Double Thumbs Up was set up in 2013 by Kirsty Haikney and Barry Yearsley. We aim to produce decorative and thoughtful products that combine the delicacy of hand-drawn illustration with modern materials and innovative production techniques.
We met while working in exhibition production at a Museum. Hours spent in the museum stores surrounded by an eclectic range of objects from industrial spinning mules to surrealist paintings has had an influence on our aesthetic. We aim to create products that are not only practical but have a sense of fun or whimsy, taking inspiration from a variety of sources from dark fairytales to 80s pop culture, heavy machinery to pocket money toys and childhood games.
All of our products are designed and produced by us in the UK.