Wrap Loves #12
17.05.21 Words by Stephanie Hartman

Wrap Loves #12

From brightly coloured oven mitts and artist designed deck chairs, to a collection of charity prints raising funds for London’s Chinese Community Centre – here are the creative projects getting the Wrap team excited this week.
17.05.21 Words by Stephanie Hartman

Krista Marie Young oven mitts

We can’t get enough of Krista Young’s multicoloured oven mitts. Based in Brooklyn, Krista makes each one by hand, using a free motion quilting technique to add her signature squiggly stitching to each mitt. With a keen eye for pairing pattern and colour, her kitchen essentials combine checkerboard prints with candy hues. Krista’s online shop currently only offers domestic US shipping, but custom international requests can be made via email for those of us across the pond in need of a mitt glow-up.

Look out on Instagram for regular product drops.


The London Chinese Community Centre (CCC) has provided a hub for Chinese culture in the capital for over 40 years, but with the pandemic cancelling its usual fundraising efforts and a horrific surge in anti Asian hate crime, it’s now at risk of permanent closure. In a bid to keep its vital doors open, a group of creatives has come together to form Commuintea, a platform designed to raise funds and drive positive conversation. They’ve invited 55 artists to design prints, with all proceeds going to the CCC. The sale runs until Sunday 6 June in collaboration with RoomFifty and you can pick up brilliant pieces from the likes of Charlene Man (featured), Ed Cheverton, Cha, Thomas Hedger, Charlotte Mei, Melissa Kitty Jarram, Murugiah and many more.

Shop the full range of prints here. You can also donate money via the Just Giving page.

DIY Shop deckchairs

If you’re opting for a staycay this year, these deckchairs from DIY Art Shop will see to it that you do it in style. Designed by an impressive roster of 30 illustrators, each outdoor chair is made to order with 80 percent of profits going straight to the artists involved, which we love. The canvas slings are digitally printed and boast artwork from creatives including Tess Smith-Roberts (featured), Lucy Sherston, Emma Unwin, Scotty Gillespie and Dario Forlin. All of them are sure to brighten up your back garden no end.


Little Sun t-shirts

These brilliant tees are part of a collaboration between fashion brand Tomorrow Creates and Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun – a social enterprise which harnesses the power of the sun to provide clean, fair energy for all. They’ve joined forces with a bunch of creatives including Wrap favourite B.D Graft, Pia Riverola and Jordy van den Nieuwendijk (featured) to design a range of clothing and bags featuring joyful illustrations. 50 percent of proceeds from the collection will be shared between Little Sun and the artists involved, so dig deep and get yourself a new wardrobe just ahead of summer.


Hannah Bould ceramics

Playful pots, cups and vases are Hannah Bould’s speciality. From her studio in Archway north London, Hannah has developed a signature ceramic style that pairs a monochrome palette with bold, geometric patterns. Working between hand built and wheel thrown pieces, she creates limited runs of very lovely coffee mugs, and special one-off pieces for the home. Find Hannah’s stockists via her website or keep an eye on her Instagram for online shop updates.