The Curious Shop: Loafing around.

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Remember that time I was super excited Loaf Shack was opening near me in Battersea? I went to visit the other day and it was so much fun! Set under the railway arches under double-height ceilings with some exposed original brick work walls, Loaf Shack Battersea is the sort of place you could spend your day in, either working, browsing, or just sleeping on one of their many sofas and beds! In fact, they actively encourage people to do so (it’s not a showroom, rather, it’s an experience venue), with free wifi, an ice creamery (say what?!) and a secret underground bunker-style recreational room – there’s a table football set, a pin-ball type machine, a television, plenty of loungey sofas and cushions. Apparently it’s where all the cool kids from the local school hang out nowadays!

If I worked from home, I would definitely be popping in lots. You could go and get your larger items of furniture (sofas, beds, wardrobes), spend hours picking fabric swatches, or just run in and out for a candle, some bed-linen, or cute glassware. I got myself a couple of pairs of hand-knitted bed socks (yes!) and a candle before I left.

Go visit and let me know what you think!

Visit Loaf Shack Battersea at 255-259 Queenstown Road, Battersea, London, SW8 3NP, of see http://www.loaf.com/.

P.S.: Loaf is having a birthday sale until January 31! Don’t miss it 🙂

 

Images: Courage & Dash

 

Stationery We Love: Sparrow + Wolf

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Stationery time! Small stationery addiction going on at Courage & Dash. We discovered Sparrow + Wolf on Facebook (sometimes it’s good for something!) and wanted to share their fun+colourful products with you. Gold foiled notebooks, origami print wrapping paper, pom pom cushions… all packaged with neon wrappers and string.

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Sparrow + Wolf is a Birmingham based stationery and homewares design studio. Their designs start off life as illustrations which are then digitised and turned into patterns for those sweet little cushions and gift wrappers. Oh, they also have temporary tattoos! Cute.

Even better, they strongly believe in supporting British Manufacturers and working with environmentally responsible suppliers and printers. Big thumbs up from us!

For more Sparrow + Wolf goodness, visit http://www.sparrowandwolf.co.uk/.

 

Images: Sparrow + Wolf