Heal’s Discovers 14: Sam Lloyd

It’s time to introduce you to the second of our talented Heal’s Discovers finalists, Sam Lloyd.  We caught up with him between his time working away in the studio and his other passion, scuba diving. Sam Lloyd has, in his own words ‘always had an interest in making things.’ When he was younger he used […]

Heal’s Discovers 14: Ester Comunello

After much deliberation by judging panel, we finally agreed on the four designs that will form the Heal’s Discovers collection for 2014. We’re not revealing the pieces just yet, but we can introduce you to the designers behind the products. First up, Ester Comunello, who grew up playing with the tools in her family’s wood […]

Roasted Salmon Recipe by Pascale Smets

This is a wonderful, very herby recipe and is great if you enjoy growing your own herbs. The freshness of the herbs is wonderful with the richness of the salmon. It’s adapted from The US cookery writer  Ina Garten’s excellent book How Easy is That. Ina Garten’s recipes don’t really need any adjusting they’re always […]

Afternoon Tea by Natalija Bubalo

Spring has indeed sprung. It’s as if someone overnight painted the trees pink, the ground yellow and increased the dial on the outdoor saturation knob. It’s a real treat for the eyes, the way these recipes are a treat for the tum. The days are well and truly getting longer and, if I’m not mistaken, […]

Happy Birthday Unikko

We’re wishing a very happy 50th birthday to Marimekko’s ‘Unikko’ print! Founded by Viljo and Armi Ratia and established in Finlad in 1951, Marimekko has become synonymous with bright and beautiful prints, which can be found on everything from clothing to homeware accessories. The iconic ‘Unikko’ poppy print was created by famed Finnish textile designer […]

In The Studio: Daniel Heath

Heritage architectural details, picked out in deeply sophisticated primary hues… Daniel Heath’s collection for our Limited Edition designer cushion range have a tactile and timeless hand-drawn quality. We made Daniel step away from the printing press, and clean the ink off his hands, to answer a few questions about his work… Tell us about your […]

Heal’s Discovers 14: The Selection Process

Previous Heal’s Discovers participants have had to work to a structured theme or brief – for instance, last year’s was all about Sustainability. This year though, we decided not to send out a specified brief; we wanted to organically find a design or product that could be adapted to become a Heal’s product, without constraining […]

In The Studio: Maxine Sutton

Painterly, abstract and textural, Maxine Sutton’s designs bring a soft, playful feel to Heal’s Limited Edition cushion collection. We convinced the artist-turned-designer to take a tea break in her Margate studio, and chat to us about her work. Tell us about your design process Maxine… how do you get started? Day to day I do […]

In The Studio: Kangan Arora

Bright, bold and inspired by the ever-changing face of Indian street culture, Kangan Arora’s textiles make a vibrant addition to our Limited Edition cushion collection this spring. We caught up with the designer in her studio to find out about the ideas behind the screens… Tell us about your design process Kangan… how do you […]

Heals Discovers 14: The Universities

To recap: this year’s Heal’s Discovers process is a little different to usual. Rather than waiting to see this emerging talent at graduate shows and design exhibitions, alongside every other retailer, Heal’s has gone direct to the place where the real action happens; into the workshops and studio spaces of Universities. My mission was to […]

Pancake Day by Pascale Smets

This pancake day instead of the traditional Galettes or Crêpes I’m going to be making Dosas. Dosas are little pancakes made from rice and gram (chickpea) flour that are Southern Indian in origin. They are traditionally stuffed with spiced potato or sambar (a sort of dal) so the whole dish is vegan and gluten free. […]

Valentines Dinner by Pascale Smets

At this time of year we are supposed to  show how much we care for our loved ones by producing heart shaped food. Maybe I’m terribly unromantic but to me this seems quite unnecessary as I think preparing a special meal with the intention of giving pleasure and nourishment is one of the sincerest acts […]