Saturday, 31 July 2010


new in the WEBSHOP 
embossed gold fish £8 for a sheet of 18

stop the car!

I just had to pull over on Old Street to lift this wee fella off the windscreen and deposit him into the grounds of the London Symphony Orchestra's rehearsal rooms. His free ride east stopped short, but It must be a much safer place to go than hopping off outside our house and taking his chances on Hackney Road.

Friday, 30 July 2010


Today is the day the new city bicycle hire scheme is launched, a handy rack of them on Shoreditch High Street ready for action.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Monday, 26 July 2010


empire made

Sunday, 25 July 2010


dunwich dynamo 2010

110 miles under a full moon.
London Fields to Dunwich, Suffolk.
We met them in the morning with prosecco.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

tweet tweet

These sheets of tin bird badges are one of our best sellers, they are in stock now.
Buy a sheet of 12 for £9.50 + P&P here or come to the shop!

p.s. did you know we occasionally twitter?
Follow us here

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

wild things

Bodil (erstwhile Shelf girl , sadly went back to live in Sweden) and other half Charlie have a beautiful gallery near their home in Dalsland, Sweden.
The current show is 'Wild Things' showing the work of 24 international artists.
On until 22nd August, if anyone is nearby this summer.
See more here

thumbs up

back on the roof

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


This is the way to start the day.
In a deckchair!

Monday, 19 July 2010

consul the educated monkey

back in stock online and on the Shelf, they sold out so quickly last one here 
for £12 plus P&P, or visit us in person at 40 Cheshire Street!


we had lovely time at the shoreditch festival this past weekend.
so well organised,

Sunday, 18 July 2010

blue plaque

someone has put an unofficial blue plaque on the molemans house
more here

summer salads

Shelf items were used in the summer salads guide, free with Saturdays Guardian.
Spot them if you can!
Jane Baxters recipes look delicious, we'd like to try the grilled mackerel with lentil and katchumber salad...yum!
Ladybird tray here
Some recipes here
See also: riverford field kitchen

Saturday, 17 July 2010

bike hire

the racks are outside shoreditch high st. station.
when do the bikes arrive?

Friday, 16 July 2010

kingsland road

lush leaf on a stormy day, on a wall near junction of kingsland & middleton rds.
Anyone know who put it there?

Thursday, 15 July 2010


matching vintage Formica & Czech photo corner box from a Shelf stationery pack

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


chocolate brown rabbits....
(no you can't eat them!)

east london line

Brilliant combo of brown & orange on the fantastically useful East London Line trains.
We think they must have been inspired by SHELF colours?

dalston garden - eastern curve

Went here twice yesterday.
There was a big table with people sitting round it, laptops at the ready
having an outdoor meeting,
men making chairs from scrap wood and some gardening going on as well.
its looking really good.
We'll show you inside some day soon.


Monday, 12 July 2010


she wanted to take it home

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


In the studio today

Monday, 5 July 2010

love it

michael johansson

Russian Dolls

We have been selling these 'naked' russian dolls since we opened in 2001.
They are still as popular as ever.
If anyone has decorated theirs, it'd be just brilliant to get photos!