Twitter has taken a little bit of a backseat recently when it comes to the social sphere, with the likes of Instagram and Snapchat grabbing our attention, but Twitter still has its very own magic. It’s short and sweet, it’s wordy and visual now too, and it tells you what you need to know in 150 characters or less – saving you precious time scrolling.
What’s not to love?
We’ve rounded up our 15 favourite twitter accounts for 2018 that we think independent designers will love.
Check them out below, and enjoy!
Baker Street Boys
Baker Street Boys are a London based design studio created by dream duo Arek Glanowski and architect Tomasz Danielec. Taking inspiration from industrial and multifunctional design, they specialise in creating statement furniture and homeware to maximise your living space – no matter what size it is.
They also use British and European craftsman to produce their furniture, and source their raw materials (wherever possible) from environmentally friendly and ethical sources.
Charlotte Allen is the face behind this beautiful print fashion label. Each piece is hand painted and drawn by Charlotte, or created from her own photographs, and made in small, limited edition runs.
All of her womenswear pieces are printed and made here in England, and her scarves in Como, Italy, where she works with a small family-run manufacturer. She’s a firm believer in slow fashion, being more selective of the purchases we make, and investing in ethically made, high quality pieces.
Klements is currently stocked in luxury department stores and boutiques worldwide, and has even been worn by artists and musicians including Lady Gaga.
If you’re an avid festival/party goer, and you love colourful sequins or tassels – L.O.M is a brand you need to check out right now!
Designer Louise O’Mahony creates extravagant, fun, and statement making pieces; bursting with colour and print. She believes in wearing clothes that tell the world who you really are at heart, and that empower you, and light up the world around you.
Everything is made in the UK, and guaranteed to make you smile, even on the rainiest of days.
UK design studio Born Lucky have made it their mission to create purposeful artwork for children’s bedroom wall space, and inspire creativity.
Taking notes from Scandinavian and Japanese design principles, each of their illustrations has a carefully selected colour palette to invoke tranquillity and peace, and iconography which explores adventure and nurture.
All their pieces are gender neutral, and they have a wide range of artwork to grow alongside your child as they develop. The perfect gift for any little person in your life.
Lucinda Sinclair is the founder of London based vegan friendly clothing label Sanctus. A firm believer in creating high quality garments to be treasured, each piece is one hundred percent handmade in London, and produced in small quantities.
Her collections draw inspiration from ideologies, and symbolism – the exquisite fur-lined hooded coats being a definite stand out. This label is definitely one to watch for 2018.
Launched in March 2016, Saint Albans based Evelle Home is a unique lifestyle brand that will fill your home, living space, or office up with inspiring and original pieces that lift your spirits every single day.
The brand has travelled across the world from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Morocco, Germany to Hungary – seeking inspiration wherever they go for new and exciting products to inspire and wow their customers.
You’ll find a beautiful range of printed cushions, lampshades, and notebooks bursting with colour and energy – the perfect lift for any sacred space in your life.
GR London Paris
This young London based fashion house is designed by Gotal Ryam, following a personal move from Paris to London. The pieces she creates are timeless, elegant, and filled with modern lines, offering a unique design aesthetic and a modern interpretation of masculinity and femininity.
Gotal is an artist at heart, which is evident throughout her unconventional attitude towards fashion, and her desire to pave a new path for herself rather than follow the rules – we love her already!
Designer Nick Fraser creates contemporary and playful interior products, by transforming the traditional qualities of everyday objects into brand new products that are both practical, and bound to make you smile.
As people, we form memories of the objects and materials we use on a daily basis, and Nick aims to explore and build on these connections in new and unexpected ways. He creates a range of furniture, lighting and interior products – all manufactured in the UK – that are distinctive, charming, and practical.
If you’re looking for a statement piece that is practical and will add a touch of humour to your home – Nick’s designs were made for you.
Vitamin is a British design brand set up by brothers Chris and Andy Vernall back in 2004. Their brand is devoted to producing products that are not only functional and beautiful, but also fun and original.
From their quirky I.V. plant pots, to their beautifully designed eclipse mirrors – Vitamin’s products are bound to evoke a new lease of life into your home, and create a wonderfully unique and inspiring space.
You can also find these guys on SODS right now!
Joana Almagro is an upcoming label which creates limited edition womenswear collections, with a mix of ready to wear and haute couture elements, creating ultra-modern aesthetics. Influenced by modern art and historical inspirations, comes a juxtaposition of decades and design.
This label is for you if you’re a confident woman who’s looking for contemporary, yet elegant clothing.
This talented designer creates an array of screen printed homeware products and furnishings including cushions, throws and kitchen linens. Katie always leads her design process with colour, which creates a range of modern, bright and playful designs that you simply can’t choose between because you want them ALL!
Her latest collection of screen printed cushions and throws is currently available online, and Katie has recently expanded her collection of products to include beautiful botanical wallpaper, and luxurious personalised dressing gowns – a wonderful gift for any lovely lady in your life.
Liz Nehdi creates a gorgeous rainbow of printed women’s apparel and accessories, including versatile kimonos, scarves, beach coverups, and more recently – delightful eye masks and notebooks.
These prints look and feel like summer at the beach, sunshine rays, and salty waves. Each piece is a limited edition piece of wearable art, that is lovingly crafted in revered European ateliers.
Her designs are filled with invigorating colours, hypnotic patterns, and slices of the rainbow, creating playful and soulful accessories that fill you with passion and energy from the inside, out.
We know you’re going to love checking Liz’s works of art out!
Calling all day dreamers:
Nikki is a Hackney based independent British accessories designer, who specialises in creating beautifully whimsical and ethereal prints for tech accessories, stationery, art prints & homewares.
Starting out working as a freelance print designer, Nikki worked for various high street clients including Topshop, Anthropologie, ASOS, Forever 21, & Marks and Spencer. But she quickly discovered she had a distinct design style, specialising in painterly intricate patterns, so she decided to set up her own label celebrating that.
Since then, she has created a beauty packaging range for Limited Collection with M&S, and has partnered exclusively with ASOS to share her own collection online.
This Ibiza based mens swimwear label offers a colourful, laidback selection of printed swimwear and shirts, embodying the natural vibe and spirit of the island.
Podenco Eivissa began in a beach shop on Benirras, selling a variety of things for a whole decade before upscaling their brand, and honing in on swimwear.
These guys scream pure Ibiza – original and independent in everything they create.
RADISH is a women’s lifestyle brand, born out of a collision of vintage, art, film, music and wonder. All pieces are one of a kind, featuring timeless silhouettes, and bold colourful patterns with beautiful embellishments. Each piece is made to be treasured.
Think classic vintage 60s and 70s block designs mixed with high collars, playful touches, flattering cuts, unique prints and tactile fabrics that catch the eye.