If you love creativity and design and enjoy a little online escapism into the world of makers and the beautiful things they create then you’ll feel right at home here.
How can we help you if you’re a design-savvy shopper?
We search the planet for high-quality products created by designer makers and bring a curated collection of them to you, making it easy for you to find beautiful homewares, gifts and lifestyle products all in one place.
How can we help you if you are a maker?
We write about the beautiful products we find and promote what you do with product reviews and interview style articles on our blog. Currently we do not charge for features. We also promote what you do through our social media channels. Yep, that’s free too!
Our site is where you connect, something like this:-
Want to know more?
I am Sue and I started Polly finds beautiful things for a few reasons, but mostly because I love to create and I enjoy things other people create too!
However, I was frustrated about not being able to find high-quality products by independent designers without spending hours searching online. Friends would often say they didn’t know where to go to find bespoke products and would invariably end up shopping at mainstream stores for gifts and homewares. I mean, you know . . . . that’s a little bit . . . boring! But I’m sure that happens a lot. I decided to do something about it and create a place to make it easy to find high-quality products by designer makers. Items that have a story behind them and become treasured keepsakes for years to come.
Small Biz Love
I also want to help small creative businesses grow. I have a wealth of experience in running a small business. In the past I have run a graphic design and independent greeting card business and I know how hard it can be to run your own gig. Before all that I worked for magazines and newspapers in London and Sydney in both editorial and art departments. My blog has enabled me to combine my graphic design and writing skills and to run a business remotely. I live in Sydney, Australia, but travel regularly to the USA, the UK and Europe, always in search of beautiful bespoke products to write about on my blog.
I aim to create a place to help shoppers find high-quality beautiful things by designer/makers, and to help creatives by promoting what they do, along with some business tips along the way. A little creative haven for lovers of beautiful things. That’s it in a nutshell!
Join our Tribe
Before you go, I’d like to invite you to join my email list community. It’s FREE and will give you access to the following:
• Interesting an informative blog posts, delivered direct to you by email. Discover beautiful things by designer/makers including homewares, gifts and lifestyle products from around the world, new to market products, style tips, biz tips for small biz owners, present ideas for friends and present ideas for you!
• Be first to hear who is awarded ‘Star Maker’ (our own little take on championing makers) and enjoy our special podcast style interviews about these amazing and inspiring creatives. COMING SOON!
• PLUS A SUPER-DUPER BONUS FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. Get FREE access to our online resource library, where you can download printable graphics, digital designs and handwritten quotes for your personal use * (T&Cs apply).
This is our special welcome gift to you. Just sign up in the pop-up form below, we will send you an email with the password, and you’re in. Too easy!