Concrete, Bulldogs, Scarves & Sheep
The shop is looking fairly sweet this week with the arrival of two new Irish design ranges that we absolutely adore: Hey, Bulldog! & Electronic Sheep.
We now stock beautiful planters from Hey, Bulldog! Design. They're made from hand-poured concrete and are decorated with drips, blobs and sprinkles of colourful paint. Hey, Bulldog! is the brainchild of Amanda & Joe who say: "Our handmade planters are produced in limited numbers and individually marked. Each one will vary in pattern and finish." Sounds good to us. Each planters sits on a cork disk that makes sure it stays put, and that is stamped with an incognito bulldog of your very own. That you could name. Or not. Your call.
We are also so pleased to report the arrival of Electronic Sheep to the gallery shop. These stunning scarves are designed in Ireland and made in Europe with 100% ethically produced merino wool. Electronic Sheep was started in 1998 by former next-door-neighbours Brenda and Helen. "Electronic Sheep are known for their tapestry-esque designs...detailed jacquards with contemporary illustrations and bold patterns". We're absolutely thrilled to have them in store, and may or may not have bought some already ourselves. Heh.
Concrete, bulldogs, scarves and sheep; what a week! These amazing Irish designs are available in store only, so be sure to pop in to check them out.
book of the week #35
We're starting to feel very Halloween-y so our book of the week is one with an eerie gothic atmosphere. Dun dun DUN. Melmoth is the new novel from English author Sarah Perry. A strange old manuscript has come in to the possession of protagonist Helen Franklin, who is herself struggling with guilt from her past. The manuscript contains testimonies from the 'darkest chapters of human history' and each one records a sighting of a tall silent woman in black. "Everyone that Melmoth seeks out must make a choice: to live with what they've done, or be led into the darkness." Sounds spooky, and brilliant. You can have a sneaky preview here.
** Each week there is a new book of the week, as well as the previous week's title, both of which are on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the spotlight. Offer available online & in-store! **
you can get your discounted copy of Melmoth right here
last week's book of the week was A Keeper by Graham Norton. You can your discounted copy right here
see you next week!