London based Cuemars is a gorgeous online store with a strong aesthetic and moto of ‘buy less, buy better’. With Japanese influences, the products are all made from independent designers and makers.
Choose from lighting, art, clothing and more. As well a lovely range of real plants and pots.
‘Cuemars started with the vision that every purchasing choice can make a difference. We are committed to honest sustainability through our supply chain. From sourcing to distribution, we scrutinise every process and every supplier before it reaches you. We seek to actualise a positive buying experience. Our name is not just a product, it is a story’
Follow Cuemars on there Instagram for updates and inspiration
Based in Bolton, Room356 is an online store and physical store selling gorgeous home accessories, lighting and ceramics.
‘Mother-daughter duo, Cassie and Bev, opened Room356 in october 2014 with a shared vision to create a homeware store working closely with independent brands, designers and makers offering a curated collection of handmade goods and a real appreciation and wish to support smaller businesses and creatives’
We love the neutral colour palette running throughout the collection, and everything looks so well made and designed. You will easily find a little something to freshen up your space.
Room356 are still open for business and delivering online orders.
Something for all aspects of your style, we love GoodHood for the unique designers, great curated ranges and finger on the pulse of latest trends.
Amongst the great fashion seek out the homeware department, explore independent designers, products for every room in the house and great pieces to give as gifts.
Started in 2007 Goodhood is an award winning multi brand retailer selling over 200 brands across menswear, womenswear, lifestyle and cosmetics. Our aim is to cultivate our unique vision of effortless life style and redefine the idea of luxury living. Our curated buying ensures every product has a story and relevance to our ethos. We actively aim to create a culturally relevant experience influenced by the flow of culture rather than the trends of the fashion industry. The Goodhood Store remains unique in its brand identity, its culture, its level of service and as a space men and women can both find the best of a worldwide curated selection of goods.’
It’s affectionately with humour but with a poignant meaning of self love, confidence, removing the over sexualisation of women, celebrating the human body in all its glory, shapes and forms, and creating beautiful homeware. The trend for illustrations or shapes of female body parts is strong across homewares including vases, cushions, prints, plates and cups.
We’ve picked some of our favourite pieces found on the high street and online.
In 2018, Alice from award winning blog Alice In Scandiland opened her bricks and mortar shop in Cornwall. Having been selling vintage for a while and having an amazing eye for great homeware and interior design (just take a peak at her blog!) it was a great natural step to move into retail fully.
If you don’t happen to be in Cornwall, never fear, as her beautifully curated range of homewares for both adults and kids, vintage and gifts is available from her online store as well. Definitely worth a visit and you might be lucky to still grab a sale item too.
Founded by Ana Kerin, KANA LONDON is a clay workshop with a difference. Rather than using a traditional wheel to create the pieces, Ana’s workshops teach you how to hand build.
With an array of workshops to choose from a you can find one that suits you. From a tableware taster session to a three week course, or something in between.
My approach to work is experimental and playful, as I never follow a procedure, and invent new recipes daily. I work with a unique mixture of clays and mix my own glazes, often turning my back on traditional ceramic practice. Hand building, rather than turning on the wheel, further emphasizes the individuality of each piece.
This March, book this great ceramics fair in the diary. This three day London based event is full to the brim with incredible ceramicists.
The UK’s favourite ceramics event returns larger than ever with more exhibitors, a major new exhibition area and live demos and talks.
After a sellout in 2019, this year’s CAL is bigger than ever, with 20 new stalls, more new faces, a new exhibition area showcasing contemporary developments in ceramic practise, and a live demonstration area, in addition to our ever-popular Claytalks programme, ceramics bookshop and toolshop and the usual top class selection of exhibitors stands for 2020