home: featured [ Form – Lifestyle Store ]
This little gem of a shop based in Manchester is full of beautiful products from independant makers and designers.
‘Everything that we sell has been carefully chosen by us, with a focus on design, function and simplicity. Our designers and makers have been selected for their focus on craftsmanship, and attention to detail. They are truly knowledgable and passionate about their process; producing high quality, considered pieces (typically by hand) on a small scale‘
We love the curated collection that has been pulled together mixing ceramics, soft furnishings, art and more. The colour pallette throughout is muted, so you will be sure to find something you love, allowing it to work in your home whatever your style.
Be sure to check them out online or visit Form in Manchester Northern Quarter.
home: event [ CLUSTER ]
This May sees the return of CLUSTER, a pop up craft fair showcasing independant makers, illustrators and artists.
‘CLUSTER is a 5 day, fully-curated reimagining of the traditional fair. The fair itself will take place over 5 days in May. We have a beautiful 3 storey warehouse building just off London Bridge, accommodating illustration and crafts‘
Pop along to this free event to support these makers, as well as picking up a gift or two on the way through.
1st – 5th May 2019
home: event [ In Design pottery exhibition ]
As part of this year’s Design Festival, the London Potters will be showcasing 10 designers work over two weekends. Explore tableware, decorative pieces and jewellery, on 13-16th and 20-23rd September at Grosvenor Arch, Circus Village West, Battersea Power Station, London SW11 8AH.
We’re delighted to be hosting two selected showcase selling events as part of this year’s London Design Festival. We’ll be open over two weekends with 10 different exhibitors each week. Explore a diverse range of ceramics from tableware to decorative objects, ceramic jewellery and striking one-off collectors’ pieces, all reflecting the wide use of clay in design.
Over the two weekends of London Design Festival, visitors to In Design @ Battersea can take part in an interactive ceramic activity to create a growing modelled installation, inspired by the surrounding cityscape area of Battersea Power Station. We hope the public will contribute and enjoy the creative experience, learning new clay skills and observing the surroundings in closer detail.
home: event [ Loewe Craft Prize 2018 ]
Since 2016 the Loewe Craft Prize has been showcasing new talent and excellence in modern craftsmanship. Held at the Design Museum, London this free event featured all the nominees for the 2018 prize.
‘These works stand for the culture of effort and the revival of traditions, and lead to the essence of LOEWE and its legacy of knowledge and quality in a time of immediate and indiscriminate production’
May 4 – 17 June
home: event [ Country Living ]
Spring is officially here now and so it’s time for this year’s Country Living Fair. Get along to Alexandra Palace, North London to explore lots of independent designers, craftspeople and artisan makers.
This Spring fair will inspire you with ideas for interiors, gifts, food and fashion with over 100 stands to shop from.
From April 26 – 29, book tickets now from countryliving.co.uk
home: event [ A Home for All ]
Selfridges, London is running a season of workshops and events exploring the ideas and objects that make house a home.
‘Drawing on the creative spirit of The New Craftsmen’s makers, A Home for All is themed around a series of domestic rituals, which you can journey through to nurture your inner maker. Whether making sourdough bread around the table or albering in.haystacks – craft and materiality combine the physical activity, encouraging a sense of community, discussion, play and imagination.’
Running from March 31st – June 9th 2017.
There are still tickets available for May and June. Pick from sourdough making, rug weaving, maquette making and much more.
Head to Selfridges.com
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 [ The Maker Place ]
This young online store [ launched 2016 ] is all about craftsmen and designers from the UK. All the items found in this ‘marketplace’ are handpicked by a team focusing on style and substance.
‘We’re passionate champions of independent makers, and we strongly believe that it’s possible to by beautifully crafted work that is both eco – conscious and style conscious. We select work based on both craftsmanship and design so that you can achieve a modern, thoughtful and stylish look using exceptionally made, luxurious, handcrafted items’
The website is fully gorgeous homeware including accessories, furniture, lighting, prints and gifts with each item having a story behind it, introducing the product and it’s designer. We love the soft furnishings and furniture.
The Maker Place also has a great blog [ The Maker Press ] sharing new products, inspiration and introducing new designers.
This kind of online store is very much needed, supporting independant designers and makers, and in return you gain an individual handcrafted treasure for you home.
home: event [ christmas market ]
Take some time out from shopping the high street or placing online orders and head to a Christmas Market this year, supporting independant businesses. We recommend the Crafty Fox Night Markets on Thurs 8th Dec & Thurs 15th Dec. The first is held at The Museum Of London, Docklands with a selected 70+ designer makers, workshops and a dj. [ open 4pm – 9pm ]
The second is taking place at The Geffrye Museum, Hoxton with 65+designer makers and artists selling their work. Grab some mulled wine and browse the stalls in this amazing space. [ 4pm – 9pm ]
Both evets are free.
home: featured [ The Barbican shop ]
Museum and tourist attraction shops are always full of great gifts, homeware and amazing design, and the shop at The Barbican is no different.
Not just for a postcard or a branded pencil this store is full of well curated ranges of modern designers including super ceramics, prints and homeware gifts.
The whole retro, midcentury (up to the 80s) design is emulated in the styles and trends that the products are designed to. If you like industrial, brutalism and midcentury design you’ll love the shop and be able to fill your home with great pieces.
And if you love that design even more, check out The Modern House (the modern estate agent) to see if there’s properties available to buy in The Barbican complex – love the style, live the style.
Goods available online but for the full range visit the store on site.