Sunday, 28 December 2014

Detola and Geek's Winter Sale 2014

Detola and Geek's End Of Year sale has started with 25% off everything

Please Use Code HAPPY HOLIDAYS when checking out. Sale excludes Detola and Geek gift cards / vouchers

You can also get 25% off any Bespoke / Custom orders placed too :-)


Colourful African Wax Print Fabric Lampshades & Home Décor.
Designs maybe Bold, Geometric, Retro & sometimes Geeky too!



Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2014 from Detola and Geek

Detola and Geek were super duper delighted to find out that we were hand picked to feature in this wonderful and creative Handmade Christmas Gift Guide 2014
}A stunning selection of high quality handmade goods that would make a perfectly unique gift this Christmas!~ ~ Paper Whispers

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Handmade African print fabric zipper pouches / purses by Detola and Geek

NEW PRODUCT LINE by Detola and Geek

We are now trialing out African wax print / ankara fabric zippers. Perfect little last minute gift ideas.

What say you?

If you really really like them they are now available to buy online at:

More are being made and added so there should be more choice of designs and colours

Friday, 12 December 2014

Detola and Geek at Rhapsode Dot to Dot's Christmas Bazaar Sat 13th Dec 2014

Detola and Geek will be at Dot to Dot's Christmas Bazaar tomorrow. Shop in person and see our beautiful handmade lampshades and other vibrant home decor gifts. You can also place / ask about custom orders too. Am always happy to chat and see how I can help!

Our last handmade Fair for 2014. Shop for your last minute Handmade Christmas gifts. There will be a few other unique craft sellers there too.

“Handmade Colourful African Wax Print Fabric Lampshades & Home Décor. Designs maybe Bold, Geometric, Retro & sometimes Geeky too!”

You will be able to see & buy Lampshades, Wall Decor, Cushions, Lavender bags, Aprons, notebooks etc. All handmade in Letchworth Garden City

6 - 8 The Wynd 
Letchworth Garden City
Sg6 3EN

For more info please click on the link:  Dot to Dot Christmas Bazaar

See you tomorrow! Be there or be square!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

It's Small business Saturday UK - Support Detola and Geek

Shop Detola and Geek not only today on UK's Small Business Saturday but every other day of the year

“Colourful African Wax Print Fabric Lampshades & Home Décor.
Designs maybe Bold, Geometric, Retro & sometimes Geeky too!”

Monday, 1 December 2014

Shop Detola and Geek this Cyber Monday 2014

So mad Black Friday is over and now it's finally Cyber Monday. Yaay!!!

Cyber Monday - which means support small businesses, like mine, online today

Why not check out Detola and Geek's
“Colourful African Wax Print Fabric Lampshades & Home Décor. Designs maybe Bold, Geometric, Retro & sometimes Geeky too!”

Custom / bespoke orders, special commissions, projects and collaborations are always welcome. Love challenges and working outside the box!

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Detola and Geek at Letchworth Arts Centre Christmas Craft Fair 2014

We have a  Handmade Lampshade, Cushions & Home Decor Stall at Letchworth Arts Centre's 2014 Christmas Craft Fair

Detola and Geek will be exhibiting at:

LETCHWORTH ARTS CENTRE Christmas Craft Fair 2014

Runs from Monday 24th November - Thursday 4th December 2014

There will be “Handmade Colourful African Wax Print Fabric Lampshades & Home Décor. Designs maybe Bold, Geometric, Retro & sometimes Geeky too!”

(Lampshades, Wall Decor, Cushions, Lavender bags, Aprons, notebooks etc)

There's a very beautiful cafe & coffee shop within Letchworth Arts Centre in addition to the Christmas Craft Fair and Art Gallery

Trust me it is well worth a visit!

If you can't make it - you can still buy online at:

Entrance is free. Please share and invite friends & family

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween - Orange and Black Home Decor trends

It's that time of the year again ...... Happy Halloween from Detola and Geek

"The harvest moon glows round and bold,
 In pumpkin shades outlined in gold,
 Illuminating eerie forms,
 Unnatural as Candied corn,
 Beware what crawls up your sleeve,
 For 'tis the night called Hallows Eve"
 ~ Richelle E. Goodrich

I thought I'd share my favourite Halloween trending home decor, mainly in Orange and black palettes

"My take on Halloween ~ Orange is definitely the new black!"

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Autumn 2014: Handmade lampshades to go with the season

So it is officially Autumn and I hear you all sounding a bit deflated. Feeling the slight drop in temperature, leaves are going to start falling, winter clothes out of the storage cupboards and more hot drinks and warm meals. It's not all dull and gloom! Just be prepared and go with the flow!

With the new fall season comes the rich warm colours like pumpkin orange, browns (chocolate, tan, sandy), natural, greens plus and don't forget the reds and blues.

I have some handmade lampshades that will lift both your mood as well as the rooms. They are all available to buy in my Folksy shop Detola And Geek

I will be introducing some new products into my Folksy store - one will be African wax print fabric wall decor.  

Colour of the day, 23rd September 2014 is Pantone's Sky Blue by Michele Bernhardt of Colorstrology. It's fair, artistic & compassionate. I'll let you be the judge of that!

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Friday, 5 September 2014

Bespoke handmade lampshades in an orange floral design

Just wanted to quickly share a batch of lampshades I made for another lovely customer

As the saying goes, a pictures speaks a thousand words. I'll let you be the judge.

Custom/ bespoke orders are always welcome using your fabric , mine or sourced on your behalf.

Please email: if you have any requests / questions. You can also send me a private message via my Facebook page - Detola & Geek 

We sell on
Etsy: & Folksy:
Hope you like them 

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Detola & Geek: Interior Design Commissions & Services

If you have any special request, Detola & Geek will be happy to hear from you. 

We can make Lampshades, Cushions, wall Decor etc  to match your interiors by using your own fabric or ones sourced for you on your behalf.

Special commissions & projects are welcome too! Be it Theatre Design, Film Set Staging or Stage Design. We can make the lighting features / props to compliment your theme!

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Detola & Geek's feature in UK Handmade's Summer Showcase

So so busy at Detola & Geek HQ. But busy is good for a small business like mine!

But I kinda forgot to share with you my showcase in UK Handmade in the midst of it all. But better late than never!

Our Nautical  Emerald Sea Green handmade lampshade in this stunning African print fabric made the cut. The coastal beach look is so in right now. Bang on trend!

You can get it at 'Detola & Geek' on Etsy and Folksy

A lot of other summer finds are in UK Handmade Summer Showcase too! Check them out

Friday, 1 August 2014

Detola & Geek in Blog & Buy Sale's Summer 2014 Wish list

Am glad summer is here in full force!

Have you had a look at the fabulously curated Summer Wishlist by Blog & Buy Sale . If you have never heard of them they are one of the leading promoters of handmade designs made in UK.

We got selected along with a lot of other creative designer/ makers to showcase our products online. 

Here are mine that made the cut (my online shop link is

Teal & Fuchsia Geometric Handmade Lampshade by Detola & Geek
Blue Chevron Handmade Wall Decor by Detola & Geek
Candy colourblock handmade lampshade by Detola & Geek

I have also picked three of my favourites that caught my eye. So much attention to detail & style displayed by these amazing other designers:

To see the rest of the handmade products featured, all made in UK, please visit Blog & Buy Sale Summer Wish List

Enjoy x