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est. 2007
  1. Shopping in London: St Jude’s in the City pop-up

    Another day, another pop-up shop. But this is one that you won’t want to miss – and it’s a Wee Birdy favourite, too. St Jude’s is a British-based company with two studios – one in Norfolk, England and the other in Morayshire, Scotland. Founded by Simon & Angie Lewin, the company collaborates with a variety of artists to design and produce a range of fabrics, wallpapers and other homewares.

    I’ve been a long-time admirer of this little gem of a company and when we moved into our new flat in Sydney, I bought a pair of Angie Lewin’s beautiful dandelion print cushions and had them shipped over to remind me of the British countryside.

    Many of Angie’s prints feature motifs inspired by nature – blossoms, seeds, berries, leaves, stems and stamens – that are distinctly British in style, and are reminiscent of mid-century designs.

    Alongside St Jude’s range of artist-designed cushions, fabrics and wallpapers, Emily Sutton‘s ‘High Street’ series of original paintings will also be exhibited at the pop-up shop in central London, alongside new work by Mark Hearld and Angie Lewin.

    Wee Birdy: Emily Sutton's high street

    Each work portrays a traditional Victorian shopfront with the most exquisite details. Pigeons peck at crumbs outside the bakery and community notices are plastered all over the door of the pet shop. The paintings are available to purchase for £495 each.

    Wee Birdy: Emily Sutton's High Street

    Wee Birdy: Emily Sutton's High Street

    Wee Birdy: Emily Sutton's High Street

    And have a look at Emily’s series of birds, which I’ve never had an opportunity to showcase on Wee Birdy before.

    These glorious hand-painted and hand-stitched birds were created for a past show, and have long since sold-out. I’m super-pleased to finally feature them here.

    St Jude’s in The City
    30 Tottenham Street
    London W1
    Nearest tube: Goodge Street
    Opening hours:
    Monday to Saturday 11am-6pm
    until Friday 1 June 2012 daily

    • Elliott

      The original paintings are stunning! I’m devastated that the birds have long sold out! :(

    • Sarah-Jane down the Lane

      Hey! How are you and your wee one? Thanks for this ~ I must get up there to see, those shop illustrations are fabulous!Have a brilliant weekend
      Sarah -x-

    • Craig

      Lovely blog, I think we have similar tastes lol http://wp.me/pY4YW-1D8 St. Judes in the City. Hope this finds you well. Craig

    • Erika

      I’m simply in love with the shopfront paintings, they are just stunning!

      http://www.jasminblancboutique.blogspot.com