Days 16-19: The Design Darlings | The Independent Christmas Advent Calendar


I made a pledge this year to go 100% independent Christmas. 

And now we're back for Round 6 - our final round up independent present-buying festivities. (if you've missed any head here).

Today’s four final doors are for the design darlings in your life.

Interiors are their crack, #roomporn is their language. They know their Scandi Chic from their new nude. Maybe you've waited this long to buy their pressie for fear that your love of kitsch kitchenware and unicorn cushions will become apparent. 

Have no fear. We are hear to help you sail into the inner circles of the Tate's most darling darlings and soar to silly present-buying heights.

Let's open up days 16, 17, 18 and 19.

Only five more sleeps!

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 Minimal art prints and imagery. Where could you possibly go wrong?

Just the one of us by The Olivia Collective is a lesson in self-love.

Nothing like the curves of a woman to remind an up-and-coming creative that 'they got this'.



If this jug doesn’t say they have their shit together, then we really don’t know what will.

Picture this: pouring oat milk from this artisan beauty hand-made in Portugal, and tucking into a avo-fulled brunch date.

Repeat after me: Bold, Brazen, Brunch.

Confirmation into adulthood is merely an artisan jug away, right?


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Is it a bird, is it a plane? Who knows darling, it’s art.

For the friend who frequents The Tate Modern like it’s going out of fashion.

Designed by Jan Christian Delfs, the Little Bird Range strikes that elusive balance between cute and abstract. Not an easy undertaking that’s for sure.


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This #designporn visual encyclopaedia is a surefire way to get into any designers good books.

“See You at the Dance” is a visual catalogue of posters and EP covers super designer by Caterina Bianchini.

Also the mastermind behind Yolk’s branding, her branding is bright, bold and brilliant.

A must-have coffee table book for your soon-to-be-impressed artiste mate.


There you have it.

Go forth and purchase small business supporters.

For more loveable independent buys check out our Gifts for FoodiesThe Men, the Permanently Exhausted Pigeons, the Basic Bitch and Stocking Filler advent doors here.

ThingsJenna Campbell