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Dassie Artisan at About Living

As per the previous post we recently refurbished our Giffnock store to allow for more lifestyle brands. We searched high and lo to find products that we liked the look of and what we thought our customer would enjoy also.

When we came across Dassie Artisan we instantly fell in love with it's shabby chic look and the ethics they carry throughout their products. What makes Dassie different is that most of the product they stock are handmade by talented artists around the world. From creating slumped ceramics in South Africa to hand weaving baskets in Vietnam this brand is just wonderful.

Each of their products have a unique feel and look due to the nature of small production by hands and that's what makes it different. They use care symbols to show the customer exactly what the product entails. These symbols include Fairtrade, Handmade, Age Old Techniques, Organic and Recycled.

Take a look at these amazing products and be inspired to fill your home with good quality unique pieces here.

Our NEW Look Giffnock Store

Our first ever store was opened in 2006 in a small shopping town just outside of Glasgow called Giffnock. Seeing a gap in the market we thrived on the opportunity to give this sweet town a great selection of cards, gifts and jewellery.

11 years on and we are still going strong with a branch in The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns and just off the High Street in Perth. Throughout the years our buyers go to endless trade shows and spend endless hours creating orders of products that will give the shop a unique look as well offering our

This year we decided to take a slightly different approach by introducing more homeware and lifestyle brands to the Giffnock store. We gave the shop a bit of a re-vamp - it's amazing what a new floor and a lick of paint can do. The team worked tirelessly to create the finished article and customers seem to love it too! customers the best brands out there.

We brought new Scandi brands such as Meraki, House Doctor and Nicolas Vahe to present modern homeware and we are very excited to now be stockists of Nespresso by Sage coffee machines and accessories.

Take a look at these snapshots of the interiors as well as checking out the new products available online now.

Voyage Decoration

Welcome to the wonderful world of Voyage. This fantastic brand is a design studio based in the UK that designs and produces design led homeware and furniture. The talented team create sketch drawings and watercolour paintings which are inspired by the British countryside and wonderful wildlife.They utilise British woven cotton, linen and wool as they believe you should support local manufacturing as much as possible. Their range includes cushions, wall art, stools, lamps, hand blown glass and textiles.

"to create and enhance the beautiful home with a fresh, artistic feel that is unique in look and represents a contemporary, country lifestyle."

The most popular products are Highland Cow, Mooreland Stag and Expressive Thistle. These products show the true beauty of Scotland's heritage and we love showing off how wonderful our wildlife is. As you can see some of the products have matching tartan to coincide with the watercolour features these range from Arran Rosemoss to Arrochar Heather.

We also stock the Voyage Elemental Glassware which feature beautiful hand blown vases, bowls and centrepieces. The stunning swirls of colours that they produce is mesmerising and coincide with the other products in the range.

We have a select range of their products but if you have seen something you have liked or would like to see more please contact customerservice@aboutliving.co.uk

Show Dad just how much you love him with gifts from About Living

It's time to show Dad some appreciation. We know we should do it every day (like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day) but we think that Father's Day is underestimated. Whether he's amazing (or terrible) at DIY, if he's the biggest sports fan there is or if he just likes drinking beer and watching TV - it doesn't matter we all love our Dad's.

Here at About Living we have complied a list of gifts that we think Dad would love so take a look.

The Bright Side by Really Good

These fun and quirky gifts are great for Dad. There's the ever popular "Man Tin" where he can put all his manly stuff in or there's the "King of Daddies" mug to help him feel appreciated when he's drinking his morning coffee. Our full range of Bright Side Gifts is here.

The Scottish Fine Soaps Company

Making sure Dad looks good no matter where he's going. These toiletries have a masculine scent of thistle and black pepper and come in singular units or in gift sets. They leave even the manliest skin as soft as a baby's. Our full range of Men's Grooming is here.

The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2016

We are very excited and proud to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Greats Gift Retailer Awards Best Lifestyle, Homeware & Gifts category!

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