Ruth has been designing and making playful, sculptural jewellery since 2015. Mainly working in a variety of metals including silver, gold and titanium, she creates contemporary pieces that are both inspired by the subtle details within fabrics as well as the structural forms within textile machinery.
As well as creating these sculptural pieces, Ruth produces a range of wearable, precious metal jewellery influenced by other design products such as kitchen and homeware. These designs are simple yet unique, modern and bold.www.ruthleslie.co.uk
Gina is a Goldsmith/Silversmith, creating bespoke jewellery and silverware for all occasions. She offers private commissions to bring your ideas to life and works with heirlooms to keep their stories intact for years to come through repair and remodelling.
Her collections are inspired by her love of drawing freehand and learning new hand skills. Translating serendipitous mark making and fluid line drawing into precious metal. With great care and precision, Gina creates pieces that are elegant, balanced and timeless.www.ginaburgessdesign.com
ZAC and ZAC are architectural and interior photographers based in Edinburgh and London. Established as a partnership and comprised of two cousins, ZAC and ZAC combine their strengths and passion for photography and the built environment to create striking and refined imagery.www.zacandzac.co.uk
Glass artist Juli’s work is influenced by her background in graphic design and mixed media. She creates playful compositions by repurposing found objects and transforming them into precious artefacts that tell a story.www.julibd.com
Laura Meek is a fashion and portrait photographer based in Edinburgh, with a mission of producing work that pursues the delight in beauty and quiet reverence amidst the moving world. With a passion for film photography and unscripted journeys, the comeliness, mystery and romance within life and nature inspire visual excellence. Working worldwide with multi-disciplinary expertise, ranging extensively across the areas of lifestyle, editorial, commercial and fine art content.www.laurameek.com
Siam is an Edinburgh based production designer & wardrobe stylist, specialising in short films & music videos and art directing for film/tv, commercials & fashion campaigns.www.siamcolvine.com
Cairn are architects of carefully considered low carbon buildings. Based in London and Edinburgh, we help ambitious, climate-aware clients who need environmentally sensitive solutions for challenging projects.
We are specialists in lean construction and are independent in our approach. We seek out commissions that are demanding and develop a tailored response appropriate to each situation.
Weaving together the pragmatic and poetic, we work with the rational and emotional implications of construction. We make settings for everyday life that will age well, continuing to benefit a broad range of people over time.www.cairnarchitects.com
Established in 2014, DS Architecture has an ambition to create a portfolio of high quality and bespoke work inspired by and created for every Clients individual needs. This responsive and considered approach to design, incorporating simplicity, sustainability and innovation, is the foundation of the architectural philosophy and has contributed to a growing number of projects across the length and breadth of Scotland.dsarchitecture.co.uk
Meraki Concept Studio (MCS) is a new kind of creative company; we are an online marketplace for brands, individuals and organisations. We utilise technology to give you what you want, when you need it. Our products and services are either rendered in a 48-hour period or are part of a fixed-term arrangement. 1% from every online sale is donated to fund frontier carbon removal technologies.www.merakiconceptstudio.com
Architecture Office design buildings, interiors and objects with simplicity and restraint. A reductive approach to generate spatial, efficient works that hold inherent potential.
The office considers context and tradition to produce work that stands the test of time, fundamental to create environments that transcend passing fashions and fleeting trends to root itself in its place.architectureoffice.co.uk
Mawla is an expert team of web developers and designers, devoted to creating beautifully designed websites that scale and are a joy to use. They are huge believers in the jamstack, NextJS, Headless CMS and using Content to create conversions for B2B SaaS companies.mawla.agency
Elle La is an Amsterdam based interior brand founded in 2020. Elle La was born from a desire to change the way of making. We are transparent about the origin of our natural fabrics, the ingredients, and processes of making: from growing the fibers and dyeing fabrics according to sometimes age-old traditions in local communities, to designing and manufacturing our products on demand at Atelier Made Here in Amsterdam.elle-la.com
Why buy when you can share? At Edinburgh Tool Library you can borrow tools from our inventory of thousands of them. Don’t know how to use them? No problem! We bring members together to build and learn by sharing skills and knowledge. A tool library is first a simple idea – it works like a normal library but with tools instead of books.edinburghtoollibrary.org.uk
Alyn is a journalist, editor and copywriter working for some of the world's largest publications and brands. He tells compelling stories about people, products and places, using his creative background to focus on the great ideas defining our age.www.alyngriffiths.com
Having spent the last 7 years working as a sound engineer, James has learnt how to work in environments that are constantly providing unique challenges. Understanding how to solve problems using an ever-evolving set of techniques and technologies has prepared him well for the transition into the world of software development.
James has a love for elegant, refined design which has meant he is equally interested in crafting rich front end experiences as well as building clear and easily maintainable back end coding solutions.
STUDIO NIRO works with clients to develop architectural, interior, exhibition and graphic design projects with a concentration on material, form and detail to make spaces and objects which sit appropriately within their physical and cultural context. The ethos of the practice is driven by an ambition to make beautiful spatial, visual and tactile contributions to the everyday lives of our clients.www.studioniro.com
GRAS is an award-winning architecture and design studio based in Edinburgh. By focusing on timeless design principles, GRAS develop refined yet characterful solutions that put the needs of users first.
GRAS were the brains behind Custom Lane.www.gras.co
Bard is a shop and gallery for Scottish craft and design founded by husbands Hugo Macdonald and James Stevens. Bard tell stories about ideas, people and objects that forge Scottish cultural identity, past, present and future. The Bard mission is twofold: James and Hugo believe that living with craft can ground and elevate our daily experience, at home and in society; they also believe that Scottish craft and design is ripe for a global audience. If it’s true that we are what we make, then Bard want to show the world that we are made of more than tartan shortbread tins.www.bard-scotland.com
Toptal is a marketplace for dedicated Signal Processing developers, engineers, programmers, coders, architects, and consultants. Nikola is a highly skilled machine learning expert with over eight years of experience. He has extensive knowledge in various business and data domains. He has worked on a wide range of projects, from training cutting-edge models for startups to delivering solutions for industry leaders. Nikola has a proven track record of building successful systems from scratch.
Katie is a writer and researcher. She lives in Edinburgh, where she recently completed her PhD in digital technologies and “liveness” in performance. She is an alumna of the Academy for Theatre and Digitality, and her journalism and cultural criticism can be found in publications like The Guardian, CRACK, The Scotsman and more.www.katiehawthorne.net
Alex is a British-American designer based in Edinburgh, UK. As a mutli-disciplinary visual artist, he has worked across many forms to create compelling + beautiful products, brands + businesses.
Through his own companies, Alex has gained a range of experience in all elements of aesthetic direction.www.alexlongson.com
A mathematician turned medic turned front-end engineer, Peter is passionate about web standards, accessibility and empathetic code, and love collaborating with designers to build user interfaces that are intuitive, responsive and delightful.
He is currently working remotely for a London-based edtech company (which offers a maths challenge platform for primary school teachers and their pupils). He is also keen to develop his skills by working on more personal projects. He joined Custom Lane to be able to meet, get inspiration from and possibly collaborate with like-minded developers and designers.