Thursday, 21 October 2010

Homeworks are still at Artisan...

...but only until Saturday 30th October!

You've got just over a week to get to Artisan Gallery at 80 Harlesden Road, where you'll find quirky gifts, children's clothing, vintage homewares, framed prints and cards, knitting kits and much, much more.

Lou Rota's plates, mugs and stickers, Handworks block printed cotton handkerchiefs and a tantalising glimpse of a Mrs Booth card...

Marjorie the mannequin sporting a striped Smith and Coates jumper and a Handworks ruffle skirt as she strolls through the fragrant jasmine on her way to admire the Janey Whitehorn marbled lampshade in the window.

Beautiful ceramics made by Sam Frankel, vintage glass bottles from Homespun and Vintage, more jasmine leaves and framed family tree prints. Really, what else do you need?

Smith and Coates children's tops and dresses made from recycled wool mixing and matching perfectly with Handwork's beautiful block printed cotton dresses, skirts, dressing gowns and pyjamas.

And in case your walls or your table are looking a little bare, now's your chance to stock up on Lou Rota plates and Nancy Batty collages. Or even the vintage shelf - it's for sale from Homespun and Vintage.

Smith and Coates at Eco Age

Staying with the pop up theme, Smith and Coates did a three day event last weekend at Livia Firth's beautiful shop in Chiswick, Eco Age. A passionate campaigner for fair trade and sustainability in all things, Livia Firth has put together a fantastic collection of fashion and homewares that are stylish as well as ethical. I had to curb my shopping instinct and keep reminding myself that I was there to sell, not buy. To read all about it and see lots more photos, have a look at Laura Bailey's blog on Vogue.