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East London Design Show [3rd to 6th December 2009]

                  One of my annual Christmas shopping rituals is to visit Shoreditch Town Hall for the East London Design Show, which brings together the best of the UK’s independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof. Apparently this year there will also be many new designers [...]

A Little Bit of Art

          In the coming weeks, I’ll be adding some ideas on Happy Scrapbook to help you save time with Christmas Shopping. Today, welcome to A Little Bit of Art, which showcases and sells affordable contemporary printed artwork via its website, though they’ll also be attending various events in the next few weeks too. [...]

Culture Label

            CultureLabel.com is the first online platform to curate and showcase the best artist-designed and limited-edition products from over 60 leading galleries, museums, artists and culture institutions and is set to re-engineer established connections between consumers, culture and brands. http://culturelabel.com/

London Craft Fair [6-18 October]

          From the 6-11 and 13-18 October 2009 the Crafts Council presents the fourth Origin: the London Craft Fair at Somerset House. Origin provides a unique opportunity to buy some of the finest contemporary craft directly from the people who make it, and all under one roof. Around 300 makers from [...]

Of Cabbages & Kings – Art & Design Fair – [5th & 6th September]

              Of Cabbages & Kings is one of those cute East End shops with quirky and interesting designed items from things for the home, to jewellery, to frilly knickers. They’ve teamed up with We Make to put on an Art and Design Fair next weekend featuring 30 independent designers, artists and craftspeople, as well [...]

Etsy – Handmade Marketplace

      There appears to be a growth in people making things these days. Office workers get very little practical work to do, so there’s great appeal in using our hands and finishing something. With life increasingly rushed for many, taking up an older hobby can be a way of getting in touch with oneself. Tapping [...]

Happiness for guys

                We’re all familiar with adverts that tell us either directly or through implication that we will achieve happiness if we buy their product. I can only think of one occasion where such a claim has got anywhere close for me. HOM claim to “create happiness” through the patented invention [...]

Camellia Sinensis – Tea Room

                       You’re probably aware of the eclectic range of shops in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street, but last time I was there, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Camellia Sinensis Tea Room. A great place for an afternoon tea and picking up an [...]

lifestylebazaar

          Keep your kitchen or bathroom sponge happy with this self adhesive sponge holder. Made of stainless steel, sold flat, all you need to do is to bend the octopus arms to the shape of your favorite sponge(s).             lifestylebazaar now has two shops in Soho [...]

Caravan

  Great shop for gifts, not least their metal roses sold online and in their lovely store on Redchurch St, East London. http://www.caravanstyle.com/