Ethnic geometrics

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After pottering around Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday I decided to take a wander along Cheshire Street on the way home. I love the small, independent shops to be discovered there, and Handmade Interiors is a new addition since I last visited. Their ethnic / retro fusion textile designs caught my eye so I thought… 

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Shop tour: Folklore

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My discovery of Folklore in Islington took a rather convoluted route – five stops on the East London line via a post on an Australian blog! Anyway, once I’d worked this out, I decided to nip out during my lunch hour and see for myself. Folklore was started as an online design store by Danielle… 

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Trainspotters London pop-up shop

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Regular here will know I’m a big fan of industrial interiors, so when Trainspotters opened a pop-up shop in Spitalfields, just around the corner from where I work, I couldn’t resist a look around. Trainspotters specialises in lighting and furniture reclaimed from disused factories in the UK and former Eastern Bloc countries. They’re usually tucked… 

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Swedish summer textiles by Gudrun Sjoden

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When I think about Scandinavian style, the first thing that pops into my head is white. Simple white wood houses, chalky accessories and a few natural touches. Not the dazzling array of colours and patterns offered by Swedish textile designer, Gudrun Sjödén. Gudrun has been designing fabrics for clothing and homes for over 35 years,… 

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Can I live in your shop, s’il vous plait?

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Today’s shop tour is brought to you from the amazing Kidimo in Paris. Owner Nicolas Flachot scours antiques fairs and flea markets all over the world for eye-catching signs, from which he hand-picks the perfect selection of wood, zinc and Bakelite letters to spell out a word of your choice. Typography lovers, you’re in for… 

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