Our friends at Dick's Edinburgh opened their doors shortly after we'd relocated to Scotland and we've been regulars ever since.
Uli Schade and Andrew Dick stock a carefully edited selection of menswear, accessories and homewares, supporting small, independent manufacturers, old and new.
We've been slowly but surely adding to our collection of these beautiful, functional ceramic vessels, designed by Atelier NL and manufactured by Royal Tichelaar Makkum.
Atelier NL's Lonny van Ryswyck and Nadine Sterk started by digging up, shaping and baking clay from different locations through the Netherlands, creating a series of plates and bowls in different colors and structures, stamped to identify the area where the clay was sourced.
Posted by Simon Lewin on May 29th, 2014
Our friend and collaborator Christopher Brown has been busy over at Wild At Heart's Pimlico store, hand painting a number of iconic Chelsea characters in their windows.
These images are also available as a series of hand coloured prints and a little folded leaflet.
I'm not sure how long the display will be on show - perhaps give Wild At Heart a quick call before travelling.
And you can find a selection of Chris' limited edition linocut prints over at St Jude's.
Posted by Angie Lewin on May 29th, 2014
Many thanks to everyone who has visited our latest St Jude's In The City event in London so far.
The exhibition closes at 5pm on Saturday 24th May 2014.
We're exhibiting a range of Angie Lewin's limited edition prints - linocuts, wood engravings, screen prints and lithographs - whilst Alex Malcolmson presents a series of new box constructions, mixed media collages and three dimensional works.
The exhibition takes place in an intimate gallery space hidden behind The Town House on Fournier Street in the heart of Spitalfields. The building dates from 1720 where silk weavers originally worked and plied their trade.
St Jude's In The City at The Town House, 5 Fournier Street, London E1 6QE.
Until 5pm on Saturday 24th May 2014 View daily opening times
Posted by Simon Lewin on May 22nd, 2014
Printmaker Christopher Brown is popping-up this Saturday (22nd December 2012) at The Soho Collective, 12 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG between 11am and 5pm.
He'll be exhibiting a range of his limited edition linocut prints (framed and unframed) and copies of his book An Alphabet of London.
Posted by Simon Lewin on December 19th, 2012
We're pleased to announce the launch of these fund raising market bags for Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres.
Designed by Angie Lewin and available in limited numbers of two colourways, the bags will initially be available from the Maggie's stand at the House & Garden Spirit of Christmas Fair in London that runs from Tuesday 30th October until Sunday 4th November 2012.
The bags will be available at the event for £30 each and everyone purchasing a bag there will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 St. Jude's Fabrics voucher.
You'll also be able to purchase tickets for a draw where prizes include a copy of Angie's Knockando Thrift & Feathers screenprint.
After the event we'll have a limited quantity of the bags available online - again with all profits being donated to Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres.
It's great to have the opportunity to work with Maggie's again, and we'll be donating the profits from the second edition of Random Spectacular (published Spring 2013) to the charity next year.
Posted by Simon Lewin on October 27th, 2012
Having won the Best British Pattern Design with Emily Sutton's Curiosity Shop in last year's awards, we're delighted that Mark Hearld's Harvest Hare wallpaper has been nominated for this year's Elle Decoration British Design Awards.
Based on an original linocut print by Mark, Harvest Hare is a single colour wallpaper, printed in the UK using water-based inks and paper from sustained forests. Available in 3 colourways: blue slate, corn and chalk white.
The awards take on a slightly different format this year with no specific categories - the six nominees with the most votes will be announced as winners at the end of October.
These awards do make a difference to us - if you have a minute or two spare, please do vote for us online.
It's been a busy year for Mark with the publication of his collaboration with Nicola Davies, 'A First Book of Nature', a major exhibition opening at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in November and the first book dedicated to Mark's work being published by Merrell later this year. More on these events soon.
In the meantime, we'd really appreciate your support and your vote!
Posted by Simon Lewin on August 28th, 2012
Our friends at Art Angels have launched a new range of cards featuring watercolour drawings and paintings by artists perhaps better known for their printmaking.
Angie has three images featuring in the range: 'Emily's Fish', 'Spanish Seedheads' and 'Still Life with Pink Cup'.
Angie will be exhibiting a small selection of new one-off pieces (alongside a range of her limited edition prints) in Edinburgh in September. For details of this exhibition at The Scottish Gallery, sign up for Angie's newsletter.
Posted by Simon Lewin on July 2nd, 2012
Work commitments means that we're very reluctantly able to be in London tonight for the opening of Ed Kluz's Theatre Britannica exhibition hosted by Ben Pentreath and Bridie Hall.
The exhibition features drawings, collages and other works by Ed who is fascinated by the objects of our cultural heritage. He seeks out the eccentric, the lost and the overlooked. Follies, curiosities, vanished buildings and folk lore inspire artworks which explore themes of renewal and reinvention.
Ben and Bridie have very kindly let us display Ed's fabrics for St. Jude's in one of their Rugby Street windows. I have to say we're delighted with how Painswick is looking in situ.
Here are some of the works exhibited. From top to bottom: a window display featuring Ed's Painswick fabric, Old London After Canaletto, Dundee Arch, Gothick Cottage, A Norwich Prospect and The Dunmore Pineapple.
Posted by Simon Lewin on May 9th, 2012
Hope you're enjoying a good Easter break.
Here's an image by Edward Bawden for Fortnum & Mason - one of the many you'll find in the Mainstone Press book Entertaining À La Carte.
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 8th, 2012
We've just taken delivery of two CH24 chairs - also known as the Wishbone. Designed in 1949 by Hans J. Wegner, the chairs have been produced by Carl Hansen & Son without interruption since 1950.
We'd wanted these for a number of years but kept finding other more pressing uses for our funds. Whilst there are cheaper reproductions out there, we wanted to purchase Hansen-made originals.
And they have been well worth the wait. Beautifully made and incredibly comfortable.
If you're tempted, our friends at Shannon would be happy to advise.
The whole issue of reproduction furniture is being explored by Elle Deocration's Equal Rights For Design campaign. The campaign is asking that UK copyright protection for design is extended from 25 years to 70 years (as is the case for works of literature, drama, music, film and art).
Elle Decoration editior Michelle Ogundehin has been covering the campaign over on her Editor's blog and you can find out more and show your support via the campaign's Facebook page and this online petition.
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 6th, 2012