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PAGES THESE DAYS / 5 Books to Keep Us Creating

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PAGES THESE DAYS / 5 Books to Keep Us Creating

Anyone who's ever worked in hospitality knows that feeling of a hushed cafe space suddenly broken by the outburst of a conversation getting a little heated. You look over, check all is well and smile. It's just ideas, bouncing back and forth across the table over a cup of coffee. Disagreements. Artistic differences. I love that so many of our regulars use our space to meet friends, to catch up about films / books / life they want to share, to hold meetings about creative collaboration and begin that process of figuring out the intersections, overlap and straight dead ends between what you...


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...