home: event [ The London Artisan ]
Part of the London Design Festival is The London Artisan at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.
‘The London Artisan offer’s a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. But more than that, it’s about people and place; meeting the makers, conversation with friends and embedding the social back into shopping’
16 – 17 September [ free entry ]
11am – 6pm
home: featured [ The Future Kept ]
Husband & Wife team Dean & Jeska Hearne have created an online store full of gorgeous well designed, durable and desirable items for your home. With a strong focus to inspire their customers to think about the items you buy for your home, bringing these independently produced products to the forefront of the collection.
‘We provide quality goods with an honest provenance that we use in our day-to-day lives, items made to ladt that will not fuel the throwaway nature of the modern world, heirlooms of the future. We hope to inspire a curiosity and desire within people to make more sustainable and ethical choices.’
Our favourite pieces include their woven baskets, throws and ceramics. Head to the website, explore and find your perfect item. We assure it will be more then just the one.
home: featured [ plumo ]
London based Plumo is an online lifestyle store bringing you clothing, accessories and homeware. Everything has an artisan, hancrafted feel to it with majority being independently made from all over the world.
‘We travel extensively around the world to source products that are original in design, beautifully crafted and a little different from what you usually see. We tend to work with artisans, co-operatives from Africa to Asia, designers that have just come out of college and any kind of creative people that just make beautiful things’
The site offers you a really relaxed bohemian collection with woven soft furnishings, patterned cushions and brushed metal shelving. Our favourites include the 4 tier stacking shelves and kelim cushion.
Be sure to check them out at Plumo.com
Discreet, minimal and a small carefully curated and designed range. Minor Goods have a beautiful online store of affordable homewares from ceramics to linens to candles to wood wares. Perfect for a little gift or collate a few pieces to make a whole look.
Minor Goods is an online homewares brand that believes less is more, we love craftsmanship and simple design (and food!). We make and curate timeless lifestyle accessories that are beautiful with an understated design aesthetic. Created using traditional techniques with a modern approach, these treasured items will stand the test of time. We are passionate about products and want to share the creators’ stories and their products to help you cherish the goods you buy.
Mainly sourcing from within Europe their strength is in working with and sourcing from small ethical artisan brands and traditional skilled craftsmen.
home: featured [ Oggetto ]
This Dorset born online store founded by Helen and Charlie Camm has been a joy to find. Full of gorgeous well designed and made products with a rustic edge, with Oggetto you are sure to find something to fall in love with.
Focusing on all the rooms in the home, Oggetto is has a well curated selection which naturally flows between product categories, making it easy to choose a look and style you can expand on throughout different rooms.
‘Oggetto (pronounced or-jet-oh) is the Italian word for object and we believe beautiful objects help make a house a home. From our base in Dorset in South West England, we design and source products for designers, makers, artisans and small producers in th UK and around the world with a simple understated aesthetic and timeless appeal, as much at home in the town or country.’
Our favourite pieces include the kitchenware ceramics and the Chesil dining table & bench. We love the simplicity of Oggetto, with it’s character and charm; we recommend you take a look.
Keep up to date with Oggetto on Instagram and Twitter.
home: featured [ Bohemia ]
Founded by Jenny Lockton in 2006 Scottish based store Bohemia is a haven for homewares and goods uniquely designed in-house and handcrafted in partnership with artisans from around the world. With boho influences on trend this year [ featured on the blog a couple of weeks ago ] there is no better time to explore this great shop.
‘ Bohemia was established to build relationships with artisan producers and through collaborations help to support meaningful employment and ensure the survival of awe-inspiring traditional crafts’
Bohemia is full of colour and inspiration with the obvious strong influence of Morocco and India running throughout their products. Head to the blankets and rugs with gorgeous pattern and vibrancy, or browse the kitchenware with palm leaf brushes and hand embossed enamel bowls.
As well as the online shop Bohemia has a flagship store in Edinburgh. It’s a definate destination if you love authentic gifts and homeware with a contemporary edge.
Keep up to date with Bohemia on Instagram and Twitter.
home: event [ designer maker Christmas fair ]
There are a plethora of Christmas fairs across the capital (and country) throughout the lead up to the big day but we loved the look of the Kindred DesignerMaker Fair on Portabello.
‘Kindred Studios & friends are launching their first ever Portobello Market Christmas Fair, showcasing over 45 emerging artists and artisans ready to take over Tavistock square on the North end of Portobello Road.
A wide range of unique, handmade and affordable gifts will be on sale- all made locally. ‘
Dec 1 / Tavistock Road W11