home: featured [ Botany ]
Founded in 2014, this gorgeous plant & lifestyle store can be found in Hackney, London.
Botany is primarily a store to get your hands on some lovely houseplants and succulents, but you can also choose from handmade ceramics to put them in, plus a collection of skincare and clothing.
Botany champion’s independant designers and makers and also hosts seasonal workshops. It’s a must-visit shop if you are in the area.
Head to botanyshop.co.uk to explore more.
home: event [ vintage plate up cycling ]
A date for the diary if you want to give a new lease of life to old crockery. Get creative at these up cycling workshops at Heals. Book in for one of the two available September dates via Eventbrite
Give life to your vintage china in our upcycling class at Heals. First choose a pre-loved plate or teacup from The Indytute’s very special vintage china collection. Each piece has been rooted out by the Indytute china scout, who has scoured garage sales, antique stalls and junk shops to select the ideal pieces to upcycle. The idea of this workshop is to give you plate a new lease of life and turn it into a work of art you might spot in Harvey Nics. These plates make great presents and they also make a shelf very happy
home: featured [ Merci ]
Interiors and homeware lovers that make the trip to Paris, France, definitely need Merci on their radar.
This beautiful Parisian store, does offer an online shopping service, but to see the store in person, see the how the curated range can be styled and enjoy the entire retail experience is an extra layer of pleasure to shopping with this wonderful brand.
The brand also offers fashion and the store is an all round design and lifestyle experience.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.
A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit Merci.
Merci is a commercial enterprise “like any other company” founded by shareholders “unlike any other shareholders”. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment paying for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen wanted to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.
In 2013, Marie-France Cohen passed on the torch
The current Merci team has kept up the commitment and the founders’ original dream by contributing year on year to the foundation.
home: trend [ Bauhaus ]
Bauhaus is a movement of art and design that has influenced, created and set a precedent for such a huge amount of incredible design since its founding in 1919.
Its style and ideas can be seen in homeware, furniture, pattern design, prints, and interiors throughout the decades and is very recognisable.
Poster • Trouva £55 / Desk • Pamono £4751 / Place mat and coaster • Etsy £12.99
Pitcher • Coggles £29.40 / Lamp • Pagazzi £55 / Chair • Italy Classics £400.73
Sofa • Case Furniture from £1930 / Chair • Houseology £1735 / Cushion • Red Bubble £17.27
‘The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.‘
Its a strong look with colour and line and can be styled quite sparce or detailed and still achieve that confident Bauhaus feeling.
Create with block colour and simple pattern of the era and furniture which creates lines and forms.
Search eBay and other auctions and fairs for true pieces or head to the high street for modern versions and creations. You don’t have to look far with current high street brands to find pieces indicative of the style and design.
Keep walls and floors plain with detail in the fixtures and furniture. There’s a strong emphasis on smoked grey glass, mirrored surfaces, mat colour and keep a space light and airy. Architecture would have favoured high wide glazing and open plan living – popular and on trend in today’s building work.
home: featured [ Lillian Daph ]
This was a lovely surprise find over the weekend. Lillian Daph is an independent store full of well known brands including Broste Copenhagen, Nkuku, Madam Stoltz and more.
With an array of gorgoeus items such as lighting, furniture, accessories and soft furnishings we definitely recommend you check it out
‘It was mountains of research during her Textile degree, and probably an inescapable family gene in business; and not forgetting a super dedicated husband, Labrador named Daphne and Spaniel named Lillian, that saw the birth of The LillianDaph Store’ .
Based in Saltburn by the Sea, owner Christina has created a three floor emporium of fabulous homeware.
Head to lilliandaph.co.uk to find out more and explore the website.
home: event [ ceramics fair ]
Perfect timing to start shopping for Christmas gifts (or pick up something for your own home), this great ceramics market is a definite must-visit.
The date for the next Independent Ceramics Market is 28 September in Copeland Road, London SE15.
Independent Ceramics Market provides a unique opportunity to see / buy a diverse range of affordable ceramic artwork, and buy direct from the maker.
This event brings together a community of over 60 ceramicists, that include current students, up-and-coming graduates, as well as established ceramicists from various ceramic studio’s, making it the ideal location for discovering a new wave of early career, and some more established ceramic artist.
Pick up unique and original ceramics, from cups to art sculptures, the broad range of makers will have something for everyone.
home: featured [ Made ]
A definite midcentury inspiration for much of ‘new in’ at Made.com with retro patterns, 50’s curves, mustards, oranges and rust tones.
Explore online or visit a showroom and start to create every aspect of the home.
This is affordable great design to allow interiors to be on trend but mix and match the pieces to create your own unique look.