Top Drawer '08

silk-screened stationery at Top Drawer trade fair

Trade fairs aren't the nicest places to hang out, which is probably why we only do one per year. We've just finished Top Drawer at Kensington Olympia and it was surprisingly good to meet so many customers and fellow exhibitors. We've rewarded ourselves with an extended weekend crammed full of car boot sales and cake. Starting at the delightfully quaint Fanny's Farm Shop in Surrey.

English Bone China, Marimekko Socks, Nepenthes Pumps


Allotment Treasure

A collection of dusty objects in my cluttered little home
Of course, I've totally managed to neglect the allotment again this year. Though, in truth, I've been a bit busy, I still blame the rotten weather. Luckily, I managed to catch the last of the roses to brighten up our Hackney home.


Press + Pull

Abstract Geometric silk-screen print
Had a great night last week having cycled down E8's Ada Gallery for Press & Pull, a aptly titled show or silk-screens and lino-prints from 'just good friends', Kate Gibb and James Brown. Often their work is divergent, but here, either as the result of collaboration or clever hanging, colour and geometry is the order of the day!

Sunshine Studio, Tokyo

silk-screened "bombed" vinatge postcard
We were lucky enough to be invited participants in this excellent idea for an exhibition. After a rummage in our postcard box (doesn't everybody have one?) and a quick trip down Oxford Street, some of our creatures went on their hols. Unless you're traveling to Japan's capital anytime soon, you can see the rest of the show here.