Thursday, 30 September 2010

apple season

apples at the studio...

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Local Graffiti

My, what bendy legs!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Happy customer

A very busy tuesday yesterday!
We sold Emily Warren's Bear Head, it was sad to see him go so soon.
Lucy, the customer was a good sport & modelled him before whisking him off to his new home!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

OFFCUT art pieces

For the Design week show, OFFCUT Design have made 5 one-off art pieces, intricately made from inlaid formica, a snip at £95 each.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Offcut Design @ Shelf

Shelf presents OFFCUT DESIGN in store now.
They have made beautiful turned wooden hooks with a colourful selection of formica, desk sets, pencil boxes, new colours of rulers, candle holders & one off artworks using inlaid formica.
All for sale, from £10.
Come for a drink this Tuesday eve til 9pm or on Saturday 25th in the afternoon.
Extended opening hours this week, every afternoon from tuesday till saturday, normal sunday hours.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Pravoslav Rada

Today we took delivery a new batch of Pravoslav Rada's work, the first in about 3 years.
(His daughter Sarka hand delivered it on a whirlwind trip of London)
Pravoslav is now 87 and no longer works every day, we are very lucky to receive such a body of his work.

We filled shelves with the pieces, they look brilliant in such a dense group.
Customers were waiting for us to open at 12 to get the pick of the bunch.
It's been a busy day on the Shelf!
We are eternally grateful for Sarka & Pravoslav's kindness over the years.

sclater street,e2

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Offcut Design @ Shelf

Off to SHELF today to get ready for our forthcoming show by OFFCUT, which we are hosting during the London Design Festival
(actually from 18th - 26th Sept)
If you are in the area, do pop by on Tuesday when we will open until 9pm, as part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle.
Also, on Saturday 25th from 2pm, we & some of neighboring shops, including Ella Doran will be hosting shows and events for Design Week. 
AND we will be open extra days during the show- tues 21st, weds 22nd from 12-6pm.

Come and see!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Things at the Wellcome

A call to update Henry Wellcome’s curious collection.
Give a 'thing' no bigger than your head.

Bring a thing during their great bring-a-thing-athon

In exchange for your thing you will be invited to the private view on Tuesday 19 October, 19.00-21.30.

Rummaging through our 'things' imminently!
See more here

Friday, 10 September 2010

Hel Yes!

Went to Hel Yes! on weds evening, 
we had a most delicious feast including:
Seabass tartar with archipelago breadcrumbs, smoked beef with pickled mushrooms, Karelian hotpot, berries and sorbet with cinamon vodka, whipped lingonberry manna with spurseshoot milk & liquorice creme brule.
We drank delicious 'Fisu 69' shots(Fishermans friend infused Vodka, made by Tony)
Mixed berry & vodka slush, cinamon vodka, and berry bellinis.
We consumed a lot of berries!
The interior of this unassuming warehouse just off the City Road has been transformed by designers Linda Bergroth and Klaus Haapaniemi.
For more info go to the Hel Yes! site where you can also book a table, but hurry!
its only from September 15th - October 3rd...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Bumper stationery Pack
Crammed full with vintage finds each of these packs contain:

5 x 1LB Coffee Bags from Old Spitalfields Market
13 x Assorted Tickets
1 x Card of French Brown Darning Wool
1 x Tin of Lane's 'Big Ben' Bootpolish (original contents included, somewhat shrunken!)
2 x Broom Labels from The USA
2 x British Fizzy Pop Labels
5 x Finest Anchor Butter Papers from Lloyds Dairy, London, WC1
2 x Paper Bags from Shelf's own stock
1 x Pencil

Together with these non-vintage items:
Large Hungarian School jotter
10 x old fashioned wire and paper ties
a calico drawstring bag from San Francisco
1 x Shelf Sew-On Patch
and a tiny wooden, lucky black cat from Germany

You can buy one here 
or come to the shop....

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

1850's Schoolhouse Quilt

If Shelf had $6,500 to spend on something to keep forever ...
Found here.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

London SkyRide 2010

Today we took part in the London Skyride for the third time. There were thousands and thousands of cyclists this year, it's a pity there isn't one great big cyclists' thoroughfare all year round.

Rob Ryan Tiles

Rob Ryans tiles are in stock again, a good selection in store, £30 each.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Trunk Records

Speaking of Trunk Records
We thought we'd give you a little tip.

Our favourite Trunk CD of the moment is 'Moondog and Suncat Suites' by Kenny Graham and his Satellites
"This album is extraordinary. It's where British jazz meets Moondog meets Joe Meek. Kenny Graham, one of the most forward thinking of all British jazz men, heard the street recordings of Moondog in 1956, made this album of cover versions mixed with his own impressions of new Moon cues. Haunting, mysterious, exotic, beguiling, and with a sensational jazz line up, all spaced out by the early engineering of Joe Meek. Mindblowing."

Jonny's son listens to it at bedtime & so do we.

Oh and of course we still love this

Friday, 3 September 2010

Jonny Trunk's Puzzle Posters

These puzzle posters were designed & produced by Jonny Trunk, using found designs.
We've been gazing at them in the shop for days now and still find new objects each time we look.
We only have a few in store, lime green screen print on thick white card, embossed with the Trunk Records logo.

Rummage through his site, there are so many brilliant CDs its mind boggling!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Offcut Design @ Shelf

A sneak peek from OFFCUT DESIGN H.Q.
Shelf are showing their new desk accesories and other new goodies during Design Week.
18th - 26th September.
More to follow soon!