Thursday, 31 December 2015

Detola And Geek: Wrapping up 2015

So it is seriously countdown to the last few hours of the year 2015 in the UK where Detola & Geek is base.

And it has been an amazing year for Detola and Geek so far. Lots of lessons learnt, joining Instagram, connecting with other small businesses on social media platforms, learning new skills, teaching some lampshade making workshops to name a few.

Before the curtains fall on 2016, here are a few of my highlights I' like to share with you. Hard picking but I guess you will get the picture!

I found this app that allows you to share your nine most "hearted" images on Instagram. Quite awesome, so here is my pictorial view of my journey!

My bestseller by far this year, quite a popular design especially during the Christmas gifting season

Customer Reviews / feedback like this just makes everything worthwhile!

And finally seeing how the perfect pair Detola & Geek African table lampshades tie a room together. The icing on the cake, so to speak :-) (courtesy of Vickie F.)
I have a lot of plans / New Year resolutions for Detola & Geek which I have compartmentalize into manageable blocks. I will be unraveling / rolling them out one by one, steadily, over the months in the New Year.

But here's a snapshot (& in no particular order):

  • Finishing off my Detola & Geek brand logo design

  • Working on my Detola and Geek website

  • New designs involving mixed textures & designs

  • New product lines

  • Brick & Mortar Stockists

  • More Handmade & craft fairs

  • More posts on "this" blog! And maybe another spot as a "guest blogger"

  • As for the rest I have to keep my lips sealed for now! Sorry folks;-)

See you on the other side folks!

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas from Detola And Geek

Hope you all have a good one!!!

Be joyful &  thankful

Spare a thought or even more gesture for those home alone through out  this festive season

Remember the reason for the season!!!

Friday, 18 December 2015

Detola & Geek at Dot to Dot's Christmas Fair 2015

A very colourful & pictorial view of the Christmas Fair where Detola & Geek exhibited last weekend which was UK's Small Business Saturday

Was  a great one again at Dot to Dot Gallery in Letchworth Town Centre, meeting new faces, seeing old friend again, happy customers as well as networking.

As you can see that a my stall was packed with my can't-miss-due-to-their-colour-design lampshades of all sizes, cushions,  zipper pouches, lavender bags, wall decor & tote bags

African Wax Print Home Decor & Gifts by Detola & Geek

Handmade Jewelry by All About Eve

Eco friendly Gifts by Really Eco Baby  

Handmade Gifts by Made by Lisa

Felt handmade products 

Art & illustration by Pomegranate Boo

If you click on their names it'll take you directly to their shops / pages 

My shop & social media links are:

Friday, 4 December 2015

Dot to Dot's Handmade Christmas Fair 2015

If  you are out an about in Letchworth or nearby tomorrow, why not pop in to Dot Dot's Christmas Handmade  Fair

It's bang in the Town Centre, in the Wynd 

I will be selling  colourful African inspired handmade lampshades, home décor & gifts. My designs are typically bold, geometric, retro & sometimes geeky too!

 I do work on custom orders using my fabrics or ones supplied by you to match your interiors. 

For more details please click on the link Christmas Fair

Just in case you can't make it, you can still shop online (we ship worlwie):

Etsy Shop

Folksy Shop

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Blog & Buy Sale's Christmas Wish List 2015

Thank you to Blog & Buy Sale as Detola & Geek's handmade products a were picked as part of their "Christmas Wish List" for 2015.

As usual I love to share my top 5 favourite picks too. Not an easy feat by any means as all the designs by the talented makers are just so awesome!

So here I go .......

Triangle Necklace in Shetland Wool
by Louise Dawson Design

Brixton Market 
by Red Faces Print

Cloud Coaster 
by Pygmy Cloud 

Vinyl Wrapped Chair
by Kute

Alice in Wonderland Brooch
by Frilly Industries 

To see the full list of featured  handmade products please click on the link below 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

World Maths Day: Geometric inspired Lampshades by Detola and Geek

I bet you didn't know that World Maths Day event is celebrated between 12th - 14th October this year .  The World Education Games  (WEG) organises a live competition where participants can chose one out of 4 modes.

Let me quickly share a few maths facts  with you:

  1. Mathematics is derived from the Greek word 'mathema' which when translate means learning, study, science'
  2. 12,345,678,987,654,321 is the product of 111,111,111 x 111,111,111
  3. The name 'Google' came about after  the word 'googol' was spelt wrongly! And 'Googol' means a number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
  4. If you have a group of 23 people, atleast 2 people will hare the same birthday.
  5. A Palindrome number is a number that reads the same both forwards and backward like 12621.
I could really go on and on as am a "closet Geek" myself. LOL!!!!

Okay enough of the geeky stuff, here are some geometric inspired handmade lampshades by Detola and Geek all available to buy online (links are below).

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Detola and Geek's Buy British Day 15% off Flash Sale

Did you know that yesterday was Buy British day? Yes it was, no kidding!!! 

So I thought it's the perfect time to have a flash sale? 

Wouldn't you love to get 15% off anything you buy online ? I thought you might ;-)

Please use  code BUYBRITISH when checking out online in my Etsy shop & Folksy Shop

Better get your skates on as it ends tomorrow 5th October 2015 at 12 midnight!

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Monday, 21 September 2015

New design: Introducing the Dark Red Tropical Drum Lampshade

I love testing out and  working on new African wax print lamp shade designs.  My creative juices go on overdrive . LOL

This awesome dark red tropical lampshade was released last week and is new for Autumn Winter 2015. What say you?

The feedback has been so positive. I even had this as my 'display picture' on my faithful Blackberry Passport smart phone and a friend instantly sent me a message that they wanted to buy this. Now that is what I call a win-win !!!!

You can find Detola and Geek handmade African inspire products online

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If you have any questions or nee a custom order please sen me  message via my online shops or email me at

Thursday, 10 September 2015

What's all the fuss about my Detola and Geek's Lampshades?

I think these images say it all as they all speak a thousand words. Need I say no more?

If you had any doubts before about my Detola and Geek designs, well this is all the reassurance you need about my handmade fabric lampshades ;-)

To shop view and shop Detola an Geek handmade products:
(Please note: 'Summervibes' sale has now ended)

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