The Power of Positive Shopping
Pop Up Sustainable Department Store
Visit Blue Patch at the Espacio Gallery on Shoreditch High Street. Visitors can buy directly from the finest British brands, join creative workshops, be pampered, solve burning environmental issues and get social. Blue Patch is a curated ethical marketplace for sustainable, local and heritage products from the British Isles and beyond including furniture, clothing, gifts, beauty and services such as ethical banks, electric car hire and sustainable printers. Blue Patch is a pioneering new business model designed to flow money back to communities and support projects and enterprises that everyone will benefit from.
At the Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG
The Limited Edition Gift
Charlie Mackesy is definitely a man about town at the moment! His wonderful horse and boy drawings and words have struck a chord the world over. Calling himself the 'Grubby artist' his instagram page now has nearly 85k followers and he is compiling a book of his work. See his work on his website https://charliemackesy.com/ or if you are in London this Friday 14th there is a pop-up sale of his prints at The Gallery in the Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 2AY for one day only 11am to 7pm. The ultimate present for that someone who has everything and that someone who has nothing....see you there!
Collectors of interest include ; Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Waters, Richard Curtis, The Murdoch Freuds, Tim Bevan, M.Night Shyamalan, Bear Grylls,Howard Goodall, Harry Enfield and Sting.
Introducing the R Cup
As a company who cares passionately about our planet, 2018 has been quite a milestone year with the Blue Planet effect and devastating reality of plastic pollution. 'Single use' has been hailed as the word of the year so our ultimate stocking filler this year is the revolutionary R cup.
The world’s first reusable coffee cup made from used paper cups. Finally, there’s a travel mug that’s been designed with practical portability in mind. rCUP won’t leak, ever. It keeps your drink hot or cold and you can pick it up without scalding your hand. You can easily open it with one hand and take a sip while you’re on the move. And best of all, the drinking experience is great - you never have to drink your coffee through a tiny hole ever again.
Woodland Trust Gift Inspiration
Stand up for trees while you shop - every purchase made on the Woodland Trust shop funds their vital work to plant and protect trees and woods across the UK. Whether you want to dedicate a tree for a loved one, plant a tree yourself or are just searching for that perfect nature-inspired gift, they're bound to have something for you. See our top three below....
Virtual gift – no posting
Give a tree
Biscuit Nutcracker Extravaganza
The team at Biscuiteers think biscuits are more than something you dunk in your tea, they are works of art carefully hand-iced to perfection. They could be a pair of fabulous shoes or a bouquet of flowers - they could even spell out the word thank you. They have got biscuits for all occasions, and they all come perfectly packaged in hand-illustrated boxes and tins. Just choose your design, let them know some well chosen words and they'll pop them in the post to be delivered to someone special. We love the Christmas inspired ranges.
There is nothing more personal than choosing a piece of artwork for a loved one. We love the work of local Herefordshire artist, Alice Straker
Alice works with a range of mediums and tools; including watercolour, acrylic, oils, palette knives and brushes, to create highly original food paintings. Her work is denoted by delicious three dimensional textures, luxurious brushstrokes, sophisticated mark making and a vibrant colour palette, which sets her work apart from other artists specialising in food. Her work is highly commercial and collectable and she has paintings hung in kitchens globally.
Just for Fun Forging
Give the gift of a truly unique experience! Oldfield Forge are a Hereford based bespoke blacksmiths and offer blacksmith courses, bespoke blacksmith products, forged ironwork and more. Everything from Nordic log rings, handmade swords, crafted iron rings to sliding bolts and iron furniture! Make it a romantic date or experience it with a group of friends.
All of their wonderful blacksmith packages can be purchased as gift vouchers, where the recipient can have a hands on forging experience to create and take home their own unique piece of ironmongery.
Posted: November 2018