No time like the present

October. A month associated with leaves changing colours, searching for kindling and matches, pumpkin paraphernalia  and seemingly, as the high-street would like us to believe, the start of the countdown to Christmas (79 days at time of writing!). We may still have almost a third of the year left till the present giving season, but the pressure finding the right present for the person who (you think) has everything has already begun.

Maybe 2012 is the year which we can crack this, working together with others sharing the same dilemma and choose something a bit different, something original, something gorgeous..?

Here are some helpful suggestions to get you started. Prices range from £125-£350 (for smallest sizes) including delivery. Gift vouchers also available from November.

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Perfect for: Sister, Sister-in-law, best friend, a lover of colours: Emma Lawrenson’s Camellia Bud III

Perfect for: The bachelor pad, cool older brother, owner of the loft apartment or just bare walls: Luke Woodford’s Rebirth III 

Perfect for: Contemporary Mother, owner of a bright kitchen or conservatory:  Emma Lawrenson’s Yellow Form II

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Perfect: A modern couple with a contemporary abode, sister or friend who needs calmness in their life: NDI’s Rushing Reeds

Perfect for: A brother or another who loves the blue hues, a print to modernise a bathroom: Emma Lawrenson’s Blue Curve

Perfect for: Updating your sister’s bedroom with an injection of colour,  a bride who had Gerbera’s in her bouquet: NDI’s Pop Art Gerbera 1




Queen of screen (printers), Emma Lawrenson

Emma’s abstract screen prints are inspired by her immediate surroundings of the Yorkshire Countryside, where she lives and works from her home studio near Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. She gained an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 1998, where she won several awards. Emma exhibits in galleries across the UK, often as a part of solo or mixed exhibitions, and sells her work worldwide.

Emma won the 2010 ‘Flourish Award’ for excellence in printmaking and  was  nominated for ‘Printmaker of the Year’ at PRINTFEST in 2012. She is currently exhibiting in a solo show at the Duckett and Jeffreys Gallery in Malton, North Yorkshire and has secured her first international solo exhibition in the USA later in the year.

Emma produces work for three interior design companies in London, New York and California.