Icons of Style – Plum & Ashby


2nd September 2014

There are certain brands that you recognise at first glance as head and shoulders above the rest. Plum & Ashby is definitely one of those.

In a world where so many brands copy or emulate others, Plum & Ashby stands apart in a refreshingly quirky and super pretty way.

Set up by Vicky White and ‘Bertie’ (more of whom, later), the company offers a range of products for your home and life – think beach bags and picnic blankets, deckchairs, cushions, soaps and candles. All the products have the same honest yet beautifully designed feel – a sense of nostalgia packaged for a busy digital age.

Bertie is a rather adorable wire-haired terrier who features on many of the products themselves as well as in lots of gorgeous ads and brand images. I loved one of these images so much that I was moved to illustrate it as you can see here.

Plum & Ashby brand image featuring Bertie the wire-haired terrier illustrated in pen and ink with watercolour by Louise Keane of Amalfi White Living

If you love good design and interesting homewares that conjure up the timeless style of a bygone age, you’ll love what you find on Plum & Ashby’s website.