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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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Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2018 – Stocking Fillers and Little Extras

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A gift guide for cute presents under £20, perfect as stocking fillers or little extras to make Christmas Day special!

It’s the little things that make Christmas! Whether you’re looking for cute stocking fillers, a last minute Secret Santa present or just a few little extra gifts for them to open in the morning, this run down of our favourite 20 gifts under £20 should help you get it sorted. Enamel pins and temporary tattoos, iron on patches and cute stationery, pretty stud earrings and sweet affordable necklaces; you’ll find something for everyone here!

 

Pretty gold geometric bear star constellation gold plated necklace.

Ursa Major Bear Necklace by Eclectic Eccentricity

 

A set of nine cocktail themed temporary tattoos in a cute illustrated style

Cocktail Temporary Tattoo Set by Kate Broughton

 

An A5 2019 diary decorated with a dark starry sky

Constellations A5 2019 Diary by Nikki Strange

 

A red heart shaped enamel lapel pin in a vintage tattoo inspired style, with the word Solitude written in a banner across it.

Solitude Enamel Lapel Pin by Stay Home Club

A nude woman leaping across a rainbow. Cute enamel lapel pin badge.

Leaping Woman Rainbow Enamel Pin by Lisa Junius

Cute little stud earrings featuring gold glitter acrylic pineapples

Pineapple Glitter Stud Earrings by Finest Imaginary

Cute gingerbread man painted wooden brooch, with a sad face and a bite out of his head!

Bitten Gingerbread Man Brooch by Asking For Trouble

Wooden and clear acrylic bottle shaped pin brooch with Gin written on.

Gin Pin Brooch by Kate Rowland

Fun unicorn shaped pin brooch made from enamel, with a geometric design inspired by Japanese origami.

Unicorn Origami Enamel Brooch by Hug A Porcupine

A cute small pocket notebook with an illustration of a Twilight desert scene, complete with cacti. The word notes in written in gold foil on the front.

Twilight Desert Cactus A6 Notebook by Nikki Strange

A cute white kitten peeking out over a pastel rainbow striped heart

Pastel Heart Baby Cat Enamel Pin by Sparkle Collective

Geometric kite shaped stud earrings, half teal blue acrylic and half gold glitter acrylic. Made in the UK.

Teal Pyramid Stud Earrings by Wolf And Moon

A cute white bunny rabbit on a green heart shaped background, with the word Herbivore written in gold metal. Made from hard enamel.

Herbivore Rabbit Enamel Pin by Sparkle Collective

 

A beautiful floral iron on patch featuring a bouquet of flowers and the phrase, I Will Make it Out of This Alive.

I Will Make it Out of This Alive Iron-On Patch

 

Detailed black and white fern and crystal temporary tattoos, based on an original illustration.

Fern and Crystals Temprorary Tattoo Set by Pen and Plant

Natural wood toned laser cut acorn stud earrings.

Little Woodland Acorn Stud Earrings by Layla Amber

Red black and white striped snake embroidered iron on patch

Snake Iron On Patch by Jacqueline Colley

 

Green patterned A5 notebook with ruled lines

Layflat A5 Notebook in Green Dash by Ola

 

Cute gold plated necklace with a delicate little acorn charm.

Little Acorn Charm Necklace by Dotpop

A round black enamel keyring with an image of a girl surrounded by three cats and the phrase Stay Home Club.

Stay Home Club Logo Keyring by Stay Home Club

If you’re still looking for some gift ideas this Christmas, take a look at our other gift guides:

Christmas Party

Modern Classics

Bright and Bold

You can find lots more fun and affordable gifts over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

 

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Wolf & Moon – Collection No. 8!

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A New Collection by Wolf & Moon!

We’re overjoyed to announce that the new collection by Wolf & Moon, Collection No. 8, has hit the Hannah Zakari shelves! The brand new range is every bit as beautiful as we’ve come to expect from this contemporary British designer, and we’re absolutely loving it.

Collection No. 8 builds on Wolf & Moon’s signature geometric style by mixing things up with fluid, organic shapes. The lovely, rounded Cloud Necklace and matching Cloud Earrings are a perfect example of this! Their blue curves have enchanted us all here at Hannah Zakari, so you can expect to see us wearing them to brighten up a rainy day soon.

These lovely pieces of jewellery have been inspired by the 20th century abstract art of figures such as Barbara Hepworth and Jean Arp. Their modern, quirky feel means that it’s easy to envisage them being worn to a gallery or exhibition opening!

Here are a few of our favourite pieces from the new collection. Which do you like best?

Collection No. 8

Large cobalt blue cloud wooden statement necklaceCloud Necklace

Blue rounded rain cloud shaped statement wooden earringsCloud Earrings

Statement necklace in abstract wood and brass shapesSculpture Necklace

Set of four abstract stud earrings in natural and hand painted neutral coloured wood and brassSculpture Stud Earrings

Geometric brass and wood pendant necklace with circle, semicircle and line shapes.Dawn Necklace

Dawn hoop geometric statements earrings with circle, semicircle and line shapesDawn Hoop Earrings

You can find all of these beautiful pieces and more in our Wolf & Moon collection on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

Wolf And Moon is created by British artist and Goldsmiths College graduate Hannah Davis. She works with a small team in her East London studio to produce all of Wolf & Moon’s jewellery by hand.

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It’s nearly Mother’s Day!

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A Hannah Zakari Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

Mother’s Day is coming up on the 11th of March in the UK, and we’re getting ready to say a massive thank you to the wise and wonderful women who brought us into the world!

To help you choose the perfect present for your own dear mum, we’ve put together a little Hannah Zakari Mother’s Day gift guide. Let our line up of pretty florals, bright spring colours and fun indie design inspire you!

Cards

It’s traditional to say Happy Mother’s Day with flowers, and we have plenty of cute cards in stock that will help you do just that. These sweet floral designs by Asking For Trouble, Ola and Scout Editions are perfect for the occasion:

Botanic Bottle greeting card by Scout Editions Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

Botanic Bottle Greeting Card by Scout Editions

Perfect Posy Greeting Card by PirripPerfect Posy Flower Bouquet Greeting Card by Pirrip Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

 

Happy Sunflower Card by Asking For TroubleHappy Sunflower kawaii greeting card by Asking For Trouble Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

Alyssum Foil Blocked Card in Brass and RosePink and Brass Foil Flower Greeting Card Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

Gifts

If you’re looking to upgrade from chocolates this year, we’ve got a few ideas for Mother’s Day presents to impress. Are you after a simple little token gift, or more of a grand gesture? Either way something in our collection of quirky jewellery and accessories should fit the bill!

 

Bluebell Acrylic Earrings by I Am AcrylicBluebell Acrylic Flower Earrings by I Am Acrylic Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

Nouveau Flower Pendant by Rosa PietschNouveau Flower Pendant Necklace by Rosa Pietsch Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

Curve Necklace in Yellow and Pink by Custom MadeCurve Abstract Statement Necklace in Yellow and Pink by Custom Made Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

Little Hex Stud Earrings by Wolf and MoonLittle Hexagon Stud Earrings in Navy and Gold Glitter designed by Wolf and Moon Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

Of course, we know that mothers are as diverse as the children they raise. Maybe yours isn’t the flowers and jewellery type? No problem – check out the rest of our collection over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe for more inspiration!

Want to read more? Check out earlier blog posts with interviews with some of the designers featured in this gift guide including Scout EditionsAsking For Trouble, and Custom Made.

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Designer Interview – Scout Editions

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Bold shapes, clean lines, minimalistic colours and quirky designs!

Bold shapes, clean lines, minimalistic colours and quirky designs are the hallmarks of the Scout Editions collection! The creation of sister and brother team Pui and Wai, this East London based art and design collective is known for their fun range of illustrated cards, prints and enamel pins. Their designs are inspired by travel and storytelling, and at Hannah Zakari we always look forward to seeing what new ideas they explore in each new collection.

In this Designer Interview, we spoke to Pui from Scout Editions about her influences, her design process and the merits of collaborating with other designers (and with a sibling!).

Scout Editions Print and Poster Image
What does an average working day in the Scout Editions studio look like?

Each day varies, no one is the same which is nice and keeps things interesting. I usually start from about 9 am and grab some breakfast and eat as I check my emails. Then I would maybe continue illustrating and developing the new collection, which we’re hoping to launch in May. As we’re developing the new range at the moment I like to take time to research sampling and materials, so this may involve visiting suppliers.

If I find I’m not feeling so productive, I try to nip out for some inspiration and catch up on an exhibition or see friends for a catch up, it usually does the trick, some fresh air and a change of scenery. I also work on freelance commissioned design projects; this may be a packaging design, branding project or illustration brief.

Wai is based in Hertfordshire, so we’re not in the same space. He organises all our online and trade orders. His day would involve sorting through and packing orders and making sure they are posted out. Also checking on stock etc.

If we have a trade show coming up, we both have tasks to do to prepare for the show. I would be getting the designs and products finished and ready whilst Wai would be gathering fixtures etc for the stand, like shelves, paint etc and thinking about display.

Hannah Zakari Interview Scout Editions Office Photograph

Do you listen to music while you work? What kind?

I do listen to music while I work. I love music! It varies from acoustic and folk to current music.

It also depends on my mood and what I’m doing in the studio. So if I have a tight deadline, I may put on something more upbeat and fun to keep me going. Generally I put on Spotify and listen to a lot of melancholic tunes, as its easy listening and relaxing.

Lately I’ve been getting into a lot podcasts too like ‘Femme’ by Daisy Lowe. Its really chatty and laid-back, if feels like you’re eavesdropping someones conversation which is fun to listen to.

Hannah Zakari Interview Scout Editions Photo of Greetings Card Range

A lot of people would balk at the idea of working with their siblings! How is it working as a brother and sister duo? Do you think there are more Scout Editions arguements than unrelated creative teams?

Ha! Yes I know what you mean. I think a few years back we wouldn’t have dreamt of working together, but somehow it works now. I think also as we work from two separate spaces, it helps as we both get to have our own space to create and come together when we need to chat through ideas etc.We’re both quite calm and patient so I think that helps.

Hannah Zakari Interview Scout Editions Pigeon Mug Image

You often collaborate with other designers and companies to create new work. How do these collaborations come about, and is there anything you particularly enjoy about working with other brands?

We first set up this brand and platform as we wanted to work with other independent brands and designers. We wanted it to be a melting pot of experimentation and play. Throughout the years we’ve had the privilege to work with some fun and talented people, some of whom have become great friends. Some collaborations just came naturally, like when we met Plain Pins, we knew them from doing Christmas markets a few years back. And Anna Wiscombe, we met at Renegade Craft Fair and we got talking and became friends and did a collaboration. Then there are some brands like Anthropologie, Tobias & The Bear who got in contact with us to do something, which is always really nice and they had seen us on Instagram.

We love working with all sorts of brands and designers. As it usually is in the realm of something we’re not experienced in, for example wood, clothing etc. So we get an insight into how people do things which is a challenge and always good fun.

Scout Editions enamel pins are super popular here at HZ! How do you decide on a new pin design?

Thank you! Yes our pins are probably one of our best sellers in our collection. We usually decide on a theme for the overall collection first and start designing the mini cards, prints etc. It’s then that we decide which illustration would look good small as our new pin. It might mean reducing our illustrations down to the size of a pin and seeing what works, as sometimes an illustration on a big print might not work small for a pin. So there’s a lot of reducing and cutting and pasting to see what works best.

If there are too many designs we want to make, which sometimes is the case, we tend to show our nieces and nephew and ask their opinion. They are very honest, there’s no holding back!

Hannah Zakari Interview Scout Editions Enamel Pins on Denim Jacket Photograph

You say on the Scout Editions website that you like to experiment with new formats and techniques. Do you have anything in mind that you’d like to try next?

Yes we love to experiment with formats and layouts, although not so much at the moment. When we first started out, we were creating cards in different formats, like concertina fold out tall cards etc. Although it was loved by shops, the feedback was that it was tricky to display on shop shelves. So we took on the feedback, and created products that are easier and more practical to display. We also created origami folded shirt cards. They sold so well, but we realised that in the long run, it probably wasn’t economical with our time if we had a huge order as each one is folded by hand and would take too long to make just one card. We love playing with scale too, creating mini cards and then super size screen prints and love the contrast in sizes.

Our work is mainly in paper, however would love to work with wood or ceramics. This may take a bit more time as we’re not experienced in these materials, so will need to do a bit more research and seek specialists in these areas.

Would you say there are any other designers, illustrators or artists who have particularly inspired you?

We get inspired everyday. However we do always go back to our all time favourites like Saul Bass, Charley Harper. And artists like Jean Michel Basquait and Andy Warhol.

As I’m a Graphic Designer as well as an Illustrator so I tend to get drawn to simple, graphic illustrations. There are a lot of inspiring and interesting designers and makers out there at the moment, I think I would find it too tricky to choose just one.

Do you have any advice for aspiring designers?

I would say stay focused and try to develop your own style. Try your best not get too influenced by current trends. Its good to take time to develop and grow your own direction, as this will lead to longevity and will make your work more memorable. However I do sometimes get influenced by the seasons colour palette etc, but I try to tailor it so it fits within what I do.

We think its also good to keep an open mind too, and see what everyone else is doing, so that you can see the bigger picture and where you sit amongst it.

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A big thank you to Pui for talking to us and giving us such a great insight into the workings of Scout Editions! We can’t wait to see the new collection when it comes out.

In the mean time, here are a few of our favourite Scout Editions designs in the HZ shoppe:

Four Leaf Clover Enamel Pin Hannah Zakari Scout Editions

4 Leaf Clover Enamel Pin £8.00

Lucky Clover Enamel Pin

 

Blue Tit Greetings Card Hannah Zakari Scout Editions

Blue Tit Mini Card £2.50

Blue Tit Mini Card

Robin Enamel Pin Badge Hannah Zakari Scout Editions

Robin Enamel Pin £8.00

Robin Enamel Pin

 

You can find our whole range of Scout Editions products on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

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Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide – Last Minute Ideas!

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A Christmas Gift Guide poem by Aimee Lockwood

HZ Shoppe Girl Aimee helps you out this year with a fun Christmas Gift Guide!

It’s a week before Christmas and all through the town,

People are rushing around and around.

Your friends are all sorted, their shopping’s been done

But you haven’t started and now you must run!

What to get for your girlfriend, your in-laws, your mum?

Panic sets in now the season has come.

But don’t worry, dear shoppers, abandon your fears,

Hannah Zakari is here with lots of ideas!

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Our shoppe is still full of cute patches and pins,

If you’re stuck for ideas they’re ideal to begin:

Mama Bear Enamel Pin Bonbi Forest at Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Mama Bear Enamel Pin £8.00

Origami Unicorn Enamel Pin by Hug A Porcupine at Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Origami Unicorn Enamel Pin £18.00

Donut Love Embroidered Patch by Bel's Art World at Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Donut Love Embroidered Patch

For someone especially dear to your heart,

Maybe some brand new and stunning wall art?

Midnight Forest Woodland Wall Hanging by Layla Amber at Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Midnight Forest Woodland Wall Hanging £70.00

World Map Illustrated Print by Cosas Minimas at Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

World Map Illustrated Print

Buying jewellery for others can sometimes be tough,

But in our large collection there’s something they’ll love.

 

Pink Dusk Necklace by Wolf and Moon at Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Pink Dusk Necklace

Stomp T Rex Stud Earrings by Eclectic Eccentricity from Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Stomp! T-Rex Stud Earrings £12.00

Maple Cork and Wooden Necklace by Apres Ski from Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Maple Necklace £88.00

Lightning Stud Earrings by Custom Made from Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Lightning Stud Earrings £14.50

And if you’re really not sure what exactly they’d wish,

Mustard Bream Cotton Keychain Purse by Don Fisher from Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Mustard Bream Cotton Purse

You can’t go wrong with a cute Christmas… fish?

We hope that we’ve helped you a bit on your way,

To finding some gifts for this Christmas Day.

But don’t stress too much; although presents are fine,

This season is really about spending time

With the people you love, and about whom you care.

So with that Merry Christmas, and a happy new year!

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You can find all these cute gift ideas and a lot more on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe; orders over £50 will be posted out Special Delivery until 2pm on Thursday 21st, so there’s still a bit of time! And we’ll be open here in the Edinburgh shoppe up until the 23rd, so if you’re still stuck then we’ll be around to help out 🌟

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HZ Gift Guide – The Big One!

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It’s The Big One! Our Christmas Gift Guide for those special presents!

Our second Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide is all about the big one. The main gift you’ll buy this year, that extra special treat for someone who means the world to you. You want to get them something meaningful: something they’ll love, something they’ll cherish, something they’ll keep. It’s not always an easy thing to find, but once you’ve found it you’ll KNOW it’s perfect.

We think we’ve got a few things that fit the bill here at HZ. From delicate silver earrings to bold and beautiful statement necklaces, these pieces by our talented independent jewellery designers are the ideal way to show someone that you care this Christmas!

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I Heart Earrings by Upper Metal ClassI Heart Earrings by Upper Metal Class Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

 

Nova Necklace by We Dream In ColourNova Necklace by We Dream In Colour Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

 

Little Galaxy Earrings by We Dream In ColourLittle Galaxy Earrings by We Dream In Colour Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

 

 

Phase Earrings by Wolf and MoonPhase Earrings by Wolf and Moon

 

Protective Hand Ring by Datter Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Protective Hand Ring by Datter

 

Nouveau Large Flower Necklace by Rosa PietschNouveau Flower Necklace by Rosa Pietsch Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

You can see more of the stunning work by these designers online on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe now!

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Designer Interview – King Sophie’s World

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It’s designer interview time! This week we’re featuring Sophie King, a British textile artist and the feminist mastermind behind King Sophie’s World.

The colourful aesthetic and powerful message of King Sophie’s World really hits the spot at Hannah Zakari. Her meticulously hand embroidered pieces in bright sequins and thread are a labour of love from start to finish and we were thrilled that we could bring a selection of her work to the HZ Shoppe over the summer.

Emma spoke to Sophie about her work and practice…

How long have you been practising as an artist? How did you get started?

I started ‘King Sophie’s World’ in late 2011, I just started embroidering and haven’t stopped since.

 

If you were to explain your practice to someone who hasn’t seen your work before, how would you sum it up?

I hand embroider from start to finish statements and images on textiles. I explore the issues women face in modern life that undermine their self-esteem, self-confidence and well being.

What does a typical work day look like for you?

I wake up and I pack orders, go to the post office, then I check emails, which usually entails organising custom commissions and so on.

It’s usually about 4ish by this point, then I spend the rest of the day doing creative tasks, like embroidering orders, commissions and new pieces. I love listening to music whilst I work, I listen to all types of music but right now I have Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ on repeat.

 

Time seems to be an important part of your practice, from the medium you choose to work in, its historical significance and the experience of being a young woman. How do you relate to the women before you that have used embroidery as an art form?

In all honesty I relate more to women who have used textiles in a broader sense, as an art form. Like the designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who used embroidery with her fashion designs. Reading her autobiography was so affirming because it was like someone understood my aspirations in life for the first time.

 

What is your favourite item in your current collection and why?

I have really enjoyed embroidering on roses recently, just thoughts I’ve had in my head over the last few years. They’re more expressive and personal than anything I’ve made before. So it felt like more of a release.

Thanks to Sophie and Emma for the interview, first published in our 2017 Hannah Zakari zine (which is available to read in full here).

As well as the stunning original pieces displayed here and in our Edinburgh shoppe, Sophie King makes a range of inspirational iron on patches, button badges and stickers which have become immensely popular here at HZ!

Boys Are Mean Iron-On Patch

You’re Not A Bad Boy, You’re Just a Bad Person Button Badge

Your First Love Sticker

The King Sophie’s World range is spreading a positive message of self-love, feminism and determination and we love it. Check out the rest of this fantastic collection in the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

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Read our fifth Hannah Zakari zine!

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If you missed your chance to pick up one the Hannah Zakari 2017 Zine this summer, never fear; the entire thing is now available online right here! We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

hannah zakari zine 2017 front cover naoshi artwork

The cover artwork for our zine is also now available in our online shop. These cute prints are based on original Sunae (Japanese sand art) illustrations by the wonderful Naoshi, and they’re a super fun and quirky way to add some colour to your walls! Choose from the rainy Daytime Skyline front cover or the sleepy Nighttime Skyline back cover:


Daytime Skyline A4 print by Naoshi 

Nighttime Skyline A4 print by Naoshi 

Work by Naoshi, King Sophie’s World, I Am Acrylic and many of the other artists and designers featured in our zine is available on the online shoppe now!

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A New Collection by Nylon Sky!

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We’re big fans of striking geometric designs here at HZ, so when this beautiful new collection came in from Nylon Sky our eyes lit up! Featuring simple blocky shapes, shiny mirrored surfaces and polished maple wood, the newest jewellery in the shoppe is instantly attention grabbing.

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The Barcelona based British designers say that their pieces are inspired by architecture, which shows in the strong graphic style of the necklaces and earrings they create.

Which is your favourite piece from the new collection?

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Concentric Circle Necklace – £30

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Form Necklace – £27

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Half Circle Earrings – £17

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Frame Earrings – £17

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Concentric Circle Earrings – £25

You can find and buy our full range of Nylon Sky jewellery on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

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