Kids! Here at Howkapow we’ve got loads of new stuff for them! Make sure you browse everything in our colourful Kids Category here..
Wolfgang Schmidt, 1977
Los Angeles-based painter Kelly Reemtsen‘s work focuses on well-dressed women toting household tools that range from mallets and hammers to power saws, each held in a causal position that demonstrates a comfortableness with the object in-hand. Each woman is anonymous, her head not included in the cropped images of dress, heels, and tool.
Her bright, impasto paintings juxtapose bright dresses and power tools to wonderful effect. It’s a delightful combination of 50s housewife-meets-B&Q. Love it.
We love wrapping each of our products with care here at Howkapow – but we realised we had never shown you the process! Well, below we’ve shown you the simple steps in gift-wrapping two framed prints – a Peony Print and a Floral Print (which were real gifts for my little sister in actual fact).
Our Gift Wrap service involves wrapping in Howkapow tissue paper as well as our own in-house designed Celebration Wrapping Paper. We also can hand-write a card with a little message too!
We’ve beautiful new and exclusive Mini Prints from London-based designer and illustrator, Clover Robin! Clover studied at Central Saint Martins like I did, and I love her use of colour and layout. Choose from our Nasturtium Mini Print (£9.95) our Cherry Tomato Mini Print (£9.95) or our Forget-Me-Nots Mini Print (£9.95). All printed lovingly here in Bristol…
We love books – the more colourful the better! This week we’ve expanded our best-selling Children’s Books category with new titles from London-based Nobrow Press (aka Flying Eye Books) and Cicada Press who work with contemporary illustrators and emerging designers. All our new books are fun, colourful and educational to boot – just our cup of tea!
In our Competition this month we’re giving you the chance to win one of our best-selling Play & Go Play Mats (valued at £25.95 each) – and you can choose which ever design suits you best!
The perfect toy storage and play mat in one – our Play Mats are firm favourites with our customers at Howkapow. It’s an ingenious and effective solution to toy storage – a two-in-one storage bag that doubles as a play mat with a range of designs to suit all types of parents and kids alike.
Simply browse our designs below, pop your details and choice of Play Mat in the entry form and that’s it!
The competition is up and running and closes at midnight GMT on Sunday August 14th. We’ll choose a winner on Monday August 15th. Good luck!
This week we’re thrilled to have the work of Ken Eardley on the shop. Ken creates colourful hand-crafted pottery from his studio in Brighton and we have 6 of his beautiful lamps exclusively on Howkapow.
Ken’s work is inspired by animals and nature, and his bold and blocky designs always have function in mind. We have two sizes of Ceramic Lamp on offer – Small and Large – in three different designs. Choose from Small (£78) and Large Meadow in Petrol Blue (£95); Small (£78) and Large Bird in White (£95) and Small (£78) and Large Stem in Vermillion (£95).