So here is the long awaited next edition of 'Matchbox Makers'! We love Nicola Rowlands cute and quirky designs and wanted to get a glimpse behind the mastermind....

Tell us a bit about you and your range

I sell bearded men, kitty pillows, vaguely funny cards and really bad drawings.  They are generally gift items that people buy and thrust upon unsuspecting receivers.

What inspires you?

When I was a little girl I was obsessed with visiting gift shops wherever we went on holiday.  I think I've taken it upon myself to become my very own gift shop.


What do you like most about making your own wares?

I like the feel of 11am, the walk to the post office, and the shininess of the future.  Was that poetic?

What can we expect to see in the future?

Dogs! Dogs dogs dogs.  I'm so excited to show you dogs, so soon.

If a spaceship landed outside right now, would you get in it and where would you ask it to take you?

To be honest I'm pretty happy where I am! I've got my own real life manfriend, a nice place to live and a sweet job doing what I love. Wouldn't mind going for a whizz around in the spaceship though.  Perhaps we could pick up a space coffee?


Check out more of Nicolas Lovely designs on our online store here