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: 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 [ Cup + Cloth ]
Cup + Cloth is an online store bringing a carefully chosen collection of products from independant makers and designers from the UK and around the world.
‘We provide a constant evolving range of original products as an antidote to the mass produced. You will find a considered.edit of sml batch goods with timeless qualities to keep + cherish for a lifetime’
The website is split into 4 categories; Made, Sourced, Found and Wall, helping you navigate the site and find the perfect item. In Made you will find UK based designers and makers. Sourced is full of handmade products from global designers. Vintage and unique second hand items is what you will find in Found, with Wall showcasing contemporary art from the UK.
There is something for everyone at Cup + Cloth with a gorgeous range of products. Our favourites include the african print cushions, Copper & Solder concrete dishes, and glassware.
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: event [ West Elm x 91 Magazine workshops ]
West Elm champion small brands and supporting them with pop ups and workshops held regularly at their central London store on Tottenham Court Road store.
This November there is a collection of workshops and brands brought together by the fabulous 91 magazine. This pop up collaboration, inspired by the A/W issue of the magazine, unites lovely brands and makers in a four day event combining selling, talks and workshops.
The four day pop up event includes learning how to make a wall hanging, basic weaving, produce clay decorations and talks include learning all about bringing hygge in your home.
Visit to see brands including:
91 Magazine, Blue Bird Tea Co, Botanique Workshop, Lollipop Designs, The Lovely Drawer, Nancy Straughan, Reste and Roco.
17-20th November 2016
209 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7PN