Monday, 21 January 2013

Spitalfields Life - Snow Men, Women, Creatures

The Gentle Author has a lovely post today - 'East End Snowmen' click here to see the full selection of lovely snow people and creatures...

Sunday, 20 January 2013



We love Paul Dignan's paintings.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Monday, 19 November 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

New prints from Dynamo Works

Printed in Edinburgh.
£40 each, availablbe now from Shelf.

Monday, 15 October 2012

The Central Lettering Record


Recently we saw a little exhibition of type and signage at Central St. Martins College of Art.
It shows a tiny selection of the thousands of images and objects in the collection which is curated by Phil Baines and Catherine Dixon. Find out more here.
We were pleased to see some of the vintage enamel and copper letters we sell online.
We WILL get more of these in the shop soon, please email if you would like a particular letter and we can send you a photo of what we have.
The AG in the bottom photo was sent out to a happy customer this week.

(Please excuse the photographs, taken in a hurry with a phone!)

Friday, 12 October 2012


We have our new premises confirmed for our Christmas Pop-Up shop and the new stock has started to arrive.

We were really pleased yesterday when a big box full of beautifully turned wooden apples and pears arrived from Jim Stephen of the Dundee Wood Turners Club. They are gorgeous.

We keep having to stop for a tea break however, just to use our lovely new teapot designed by Elisabeth Dunker.

Check it all out at Shelf.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Makers & Brothers



This week is London Design week, there are far too many swishy things to see, and parties to go to....
Its so refreshing to see that one of our favourite shops, SCP has some 'earthy' stuff going on from Makers & Brothers
There will be live basket making in the front window by Irish willow weaver Kathleen McCormick!
Go see it if you can....

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Wave Hello & Paper Flags


Hello Hello, apologies for the non blogging...things happen...

Anyway, we have these paper flags in the shop, nice to wave Hello to you again!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Gunta stolzl at the Barbican






We just went to a talk and exhibition at the Barbican -

Gunta Stolzl - A Daughter's Perspective.
In the words of the Barbican - 
'Join Monica Stadler as she recalls her mother Gunta St√∂lzl’s memories, anecdotes and friendships made during her time as a student and as the pioneering master of the weaving workshop at the Bauhaus.'
The exhibition is on until August 12th. More info here. 
Highly recommended.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Library

Beautiful new library designed by CZWG at Canada Water, nice and flared, covered in aluminium.....

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Tatiana Blass - Penelope


Just discovered this Brazilian artists work, this is just one installation from 2011.
Her paintings and works on paper are worth a look as well, have a look HERE