We currently have the pleasure of being part of The Poundshop‘s brilliant Pop-Up at Tokyo’s LOFT! We’ve been big fans of the good work of The Poundshop for some time (our personal highlight is their super-creative shop installations) and their contribution to the Shibuya store did not disappoint, with their shop being constructed almost entirely of cardboard tubes!
You can see more behind the scenes photos of the build over on The Poundshop’s blog, here!
Our Custard Cream and Bourbon Biscuits Gift Wrap will be available to purchase on LOFT’s 7th floor until 6th January 2014. If you’re nearby of visiting Tokyo over the holidays, leave us a comment- we’ love to hear from you!
We’re so excited to have these ready in time for the party season…Say hello to the newest kids on the Biscuity Block- our Mini-Charm Necklaces!
Each necklace features original illustrations by Nikki McWilliams, available in both Custard Cream and Bourbon Biscuit varieties. Printed onto acrylic in bold hues before being individually laser-cut, every piece is assembled by hand using silver plated chain & findings.
Both our Custard Cream and Bourbon Mini-Charm necklaces are the perfect gift for any biscuit-loving pal, or as a wee treat to yourself.
We’ve also SUPERSIZED our Nice Biscuit cushion, which is now available as a Jumbo Floor Cushion. Don’t say we’re not good to you!
If you’re planning on ordering for Christmas, be sure to check out our Recommended Last Order Dates. If you’re sending your order to Asia, Far East, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, South America, Middle East & Caribbean, please remember that your date is this Friday the 29th of November!
The nights are dark and paths are frosty, which means that the festive season is well and truly on the way!
For those of you who like to stay organised amidst the yuletide madness- we’ve made a handy guide to help you plan your Biscuit Gift shopping this year.
The dates below are our recommended last order dates for orders you’d like to arrive in time for gift-giving over the festive season, however the mail can be subject to delays at busy times such as Christmas, so we’d always recommend ordering in plenty of time, to avoid disappointment.
Recommended Last Order Dates – Christmas 2013
INTERNATIONAL (Delivery Outside UK)
Friday 29th November 2013 - Asia, Far East, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, South America, Middle East & Caribbean
Wednesday 4th December 2013 - Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Canada, France, Greece & Poland
Thursday 5th December 2013 - USA & Western Europe
Friday 13th December 2013 - UK Standard Orders
Monday 16th December 2013 - UK 1st Class Upgraded Orders
Friday 20th December 2013 - UK Special Delivery Upgrade Orders
Some of the dates for countries such as Australia are creeping in quite quickly, so if you’re planning on sending some Biscuit Cushions to loved ones on the other side of the planet then do pop these dates in your diary!
Don’t forget, we can send your gift directly for you (saving you time AND postage!) with a hand-written card at no extra cost. For more info on this service click here, or drop us a line at the time of ordering.
Hope everyone’s keeping cosy!
November is here, and we can’t wait to share our plans for the festive season ahead! We’ve got 2 super exciting Pop-Ups lined up in both London and Tokyo. Eeep!
LONDON- THEO POP-UP:
For the second year running, Somerset House will be setting up a premium pop-up mall within their opulent West Wing- and this year we’re very excited to be a part of it with purveyor of all things wonderful & well-designed, THEO.
The THEO Pop-Up will be stocking a range of our most popular Biscuit Cushions, exclusively for the Christmas Arcade at Somerset House from 14th November 2013 – 5th January 2014.
TOKYO – POUNDSHOP @ LOFT:
After finishing a stint in Selfridges as part of 2013′s Bright Young Things, brainchild of Sara Melin & George Wu, The Poundshop is going on tour to Japan! We’ll be popping up with The Poundshop as part of their Tokyo Christmas Pop-Up at LOFT.
A selection of our wares will be available to purchase at LOFT, Shibuya, Tokyo from 29th November 2013 – 5th January 2014.
Sending the gift of Biscuit Hugs this Christmas? We can help!
If you’re ordering a gift from our Online Store, you can have this sent directly from us to your lucky someone at no extra cost- we can even include a Free Greetings Card with a message of your choice.
All you need to do is:
1. Change the delivery address to your recipients address at checkout
2. Drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org after checkout with a note of your message
And that’s it! We’ll do the rest.
Hope everyone’s wrapping up and keeping warm with the colder weather creeping in!
It’s been a busy old week here at Biscuit HQ with our Cushions making 2 (count ‘em!) surprise appearances on UK television. The first one was one of our classic Custard Cream Cushions, which popped up on The Great British Bake Off‘s Class of 2012, courtesy of the lovely Catherine Dresser’s sofa!
We caught up with the #GBBO final over the weekend and would like to say a mega and very well deserved congratulations to Frances, who scooped the win with her signature combo of style AND substance. She also writes a brilliant baking / design blog, which is definitely worth a peruse (check out her cigarette cake!) which you can find here.
The second TV spot was sent in to us by one of our eagle-eyed biscuit fans, Helen- after she spied a whole host of of Biscuit Cushions on the new series of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, which is currently running on Channel 4. Our Custard Cream, Morning Coffee and Peach Iced Ring all made an appearance at around 2 minutes in. You can watch online here- blink and you’ll miss ‘em!
Hope everyone’s had a great weekend- and have enjoyed the extra hour in bed today after the clocks went back!
It’s that time of year- the scarves are being dug out of storage, there’s leaves on the ground, a definite chill in the air, and we LOVE IT! There’s no change in seasons here in Scotland that we enjoy more than the progression of summer to autumn.
Autumn at the studio for us means that the festive season is on the horizon, and we’re busy getting organised for our favourite time of year. We’ve also managed to squeeze in a new product that we think you’re going to love!
We’ve been considering introducing a make-at-home type product for a while- and our DIY Biscuit Bunting Kit fits that bill perfectly. Our kits contain our exclusively designed Biscuit Mix printed fabric and full illustrated instructions on assembling your own sweet-inspired garland.
They’re perfect as a treat to yourself for a rainy day (let’s face it, there’s a few more of those on the cards at the moment!) or even as gift for a crafty and biscuit-loving pal. They’re available from our online store priced at £18.50.
In other news- the start of October also saw the Craft Scotland Conference come to our fair city, and we were really pleased to be asked to exhibit as part of their We Make Dundee show, which was curated by the wonderful Beth Lamont. Thanks to Beth for arranging our cushions so beautifully for the show- and for the lovely photograph above.
We’ve got a few exciting events on the horizon- so stay tuned for more news on those- and do let us know if you decide to DIY some Biscuit Bunting!
We’ve been working on a SUPER exciting project recently- with the nice folks at Kinder Bueno!
As massive fans of all things Kinder (it was Kinder Eggs when we were little…graduating onto Milk Slices and Buenos as the years went by!) we were so excited to be asked to design some bespoke homeware for the Kinder Bueno Lounge at this year’s London Fashion Weekend.
We’ve come up with a limited edition batch of Classic Bueno and White Bueno cushions- which will be resident at Somerset House’s Bueno Lounge over London Fashion Weekend from the 19 – 22nd of September 2013.
We’d LOVE to see your snaps if you’re heading along- so tag your photos of our jumbo Buenos with #buenolounge to share your photos on twitter & instagram.
While we’re in London this weekend for Top Drawer, there’s some pretty exciting stuff happening back up north in our beloved Scotland!
We caught up with Scotland on Sunday’s At Home magazine recently to talk music, what makes a home and my top tips for 24 hours in Dundee!
It was great fun to have the photographer in to shoot some photos to accompany the Q&A- and I was really pleased that he was so drawn to the amazing pastel-coloured barrels that we currently have in the studio on loan from artist Paul Corbett - so much so that we were able to include them in the pictures.
You can pick up your copy of Scotland on Sunday today, Sunday 15th September 2013.
It’s been a super fast year here at Biscuit HQ – and after lots of preparation, we’re so excited to be in London this weekend setting up for Top Drawer Autumn 2013- which opens at the Olympia this Sunday the 15th of September at 9.30am.
While we’re having fun building our stand for the show, we thought it was only fair to share some photos of our new things! Our favourite ginger feline, Alfie, got involved in our photoshoot last week- ain’t he cute?
Anyhoo- Alfie aside, we also managed to get some shots of our brand new Custard Cream Floor Cushions- which we’ll be previewing this Sunday at the show!
Compared to our original Custard Cream cushions, they’re pretty massive!
And if a ginormous Custard Cream wasn’t enough we’re also adding our first ever savoury snack inspired cushion to our collection. Say hello to our golden Cream Cracker cushions! They’re also the first square cushions to join our crumbly crew. Hooray!
Both our Custard Cream Floor Cushions and our Cream Cracker Cushions will be available to buy online from Sunday the 15th of Septmber also, at www.nikkimcwilliams.bigcartel.com
We made our London Exhibition debut almost 2 years ago now, at the capital city’s Olympia exhibition centre at Top Drawer and so we’re really looking forward to being back this coming September 15th – 17th on stand B105!
We’ll be showing our brand new 2013 collection, including our Dark Chocolate Tunnocks Biscuit Cushions, and our Gift Wraps & Sticky tapes- along with LOADS more!
If you run a store and you’re interested in stocking our range- we’d love to see you during the show! You can register to visit the show by clicking here or- if you’d like us to send you some more information before you come along- just drop us a line on email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
You can also visit our Exhibitor Profile on the Top Drawer website here. Enjoy!
See you there!
The next few weeks are bound to be excited ones if you are (like me) obsessed with all things PRINT and living in or around Dundee!
To coincide with the inaugural Print Festival Scotland and Impact 8 International Printmaking conference, which is taking place in our fair city- there’s a couple of things which I’m particularly looking forward to:
Live Screenprinting with Analogue Social
Meadowmill Projects 1, WASPS Meadowmill Dundee
Friday 30th August 2013 / 19:00 – 22:00
I’m so excited to be Live Screenprinting with Analogue Social on the evening of Friday the 30th of August 2013. Hailing from Glasgow, Analogue Social are responsible for organising creative gatherings- and their offering for Dundee is set to be FUN! I’ll be making screenprints on the night (it’s LIVE, afterall!) along with 5 other artists. There’ll also be a bar, DJ and an exhibition of the work we make following in the fortnight after.
Everyone’s welcome to come along and you can even try your hand at printing your own canvas tote bag for a small fee. For more info & to RSVP visit the Analogue Social Facebook event page.
Modern Masters in Print Exhibition
McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum
Friday 23rd August to Sunday 17th November 2013
In the run-up to the arrival of the V&A at Dundee, Victoria & Albert Museum London are curating a series of touring exhibitions- including the forthcoming Modern Masters in Print Exhibition, which opens this Friday at Dundee’s McManus Gallery. Dundee will be host to works by Dali, Warhol, Matisse & Picasso for the next few months- which is rather exciting indeed! I’ll be heading along at the soonest opportunity- I can’t wait!
Alongside all of this- we’re currently working towards showing at Top Drawer Autumn 2013 this coming September 15th – 17th. We’ve got lots of new things to share whilst we’re in the capital city- but that’s another blog post entirely! More on that soon
Are you coming along to Analogue Social or Modern Masters? If so, drop me a comment and say hi!