Holbirt was started by Ann and Harriet in 2015. With combined backgrounds in the design industry spanning 15 years, they thought it was high time their skills were utilised in creating lovely quality items for everyone to enjoy. They love the outdoors, a lot of their artwork is inspired by it, so if they're not at their desks scribbling away that's where they will be!
- Thu 15 Jun 2017
- By Whistlefish
Wedding season is here and we can’t wait to get out our summer frocks and fascinators to join our loved ones on their special day. Who better to give us their insight on the best ways to celebrate such a momentous occasion in Cornwall this Summer, then Amanda, creator of wedding venue Polpier & Penpol.
Over to you Amanda…
- Wed 07 Jun 2017
With our tenth consecutive year at Chelsea Flower Show upon us, we were more excited than ever to share our new stand and collection with the events visitors and guests. Our charity partner The Prince's Trust also attended, with their celebrity ambassador Gemma Arterton having a VIP shopping spree and giggle with us. Gemma was joined by her actress sister Hannah Arterton, who also thoroughly enjoyed the day (even tweeting us to say so).
We were thrilled our stand won four gold stars for its presentation and we 'street style' spotted hundreds of visitors walking the shows grounds with our floral Whistlefish gift bags. See more highlights from the event, our exclusive collection and video snippet captured by artist Will Thompson, featuring the very special Dame Judi Dench.
- Thu 01 Jun 2017
Nicola O-Byrne lives on a busy motorway in Los Angeles but sees pine trees and hummingbirds when she looks out of her window. This, sums up, as an artist, how Nicola brings colour, light and a sense of whimsical life into her work. Read on to hear how she's been an artist from a young age and why, if she could, our UK capital is where Nicola would most like to call home.
- Fri 26 May 2017
With Chelsea Flower Show well underway and inspiring showcases of flowers on display, we turn to Appleyard London's head florist Lauren Probert, to share her expertise on how she would add the finishing floral touch to each of these four home styles, featuring Whistlefish artwork. Plus, Lauren shares bitezie top tips on what you should consider when styling your home with both art and flowers.
- Sun 21 May 2017
- By Whistlefish
With our tenth year at Chelsea Flower Show upon us, we have teamed up with luxury fresh flowers brand Appleyard London. We sit down with Appleyard’s founder Tash Kahn, to talk all things floral and how our stand at Chelsea Flower Show will have the best buzz around.
- Fri 14 Apr 2017
To celebrate our artwork being featured on the restaurant walls of The Rosevine, a boutique hotel on the Roseland Peninsula, we sit down with their Events Manager, Nicola, to ask how they make their afternoon tea so special and properly Cornish.
- Fri 07 Apr 2017
Hannah Tolson radiates sunshine, which is clear from her colourful canvas paintings on Whistlefish which have a playful illustrative style. Since moving down to the South West to study, Hannah is now a permanent Kernow gal. Residing in Falmouth and travelling to her art studio in Penryn each day. Read on to hear how her home resembles a Pinterest moodboard and why she wouldn't be out of place living in Berlin.
- Tue 21 Mar 2017
Our first Whistlefish shop, located on The Wharf in St Ives, was opened back in 1997. Twenty years later, we're proud to be a long-standing business in the St Ives community, with a second gallery open on the high-street, less than a hundred feet away.
We celebrated this milestone last week with the local community, to our delight, the St Ives Deputy Mayor turned up to show his support as well as a few local journalists. We even ended up front page of The Cornishman newspaper - hip, hip, hooray!
See a few event highlights below and if you haven't visited us yet, here is the address of our little shop on The Wharf, which is well worth the trip!
- Wed 15 Mar 2017
Artist Alan Ferneuax is a neighbour to us Whistlefish lot, not that you would think that from meeting him - wearing his London baker boy cap and French inspired Breton top, Alan looks the part of an artist travelling around Europe, making himself at home in any given city. Luckily for us, home is Penzance, right here in Cornwall and Alan's happy demeanour is poured into his brilliantly bold artwork. Read on for his top tips using both acrylic and oil paints and hear why Alan's pasta has to be only the best quality.