Behind the scenes: autumn/winter photo shoot 2014

The autumn winter photo shoot was always going to be a challenge, with over three hundred new lines to photograph the creative team had their work cut out.

Looking for suitable locations for the shoot took the team far and wide in Devon from beautiful country homes, to ramshackle sheds, warehouses and boatyards and we are all thrilled with the outcome.  The old step ladder (above) was discovered in a boat shed and provided the perfect back drop for our new paper bunting.

The bunting comes in pretty bird silhouettes as well as small flags. It will be in stock from the end of October and we think it will make a great Christmas decoration that you can use again and again throughout the year.

A lot of the hard work for the shoot is getting the products to the location. We have boxes of samples filled to the brim.

The new Savannah Roll Bag is an extension of our beautiful Savannah collection. This stylish piece is hand made by a co operative of forty families in Rajasthan. The leather is untreated which means the finish is often imperfect and blemished but the we believe this adds to the character of the piece and the rustic style of the bag.  The shot we selected is simple but effective and we hope shows the natural characteristics of the leather.

The gooeyness of this delicious home made jam looked gorgeous on these new elegant gold spoons.

We loved this shot the rustic boards beneath contrast with the gold of the spoon.

Photographer Anna, co ordinates perfectly with our Oka Film Light!

We have added more Oka Film lights this season in two new shades, grey and khaki green.  These tripod lights were great to shoot and the stark backdrop of the warehouse added to their industrial look.

We thought a great way to display our collection of rugs was to interweave them to illustrate their colours and textures. Above Jess and Katie spend time laying out a collection of Nkuku rugs.

The resulting image showed a patchwork of the rugs we offer. The new Madisi rug can be seen at the top of the photograph. This beautiful rug is a perfect blend of natural hemp and whitewashed cotton.

This chessboard provided an interesting back drop to our new decorative glass domes.

These decorative glass domes are hand made from recycled glass and the base is made from sustainable mango wood. They offer a unique way to display all kinds of treasures but we loved the drift wood and cone and this animal skull.

The new Indigo Drop ceramic collection is stunning and our new slate collection of boards make stylish kitchen accessories and serve ware. They also provided the perfect toast break to keep up energy levels during the shoot!

Huge thanks to our brilliant creative team!

Please note not all products shown here are in stock at the time of this blog being published – but they are coming very soon!

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