Posts Tagged ‘Retail’

A Must Visit: The New Craftsmen

Whilst I sort through my piles of business cards and press packs from the London Design Festival to bring you my pick of design talent, here is some eye-candy from the week to whet your appetite. Following an exciting online presence and two pop-up shops, The New Craftsmen, a hub for British craft finally moved […] Read more…

Inspiring Business: Sparrow and Co.

I spend my life trawling beautifully designed sites packed with a plethora of covetable products – but sometimes the sheer volume of options is overwhelming. Once in a while I come across a store that captures my attention with its quiet confidence. I have been an admirer of Scottish homeware brand Sparrow and Co. for […] Read more…

My Ebay Collection

At the beginning of this year I took part in the launch of a revamp campaign for eBay UK ‘s new bring together pieces they have spotted on eBay. Users can also follow other people — such as expert curators, buyers and sellers from across the community — to get inspiration from their Collections. I […] Read more…

West Elm Is Coming!

This might just be the singular most exciting thing to happen in UK Home Retail since Anthropologie came to London. US Homeware darling West Elm is due to open the company’s first UK store in London on November 14th, 2013. The 12,000 square foot store on Tottenham Court Road will feature furniture, textiles, accessories and gifts, as […] Read more…

Shop Love: Moroccan Bazaar

On the hunt for screens and it was a nice surprise to come across quality pieces with attention to artisan practices. Carrying a mix of ornate Moroccan lighting and traditional furniture mixed in with contemporary pieces – their contemporary Pewter Tagines and and Safi patterned tableware are contemporary nods to Morocco’s heritage – and my favourite – super pretty tea-glasses in […] Read more…

Shop Fog Linen

I opened my inbox yesterday morning to find an email telling me that lovely Japanese linen brand Fog Linen Work, have now launched a new collection for Spring. Is there anything more poetic and equally necessesary than the idea of refreshing your linens for Spring! Fog Linen Work is a pared back bath, kitchen, clothing and […] Read more…

Shop Love: Ship & Shape

With a kind of grown-up Urban Outfitters vibe, Ship & Shape is an online handmade store owned by three independent designers in Minneapolis who decided to join forces with their respective talents – jewellery making, graphic design and product design. The shop sells one of a kind, handmade goods that the makers – Erin, Maddy, and […] Read more…

Pioneer Spirit

Lately I’ve been noticing a surge of interest in TV and literature about creative entrepreneurs of the past… last year’s visually stunning BBC1 show, The Paradise and ITV’s just launched drama about the flamboyante Mr. Selfridge both follow the endeavors of 19th century entrepreneurs – and of course the newly published historical novel The Potters […] Read more…

West Elm Marketplace: A Fresh Start

Copper Measuring Spoons West Elm Market After a seriously indulgent and frivolous holiday it seems everyone has hunkered down into nesting mode. My brain for one has spiralled sharply away from thinking about must-have cut glass punchbowls and the perfect candle-sconce to deck our halls with – and towards practical and beautiful utilitarian ‘fresh start’ […] Read more…

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