off any of these products - click here.


21 August 2009


good friends, far away across the seas, matt and jamie

they see the subtle and capture it beautifully

Matt Wade

urban gardens

90 "Metaphors"

time travel

Jamie Ho

laundry polas

obscura pinholes



Wade & Ho - visual philosopher & visual communicator


20 August 2009

the week, so far

we've had such an interesting week so far

we've had some really nice sales, met some lovely people,
made some cool new contacts,
we saw our slate & oak edge dining table in the september issue
of Homes & Gardens,
got accepted to take part in the Devon Guild's xmas exhibition,
had some wonderful compliments about our work ....

it's lovely to know that people really get what we are about


image: leaf lantern

mandala custom shapes

these are some of the most beautiful boards we have ever seen

it would be a shame to put wax on them but
it would be more of a shame to not use them


instant light - tarkovsky polaroids

a few of our favourite polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky
from the book:

instant light
tarkovsky polaroids

19 August 2009

our oak and slate lamps

we have started to make our reclaimed oak and slate lamps again
finally found somewhere to get the briefcase shaped shades that suit them best

we have 4 lamps in stock at the moment
2 medium & 2 large

they will be for sale at our open studio in Welcombe 28th - 31st august
click here for details

15 August 2009


just finished reading my copy of Monika
an anonymously produced arts journal

issue 1: the anon

"the artists and writers contributing to this debut issue were asked to submit work exploring the theme of anonymity. Their varied responses demonstrate that ambiguity is not devoid of personality."

of course, I liked it


ochre store

a few of the simple and beautifully elegant pieces you can find at
the Ochre store in New York

another our of favourites, we love Ochre's design style,
their mix of old & new, the materials they choose,
and their support of small independant makers.


13 August 2009


love this collection of jewellery from Noritamy

simple, bold, sculptural, oversized, architectural
and beautifully classical