Journal

  • Our Tribe // Meet Our Makers // Abid Javed

    Our Tribe // Meet Our Makers // Abid Javed

    In Conversation with Abid Javed. London-based ceramicist.

    During the recent lockdown we were contacted by Abid Javed with some images of his work, to see if we would be interested in stocking his hand built ceramics. It’s often difficult as we do get a lot of emails like this, and due to these volumes we often can’t pursue these interests. However with Abid’s work we knew that it was a perfect partnership, and so Abid produced a small collection for us. We chatted more to Abid to find out more about his ceramics, inspirations, and the contrasting nature of the work that is Abid’s day job.
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  • Our Tribe // Meet Our Makers // Kelly Jay

    Our Tribe // Meet Our Makers // Kelly Jay

    In conversation with Kelly Jay. The creator behind 'Of Visual Forms'.

    We recently discovered ‘Of Visual Forms’ - the multidisciplinary brand of Nottingham based Kelly Jay, and knew immediately that her artworks would be a perfect fit for A New Tribe. With her strong use of form and shape combined with a soft tactility and texture, whilst using modest colour palettes - the artworks from ‘Of Visual Forms’ really are a perfect way to bring some pattern into a considered and paired back interior. We chatted to Kelly Jay to find out more about her and how her brand began…
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  • Explorations // Wall Hangings

    Explorations // Wall Hangings
    Wall hangings bring a uniquely soft tactility to a space, that differs from traditional artwork. Rather than lying flat and two-dimensional, wall hangings add depth and texture to a room. From tapestry type blankets to more three dimensional worked into pieces, there’s a movement towards hanging textiles, artefacts and objects on our walls. With the art of craft making a big resurgence - designers, makers and home-crafters are creating beautiful, haphazard pieces that are a far cry from mass produced art.
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  • Explorations // Moroccan Rug Guide

    Explorations // Moroccan Rug Guide

    The world of Berber rugs and the tribes who make them…

    At A New Tribe we’ve spent many years working with the Berber people in Morocco, who both weave our in-house designed rugs and who we source our one-of-a-kind vintage rugs from. During this time, we’ve learnt so much about the different tribes who make these rugs, and how to tell each type of Moroccan rug apart. 
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  • Projects // ‘Berber’

    Projects // ‘Berber’
    For Spring 2019 we’re exploring all things Berber, which we’ve fallen in love with during our time and travels in Morocco. Aside from the rugs (which we’ve long had a passion for) we’ve been discovering and learning more about the fascinating Berber language which has its own Tamazight alphabet. The written letters look like bold, striking symbols - so we’ve used this for our new Berber logo, which translates to ‘A New Tribe’, launching in our windows for spring. 
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