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TEN MINUTES WITH / Bodylushious Skincare

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Bodylushious Skincare

Sustainable living is at the heart of how we source products. It's part of my commitment to keep the climate crisis and our planet in mind as I go about my daily life. Since Century General Store is such a huge part of how I spend my days, any conscious decisions I make here add up to a pretty big percentage of my waking hours. That commitment extends to home, too. Once I began a few years ago to look more closely at my consumer habits, especially the amount of plastic that came into our home, the bathroom seemed a...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Jay Frazer Ceramics

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Jay Frazer Ceramics

Lockdown has made many of us more resourceful than usual. Without the convenience of immediate consumer gratification, it's really forced me to hone my slow living habits. I've become more attached to the stories behind the household items we use everyday: the old green teapot that signals a work break; the well-loved coffee pot that fuels me in the morning; the vases that can house a simple stem found on a daily walk. Ceramicist Jay Frazer makes the kind of objects you'll want to cherish every day, that'll weave their way into the fabric of your daily life.  One of...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Type O Design

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Type O Design

Some brands just make you smile. The cards we stock from Type O Design are infused with sunshine and vintage vibes, making me think of Big Sur, of hazy days and records spinning, nowhere in particular to be. Sounds good, right?  One of the best parts of running an independent store is that we get to meet makers from all walks of life who are doing their thing, honing their craft and putting passion & energy into everything they make. We get to fill our shelves with unique, handmade products, and to welcome people into the store to learn more...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Hera and Ares

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Hera and Ares

We love the kind of understated jewellery that you can wear every day whatever your style or mood, that becomes a part of your uniform. Hera and Ares designs are the perfect mix of minimal and bohemian, the brass capturing the light and reminding you of sunnier climes and brighter times.  One of the best parts of running an independent store is that we get to meet makers from all walks of life who are doing their thing, honing their craft and putting passion & energy into everything they make. We get to fill our shelves with unique, handmade products,...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Emporium Julium

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Emporium Julium

Tactile ceramics that are both practical and beautiful? They tick both boxes of William Morris's edict! Did you know that the building next door to our store is an old school now converted into artists' studios and occupied by several of the makers we stock?  One of its occupants, Julija of Emporium Julium, was due to hold a workshop in our store this month, and we're delighted to be able to chat with her virtually instead. One of the best parts of running an independent store is that we get to meet makers from all walks of life who are...