Category: Shops

Shilo Engelbrecht’s work with the Centre for Advanced Textiles, Glasgow. »

On October 26th, 2014 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Selvedge,Shops.

Whizzing along the Kings Road yesterday, I caught a glimpse of Shilo Engelbrecht’s digitally printed cushions and wall pieces in Anthropologie’s window. The South African artist now lives in Cambridge, but worked with the Centre for Advanced Textiles in Glasgow (issue 03)  who transferred her paintings into textiles. The digital printing process captures the subtlety […]

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‘Invisible Permanent Clothing Made in England’ »

On September 11th, 2014 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Selvedge,Shops.

This intriguing sign stopped me in my tracks on Warren Street. Shielded from the street by a curtain of bamboo, the serene store come gallery is originally merchandised on a series of staircases and landings. When I asked Carin Mansfield the proprietor of this tiny store about her signage, her sense of humour assured me […]

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GUDRUN’S ELEPHANT REBELLION »

On September 2nd, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Shops.

With patterns that pay homage to the elephant, the giraffe and the leopard it’s clear that Gudrun Sjödén’s autumn 2014 collection is inspired by Africa. “Of course there are incredibly beautiful patterns to be found in nature, my inexhaustible source of inspiration! It was wonderful for me to be able to really get stuck into […]

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Leaping Lizards »

On August 28th, 2014 Ashleigh Spooner wrote on the subject of Shops.

Another independent business has chosen to make Archway Road its home. Leaping Lizards recently opened near the Selvedge drygoods store, stocking vibrant childrenswear which is handmade in Britain. The designers travel the world in search of ethnic prints to sew into clothing in sizes up to eight years old. The clothes are handmade out of […]

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Christmas Ribbons – A Trip To V V Rouleaux »

On July 24th, 2014 Catherine Harris wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Crafts,Historical textiles,Selvedge,Shops.

Believe it or not we are already thinking of Christmas and on Friday we visited V V Rouleaux on Marylebone Lane to buy some ribbons for our seasonal gift subscriptions. In search of something decorative and a bit glitzy, we were looking for something that enhanced the colours and patterns of the front cover of […]

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