about us


Hello and welcome to a.musing!

We design and make personalised gifts for any occasion. Our little blocks of joy have extraordinary powers! With their select words and nostalgic imagery they make people feel important, unique, valued and loved.

From the simplest of ideas, come the greatest of creations.

“I founded a.musing in 2010. I’m an independent designer based in the Ouseburn Valley in the North East of England. I have a passion for simple but imaginative products, taking my inspiration from everyday observations in everyday life. There are beautifully exciting things all around us... we just have to take the time to look.” – Julie Coxon

Julie likes to make nice things for nice people.

a.musing is the result of Julie’s creative background, her quirky imagination and her simplistic approach to life – Julie believes that work should be an extension of yourself; a pleasure, a satisfying, exhilarating part of a continuously lovely day. Her work certainly is.

a.musing is synonymous with professionally designed, conceptually creative, quirky pieces of art that communicate an emotional message. We help people to verbalise thoughts and visualise imagination, by capturing perfect snippets of time and preserving them. Each little block can be personalised with a caption written by you, making these special gifts a lifelong keepsake.

The difference between want and need.

Nobody ‘needs’ a little acrylic block, but everyone ‘wants’ a little amusing every now and then.

We sometimes forget to thank those who ask for no thanks, we forget to show appreciation just because it’s not expected and we always, always forget to express our feelings when something ‘goes without saying’. a.musing gives people a voice to express themselves in any way they choose.