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Art Themed Gift Guide

I’m very excited to share this post with you because it was written by my very good friend Kate Jones, she has an impressive career in the art world and great style. Kate also has her own art and fashion focused blog and the thing I love most about it is its uniqueness and ability to make art accessible.

kate Jones London

Style is very much a part of who Kate is, I admire not only how good she looks but the way she selects each piece of her outfit. I’ve been shopping with Kate and her thoughtfulness before every purchase is impressive and clearly works well for her. So in a bit to bring you something a little different, I asked Kate to put together an art inspired gift guide. Ideal for those people who deserve something a bit special and perhaps a little unusual. Enjoy!


‘I absolutely love buying Christmas gifts and enjoy the challenge of finding something brilliant for my friends and family each year . I’m not one for buying them what they might buy themselves; I like to find something a little unusual, something that’s going to surprise and delight them.’


‘Something to delight and surprise’


‘My go to places always used to be NotOnTheHighStreet and Etsy, but these days I try to go off piste a bit more. One of my favourite arts organisations is Studio Voltaire, which represents talented emerging and underrepresented artists. It’s an arts venue with artist studios, exhibition space and a brilliant online shop, House of Voltaire – which will be popping up as a physical shop in Mayfair 18 Nov – 18 Dec. The shop features art prints and publications as you might expect, but also a range of artist designed commissioned home wares, fashion and accessories. This year they have such an amazing range, I could do all my Christmas shopping there! Here are my top picks’

Roksanda Vase House of Voltaire

Geometric vase by Roksanda £330 – Yes, she of Roksanda Illinoc fashion superstardom. A brilliant gift for your best friend, pricey but only an edition of 13.
Silk Scarf House of Voltaire

Silk Scarf
Mark Titchner silk scarf £60 -For the lady who likes to make a statement. Edition of 100.

Towel House of Voltaire

Louise Gray beach towel £35 – Limited Edition of 80. Louise is a knitwear designer, known for her hand embroidered pieces. I love the bright colours and naughtiness of this towel!

Beer Can Light House of Voltaire

Duncan Campbell beercan lights £250 – Edition of 50 by Turner prize winner Duncan Campbell. Brilliant if your dad/ brother/ husband/ boyfriend has their own man cave!

Silk Scarf Otto-Knapp-House-of-Voltaire

Silke Otto-Knapp silk scarf £60 – Edition of 100. Perfect for the Mother in Law – elegant and arty.


As always your feedback is important to me and I would really like to hear from you. What did you think of the art themed gift list? What others would you like to see? What would you like to read about? Would you like to write a guest post on Tinker Tailor Online? Drop me a line!

Antonia x

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1 Comment

  1. Karen 24/11/2016 / 10:05 pm

    Fab post, as I would expect from lovely Kate, always so eclectic in her choices which I really admire. It’s nice to be different, and there is always somebody who is a bit trickier to buy for so some great original I deas here. Personally, I want that silk scarf!!! Xx

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