home: follow friday [ Venner ]
Launched in 2017, London based Venner is a lifestyle store with lots of lovely goodies. Pick from homeware, accessories, stationary, kidswear and more.
Venner is actually Norwegian for the word friends. And it’s two friends, Lucy & Tiff that run this gorgeous little store.
Our growing selection of eco friendly products includes ceramics, jewellery, prints and skincare and reflects our passion for great design, responsibly sourced materials and meticulous craftsmanship. We enjoy bringing together a collection of products that look great, are made to last and where everyone involved in their creation is treated fairly. All our suppliers are independent businesses, some based locally, most of the rest in the UK and a handful of small businesses in Europe.
We particularly love their ceramics for the kitchen and the lovely greeting cards. Well worth a visit.
home: follow friday [ Resident. ]
Continuing our new weekly Friday post, we share the brilliant Resident. Based in Frome, Somerset Resident and its founder James Borley stock gorgeous homeware and lifestyle goods.
The store itself is currently closed, but online is still up and running. Full of well-known brands like Ferm Living, Earl of East & Folk amongst others.
Be sure sure to head to residentstore.com. They curently have 20% off pretty much everything.
home: favourite thing [ Gayle Mansfield prints ]
This week we are focusing on our favourite independant brands and sharing what they do.
Right now we all need to support each other and this includes the small businesses that will no doubt be struggling. Any order, any size will go a long way.
Gayle Mansfield produces gorgeous graphic prints focusing on typography. They are bright and fun, and we love them. Each design has a choice of colours and sizes, and there is also a collection of personalised prints.
A Gayle Mansfield print is exactly what we all need right now. Whether it’s a positive uplifting message or a funny one, it will put a smile on our faces. It’s also a great excuse to refresh your walls for Spring.
Head to gaylemansfield.co.uk to see the full collection
home: featured [ Mustard ]
When we first found this independant brand we thought, why has this not been done before. The simple idea of metal lockers and cabinets in various colours is brilliant.
Mustard offers 4 different cabinet shapes with a choice of 8 colours, as well as a wire basket selection, also available in the same colours.
Started in 2018 by sisters Becca & Jess, Mustard is a brand to keep an eye on. With their products being sold through online retailers as well as Liberty, London these ladies are going to be big.
Head to mustardmade.co.uk to read more about the story behind the name and browse the collections.
home: featured [ A New Tribe ]
We love finding new brands and today we share A New Tribe – an exciting curated collection of textiles and objects all sourced from independant makers.
A lot of the items are handmade or produced in small batches making them very individual and appealing.
Choose from painted ceramics, woven rugs, cushions and stationary.
Head to anewtribe.co.uk or visit their store.
92a Chatsworth Road, London, E5 0LS
home: event [ The Design Museum Market ]
After a successfull first year, The Design Museum is bringing back its Christmas market full of independent designers and makers.
Shop ceramics, homeware, gifts, jewellery, graphic design and textiles with opportunities to meet the makers and learn all about their products.
This free event runs from 1st – 3rd December at The Design Museum in Kennsington, London.
home: featured [ The Future Kept ]
Husband & Wife team Dean & Jeska Hearne have created an online store full of gorgeous well designed, durable and desirable items for your home. With a strong focus to inspire their customers to think about the items you buy for your home, bringing these independently produced products to the forefront of the collection.
‘We provide quality goods with an honest provenance that we use in our day-to-day lives, items made to ladt that will not fuel the throwaway nature of the modern world, heirlooms of the future. We hope to inspire a curiosity and desire within people to make more sustainable and ethical choices.’
Our favourite pieces include their woven baskets, throws and ceramics. Head to the website, explore and find your perfect item. We assure it will be more then just the one.
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.