• Posts Tagged ‘London’

    Country Shop: Flora + Fauna

    by  • 13/09/2013 • Out and About, Shopping • 0 Comments

    Flora + Fauna

    Flora + Fauna

    Make sure you pop out this weekend and visit this lovely new Pop-Up-Shop at Columbia Road, London.  It is full of exciting gift ideas, jewellery, stationery, country homes buys and much much more!  All the beautiful, original products have been cleverly selected from 40 Designer makers across the UK. Take a visit to check out this visual feast and see how these flourishing Bristish artists exhibit their work in a creative space.

    Open until 30th September.
    at;
    136 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RJ
    Wednesday – Sunday
    11am-6pm

     

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    Country Shop: Barker and Stonehouse

    by  • 16/08/2013 • Living, Out and About, Shopping • 0 Comments

    New Baker and Stonehouse store opens.

    New Barker and Stonehouse store opens.

    Barker and Stonehouse have recently opened a new and exciting store in Battersea.  Take a visit to view all the fantastic modern country style furniture and accessories, exclusive to Barker & Stonehouse and to appreciate the fantastic 25,000 sq ft across two floors in one of the most historic buildings south of the Thames – the old Candle Factory on York Road.

    The Social Fuel café is also a fantastic touch, a great excuse for a cheeky slice of cake!

     

     

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    A view of London by Esther Coombs

    by  • 10/08/2012 • Shopping • 0 Comments

    With all eyes on the city of London during the Olympics, I thought it would be fitting to celebrate the wonderfully fun designs by Esther Coombs. The pieces below capture the beauty of buildings around London – with the odd cake thrown in. Esther hand draws the designs directly onto vintage china, giving a new lease of life to discarded ceramics.

    I love how she fuses the graphic architecture with the dainty quality of crockery reminiscent of your Granny’s favourite china. I think you’ll agree, the end results are beautiful unique pieces that would add a touch of modern day homespun to any country home.

    From top left; Cupcake plate, £36; Battersea Power Station floral jug, £46; English Heritage cake stand, £138; 'The Gherkin' building plate, £36; London Row platter, £44, London Skyline tea cup & Saucer, £34, all by Esther Coombs.

    From top left; Cupcake plate, £36; Battersea Power Station floral jug, £46; English Heritage cake stand, £138; ‘The Gherkin’ building plate, £36; London Row platter, £44, London Skyline tea cup & Saucer, £34, all by Esther Coombs.

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    Stitch & Craft Show

    by  • 09/03/2011 • Crafting, Out and About • 0 Comments

    If the promise of spring has inspired you to start a new craft project, you’ll find plenty of ideas at the Stitch & Craft Show at Olympia, London next week from 17th to 20th March.

    The show has 150 exhibitors across three areas – knitting, stitching and papercrafts – plus demonstrations and workshops where you can learn to crochet, make cards or knit a flower corsage. It’s a great place to shop, try something new and meet other crafters.

    Tickets cost £10 (or £8 in advance); to book call 01394 288521 or order online at twistedthread.com. To find out more, go to stitchandcraft.co.uk.

    I’d love to hear about your local craft fairs and events – where are you going this spring?

     

    Jan Constantine cushions on display at the Stitch & Craft Show, Olympia. Photograph: Rob Kennard

    Jan Constantine cushions on display at the Stitch & Craft Show, Olympia. Photograph: Rob Kennard

     

    Stitch & Craft Show, Olympia. Photograph: Rob Kennard

    Stitch & Craft Show, Olympia. Photograph: Rob Kennard

     

    Stitch & Craft Show, Olympia. Photograph: Rob Kennard

    Stitch & Craft Show, Olympia. Photograph: Rob Kennard

    For more spring craft ideas, go to housetohome.co.uk/crafts.

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