The Countdown is Over
This Christmas, we’ve worked with our very talented sellers to create a Less Ordinary advent calender. Each day a different seller decorated a number for us, which we’ve proudly displayed in the reception of NOTHS HQ. To celebrate all their hard work and creative wizardry, we wanted to share the final product with you – as a way of saying thank you for supporting a small creative business this Christmas.
Scroll down to see the full countdown, and to find out a little bit more about the people behind the original gifts on our site.
Twenty-Seven kicked us off with a chalkboard number one for our very own festive message, adorned with one of their very own personalised baubles.
Kate Sproston Designs created a gorgeous embroidered woodland scene to reflect her range of embroidered textiles and gifts
Design duo Laura and Alex of Hey Holla made us a fabulous kissing t’ree adorned with mistletoe and festive foliage, we couldn’t wait to pucker up!
Husband and wife team Ania and Mark of Mleko crafted our quirky number four, cramming in a host of trends from neon and colour pop to geometrics and metallics – not forgetting the personalisation!
Cinderela B created a collage of gorgeous snaps for their number five. Their team of five based in Spitalfields shared photos of their products, studio and Raffy the long dog, with cute embellishments and their five reasons to ‘B’. We can even hang it round our neck!
Our stunning number six is by Naomi Greaves. Noami makes unique prints, jewellery and paper sculptures inspired by natural history, museum collections and Victorian book engravings.
We’ve got these cute swans swimming atop our number seven by illustrator Sarah Ray, who loves whimsical designs and quirky characters.
Our number eight is beautifully crafted by Sacha from silverthursday, with the help of her little boy Sonny. Sacha has used techniques she employs when crafting her silver jewellery which is inspired by modern art, clean lines and bold geometric shapes.
The team at The Design Conspiracy created us a lyrically lovely number nine. It’s a festive game of Name That Tune, can you name the nine songs from which the lyrics are taken?
Altered Chic took inspiration from their own product range for their number ten. Their chalkboards are hugely popular and they’ve just launched their photograph wooden blocks, inspired by a family love of taking photos.
These wonderfully jolly festive elf legs form our number 11, and have been crafted by Mich at Wink Design. Her family love the movie ‘Elf’ so much they have a day of Christmas dedicated to watching it!
GLB graphics love creating adorable designs and our smart red santa-fied number 12 is no exception. We love the santa hats!
Our gorgeously snowy number 13 is by Heidi at Giddy Kipper, who channelled her fondness for kitsch decorations and ‘chocolate box’ Christmas scenes into her design. There’s even a little advent door hiding a festive message.
Sarah and Sophie of Life of Riley created our beautiful number 14 using vintage gold leaf and subtle personalisation to reflect the quality and craft of their hand-finished leather products.
Jo at 3 blonde bears created our snowy number 15 with cheery Santa and snowmen motifs. It even has its own beautiful display case!
Our gorgeous number 16 is by Angela at Clova Knits. Angela used scottish wool from a nearby eco mill and was inspired by the countryside around her home when creating this lovely woodland scene. Her granddaughter Iona fell in love with the little red squirrel!
For number 17 we’ve got a cute little Rudolph at the NOTHS pole. Our customer service team are the creative force behind this one!
Pamela at Some Beautiful Place designed our on-trend number 18, with pops of neon and gold. Pamela is a jewellery designer whose pieces are similar inspired by bright colours and metallics this season.
Claire Close’s number 19 is a kaleidoscope of colours with festive motifs, reflecting her range of colouring-in products for children.
Our winter wonderland themed number 20 is by Emma at Little Brown Rabbit. Her own printed artwork forms the basis of this mixed media design – we love the cute little bunnies!
Our picture-perfect number 21 is by Jess at Apple Mint Designs. Jess’ mission is to cheer up the everyday with pattern and colour, and this is exactly what she’s done here, creating a patchwork effect with Christmassy bits and bobs she’s collected over the years.
These cute turtle doves decorating our number 22 are from Papio Press. Number 22 suits Harry and Zanna to a T as they are a pair and they are both 22! Their beautifully illustrated festive number reflects their love of pattern design.
Wyatt 9’s number 23 features bicycles in a printed digital design – which is what they’re all about! Their designs are understated but detailed, drawing the eye in for a closer look. Can you find your favourite one?
This gloriously colourful number 24 is from Annabel at Albetta. Albetta makes stylish, fun childrenswear, and Annabel’s love of colour and hand-crafted touches are represented in this quirky design.