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Counter Cafe

Described as London’s best kept secret, The Counter Cafe serves up delicious food and coffee in a unique location. Housed inside a spacious art gallery complete with lovely brickwork, a canal runs alongside the seating area. It offers the best view I’ve yet experienced of the Olympic Stadium, literally opposite, but no so close as [...]

East London Design Show 2011 [Dec 1st - 4th]

London’s best alternative department store opens next weekend in Shoreditch Town Hall, including late night shopping till 9pm on Friday 2nd. Over a hundred of the best independent product, interior and jewellery designers will be all under one roof. It’s always my shopping highlight of the year and its friendly atmosphere provides a welcome community [...]

Shapeways

Fans of Moo.com and Etsy.com will like Shapeways, a community for making, buying and selling your own products using 3D printing. You can keep the products for yourself, give them away as gifts or sell them in the Shapeways shops. It’s wonderful seeing how a simple idea spawns so much creativity with glass, ceramics, metals [...]

London Design Festival [17 - 25 Sept]

Time to start making plans for this year’s Design Festival. Highlights as always will include Tent now in its fifth year, with 200 international design companies taking part at the Old Truman Brewery. The V&A will be acting as the event hub as well as featuring specially commissioned installations, displays, talks and workshops. http://www.londondesignfestival.com/

Lady Blonde

LadyBlonde.com connects discerning busy Londoners with the “very best that London has to offer in the world of going out, entertaining, hospitality, parties and events.” Integrating a quirky search tool, a live table booking service and an invite-only membership facility, it helps Londoners source entertainment ideas without being overwhelmed. Members can obtain deals at, and access [...]

London Jewellery Week [6-12 June]

London Jewellery Week is fast approaching, organised around the themes of Shopping, through retailer and gallery collections; Discovery, through workshops and seminars; Designer showcases; Passion through feeling the emotion that jewellery evokes and education with opportunities to meet the industry. Treasure, the contemporary jewellery exhibition is at the heart of the week at Victoria House [...]

Bouf.com

To help with the Christmas shopping and following on from the recent mention of notonthehighstreet.com, here’s introducing bouf.com designed to connect consumers directly with suppliers of unique, quirky products that you won’t find on the high street. It comes with full blown social media connections including its own community. Want a Banksy wall sticker!? Or [...]

East London Design Show 2010 [2nd to 5th Dec]

Those who were here this time last year will remember Happy Scrapbook highly recommending the East London Design Show featuring over one hundred of the best independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof. For years, I’ve sourced most of my Christmas shopping at this single venue in a few hours and in [...]

Tent at London Design Festival

One of my favourite events of the year is the London Design Festival, and if you were to go to just one of its many events, Happy Scrapbook recommends Tent and Tent Digital. There were so many wow moments last year, including Troy Abbot’s Nano Cage, that I found myself consistently engaged and having fun. “The ground-breaking [...]

Drink Shop Do

Drink Shop Do is a new design shop and café bar selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. An eclectic range of evening events include talks; (e.g. founder of Etsy talking on the 14th Sept) the opportunity to get creative yourself and no doubt connect with like-minded people over a cocktail, [...]