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  • Thinking Of You Week 2017

    • Mon 25 Sep 2017

    Now in its fourth year, Thinking of You Week (25 Sept – 1 Oct 2017) inspires people to create a wave of love, caring and happiness by sending greeting cards to different people during the week.

  • Interior Design Insights with Nicola O'Mara

    • Tue 05 Sep 2017
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    Nicola O’Mara is one of the leading home renovation experts in Cornwall. She is an award winning interior designer with more than 18 years experience remodeling the homes, ski chalets, new builds and holiday houses of successful professionals in and around the Polzeath, Rock, Cornwall, the South West but also internationally. Having worked on properties with our friends over at Beach Retreats, we thought it would be great to sit down and catch up with Nicola about all things interior design!

     

  • Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Highlights

    • 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. 

  • Meet the artist: Nicola O'Byrne

    • 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. 

  • Floral styling with Appleyard London

    • 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.

     

  • Meet the founder: Tash Kahn, Appleyard London

    • Sun 21 May 2017
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    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.

  • Meet the artist: Hannah Tolson

    • 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.  

  • Celebrating 20 years in St Ives

    • 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! 

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