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Saturday, February 19, 2000

Lovely shops

Amazing archives of photography available in all sizes and finishes. 
A Little Bit of Art 
Tasty printed wall art at mouth-wateringly low prices.
Adeline Country Cottage
Cute vintage bits, wonderfully wrapped. Melbourne-based (perfect for Aussie rellies).
Great graphic-y art, like my Always Look on the Bright Side of Life lyrics Monty Python print.
Get your design kudos here – not often knowingly underpriced (though occasionally so).
Art Republic
Loads of affordable wall art, as well as limited and rare edition prints.
Attic Interiors
Mid-century furniture, ceramics, lighting and more.
Home and living accessories with a Polish twist.
Bodie and Fou
Chic, modern gifts and accessories – from out-there wallpaper to tasty tumblers
Bold & Noble
Very British, very cool, and yet very affordable prints.
A showcase of a shop packed with affordable pieces by small-scale designers
Candy Pop Images
Cheerful and bright images which can be ordered as cards or prints of different sizes.
Cath Kidston 
Her pretty florals are ubiquitous but there's much more to Kidston's store.
Super nice new stuff at super nice prices.
David Mellor Designs 
Well designed home and kitchenware "to improve your life". Great for foodies.
Days Gone By 
Great vintage-inspired gifts, useful home bits and great for historic photos and posters.
Designers Guild
Fabulous fabric, wallpaper, furniture and accessories from Queen of Colour, Tricia Guild.
Devon Driftwood
Does what it says on the label – beautifully.
Donna Wilson
She's everywhere now, but I'm still a sucker for Donna Wilson’s quaint creations.
Owned by the artist, Sharon Elphick, who has very good taste, it's packed with affordable art.
Quirky, contemporary accessories.
Fancy Moon Fabrics
Acres of fab fabric (rare/retro/new/quirky). Do use the handy "shop by theme" tool.
The French House 
Salvaged gallic gems. For the blow-the-budget centrepiece.
Funky Little Darlings 
Cool stuff for kids' walls.
Fresh, modern and still one of the best for stylish essentials.
House Industries
Obsessed with fonts? Try this unusual US store and design agency, who also sell other objects.
Like crack, but great for essentials and often gifts, too. In emergencies, try Ikea Hacker.
Jane Foster 
Heavily retro and very cute screen printed goodies.
John Lewis 
Never knowingly undersold festive things, cool textiles and generally much great design.
Keep Calm Gallery 
Clever and cool wall art at super cheap prices.
Labour & Wait 
Timeless, simple and utilitarian products.
Lisa Jones Studio
Beautiful printed designs on cards, tea-towels and more
North Rock Gallery 
Thanks Victoria's Backyard (great garden blog) for highlighting these new-designer goodies.
Not On The High Street 
Zillions of independent designers flaunt their wares here. Particularly good for gifts.
The OK Corral
LOVE these well-picked, affordable vintage finds. Got half my Christmas presents there.
Outline Editions
Limited edition prints from Britain’s most talented illustrators.
Patience to wade through tat? You'll find gems in the homewares/books sections.
The Peanut Vendor 
Crammed with old-school interior loveliness.
Specialists (with spectacular taste) in solid British design. Go with a full purse.
Penguin's gift store
Their cool covers in many formats
Pip’s Trip
Retro a-go-go!
London-based illustrator, Xtina Lamb, specialising in printed art.
Pussy Home Boutique
Cute gifts and accessories.
Quietly Eccentric 
Pretty printed accessories for pet addicts.
Rue du Chateau
Fancy French furniture and decorative objects from 1900 to 1970. Most stylish.
The super cool indy design store.
Fun and affordable fabrics.
Signature Prints
This Oz site is licensed to reproduce the chic textiles of Florence Broadhurst (d. 1977).
Source Antiques 
Cuts out tiresome Ebay bidding and exhausting flea-market trawling.
The East London store showcases sexy products by a range of hip designers.
Urban Outfitters
The hipsters' fashion store also does cute homewares.
Viva La Frida
Frida Kahlo inspired prints and textiles.
The V & A Shop
A great go-to for gifts.
Wessel & O’Connor 
This gallery specialises in amazing vintage and contemporary photography.
Winters Moon 
Lovely vintage or vintage-like bits – some of it recycled into swish new stuff.

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