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
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: 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 [ independent ceramics market ]
Head to East London on Sunday 4th December for the brilliant Independant Ceramics Market. Showcases over 60 ceramasists and diy potters, this unique market gives you the opportunity to see a diverse range of works from vases to sculpture.
For full list of exhibitors head to hayevent.uk.
13 – 15 Stoke Newington Road
Clockwise from top left:jodepankhurst.co.uk, leighpottery.co.uk, limehouseceramics.com, tillyhemingwayceramics.com, annabeam.com
home: featured [ Nkuku ]
Nkuku is a name we have come to know and love in recent years, seeing their products in various stores, but today we share a little bit more about this Devon based company.
‘We create beautifully handmade home and lifestyle products. We work with artisans throughout the world, combining timeless design with traditional skills and natural materials’
Nkuku has a strong idendity within its product range, celebrating artisans from around the world and emphasizing the importance of their values; Ethical, Eco friendly and Handmade.
Nkuku’s website is full of gorgeous pieces including and extensive range of picture frames, terrariums, soft furnishings and lighting. There is a strong rustic & industrial feel throughout the range with materials such as brass, zinc, mango wood and recycled glass. A rawness to each product which is beautiful yet practical at the same time
If you hadn’t heard of Nkuku then you have now, and they are definitely worth a visit. Keep up to date with their blog and Instagram to see their latest products and inspiration.
home: recommends [ Resident ]
New kids on the block Resident have come a long way in such a short time. This modern lifestyle store started out only last year with a pop up store at PopBrixton. The huge success of the brand then lead co founders James Borley and Greg Avis to find a more permanent premises for their expanding ideas. Resident now sits on Catherine Hill in the picturesque Frome, Bath.
Resident houses ‘a curated selection of homewares, accessories and grooming products from a diverse range of designers and makers from both here in the UK and overseas’.
Filled with gorgeous items you don’t see in other stores, with our favourites including the ceramics and baskets Resident has created a stripped back decor allowing the products to stand out on their own. The simple black and white interior mixed with woodchip has followed them from their pop up days and it really works, giving the customer a no clutter experience. The guys have plans to double the shop in size towards the end of the year making for what will be a stunning shopping space. We can’t wait to see it.
If you are in the area be sure to pop in and say hi and take a look around. With a popular monthly market in Frome there is plenty to do and see. Alternatively head to residentstore.co.uk to see the online collection.
You can also follow Resident on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
[ Resident is one of the brands taking part in our first Birthday Giveaway / see our Instagram page for more details ]
In addition to donating some gorgeous LA: Bruket handcremes to our giveaway Resident has a 10% discount code ‘homeblog’ for you to use until the end of July.