Tomorrow's spring equinox is the only day when the feat of balancing a hen's egg perfectly on one end can be achieved, as the sun and earth align in gravitational harmony. At least, that is the tradition from the Chinese celebration of the spring equinox.
Though if you try it right now .. well, you may find it's not that different to tomorrow after all but it remains a good parlour game to entertain the family!
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What are your favourite signs of the spring returning? Spring appeals to all the senses, and makes its presence felt whether you're in a huge city, the rolling countryside, or living somewhere that offers a happy medium.
Celebrate all the seasons with the DM Seasonal Card Collection.Read More
Shhh ... if it lands on you, don't move! It's good luck!
That's what they say about all four of the delicate winged creatures in Daniel's Bugs & Butterflies Collection. But which one would you prefer to land bringing luck to your home?
Love is a many splendored thing, so the song goes. It reminds us that love is very different for each person, and indeed each time you fall in love. Many of the DM Collection animals represent love in their own unique way - but which is closest to your experience of amour?
The humble hedgehog enjoys a less prominent place in modern cultural tales than his woodland friends. But like the Fox, as we go back into ancient folktales from around the world it is portrayed as an animal that is highly intelligent - whether it uses this power for the greater good or simply for selfish reasons can vary. Daniel's two very different Hedgehog designs show the two sides to this clever creature - which do you prefer?
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A year ago we embraced these long winter nights, launching the DM Nocturnal Collection. These special illustrations re-imagine four of our favourite creatures in the night's moonlit shadows.
To celebrate the Nocturnal Collection's birthday we are offering a discount until 31 January across the entire DM Collection with checkout codes :
"The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent--I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world."
- Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Looking at man's depiction of animals, whether it's in a prehistoric cave painting, an old Greek fable, or a Disney movie, we can see man's deep set habit of projecting elements of ourselves on to the creatures. Perhaps that's why images of animals are so comforting in the home or with a message.Read More
The 'Twelve days of Christmas' recounts a true love sending cumulatively more gifts each day, corresponding to the number of the day. Here's Daniel's take on the single Partridge in a Pear Tree, sent on the first but then every other day of Christmas. Here's the conundrum, if that means 12 partridges were received overall, how many gifts in total did our true love send? (Read on for the answer!)
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Welcome to The DM Collection, a collection of products by award winning Artist Daniel Mackie.
All cards, prints and coasters are printed and made in the UK.