Bombus blog

Bombus blog
  1. Thank You Gifts for Staff this Christmas

    Thank You Gifts for Staff this Christmas

    Say thank you to staff and associates, with a personal gift this Christmas We are super lucky at Bombus. We have a team of dedicated and hard working women who have held it all together during this mad mad year. With coronavirus making the world so uncertain, we didn't know what was going to happen with the business. Would it...
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  2. We're Hiring!

    We're Hiring!

    Join our team of creative superstars! Want to work for a creative and exciting enterprise in the Kent Countryside? Bombus has a wonderful vacancy at it's Oast House location in Faversham. Are you interested in working for a dynamic independent business? Then what are you waiting for! Apply Now info@bombus.co.uk STUDIO ASSISTANT THE ROLE This is a new role based...
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  3. Shop Small, Shop British

    Shop Small, Shop British

    Bombus is a small British business….and small businesses ROCK! So shop small! Did you know... that small businesses account for a huge percentage of the annual turn over to the UK economy? They are super important, and contribute even more in jobs and opportunities.  It’s become really clear during this pandemic that a lot of small businesses have really struggled...
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  4. A Birthday Gift for Her: The ULTIMATE GUIDE to what we really love...

    A Birthday Gift for Her: The ULTIMATE GUIDE to what we really love...

    It’s almost September! Did you know that September is the BIGGEST month of the year for birthdays? I did, because I have no less than four family birthdays and a best friend’s to boot! I need help with the perfect birthday gift for her. So I asked my team! I’m always looking for new and exciting ideas for gifts. Especially...
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  5. Meet the Bombus Team

    Meet the Bombus Team

    Our Bombus team is a very talented bunch... They do a lot more than you think... As well as working at Bombus, almost all of our team have another pursuit. This can be a small business, or an entirely separate career! This isn't because working at Bombus isn't enough for us, it really is. But as part of the Bombus...
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  6. The Home of the Bombus Studio

    The Home of the Bombus Studio

    Introducing BRENLEY WINE! The Bombus Studio sits here... Right in amongst the gorgeous Brenley Farm. I mean just look at it!!! We completely love our rural location. Our Oast house studio is huge, and at this time of the year we can throw our windows open wide and let the summer breeze cool us all down. (As for winter…let’s just...
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  7. The Bombus Trio - a Personalised Map Gift

    The Bombus Trio - a Personalised Map Gift

    In the spotlight... Our most popular personalised map gift! https://www.bombus.co.uk/three-map-location-hearts.html We are really proud of our map Trio range at Bombus. We’ve been making and selling versions of this map artwork for as long as we’ve had Bombus, and we can't quite believe how much you all love it. We love it too, so we thought it deserved its own...
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  8. Love Where You Live

    Love Where You Live

    At Bombus we're all about map gifts. Beautiful pieces of art filled with shapes, wiggly lines, and all sorts of colours. Discovering local treasures... As well as being pretty to look at, maps represent a special and unique spot on the surface of our earth. While we've all been forced to spend more time close to home, the pleasures and...
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  9. Introducing... Bombus Letterbox Gifts

    Introducing... Bombus Letterbox Gifts

    In the days of online shopping we are all used to rescuing a soggy parcel from the back garden, or rifling through the recycling bin for our long anticipated delivery left in a not-so-safe space. But it is a very different feeling to receive unexpected post, through the door. With people sending fewer cards, and the advent of e-mails rather...
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  10. A host, of Golden Daffodils

    A host, of Golden Daffodils

    Spring is on the way! And at Bombus we are feeling inspired by the crowds of daffodils blooming around our Oast House studio. Our team are always looking for bright new design ideas. Often the best influences can be found in nature. Especially in our immediate surroundings - the Kent countryside. One of our bestsellers is our bunch of spring...
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  11. It's National Bubble Wrap Day!

    National Bubble Wrap Day (also known as National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day) on the last Monday in January recognizes a fascinating piece of invention. Today, bubble wrap's primary purpose is to protect fragile items either in shipping or storage. But should we be celebrating a product that contributes to the plastic pollution crisis? At Bombus we are working hard to make sure we do our bit to...
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  12. The vintage map hunt

    The vintage map hunt

    Bombus office manager, Hannah, dives into the world of vintage map finding to try and find out exactly how the studio team find a vintage map for your order, showing anywhere in the world.
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  13. Christmas studio sale 16th November 2018

    Christmas studio sale 16th November 2018

    We'd love you to join us for our Bombus Christmas sale evening. We’ll be filling tables with samples and seconds of all sorts of our current designs. With prices starting as little as 50p it could be the perfect start to your Christmas shopping. You’ll also have the opportunity to get your hands on some prototypes and end of line bits and bobs for a steal.
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  14. We're hiring! Seeking an Office Manager to join our team

    We're hiring! Seeking an Office Manager to join our team

    We’re looking for an adaptable, determined, organised and pragmatic office manager to join our team. You'll be take the lead on customer service, and have overall accountability and ownership of all of the administrative activities that facilitate a busy creative studio.
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  15. Five tips for improving sleep quality

    Five tips for improving sleep quality

    As the nights get darker and autumn approaches, the need to sleep and hibernate seems more delicious than ever. But thinking back, when was the last time you had a good night’s sleep and awoke feeling fresh as a daisy ready to start the day? Our Studio Manager and in-house health expert Amie shares her tips for improving sleep quality.
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  16. The art of Hygge

    The art of Hygge

    Hygge, pronounced ‘hue-guh’ is the Danish word for the feeling or creation of happiness and cosiness. It is the mindful acknowledgement and enjoyment of simple pleasures which bring with them the sensation of utter relaxation and peace.
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  17. 14 days as an intern at Bombus

    14 days as an intern at Bombus

    Two weeks down the line after first setting foot into the delightful Bombus Oast, I don't think I've ever been so well acquainted with the world's geography, or glue. Read on to find out what happened when I jointed Bombus for a fortnight.
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  18. 10 photos from our studio sale

    10 photos from our studio sale

    All of us at Bombus would like to say a really BIG thank you to everyone who visited our studio sale event and helped make it such a success. Our chosen charity for the event was Kent Refuge Action Network (KRAN).
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  19. Walking on the Isle of Skye for the unfit

    Walking on the Isle of Skye for the unfit

    One gets a rather unique appreciation for the shape of places when illustrating for Bombus. Skye, for example has a very pleasing wiggly splosh shape, and has a nice lot of contours which are always fun to draw.
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  20. Dyslexia awareness week

    Dyslexia awareness week

    Like many creative workplaces, Bombus embraces a healthy quota of dyslexic employees.  I count myself amongst these numbers and would like to share a bit of my experience in celebration of Dyslexia Awareness Week.
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  21. How to go the extra mile at work

    How to go the extra mile at work

    The bespoke nature of the products we make at Bombus HQ involves a lot of skill, creative craftsmanship and time by our production studio team. However, perhaps a overlooked aspect is just how much walking is involved.
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