home: event [ the basics store ]

home: event [ the basics store ]

In London this December? – a definite stop-off for shopping is the beautifully curated Christmas concept store at 40 Earlham Street, London.

‘Give + Receive’ has been curated by Marina London and Appear Here, and brings together some beautiful homeware and lifestyle retail brands under one roof for almost a month long pop up shop.

Runs from the 8th – 23rd December

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home: featured [ Cissywears ]

home: featured [ Cissywears ]

Home to a beautifully curated selection of homewares (and lovely stuff for babies and children), there’s an awful lot to love at Cissywears.

Gorgeous minimal design, ethical and morally sourced pieces, a lot of midcentury style to fill your home, and something to make every room unique.

There’s everything from blankets and throws to wall hangings and prints. There’s ceramics for the kitchen and dining, and lovely tableware for the kids that you’ll want to use too. Fall in love with a few carefully selected items of furniture, keep warm in gorgeous to touch quality bedding in the best shades of colour or simply stock up on incredible scents of candles for your home and for gifting.

home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]

home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]

London based, Italian ceramicist Virginia Balistreri, creates the most beautiful thrown pottery. Great homeware for every day use, would make perfect gifts or treat yourself.

Choose from a broad range of pots, bowls, hanging planters, plant pots, candle holders, tea pots, cups and more. All the range are in beautiful natural tones of greens, blues and beiges.

With prices from £15, head to her Etsy shop to discover more.

home: featured [ Okla ]

home: featured [ Okla ]

Beautiful, bright and eclectic – the wonderfully curated collection of artists, brands and makers at Okla, brings together great shopping for the home (and more).

For the home, there is lighting, ceramics, art, mirrors, cushions, throws and more.

They say;

We opened our doors in 1997. Today we’re the biggest independent gift shop in Manchester. Showcasing independent artists and makers; it’s important to us that we work closely with independent companies and individuals – celebrating handmade, fair trade and ethical goods.

Our aim is simple — to provide you with a fun, vibrant and inspiring collection of gifts and homeware to suit every pocket.

Okla is a sister company to the famous Oklahoma Gift Shop located in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It’s your one-stop shop for everything from handmade jewellery, exceptional home & kitchenware, retro tin toys & novelty items, beautiful stationery, books, wrap & cards, plus much, much more. With an emphasis on seeking out more unusual products & working with smaller independent makers & designers, as well as larger more established producers, we’re able to bring you an eclectic & unparalleled collection of products.

Manchester’s biggest independent gift shop has become a firm favourite with locals, day shoppers and tourists. With thousands of different products in-store at any time, there’s always something new around the corner; keeping our customers surprised, amazed and inspired.

Spread out over 2000 sq ft of floor space and packed to the rafters with vibrant & colourful homeware & kitchenware, handmade jewellery, cards, books & stationery, tin toys, novelty items & curiosities from around the world.

home: trend [ new Nordic ]

home: trend [ new Nordic ]

It’s calming and quiet, with soft tones of greys, pink, sage green and lilac. The new Nordic trend has the usual Scandi feel but with more relation to the earth with textures of leather, wood and influences from global prints.

Don’t over complicate with too much fuss but choose pieces with purpose and need. Keep minimal but textured for a warmer less clinical environment.

Top row

Cushion £21.25 Ideas4Lighting / Ceramics from £14 NOTHS / Cushion £91 Made In Design

Middle row

Storage £24.00 Hurn & Hurn / Plate £10.20 ScandinavianShop / Shelving £937 Tylko

Bottom row

Print £34.99 Scandivis / Pots from £5.50 Rose & Grey / Rug £665 Skandium

home: trend [ earth tones ]

home: trend [ earth tones ]

Natural, organic and getting back to basics with the earth tones trends. These colours will calm and relax an interior, give it depth and richness.

Deep bark tones, gentle shades of oatmeal and subtle green sage amongst other natural earthy shades.

Choose natural materials, a little texture and wood.

Top Row;

Paint £45 Farrow & Ball at B&Q / Rug from £99 The Rug Seller / Cushion £15.60 Marks & Spencer

Middle Row;

Floor cushion £156 Urban Outfitters / Sofa £1399 Made.com / Rug from £150 John Lewis

Bottom Row;

Cushion £18 Dunelm / Armchair £995 Habitat / Throw £10 Ikea

home: featured [ Aerende ]

home: featured [ Aerende ]

Beautiful, ethical and with a story behind each piece of homeware, Aerende is a wonderful curated range of products, made in the UK, by talented creatives that face social challenges.

They say;

Aerende (a-ren-day) An Old English word meaning care or message

Aerende is a lovingly sourced collection of handmade items for your home. All of our products are created in the UK by people facing social challenges. Produced in low-volume batches and designed to improve with age, each purchase from our range of ethical homewares directly supports and provides opportunities for our talented makers.

Our range will enhance your home, yes, but it also treads lightly on the world beyond your door. Hence our strapline of life-improving homewares. By uniting heritage skills with environmentally sustainable materials and ethical business practices, each limited-edition item exemplifies our commitment to beauty, utility and integrity. Welcome to our world.