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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 [...]


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 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 [...]


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 [...]

Contemporary Graphic Art Fair [23 Apr - 3 May]

Somerset House presents Pick Me Up, the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design. The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and activities including an open [...]

Light Up Your Mood

                  Apparently the average person has 56,000 thoughts a day and 80% of them are negative! Positive affirmations and focusing on being in the moment can help and to borrow the phrase “every little helps” now Henrietta Swift brings us a set of stickers to turn light switches into [...]

Super Christmas Market – Somerset House [18th to 22nd Dec]

                  This weekend, for those final pressies, The Super Christmas Market at Somerset House offers original Christmas gifts from the UK’s best and most innovative designers with many items made exclusively for the market, and most on sale for under £10. There’ll be a Speed Crafting workshop, with all the materials and instructions [...]

Hat-making tea parties

                Janie Lawson is a professional milliner, whose hat-making workshops and hen parties combine the opportunity to do something different, spend some quality girl-bonding time, and create an original piece from a box full of feathers, beading and trimmings…And then take it home! Gift vouchers are available if you want to book [...]

Pop-Up Christmas Emporium – Brick Lane

The first of 4 shopping events at the Truman Brewery’s ALL I WANT FOR XMAS Pop-up Emporium on Brick Lane is from November 26th to the 29th. An event featuring the cream of the East London crop all under one roof, showcasing its brightest creative talent from the worlds of design, art, fashion and home ware. Free Admission Week 1: [...]