Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas markets 2015

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Toothpicker

Three weekends of Christmas market at the Barbican Centre
I admit that I am not a natural salesperson. I have always worked behind the scenes, and selling face to face is a 'skill' that I had to learn when I started this business.
I know that popping up once a year is not [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Business, Designers & artists, Design, Pop ups and was tagged with Barbican, Christmas shopping, pop up shop, Christmas markets

Maze Hill Pottery's open studio

Posted on December 12, 2015 by Toothpicker

Top left: The disused ticket office-turned pottery studio; Top right: Lisa Hammond's beautiful Soda & Shino glaze pottery
London is full of hidden gems, not only they are off tourists' radar, but many are also unknown to Londoners. Since I live north of the river, I am quite oblivious to events that [...]

This post was posted in London, Coffee, Shopping, British design, Korean stationery, Trade fairs, Calligraphy, Traditional arts & crafts, Design, Portuguese art, ceramics & potteries and was tagged with London, British design, ceramics & potteries

New product ranges from Japan

Posted on December 8, 2015 by Toothpicker

Katamaku - an upcycled stationery and product range
In the last 2 months, we added three new product ranges from Japan, including: upcycled stationery by KATAMAKU, textile products by Tenp, and Sola cube and Sola Zukan by Sola.

During my trip to Japan earlier this year, I met up with Japanese architect Shimon [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Stationery, Nature, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Contemporary craft, Designers & artists, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, Japanese designers, stationery, nature, contemporary crafts, sola cube, tenp10, katamaku, sashiko weaving

Upcoming Christmas markets in London

Posted on December 3, 2015 by Toothpicker

Our advent calendar-inspired pop-up promotional card
This December, we will pop up for three weekends in London! We are very happy to be selected as one of the vendors to be selling at the Barbican this year. I have often visited the Barbican for events and exhibitions, so I am thrilled to [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Graphics & illustrations, Pop ups and was tagged with London, graphic design, Barbican, Christmas shopping, pop up shop

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