News Release: Immediate Release                                                                                                       19.09.2012
Woven Wears

November sees the return of Tessuti and Pickone as Concrete Wardrobe’s joint Makers of the Month. As Co-owners of Edinburgh’s finest independent gift and lifestyle shop, James Donald and Fiona McIntosh are exhibiting their newest and most exciting work to date.

Fiona McIntosh, the brains behind Tessuti, continues to be inspired by the imagery and designs of the 1950’s and 60’s. Her range of fashion accessories includes silk, lambswool and cashmere scarves, wraps, hand-warmers and neckties. This month she launches a new range of ceramic tablewares, reflecting her house style in a new medium.

Inspiration for James Donald’s work at Pickone comes from Scottish land and seascapes. He has produced three new lines of large double cloth scarves with names that are evocative of recent trips to the Outer Hebrides – Hebridean Sunset, Hebridean Gold and Hebridean Light. Double cloth is the process of weaving two cloths together interchanging the warp and the weft, revealing blocks of colour that alter across the cloth. His techniques create complex patterns and surface textures.

Tessuti has seen a busy year in 2012, with exhibitions in New York, London and Manchester. Next year McIntosh also plans to exhibit in Paris. Of her exhibition at Concrete Wardrobe, she comments, “it’s always special exhibiting at Concrete Wardrobe, it’s like bringing my work home.”

Pickone is also exhibiting digitally printed silk scarves and hand etched whisky glasses at his Maker of the Month showcase. These pieces have been designed using iPhone ‘app’ technology, with patterns based on the same imagery as the woven pieces. The result is a rich, full and diverse range of work that also references the repetitive nature of traditional Shetland knitting patterns.

The Tessuti and Pickone collections will be on sale at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 30th November 2012.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA

PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh 


Look whats arrived in Concrete Wardrobe!

We just LOVE these beautiful images by Glasgow based image maker Stuart Brown. These pieces come in a variety of formats from wall mounted pieces to greetings cards.

We think these Scottish based images speak for themselves, but we do have a huge selection of others as well as documenting some of them on our FB page.

Stuart may be new to this but he is certainly a name to watch for!


New in this week is work by Amy Chan. Chan is based at Edinburgh's Coburg Studios in Leith. With a diverse range of jewellery to her name, we are pleased to present her diffusion collection of beautifully made pieces using bakelite and recycled materials. All very reasonably priced too!


Edinburgh based glass artist, Ingrid Phillips has done it again with this beautifully honed and individually mouth blown glass pieces thast we have just taken delivery of, here at Concrete Wardrobe.

This series of inspired and affordably pieces are from a new range called "Alba" and we are very excited to present these pieces to you!


Just in today is new work by Edinburgh based duo Blair Sorley. Their bags and purses are getting ever more scrummy and with evocative leather colour names like conker, seashell, ground pepper and daffodil, how can we not be entranced?



Patsy has been off on her hols this summer taking in many a Scottish landmark. You may have seen her at the castle, or riding her horse on Portobello beach? Well she's now been to the Forth Rail Bridge and sent us a postcard taken with her own Box Brownie. She's even wearing one of this season's peplums. 
You can collect all the Patsy and Diane postcards at Concrete Wardrobe, and they're only 80p each.


Alongside the new Concrete Wardrobe autumnal window display, simulated leaves a crunching, Lauren Crawford's woolly scarves look a treat in this season's subtle tones. There is also a new delivery from Katherine Emtage to up the tweed quota in the shop. Among her new delights is the new Ruche Slouch bag. Currently available in poppy, chartreuse and eye catching mustard Harris Tweed. All with leather trimmings. This is how to brighten up autumn.


Looks whats just arrived in Concrete Wardrobe! These fantastically colourful hotwater bottle covers, complete with bottle ... just the thing you need as the nights start to draw in. 

These pieces come with matching cushions, made out of the same luxurious lambs wool for warmth and comfort!