Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shop Of The Week

Each week I’m going to be recommending some of the books, films, music and shops that inspire me. I think it’s a great way to introduce them to a wider audience and I hope you will take a punt on some of my recommendations and enjoy them as much as I do.

First up this week is wonderful online emporium H is For Home. Run by the lovely Adelle and Justin, HIFH is a one stop shopping experience if you’re trying to kit out your retro home or are simply looking for that one special piece to showcase your collection.

From the playful, nostalgic layout of their site, to the beautifully chosen merchandise, it is clear that the owners of this site love what they do. Favourites for me include their extensive range of ceramics, mainly from the 50’s – 70’s, which are showcased against a small choice of contemporary products such as Heather Moore’s (AKA SKinnyLaminx) fabulous tea towels and linens.

Adelle and Justin are also prodigious bloggers; their collection of objects, musings and the occasional recipe (!) can be found here: http://hisforhome.wordpress.com/ In addition they run group pools on the photo sharing site Flickr, including Lovers Of Cathrine Holm Design, and I Got This At H is For Home.

The collection on the site is divided into categories such as Duvet Days, What’s Cooking and Lounging Around, each with their own brand of retro gorgeousness. A recent addition to the site has also been the ability to buy gift vouchers for those hard to please friends/relations and a bookshop run via Amazon.

One word of warning…be prepared to stay long and spend hard…and keep checking back as the site is updated regularly. Enjoy…

All images, (with the exception of no. 2 above), via H is For Home

Title Image via H is For Home

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