Daily and often hourly, a lot of homeware passes my eyes and my inbox – mostly beautiful but not always original enough to make me do a double take. The Curious Egg is one such store that did. Founded by artist and sculptor Lorraine Aaron the store combines her unique eye with a curation of products with art at the centre. At Curious Egg you will find theatrical and painterly wallpaper – sophisticated black stone bowls that will make your food look dramatic, honeycomb mesh jewellery bowls hand-made in Berlin that can be pressed into the desired shape and incredible lace Madras window panels.
Due to the other arm of Lorraine’s work as a sourcer for unusual products the shop stocks small batch makers and independent suppliers as well as handpicked artists that Lorraine has worked directly and visits their workshops and studios wherever possible. Excitingly, because we all covet things on Instagram – Lorraine cites social media as inspiration to find new sources of design around the world to bring into the store. Dream job!
Also do peruse The Curious Egg’s Blog where you can fall down a rabbit hole of inspiration – Lorraine writes about everything from How Buying Good Art Can Save Your Life and her travels tracking down amazing makers like the artist in the Czech Republic who makes Porcelain Wallpaper. I love that the site has so many layers of rich inspiration which adds to the store’s experience – you can really feel Lorraine’s desire for art to be a part of the every day.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org