March 2010

March 29, 2010

Birdy pick of the week

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Hat and Pigeon hand-printed linen cushion, £64.95, from Pedlars.


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March 22, 2010

Birdy pick of the week

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Loving these organic candles and soap for mother and baby from Baby Bear Shop. Handmade 'Baby bird soap' with organic oils of palm, coconut, aloe vera and lavender, US$8; and recycled glass soy wax candle, made with organic oils, US$24.
UPDATE: SPECIAL OFFER. Buy one glass soy wax candle and get one free. Just enter this promo code: weebirdyblog.


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March 18, 2010

Wee find: Merci Liberty collection

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Oh, how I wish I was in London right now. I've got loads of things to tell you since arriving back in Sydney (I'm just starting to thaw out after Britain's coldest winter in 30 years), but right now I've got my eye on – where else? – lovely, lovely Liberty. Right on the back of the rather clever Liberty for Target collection comes the sublime limited edition Merci Liberty collection for spring.

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Designed by Parisian concept store Merci's creative director, Marie France Cohen, the super-pretty collection features a bouquet of Liberty's most iconic floral prints. With an emphasis on what Merci does best (homewares and children's ware), stand-out pieces include the old-school mini suitcase covered in Liberty print, long print aprons, as well as reasonably priced cushions from £20. 

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Stationery nerds will rejoice in the sublime range of printed tapes, notebooks and assorted papery delights (I really love the old-school brown envelopes with a posy of Liberty florals peeking out from the lining).

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Tell me – have you picked up anything from the Liberty for Target collection? Have you had a peek at the new Merci collection? Go on, give me my London fix.
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p.s. I snuck in a wee trip to Paris (and a visit to Merci) during my last week in London, so a shop tour will be coming soon!

Liberty
Great Marlborough Street
London W1B 5AH
Tel. 0207 734 1234
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus
Click here for a Wee Birdy map.


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March 15, 2010

Birdy pick of the week

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Me me me's glazed porcelain bird with star or heart on a 70cm sterling silver chain, £60.


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March 7, 2010

Birdy pick of the week

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Frerk Muller's Mugs, £12 each, from Shelf.

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40 Cheshire Street
London E2 6EH
Tel. 020 7739 9444
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street
Click here for a Wee Birdy map.

Opening hours:
Friday afternoon by appointment only
Saturday 1pm-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

For more shops on Cheshire Street, click here.


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March 5, 2010

Best of London shopping: Labour and Wait*

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I don't think I have an especially over-developed sense of smell, but I'm particularly adverse to the kind of shop (usually of the super-feminine gift variety) which assaults the senses with a cacophony of scented candles, perfume diffusers and oil burners. And don't even get me started on the overwhelming pong
that makes my brain ache every time I walk within 10 yards of a Lush
store.

So the curious aroma of wooden clothes pegs, beeswax candles and tarred jute twine creates a rather unusual but instantly comforting atmosphere of a timeless general store at London's legendary Labour and Wait.

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Classic and functional design marries vintage aesthetic, with a rather excellent selection of enamel cookware, Breton striped tops and wooden bristle brushes. Keep an eye out for the excellent stash of vintage linen, giant balls of twine and enamel pendant lampshades, as well as the extensive range of high quality tools, gloves and packets of
seeds.

Labour and Wait
18 Cheshire Street
London E2 6EH
Tel. 020 7729 6253
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street
Click here for a Wee Birdy map.

Opening hours:
Saturday 1pm-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
Friday 11am-5pm by appointment

Images courtesy of Labour and Wait.
For more shops on Cheshire Street, click here
.

* Please bear with me – I'm flying back to my Sydney nest so I'm digging into the Wee Birdy archives for a couple of weeks. Normal posting (and ace new London shops) will resume shortly. xx


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