I am over the moon that my favourite London-themed gift store has returned to Carnaby Street for a summer pop-up. The team has assembled a collection of the finest and coolest London prints, ceramics, cards, tote bags, pigeons and tea bags (amongst other wonderful things) that you'll find anywhere in the city. It simply blows other tourist-tat shops out of the water. And to top it off they pride themselves on working with independent designer-makers and creatives, making it a real community asset. Let's hope the tourist hoards agree!
Check out my top picks below (excuse the dodgy photography, there was a lot of free booze at the launch):
The clever folks from design show Tent London have opened a pop-up shop in London this Christmas. They already have a great online shop called Shop Tent featuring many of the designers that exhibit at the show, but now you can see the products in the flesh in London's trendy Shoreditch.
The pop-up shop in Boxpark has been curated by Living Etc magazine to showcase the new and up-coming design talent from Tent. The shop features furniture from Phillips Design Studio, lighting from Michael and George and homewares from Haidée Drew. Of course there are few items from Alfred & Wilde there too!