Hannah Zakari is looking for a permanent member of staff to join our very small team in our Edinburgh Shoppe.
The HZ Shoppe
The ideal candidate should be friendly and reliable, with a good understanding of Hannah Zakari and a passion for indie design. Some retail experience is preferred, ideally from working in a similar sized business.
Key tasks will include:
Preparation and displaying of stock
Opening and closing the shop (including cashing up)
The ability to work alone is a must as you will be responsible for looking after the shop alone on a Sunday, and the desire to be involved in blogging, social media and website promotion would be a definite plus.
Basic hours are as follows:
Saturday (11 – 5.30)
Sunday (12.30 – 5)
Monday (11 – 5.30)
Interested?! The please email your application to Rachael – email@example.com with the heading ‘Job Application – Your Name’. If you have any questions then just email me too!
We’re doing something a little bit different at HZ this April; A poetry reading and exhibition by Japanese designer and poet Go Uchida.
We’ll be having an opening party and poetry reading with Go on Friday 18th April from 7pm – 9pm. Please see our facebook event for details and to RSVP. All welcome!
His exhibition of seven poems will run in the Shoppe from Friday April 18th to Tuesday 29th April.
In his own words:
[ Prologue ]
That was one winter. A poet came to our island to find silent verse. He walked the streets, danced on the snow field, played with a dog, he was blown by sea winds, got moderately drunk, and lived in a garret. He disappeared before we knew it, and there was no one left but seven poems…
[ Introduction ]
In the winter of 2013, a Japanese poet Go Uchida stayed in Scotland. While he lived in Edinburgh, he also travelled to the countryside, he saw a lot of scenery and met a lot of people and wrote seven poems. This spring, seven poems will change into seven handwritten posters, and return with him to Edinburgh, Scotland. Please listen to the new stories of Scotland written with a creative sense of a Japanese poet.
[ Profile ]
Go Uchida was born in Hiroshima Japan in 1983. He studied law at university as well as writing poems and designing graphic images on his own. His first book of poems “Backyard” and second book of poems “Confession” was privately published in 2003 and 2004. His picture book “Raven the storyteller” was published in 2009, and his allegory “Okonomori” was published in 2011, by the Sloth Club. And his third book of poems “Akichi-no-Katte (Rules in the vacant land)” was published in 2012, and his poetry card series “flower in the garden of poetry” was published in 2013, on his own . His creative works are full of allegory, satire, and humor.
Check out Go’s website here!
Signing and numbering the poetry posters.
Rachael has been busy recently creating her dream office which means she now has a great jewellery-making space complete with some pegboard and hooks for storage – swoon!
Rachael’s currently tidy jewellery making spot.
So she’s made loads and loads of new jewellery which is exclusive to HZ, the following of which pieces are now available to buy online.
The teeny tiny bear necklace (£19) joins the flamingo, squirrel, and frog in the teeny HZ charm necklace menagerie!
Tiny Bear Necklace. £19.
Tiny Frog Necklace. £19.
I love this new addition to our range of Lucky Charm Necklaces – a cheeky Sugar Skull design complete with heart-shaped eyes and a big cheesy grin!
The grinning Lucky Charm Sugar Skull Necklace. £20.
This delicate Angel Wing charm necklace is a pretty addition to complete your outfit. £20.
There are also some lovely new geometric style designs which are simple in style and go with everything – be it casual or dressy;
This pretty bracelet is adjustable to fit a variety of sizes. £12.
Add a touch of geometry to your outfit with these brass Triple Hoop Earrings. £14.
Introducing our latest designer; Mel Stringer!
Mel is a freelance Illustrator and Visual Artist from Brisbane, Australia.
She is inspired by everything Kawaii, cute things, food, baby animals, fashion, girls, old films, brats, babies, Japan, cooking, pastel colours, new and old cartoons, sisterhood, sassiness, mellow jazz, art zines/comics, sweet things, kooky stuff and whatever is cool. Basically – our kind of girl.
We now stock a range of her prints and greetings cards in the Shoppe and a selection are also available online.
Celebrate the cuteness of your own butt, or congratulate a friend with this ‘Happy Cute Butt Day’ print. £15.
A friendly threat’s not really a threat with this ‘Happy Birthday Or Else’ Card. AMIRITE?! £3.
Having one of those days? Indulge you inner-grump with this Super Sulk Print. £15.
We do enjoy a lot of burgers and cake at HZ, but try to go to the dentist regularly too. Bad Teeth Print. £15.
Another day, another new designer at Hannah Zakari. Say hello to Jordan Grace Owens, an artist and illustrator living in Durham, North Carolina. Jordan creates these cute modern paper dolls featuring people and cats, and in the webshoppe you’ll also find some of her miniature prints.
Instead of the usual selection of favourite product images I made this cute gif (which you’ll need to click on to see in action!).
Jordan Grace Owens paperdoll people and cats!
Jumping jacks ftw!
I think if it was possible to marry a necklace I’d probably marry this Koi Necklace by our latest designer Rosa Pietsch!
Rosa is a Fashion Design graduate based in South London who specializes in intricate, graphic, laser-cut shapes created from hand-drawings, and filled with hand-cast resin. Rosa has developed her own design techniques to create pieces that are truly eye-catching, with eclectic inspirations ranging from art deco to symbols and diagrams, vintage jewellery, graphics, patterns, geometric shapes, colour, light, and of course, cats!
As usual, here are some faves, starting with that amazing Koi!
Koi Statement Necklace
Mirrored Silver Koi Necklace
Mirrored Gold Koi Earrings
Black Cat Face Necklace
You can see all of Rosa’s pieces on her Hannah Zakari designers page.
Many moons ago we used to stock an awesome brand called Me Me Me and I’m really happy to say that we are stocking them again!
Run out of East London by creator Jade Gallup and inspired by everything and nothing. Jade indulges her frivolous personal obsessions when designing her pieces, which are beautifully made using fine porcelain and sterling silver. You can browse and buy the collection at Hannah Zakari, and here are some of our favourites…
Porcelain Bunny Head Necklace
Porcelain Owl Necklace
Porcelain Bunny Necklace
Super cute huh?!
I first found out about Rosita Bonita many years ago at the Bust Craftacular in London and have been a huge fan of her work ever since. So of course I am really excited to introduce this range of gorgeous jewellery to Hannah Zakari.
Each piece of Rosita Bonita jewllery is inspired by a glamorous fantasy of past times and faraway lands, from stage sets & costumes from Hollywood’s golden era, carnivals & magic shows, the vintage graphics of posters & packages & the icons of myth & legend, Rosita Bonita aims to design striking but wearable pieces to bring a touch of the frivolous fun of dressing up into everyday life. Sounds pretty cool, huh?
Here are my very favourite pieces….
Siren Queen Necklace
Shell Drop Earrings
Oversize Fan Necklace
Medallion Bolo Necklace/Tie
You can browse and buy the full collection online at Hannah Zakari.
You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that I’m one of Lou Taylor‘s biggest fans. I mean, I’ve done 2 window displays with her, designed a brooch and worked together on the HZ zine! Well, here’s the latest thing I’ve fallen in love with – Lou’s range of acrylic jewellery. This collection is called ‘Sky Safari’ and consists of everything you’d need for a chilly night’s stargazing including thermos flasks, matches and of course a telescope.
Thermos Flask Brooch
You can browse and buy the full mini collection on Hannah Zakari.
We love what awesome duo Brendan and Ruth do at I Am Acrylic! Each component of their quirky pieces are cut by hand on a trusty fret saw, no lasers involved here! Here’s some favourite items from the latest collection…
Country Sunset Necklace
Vapour Trail Heart Brooch
Cloud and Lightning Earrings
Mountain Sunset Brooch
Check out the full collection at HZ on the I Am Acrylic page!