The year I discovered Sagmeister


Cotton Bureau

Cotton Bureau is a curated online community for design- and tech-focused t-shirts.

So submit an awesome t-shirt design – goes live for 2 weeks – 25 people buy it – t-shirt goes to press. If you don’t make the sales – no t-shirt printed…All seems very simple…

T-shirt featured has got to 171 sales at the time of this post
Seen via Swiss Miss


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The Potterer

New shop started up on Folksy. The Potterer hails from South East London. 9 items so far on her shop…

‘Lovingly hand-crafted pottery, from SE london, to be cherished in your home, your garden, your work or wherever you wish’.

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Mélanie Kimmett

She’s back. And so am I.
Mel Kimmett’s new blog site and shop…can’t wait for it to get going…!!!

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Sunbury Antiques Market

Second post tonight via Poppytalk.

So it seems Andrea from Lotus Events + Got Craft? has a pretty good eye for places to check out and visit….!! Sunbury Antiques Market, ‘market opens at 6:30am and I highly suggest that you get there as early as you can as most stalls will begin packing up before lunch…selling both vintage antique goods…’ Words and pic Andrea.

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month…
Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex TW16 5AQ

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London town (E1+E2)

First of these types of posts from me – just been checking out Poppytalk and came across what seems like a never ending links and posts for shops, markets and pretty cool stuff to look at, peruse and visit in E1 + E2. Definitely something that I MUST DO on an upcoming Sunday! So here is the abbreviated version…

Sunday Up Market: The Old Truman Brewery, E1 6LQ
‘140 stalls selling fashion, accessories, crafts, interiors and music, it is undoubtedly one of London’s most exciting and imaginative markets.’ Open every Sunday 10am-5pm.

Selected shops:
Handmade Interiors: Cheshire St, E2 6EH
RyanTown: 126 Columbia Rd, E2 7RG
Vintage Heaven + Cake Hole: 82 Columbia Rd, E2 7QB
A.Gold: Cool sandwich shop: 42 Brushfield St, E1 6AG
Treacle: Cupcake shop: 110-112 Columbia Rd, E2 7RG

and although not quite E1 or E2 it seems a good place to end the day at:
Drink Shop & Do: 9 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DX

Finds found + written + photographed by: Stephanie Levy on Poppytalk, Andrea (Lotus Events) on Poppytalk (123 – 4), Ana Maria on Poppytalk.

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It’s Nice That No.8

Added to the wishlist…

It’s Nice That No.8 – ‘Content includes interviews with architect John Pawson, art double act John Wood and Paul Harrison, design legend Paula Scher and art collective Slavs and Tatars. Of course, there’s the usual blend of original features and mini profiles as well.’ Words and pic It’s Nice That.

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Magma: The Woods print

Added to my wish list…

Magma have teamed up with Redstone Press to produce three new prints – The Sunset, The Snowman & Bear Cub – and one re-print – The Woods – for winter 2011.’

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Hand Over Fist

Saw these a while back on Design*Sponge… really great ‘pillows’ (or cushions!) designed by Hand Over Fist (based in Queens). You can buy them via their Etsy shop (for $50). Photo via Design*Sponge, shot by Pippa Drummond.

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Animal note cards – Melanie Kimmett

Cards by Melanie Kimmett,  (a fab designer from Vancouver with a fab blog).
You can buy them via Etsy‘s shop.

“A happy maker of cute paperie things here in Vancouver, Canada. I’m heavily influenced by clean, modern design and illustration but take many inspired cues from the quirky urban world around me. Every one of my greeting cards are printed on 100% recycled, FSC-certified paper.”

Words from the Etsy site, pics from Melanie Kimmett.

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A wonderful blog called Poppytalk. Found via the wonderful Melanie Kimmett.

“Poppytalk is a Canadian (Vancouver-based) design blog collecting inspiration and dedicated to promoting emerging design talent” founded and run by husband and wife Jan and Earl.

They also run an “online street market (Poppytalk Handmade) to showcase, buy and sell handmade goods of emerging design talent from around the world.” Words and pic from Poppytalk.

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