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  • 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! 

  • Meet the artist: Alan Furneaux

    • 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. 

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