Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2014 - our talented makers, designers
and local businesses and our loyal customers too.

Time to unwind and enjoy the season. See you in 2015!


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Last Christmas Bazaar Sunday 14 December - Preview

Only two and a bit days to go until our last Christmas Bazaar of 2014! Don’t worry, there’s still time to save a few pennies, get inspired and shop local for all your festive needs.

Here’s a sneak preview of a selection of designers and makers joining us on Sunday, we open at 10am sharp. Remember - the early bird gets the best stuff (or something like that):

Angela Cork is a silversmith and jeweller based at Kingsgate Studios in West Hampstead. She will be selling her new handmade ‘Pillow’ collection of sterling silver jewellery - beautiful pieces, designed to have a soft, tactile feel with clean, contemporary lines:

Born & Bred Studio, a local interior design studio will be selling a selection of customised vintage mid-century chairs - perfect for last minute seating arrangements and to add some fun to your living space. Vintage silk scarf cushions and other unique finds add to their eclectic mix:

Clara Francis comes from a family of jewellers and she taught herself the ancient craft of bead weaving after a successful career as an actress. Through exploration and experimentation she has developed her own unique style of beadwork inspired by flora and fauna, with a heavy dose of pop culture thrown into the mix.
A favourite with fashionistas and sold all over the world, we’re thrilled that Clara is joining us for Homeworks again this year:

Handmade in Spitalfields, Cinderela B will be bringing their new range of packaged sentimental jewellery to Homeworks, perfect as Christmas gifts. Featuring double charms in mixed metals, each necklace or bracelet comes in a beautifully branded Cinderella B gift box:

Dustbin and Bones will be selling their Dali inspired glass art:

Enelle London return with their simple, stylish jewellery collection:

Jacqui Ramrayka is back for another year with a range of beautiful thrown porcelain and stoneware vessels:

Joanna Weakley created Holistic Silk as an antidote to the fast pace and stress of daily life. Beautiful accessories which inspire harmony, balance and a little inner peace (in other words, perfect for this time of year):

Queens Park local and Homeworks regular Jo Heckett makes all her porcelain gifts and Christmas decorations in her London studio, hand painting them with precious metal lustres. New pieces this Christmas include mini candy canes, giant baubles and real silver platinum lustre versions of her most popular ranges:

Make Accessories will be selling their beautiful UK designed, metallics bag collection in pure leather:

Zoe Brewer, also known as My Interior Stylist will be displaying her first furniture collaboration, The Flower Project (first shown at Queens Park Design District as part of London Design Festival). Unique upholstery for sale or commission. Zoe will also be selling Interior Design Consultation vouchers, a great Christmas gift those wanting interiors inspiration:

Otto London was founded by Eleonore Perez and Otto Lauterbach in 2012 to provide themselves and other discerning cyclists with a garment that would keep them warm and dry while looking good both on and off their bikes.
They will be with us on Sunday selling their stylish accessories for the smart urban cyclist who wants practical alternatives to the obvious:

Pretty Craft will be selling hand craft felt accessories:

Rosemont Vintage is offering a range of fine homewares with a French influence, including monogrammed linens, porcelain, and framed antique wallpapers:

Sahel Design works with traditional artisans in Burkina Faso. Come and meet Charlie Davis, the ex London fashion editor behind the brand and find out more about her collaboration with indigenous crafts people.  She’ll be selling beautiful homewares and accessories:

Sirplus join us again on Sunday selling their high quality menswear made from surplus materials (waste not want not, we say):

And finally, Vanessa Cohen is back for another year with her delicate range of handmade tableware:


Well that’s quite a selection to choose from - a Christmas gift for everyone, even those who are hard to please. Actually, especially for those who are hard to please...

Many of our stallholders from last week will be returning too so check our Facebook page for all the independent businesses coming along and see you on Sunday x.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Sunday 7 December - Our first sale preview

Less than a week to go until our first Christmas Bazaar next Sunday and here’s our first sale preview. We work hard to bring you a carefully curated mix of makers so there’s something for everyone. This Christmas we have a mix of new faces and returning Homeworks regulars:

Queens Park local Sonia Shakerley returns to Homeworks with her distinctive hand crafted jewellery. She makes bespoke pieces for private clients as well as earrings, necklaces and rings:

Homeworks very own Lou Rota will be selling her new collection Lou Rota London. They’ll be lots of new products including samples and seconds so come early to bag a bargain:

Simone Selaib Salandini returns with her intricate silver hand made jewellery:

Alpaca Pie are back with childrenswear and accessories made with love in Peru,
but with a classic British quirkiness:

Ruth Hannett and Sharon Chin are Bea Bags - they design and make all their bags and accessories:

Homeworks favourite Celia Worster will be back with her gorgeous aromatherapy oils and creams.
(If you ask her nicely she might give you a head and neck massage, a perfect way to ease
the stress of festive planning):

Knitwear designer Gilly B creates hats, gloves and scarves using only the finest natural yarns
and joins us for the first time this year:

Lighting designer Charlotte Packe is back with her stunning lighting range:

Dorothy Stiven  sources beautiful one off vintage finds in Scotland and France.
Come early to buy something unique:

Moomu returns with gifts and accessories:

Out of the Dark recycle, restore and repurpose furniture as a means to train, educate and employ young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The results speak for themselves and Out of the Dark are selling their beautiful restored furniture next Sunday:

Homeworks regular Sasha Kamen will be back with her handmade fine jewellery:

Christa Davis is back with her sell-out reconditioned cashmere knits and vintage fabric accessories:

Homeworks very own Samantha Frankel Ceramics is back for one day only with hand made ceramics and accessories:

Scamp will be back with their usual mix of bright and bold screen printed baby wear (the London bus is a real favourite) plus new wooden laser cut products and some festive fancies:

Have you ever wished your Ikea bag was a bit more special? Twisted Twee will be selling a limited edition range of these rather lovely Vintage Ikea Bags. That’s more like it:

Newcomer Helene Turbe designs and makes elegant, delicate and timeless jewellery with an ethnic vibe:

Home address will be at Homeworks for the first time on Sunday and founder Celine believes beautiful pieces for your home don’t have to be expensive, as long as they have a story to tell:

There we have it - lots of good reasons to tempt you away from Oxford Street and online shops.
Shop independent and buy local this Christmas.
See you on Sunday!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Final List of Stallholders for 2014

Here is our final list of designers and makers for 2014. Previews will start soon. Keep checking here and also on our Facebook page:

Monday, 3 November 2014

Lou Rota London

As one of our regular exhibitors and co-founders, Lou Rota is a well known member of our Homeworks team. For the past twelve months Lou has been fine tuning her fantastic
and collectible bird, bug and floral designs and now launches Lou Rota London, a range
of exquisite fine bone china handcrafted in Staffordshire.
Lou explains “I wanted to design a setting to be cherished as an heirloom yet enjoyed throughout the day, sparking smiles amongst family and friends.”

Lou oversees and designs every tiny detail, from the shape of the new bowls and mugs to the iridescent flamingos, hummingbirds and chameleons which have been paired with Lou’s own beautiful botanical illustrations. Little surprises here and there add a touch of Lou’s trademark wit and eccentricity.

To get your hands on some of this festive finery and fun, pop along to one of our Christmas Bazaars at The Salusbury Rooms in December (check the sidebar for details of all this year’s stallholders), where Lou will be selling her new bone china collections.
We’re proud to have played a part in Lou’s growing empire and we can't wait to see what she does next (we do know it will be gorgeous and we want it already...)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Last Call for Applications

Our Christmas dates are filling up fast! If you would like a stall at one of our two Christmas Bazaar events at The Salusbury rooms, get in touch this week.
Dates are Sunday 7 December and Sunday 14 December:

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Floorplan for 2014

Here is a selection of our stallholders and a floor plan to help plan your stall for 2014:

Petra Boase/Foyer
Petra Boase/Foyer
Salusbury Canteen Doors View
Salusbury Canteen View From Doors
Lou Rota/Large Wall Stand (A)
Savile Rogue/Beside Canteen Serving Hatch. Freestanding (C)
Scamp Baby Gifts/Standard Wall Stand (B)
Scarf Dept/Central Floor Area Freestanding Stand (C)
Nancy Batty/Beside Canteen Serving Hatch. Freestanding (C)
Samantha Frankel/Large Wall Stand (A)
Salusbury Canteen Floorplan

You can see more photographs from last year’s sales on our Homeworks Facebook Page.