London Pop-up Shop Showcases Best of British Design
Our friends over at the design blog Dezeen have launched a pop-up shop in the smartest part of town. Calling it Temporium, because it is only up for 10 days, it features the best of new British design.
For anyone looking for a great gift for a design-freak friend, or just a good piece for the apartment; this is the place for the next few days.
Expect the unexpected crammed in amongst all the goodies on display: paper eyelashes that are Inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cutting. They come in different styles, each with a symbolic meaning. Such as: horses for success, peony for happiness, peach blossom for love and clowns for happiness. Buy more than one, depending on your mood.
Photo: Charlene Mullin
We coveted Charlene Mullin's beautiful pillows which are hand embroidered and would look beautiful on a bed or chair. She mixes traditional techniques with modern design. Some looked like old black lace embroidered onto cream coloured pillows. Sweet animals in off-beat shapes were deeply desirable as well.
The Plumen bulb claims to be "the world's first designer energy saving light bulb." It uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb, looks interesting, and is named after a bird's plume feather.
Faye Toogood's hand bags made out of old binocular cases were last seen as part of the London Design Festival . People Will Always Need Plates have come out with some new designs for their highly decorative and usable plates, mugs, tea towels and stationery. Always an appreciated gift or addition to the dining room table.