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: featured [ Harriman & Co. ]
Established in 2014, this little gem can be found in Leicester’s ‘old town’. Harriman & Co has a gorgeous curated collection of homeware including ceramics, tableware, furniture, lighting, hardware and stationary.
With well known brands like Ferm Living, House Doctor & Madam Stolz combined with local artisans, the owners James & Drew take inspiration from their travels and visits to hotels and restaurants.
‘When selecting new stock, our decision-making process is simple. We ask two questions: Is it beautiful? And, does it have a function? We use the products ourselves at home, so we can answer all of your questions’
If you are in the Leicestershire area, be sure to visit, and if not then check out their website.
home: found this [ insidestore ]
Continuing a week of supporting small businesses, we need to talk about insidestore. As fans of monochrome and in particular black accents in the home we have selected some of our favourite monochrome pieces.
Still functioning online, insidestoreldn.com continues to showcase modern design for the home.
Treat yourself to some new tableware, art or a gorgeous printed throw like the one pictured. With lots of small home accessories, stationery and soft furnishings on offer, you will be sure to find a little something to brighten your day.
home: featured [ Mon Pote ]
This little gem of a store in Bristol is full of gorgeous homeware and gifts. Set up by two best friends Mon Pote has a carefullly curated collection of quality items you will fall in love with and enrich your life.
‘Mon Pote loosely translates from French as ‘my mate’ or ‘my friend’. Our hope is that you will always feel as relaxed and welcome in our shop, or browsing our online store, as you do in the homes of your friends’.
Browse the online store for everything from kitchenware and lighting to soft furnishings and prints. Plus they stock an extensive kids collection, jewellery and stationary.
If you are in the Bristol area you must pop along to the shop. Alternatively keep up to date with Mon Pote on their blog and Instagram, and of course get shopping on the website.
home: featured [ Haykin ]
Founded by Kate Barraclough, this West Yorkshire born brand is one to keep your eye on. Haykin represents small makers and designers from the UK and around the world, with a strong idendity of clean, simple and timeless pieces.
Haykin is full of colour and their website is a joy to navigate, with the online store being broken into four sections; Living, Stationary, Accessories and Little ones.
Our favourite pieces include the printed cushions and storage baskets.
Keep up the date with Haykin on their Instagram & Twitter.
home: made [ wire memo board ]
We all try to be organised at home but sometimes it’s finding the right idea that suits. Today we show you one that will look great in most homes, whether it’s a kitchen, bedroom or office.
The wire memo board is so simple to make and so versatile for storing objects like keys, notes and stationary. With only 3 pieces this is definitely worth giving a go.
You can get hold of a galvanized wire panel easily enough from Homebase [ from £5.99 ] as well as spray paint; black or white, go bright or perhaps copper or gold, the choice is yours. Finally you will need some screws to attach the panel to a wall. It’s that’s simple and would be a fun afternoon task.
Below are some tutorials to inspire you.
home: event [ DIY stationary ]
Create modern stationary to suit your style by attending a Project Craft workshop at Paperchase [ London ]. For £15 you will master the art of notebook customisation, exploring a variety of styles, mixing different materials creating a notebook with an abstract and contemporary design.
A selection of dates are available, as well as a variety of other workshops to choose from.
Head to paperchase.co.uk or eventbrite.co.uk to purchase tickets.
home: featured [ Doo Dah ]
Based in Leeds, Husband and Wife duo James & Claire have created an eclectic collection of aesthetically simple and beautiful products. Full of home accessories, stationary, wall art and more.
Doo Dah keeps it’s collection simple with gorgeous quality products, all with a muted colour palette, allowing the customer to fall in love with pretty much everything. Our favourite pieces include the great selection of prints and soft furnishings.
Head to doo-dah.co.uk to be inspired.
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.
home: recommends [ Future and Found ]
Nestled behind a parade of shops opposite Tufnell Park station, London is Future and Found, a contemporary scandinavian influenced store full of gifts, homeware, and stationary.
Owned and run by Andrea Bates, she has created a carefully curated collection of trend led items all with a clean coordinated theme running through. The simple yet stunning pieces include brands such as HAY, Muuto, Louise Madzia ceramics, Studio Esinem prints plus many many more.
Our favourites include the HAY furniture, ceramics full of vibrant prints and textiles including cushions, throws and rugs.
Follow @futureandfound on Instagram and Facebook.