T2 or Tea for Two ?

Stacking shelves has never looked so appealing!

So last Sunday I met up with a friend for a bit of a wander down Redchurch Street near Brick Lane. I hadn’t been for a while but there was a couple of new places that had opened up including an amazing new teashop. It was so beautifully put together from the tea leaves in little copper pots to the modern and bright packaging to the perfectly formed tea cups and other paraphernalia. I couldn’t stop looking at everything.

T2 – Minimalist Packaging
Bright floral teapot anyone?
Bright floral teapot anyone?

Everything was just so bright and bold. I liked that everything was pared back with black which was actually a refreshing change to the white you usually see in retail spaces. Surprisingly this didn’t make it feel serious or imposing just made the colours pop even more. I did fall in love though with Barry (never thought I’d say that!) the most perfectly formed mug. The shape just made you want to hug it with two hands and fill it with comforting soup or hot chocolate. Will definitely have to buy some when I get my new place!

How can something so perfectly formed be called Barry?
How can something so perfectly formed be called Barry?

Temerity Jones – New fun lifestyle brand.

So a little bit later than planned but here are a few of my highlights from the Top Drawer/Home show in January. It was a very large show with lots of inspiring exhibitors with amazing products on display.

So starting with Temerity Jones, a new homeware and lifestyle brand that has a decidedly mid century leaning. Probably why I was attracted to it from so far away (or maybe that was to do with the pegboard on the stand)! It feels like its doing something abit different compared to alot of brands. I loved the gold pineapples and wire-framed lighting. Both I’m starting to see more and more of. Temerity Jones seemed to pull it all together in very visually cool way and less minimalistic. Their website is mainly for trade but I have started seeing some items being stocked in Oliver Bonas, Joy and similar stores. Think I am definetely going to have to have one of those light fittings!