Introducing… Julia de Klerk!

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Statement Floral Jewellery by Julia de Klerk!

Flowers are fabulous, don’t you think? Flower themed jewellery is always a favourite here at Hannah Zakari. Evocative of fresh spring days, it’s colourful, fun and versatile. Our love of all things floral means that we’re thrilled to introduce our newest designer to the shop: Julia de Klerk! Her delightful flower earrings and necklaces are a fresh twist on a timeless classic, and we think you’ll love her bold style.

Julia de Klerk’s jewellery is handmade from frosted acrylic in a range of bright colours. She adds texture and detail to these quirky pieces with hand etched patterns. The acrylic is heated then gently shaped into curved petals by hand, which gives them a depth rarely seen in acrylic jewellery. We love their unique 3D look!

The inspiration behind de Klerk’s jewellery comes from tropical foliage, Scandinavian design and retro floral patterns. The designer is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, and now lives and works in Hampshire.

Here are some of the Julia de Klerk pieces we’re loving right now!

Abstract flower earrings by UK jewellery designer Julia de Klerk - pink and yellow acrylic

Blossom Earrings

Orange and grey acrylic 3D bloom flower earrings by Julia de Klerk

Bloom Earrings

Red and grey 3D acrylic flower necklace on silver chain by UK jewellery artist Julia de Klerk

Bloom Necklace

Red and teal asymmetric 3D acrylic flower necklace on silver chain - by British jewellery maker Julia de Klerk

Flora Necklace

Flora red and green asymmetric acrylic necklace with 3D flowers by Julia de Klerk

Flora Necklace

Statement floral necklace with blue 3D acryliic flowers on silver chain by British jewellery maker Julia de Klerk

Botany Necklace

Large statement flower necklace with blue, green and grey floral design in acrylic on silver chain

Botany Necklace

Find our full range of Julia de Klerk jewellery and many other pretty floral designs over on the Hannah Zakari webshop!

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Introducing… Brie Harrison!

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Introducing a new designer to Hannah Zakari, Brie Harrison!

We’ve recently started stocking some wonderful designs by a new designer to Hannah Zakari: Brie Harrison! Our card shelves are looking especially lovely right now as a result. They’re bursting with plant life, pattern and colour, all hallmarks of Brie’s work! These pretty botanical card designs are also really versatile; the simple plant illustrations are suitable for just about any occasion you can think of (you could even use them as miniature art prints for your own wall)!

Brie Harrison is a British illustrator and designer based in Suffolk, where the beautiful surrounding countryside inspires her work. She’s a Printed Textile Design graduate, and you can see the influence of that background in her skilled use of colour and pattern! Her stunning range of paper goods features house plants, patterned crockery, fruit and seasonal flowers.

Here are some of our highlights from the new delivery!

Autumn mushroom and toadstool pattern illustration by Brie Harrison

Mushroom Moss Greeting Card

Patterned folk crockery - cups, mugs and jugs by Brie Harrison

Folk Collection Crockery Greeting Card

Succulent Plant in Alpaca, Llama Pot Illustration by Brie Harrison

Succulent Plant Greeting Card

Fruit pattern greeting card - strawberries, lemon, figs and berries by Brie Harrison

Fruit Fields Greeting Card

Seasonal plants postcard set - spring, summer, autumn and winter by Brie Harrison

Seasons Set of Four Botanical Postcards

You can find the rest of our cards, prints and postcards by Brie Harrison over on the Hannah Zakari webshop!

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Cosy Up with Miss Pom Pom!

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Colourful scarves and winter accessories by new designer Miss Pom Pom!

It’s officially Autumn in Edinburgh, and the chill is already taking hold! I love this time of year: crisp leaves, cold air, Halloween and of course, knitwear. Because the best thing about the cold is wrapping up against it, and doing it in style!

Our newest designer at Hannah Zakari is helping us do just that. Miss Pom Pom is an independent knitted accessory maker whose fun, Memphis inspired graphic knits are brightening up the shop (and our necks) right now. These oversized knits are as cosy as they are colourful, being made from a thick and super soft acrylic yarn! The bold, graphic scarves and chunky hats are a perfect match for each other. They’re a welcome antidote to the idea that Winter dressing should be less colourful!

All Miss Pom Pom’s scarves and hats are vegan and hypoallergenic, a plus for anyone who needs to stay warm while avoiding wool! Check out our collection of their goodies here:

Miss Pom Pom Modernist Scarf - Bold Colourblock Knitwear

 

Modernist Scarf - Bold Colourblock Abstract Knitwear

 

Miss Pom Pom Stripe Scarf in Yellow - Bold, Graphic Knitwear

 

Miss Pom Pom Wooly Bobble Hat - Grey Knit Beanie

 

Miss Pom Pom Wooly Bobble Hat - Yellow Knit Beanie

 

Miss Pom Pom - Acrylic Knit Scarf, stripy black white and pink with pom poms

 

Miss Pom Pom Shapes Colourful Geometric Scarf

Miss Pom Pom’s scarves are now available in our Edinburgh shop and online!

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Hannah Zakari is Hiring!

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We’re looking for a cheerful type to join our tiny team at our Edinburgh Shop! This is a permanent position for 2 days (12 hours) per week including regular weekends.

At Hannah Zakari we love indie design and the ideal candidate will share that passion alongside a good understanding of Hannah Zakari and the designers we stock. A friendly personality with an eye for detail is a must and you should be confident with working alone.

The interior of the Hannah Zakari shop in Edinburgh

Hannah Zakari Shop Interior

We’re looking for someone to take on all aspects of the day-to-day running of the shop and key responsibilities will include:

opening and closing the shop including cashing up

greeting and helping customers

packaging in person and online orders to a high standard with an attention to detail

receiving deliveries and stock

cleaning and keeping stock replenished

picking packing web orders and post office runs

using social media platforms to promote Hannah Zakari online

uploading new stock to our website

The position is for 2 days per week (12 hours) with potential for overtime during busy periods (December and August), and for holiday cover.  You should be able to work weekends regularly and some retail experience is preferred. We pay an hourly rate of £9.00 per hour.

Interested?! We would love you to pop into our shop with a CV and cover letter so we can meet you. If you can’t manage, please email your CV and cover letter to Rachael at hannahzakari@gmail.com with the heading ‘Job Application – your name’.

The closing date for applications is Monday 7th October and we’ll be in touch with successful applicants shortly after that date to arrange interviews.

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Festival Fun Times!

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August is Edinburgh Festival time at Hannah Zakari!

We’re lucky all year round to live in Edinburgh, but in August it’s a whole other level! The city is totally transformed by street performers, pop up venues, weird and wonderful sights, and lots and lots of visitors. It’s a wild time to call this city home!

The Edinburgh Festival is nearly over now, so it feels like a good moment to step back and think about all the things that make this time of year unique.

The Fun

The Edinburgh Festival brings a whole new energy to the city! The party atmosphere spills out onto the streets and makes the whole area feel alive. Here are a few party favourites from Hannah Zakari to add some quirky glitz to your night out:

Temporary tattoo set with small eye tattoos by Paperself - Edinburgh Festival edit

Not So Evil Eyes Temporary Tattoo Set by Paperself

Shiny mirrored acrylic earrings in green and gold geometric circle shapes

Acrylic Double Circle Earrings by Fizz Goes Pop

Colourful charm bracelet with enamel skull, diamond, rainbow and hand charms

Classic Enamel Charm Bracelet by Buried Diamond

Purple mirrored acrylic grape earrings - quirky fruit jewellery

Heard it Through the Grapevine Acrylic Earrings by Jennifer Loiselle

The People

The best thing about this time of year is the amazing, creative people the festival brings with it! So many of our customers are artists and performers, and it’s so lovely to hear all about their shows and their recommendations when they come in to the shop. HZ is all about that creativity:

Ice cream sundae cartoon greeting card with You’re The Coolest slogan

You’re The Coolest Card by Betty Turbo

Black A6 notebook with gold hand illustration and the word Spells - Edinburgh Festival edit

Spell Book Hand Notebook by Pirrip

Wooden paint palette brooch pin badge by Kate Rowland - Edinburgh Festival edit

Paint Palette Wooden Brooch by Kate Rowland

Kawaii smiling yellow pencil brooch - Edinburgh Festival edit

Pencil Wooden Pin Badge by Asking For Trouble

The Rain

As well as being the most colourful month of the year in Edinburgh, August is often the wettest! Umbrellas and raincoats at the ready:

Cute enamel lapel pin - White cat wearing green raindrop pattern rain coat - Edinburgh Festival edit

Cute Raincoat Cat Enamel Pin by Naoshi

Heart shaped enamel lapel pin - Greyfriars Bobby Dog and Pug Dogs under and umbrella in the rain - Edinburgh Festival edit

Greyfriars Bobby Enamel Pin Badge by Gemma Correll

The Grumps

Of course, a big event like the festival has its challenges, and after a few weeks battling the crowds not everybody is feeling their best! We’ve got a few pieces here for the festival grumps too – hang in there!

Fun greeting card with blue cartoon woman fighting a stupid bullshit green monster and the phrase You Got This

You Got This Card by Betty Turbo

 

Rainbow lapel pin with Leave Me Alone phrase - Edinburgh Festival edit

Leave Me Alone Enamel Pin Badge by Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes

Gold coin pendant necklace with No Time on one side and No Money on the other - Edinburgh Festival edit

Time is Money Gold Coin Necklace by Mood Good

Three brass grumpy face pin badges - Edinburgh Festival edit

Classic Grumpy Face Pin Badge by Freya IM

The End

Thanks to everybody who has stopped by Hannah Zakari this festival! We’ve met so many lovely people and had such a good time. Until the next year!

Cute cartoon rabbit thank you card with illustration of a white bunny

Little Thank You Card by Laura Skilbeck

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Eclectic Eccentricity – Space Jewellery!

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Space jewellery that’s out of this world!

Eclectic Eccentricity’s range of quirky space jewellery has always been a hit here in Hannah Zakari. These distinctive pieces are popular with customers and staff alike! They’re inspired by the mysteries of science, space and the natural world, so they’re perfect for inquisitive minds and unique people.

We’re especially excited about our collection at the moment, because we just received a big delivery of new designs. These pieces are filled with everything we love from this maker, including stars, planets, and tiny astronauts! They’re the perfect gift for the scientist or stargazer in your life.

Eclectic Eccentricity is a small team based in Norwich who specialise in making unusual jewellery for unusual people! Here’s a selection of our favourite pieces of space jewellery in the shop right now:

 

Quirky space jewellery - atom, planet and star necklace

Up and Atom Necklace

 

Quirky space jewellery - dark matter necklace with night sky, constellation, spiral and planet

All That Matters – Dark Matter Necklace

Quirky space jewellery - ceramic astronaut and star necklace

I Just Need Some Space, Man – Astronaut Necklace

 

Quirky space jewellery - atom and universe earrings

Origins – Universe and Atom Drop Earrings

 

Quirky space jewellery - rose quartz and gold pink crescent moon earrings

Arose – Rose Quartz Crescent Moon Earrings

 

quirky space jewellery - gold and silver planet saturn stud earrings

Saturn Planet Stud Earrings

 

quirky space jewellery - astronaut, space shuttle and green glass bead earrings

Out For a Walk – Astronaut and Space Shuttle Drop Earrings

 

Quirky space jewellery - amethyst teardrop gemstone and silver star chain earrings

Fallen Stars Amethyst Earrings

You can find the rest of our Eclectic Eccentricity jewellery over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe. As well as this fun space jewellery they also make some great dinosaur jewellery, so check it out if that’s your thing!

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The Super Cute Book of Kawaii!

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A kawaii new book by Marceline Smith!

The Super Cute Book of Kawaii

We got an extra special gift in the post this week – a copy of Marceline Smith’s brand new book! The Super Cute Book of Kawaii is a pastel hued extravaganza of all things adorable, and we’re so excited to share it with you.

“Kawaii” is a Japanese word which translates as “adorable”, often used to refer to a particular style of character design. If you’re a fan of Hello Kitty, Miffy or Pokémon then you know what I’m talking about! This delightful book introduces us to some of the most famous characters associated with this style, from Japan and elsewhere. It also takes a playful look into the world of super cute fashion, explores some of the cutest places to visit in Japan and shares some fun craft projects that will help you make your own Kawaii dreams come true!

Be happy, be bright, always be yourself! From the Super Cute Book of Kawaii

Marceline’s love of Japanese design shines from every page of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. Peppered with adorable characters and featuring gorgeous, colourful graphic design, the book lives up to its name! It even has an extra squishy cover, making it possibly the only huggable book on our shelf. You can pick up a signed copy of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii over on the Asking For Trouble website right now!

The Super Cute Book of Kawaii by Marceline Smith

Asking For Trouble

As well as being the author of this adorable book, Marceline Smith is the face behind Asking For Trouble – a range of super cute stationery and accessories much loved by Hannah Zakari customers (and staff)! The influence of kawaii comes across in all of her work. Here are a few of our current favourites from the HZ shoppe!

Cute pink flower wooden pin with smiling face

Wooden Sakura Cherry Blossom Pin Badge

We Make a Great Pear/Pair - funny pun greeeting card

We Make a Great Pear Greeting Card

Kawaii Food Meal Planner by Asking For Trouble

Cute Food Meal Planner

A three layered pink ice lolly with a Kawaii cute smiling face, by Asking For Trouble

Ice Lolly Greeting Card

Tea cup and Battenburg Cake Wooden pin badge set by Asking For Trouble

Tea and Battenburg Cake Wooden Pin Badge

You can find more of Marceline’s designs over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe! Read more about The Super Cute Book of Kawaii at Penguin Books.

 

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Serpents and Symbolism – New Jewellery by Rosita Bonita!

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Symbolic Statement Jewellery by Rosita Bonita

A delivery of Rosita Bonita jewellery is a special occasion at Hannah Zakari! This British designer’s sumptuous handmade designs are glamorous and distinctive. She makes her jewellery from leather, which she prints with her original illustrations in shiny foil. The resulting jewellery is distinctive and stunning! These glamorous pieces are perfect for special occasions, or for creating a talking point in your everyday look.

Rosita Bonita’s designer Rowenna Harrison is inspired by folklore, spirituality, mythology and vintage glamour. We especially love her pieces based on the mystical ouroboros, the snake eating its own tail, which symbolises infinity and enduring love! Other jewellery in her range features spiritual sacred heart designs and classic fruit imagery.

Check out a few of our favourite Rosita Bonita jewellery designs here:

 

Snake eating its own tale symbolic love necklace - gold leather coin on gold chain, by Rosita Bonita jewellery

Ouroboros Lucky Coin Necklace

 

Large statement necklace with red leather winged sacred heart design on gold chain - by Rosita Bonita jewellery

Winged Sacred Heart Necklace

 

Large red leather sacred heart statement earrings - by Rosita Bonita jewellery

Sacred Heart Statement Earrings

 

Detailed leather large Cherry shaped fruit earrings by Rosita Bonita jewellery

Cherry Statement Earrings

 

Leather statement snake necklace in gold embossed leather on long gold chain - by Rosita Bonita jewellery

Serpent Pendant Necklace

 

Symbolic ouroboros Choker Necklace - white leather with gold foil snake design by Rosita Bonita jewellery

Ouroboros Choker Necklace

 

You can find our full collection of Rosita Bonita jewellery over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

 

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Introducing – ANO Studio

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New Risograph Prints by ANO Studio – Dreamy Urban Landscapes

A close up view of an ANO Studio Risograph print. A red haired girl stares at a pink shrimp held between chopsticks.

This collection of riso prints by ANO studio captures the complex spirit of city life. With towering buildings, lonely rooms, bustling streets and empty malls, these urban landscapes feel simultaneously busy and eerily quiet. They cleverly explore the idea of loneliness (or serenity) in the crowd!

ANO Studio is a brand new designer to Hannah Zakari, and we are absolutely in love with their work. ANO is the sole creation of Hannah Kay Piché, an independent designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her inspiration comes from travel and geometric forms, with a clear influence from Japanese design. The studio’s name is also inspired by Japan: “ano” is a pronoun in Japanese, roughly translating to “that thing over there”.

ANO’s risograph prints are printed in a harmonious pink and blue colour palette using soy-based inks.

 

Shrimp riso print - girl eating prawn with chopsticks, with a city skyline outside her window in the background

Shrimp Risograph Print

 

A riso print in pinks and blues, depicting a city skyline against a large red sun. Perfect home decor.

Red Sun Risograph Print

 

A Risograph print in pink and blue colours depicting a city scene.

Strip Mall Risograph Print

 

A Risograph print depicting an overhead view of a leafy street, with pedestrians walking below.

Walking Risograph Print

ANO Studio’s risograph prints are all produced in a limited edition of 25 and stock is very limited, so get in there if you’d like one for your home! They look great either alone or paired together.

You can find these lovely prints and our full range of wall art over on the Hannah Zakari webshop!

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Brass, Bling and Boobs – New Designers at Hannah Zakari!

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We’ve introduced three new designers at Hannah Zakari!

I don’t want to jinx it, but I think it’s finally Spring in Edinburgh!  It’s that little bit lighter in the evenings when we close the shop, and that little bit warmer during the day (we’ve even been brave enough to leave the door open a couple of times). And in the spirit of seasonal rejuvenation, we’ve had a bit of a spring refresh of our stock! As well as new designs by longtime HZ favourites, we’ve introduced three new designers to our range: Coucou Suzette, Freya IM and Fizz Goes Pop. Here are a few of our favourite pieces from their collections!

Coucou Suzette

Coucou Suzette is a designer from Paris whose accessories channel all things kitsch and colourful. From crew socks to wall art to enamel pins, we think these fun designs make perfect gifts! Coucou Suzette’s collection includes designs based on Japanese geishas, eyes, sushi – and boobs. Lots and lots of boobs!

Watercolour art print featuring multiple breasts! By new designer Coucou Suzette.

Boobs Print

Pink cotton novelty crew socks with a sexy pattern of boobs, by new designer Coucou Suzette

Nipples Ankle Socks

Novelty enamel pin badge - hinged design with hidden naked man showering! By new designer Coucou Suzette

Neighbour Hinged Door Enamel Pin

An enamel lapel pin badge featuring a naked woman shaving! By new designer Coucou Suzette

Razor Enamel Lapel Pin

 

Fizz Goes Pop

Fizz Goes Pop is the creation of Lizzie Lafrate, a Cardiff based creative with a background in graphic design that comes across in her bold, geometric jewellery. Bright complementary colours, asymmetry and super shiny mirrored materials make these earrings fantastic statement pieces!

Mirrored acrylic drop earrings with green and gold circle shapes. By British new designer Fizz Goes Pop.

Double Circle Earrings

Mirrored pink and yellow asymmetric stud earrings in dynamic geometric shapes

Asymmetric Shard Earrings

Bold statement earrings with multicoloured mirrored acrylic shapes on plywood backs. By new designer Fizz Goes Pop.

Chandelier Statement Earrings

 

Freya Im

Freya Im is a designer based in Glasgow, Scotland! Her jewellery is playful and informal, designed with fun and accessibility in mind. We love her grumpy face pin badges and pendants, as well as her quirky brooches inspired by the female form. Freya makes her jewellery from brass, a more sustainable metal than either silver or gold, and encourages the wearer to embrace its natural ageing process for a unique look.

A brass pin brooch with a curvy woman’s nude torso. By new designer Freya Im

Wonky Nips Brass Brooch

Dangly brass earrings with a grumpy face and geometric shapes. By new designer Freya Im

Shape and Face Stud Earrings

A brass pendant with a grumpy face design on a gold chain. By new designer Freya Im

Grumps Medallion Face Necklace

A brass pin badge with a grumpy, simplified face design. By new designer Freya Im

Classic Grumpy Face Pin

Check out the complete range of products by these new designers and many others over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

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