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Shopkeeper’s Home The World’s Best Independent Retailers and their Stylish Homes

Caroline Rowland of 91 Magazine

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E D I TO R A N D F O U N D E R Caroline Rowland D E P U T Y E D I TO R Laura Pashby S U B E D I TO R Kath Webber DESIGNER Lucy Davidson PROOFREADER Hannah Bishop B R A N D A N D A DV E R T I S I N G M A N AG E R Olivia Williams M A R K E T I N G A N D S A L E S M A N AG E R Catherine Binnie

CO N T R I B U T I N G P H OTO G R A P H E R S Lou Archell www.littlegreenshedblog.co.uk Melanie Barnes www.geoffreyandgrace.com Helen Cathcart www.helencathcart.com Joanne Crawford www.joannecrawford.com Abi Dare www.thesefourwallsblog.com Kasia Fiszer www.kasiafiszer.com Mirjam Hart www.blog.eengoedverhaal.nu Jeska Hearne www.lobsterandswan.com Silkie Lloyd www.theforgebristol.com Katy Orme www.apartmentapothecary.com Laura Pashby www.laurapashby.co.uk Katharine Peachey www.peacheyphotography.co.uk Nina van de Goor www.ninainvorm.punt.nl Jemma Watts www.jemmawatts.com CO N T R I B U T I N G S T Y L I S T S Pippa Blenkinsop www.instagram.com/pippajaney Laura Sawyer www.the-detail.co.uk

CO N T R I B U T I N G W R I T E R S Darla Champigny www.casadari.com Joanna Copestick www.veryenglish.co.uk Anna Cordle www.instagram.com/anna.cordle Meredith Crawford www.onesheepishgirl.com Sine Fleet www.theeditedhome.com Ruth Garner www.gatheredcheer.com Catherine Sprunt www.catherinesprunt.com Sophie Warren Smith www.pinterest.com/sophiewarrens Heather Young www.growingspaces.net CO N T R I B U T I N G I L LU S T R ATO R S Mia Dunton www.miaduntonillustration.co.uk COV E R I M AG E S The Forge, Bristol – photographed by Silkie Lloyd. Full feature on page 68 Back cover image photographed by Jeska Hearne Full feature on page 72 A B I G T H A N K YO U TO A L L O U R CO N T R I B U TO R S A N D E V E RYO N E T H AT CO N T I N U E S TO S U P P O R T 9 1 M AG A Z I N E . ISSN 2398-2594

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D E AR R E AD E R S Welcome to the brand-spanking, all-new 91 Magazine! Since I came up with the idea for this magazine back in 2011, things have evolved dramatically; not only in regards to the magazine itself (we’re now in print!), but independent publishing and the digital world in general. Five years on, and the world of indie magazines is an exciting one. Led by the online community that we’ve thrived on and grown from, we hope that our new offering inspires a life of beauty and creativity that you, our lovely readers, crave. As well as this wonderful online network of support, the group of amazingly creative women who have joined me on this journey have truly made this magazine what it is today. Laura, Kath, Lucy, Olivia, Catherine and Hannah – thank you a million times over for the dedication, enthusiasm and late nights you have all poured into this, I could not have done it without you. And to our contributors – I salute your talents and creativity – thank you all. Dive in folks, and don’t forget to use #my91magazine to share your pics of the magazine on social media. Caroline x

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Contents 08

NEWS

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S H O P P I N G : P l a n t l i fe

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W I S H L I S T: P l a n t p o t s

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S T U D I O TO U R : S i a n Ze n g

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H O M E TO U R : L o u A r c h e l l

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TA L K I N G S H O P : O ’ D e l l s

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T H E I N S TAG R A M E D I T: Fr e s h

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H O M E TO U R : F lo r a M o u n t fo r d

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SUMMER ST YLING : Palm Sugar

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STYLIST LIVES: Marie Nichols

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H A S H TAG P R OJ EC T: F l e a M a r k e t F i n d s

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S T Y L I S H D I N I N G : H a l ly ’ s r e s t a u r a n t

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H O M E TO U R : N i n a v a n d e G o o r

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C R E AT I V E S PAC E S : T h e F o rg e

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R O O M R E F R E S H : w i t h A n t h r o p o lo g i e

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CO O K & C R A F T: T h r e e w a y s w i t h b e e t r o o t

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H O M E TO U R : M i r j a m H a r t

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C R E AT I V E E N R I C H M E N T: L e a r n p r i n t- m a k i n g

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D I R EC TO RY

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H A S H TAG P R OJ EC T: S t y l i n g w i t h s c i s s o r s

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K E E P I N TO U C H : W h e r e t o f i n d 9 1 o n l i n e

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91 news

Discover new designers and objet to introduce fresh, new-season style into the everyday

B LU E B E L L G R E Y brighten up our homes

this season with their new range of fabrics, cushions, bedding and lampshades. ‘Wisteria’ is the hero floral, while the pastel pattern of ‘Lola’ is reminiscent of movement and reflections of slow-moving water in the Scottish countryside.

www.bluebellgrey.com

E L L A D O R AN has launched five new wallpapers inspired by textures and the patina created by time and use on everyday surfaces. Her Peeling Paint design combines a distressed print with a warm colour palette.

www.elladoran.com

AN NY W H O is a conceptual lifestyle brand founded in 2013, with eco-friendly materials and sustainable products at the forefront. We adore the bold prints featured on their cushions, postcards, prints and kids clothes, especially this Monstera canvas cushion made from 100% cotton.

www.annywho.com

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M I N O R G O O DS believe in simple design and beautiful craftsmanship. They make and curate timeless lifestyle accessories that will stand the test of time. As well as stunning stoneware, their new denim range includes this ever-useful bag with vegetable-tanned leather handles.

T H AN DA founder, Suganya Smith, specialises in sourcing ethically made homeware products from South Africa. The range includes bold geometric wicker baskets, pretty porcelain bowls, printed tote bags, distressed style frames and beautiful mohair throws.

www.minorgoods.com

www.thanda.co.uk

LO U I S E W I L KI N SO N studied

illustration and now adorns ceramics with her whimsical and charming drawings. Her inspiration stems from her childhood in the Yorkshire countryside surrounded by animals and nature. The collection is handdecorated in Stoke on Trent.

www.louisewilkinson.com

PAR K WO O D P OT T E RY is a self-funded project established in 2007 by Graeme McKenna and Inga Heppleston. In conjunction with Lane by Post, they have produced a collection of hand-glazed mugs, which causes a natural variation in colour and shape with a handmade matte finish.

www.lanebypost.com

ROS S & B ROW N offer the best in Scandinavian homeware both online and in their store in Cheam, Surrey. With the botanical trend in full swing, their Limited Edition Botanic Urban series of unframed watercolour art prints by artist M.Koster is spot on.

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Wish List B E AU T I F U L T H I N GS TO COVE T

Create your own urban jungle with these stylish plant containers, whether your style is rustic, contemporary, retro or textural

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01. TORO POT SMALL – £15 www.futureandfound.com

05. CONCRETE POTS – £35 www.woodandmeadow.com

02. GLASS HANGING TERRARIUM – £26.95 www.looptheloop.co.uk

06. PALM BASKET– £55 www.plumo.com

03. MARBLED CERAMIC PLANT POT – £8.95 www.miafleur.com

07. HELENE STANDING BASKETS – £18.50 www.roseandgrey.co.uk

04. SEA URCHIN AIR PLANT POT – $10 www.ohhellofriend.com

08. UASHMAMA METALLIC PAPER BAG – £6 each www.thefuturekept.com

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B LUE T I C K I NG

Fabulously fun and unique goods for kids

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Studio Tour

S IAN Z E N G

Catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what makes the perfect studio with Sian Zeng, the designer behind a collection of whimsical homewares that bring a dose of poetic charm to homes around the world

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‘The Cockpit Arts community was really welcoming and didn ’t mind sharing manufacturer contacts, ’ explains Sian. ‘We got lots of helpful advice!’ Tucked away behind Deptford High Street, Cockpit Arts is a creative hub that is home to a host of designer-makers creating everything from musical instruments and lampshades to jewellery and textiles. It is here that homewares designer Sian Zeng is based. Sian Zeng’s start in the world of interiors was a baptism of fire. The woodland-inspired magnetic wallpaper she created for her final-year degree show at Central Saint Martins caught the eye of an interior designer who ordered several rolls to decorate the nursery of Hollywood actress Hilary Duff. The investment helped Sian get the wallpaper, then just a prototype, into production. The unique wallpaper, which sees magnetic dinosaurs and hedgehogs (amongst other things) move across an intricately illustrated landscape thanks to a specially-designed magnetic backing, is now a signature product stocked in more than 21 countries. Sian’s collection has now grown to include bedlinen and cushions based on her playful illustrations. She’s also very excited about an upcoming print collaboration with a British furniture retailer. ‘I’ve always been interested in interior design,’ Sian says. ‘I spent a large portion of my pocket money on miniatures for my doll’s house, and the first time I read Elle Decoration as a teenager I was well and truly hooked.’ A resident of Cockpit Arts for over five years, Sian followed a paper trail of designers she admired before visiting the studios’ open house event. ‘I found the Cockpit designer-makers very friendly and, most importantly, the studios have central heating!’ she describes. ‘After having spent half a year in an artist’s studio with no heating and concrete flooring, heating was a major plus for me.’ Not just a space to work and store products, Cockpit Arts has become a valuable tool in growing the Sian Zeng brand. ‘The Cockpit Arts community was really welcoming and didn’t mind sharing manufacturer contacts,’ explains Sian. ‘We got lots of helpful advice!’ Alongside neighbours Lush Designs and Eleanor Pritchard - her tutor from CSM - Sian has created a base a mere 10 minutes away from the distractions of home life, where she can balance the admin and processing aspects of her business with the creative designing of her collections.

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Lou Archell H O M E TO U R

Lou Archell’s Bristol home is full of charm, nature and re-found objects that tell a story of her family’s creative lifestyle

Words: Ruth Garner Photography: Laura Pashby

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Bedminster, a vibrant and independent quarter of Bristol, England, is the place which freelance writer and blogger Lou Archell and her partner Dan Taylor have happily called home for ten years. It wasn’t exactly love at first sight, in fact it was the ugliest house on the street, ‘it was cold and damp- I cried when we bought it!’ says Lou. ‘Inside the house was a DIY disaster with purple gloss paint on the walls, wood chip ceilings and a pale yellow mouldy bathroom.’ However, a decade on and the couple have since had two children, Charlie and Rufus, and the family have now renovated every room – the purple paint is now, happily, a distant memory.

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Making a Home A home with a rich history, the Victorian terrace was built in the 1840s by wealthy tobacco owners for their workers. Whilst the home has retained much of its original layout, the couple did task a builder with knocking through the dining room and kitchen to open up the space downstairs. ‘The kitchen-dining room is the hub of our family,’ explains Lou. ‘We congregate around the table, which is used for homework, playing and eating.’ The dining room is home to a wall of striking William Morris wallpaper, which brings a wonderful sense of life and character to the space, and creates a picture perfect setting when reflected back in the mirror on the opposite wall. Lou and Dan also converted the loft into a bedroom and so this previous two-up, two-down home is now a three-bedroom house with much more space.

For this family, the task of making a house a home is less about the bricks and mortar, and more about the feelings you want to evoke in each room. Lou and Dan (a painter, decorator and woodworker by trade) are a creative couple, and their home is a beautiful celebration of their personalities and interests. Like many creative people, Lou is always on the lookout for new projects around the house that will meet the family’s changing needs, such as the vibrant mint green wardrobe that sits in the master bedroom. ‘We bought it for £10 from a friend who couldn’t get it to work in her home’ Lou remembers. ‘I painted it and changed the doors and voila, a pretty vintage wardrobe.’ Another reclaimed item was the vintage cupboard in the dining room, which in its prior life was owned by an elderly lady who stored her egg cup collection in it – ‘there were hundreds of them!’

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THE BOTHY AT BROCKLOCH FARM Escape to 190 acres of unbroken countryside off grid and powered by nature

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Talking Shop

O’DELLS

91 Magazine meets Tom O’Dell, the hirsute gent behind his eponymous London men’s clothing and lifestyle store

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Tell us a bit about how O’Dell’s came to be… I had worked in menswear shops since the age of 14 and I knew that one day I would have my own store. After ten years of working within the menswear industry in London, I decided it was time to go for it. The opportunity came up and, within two days, I had made my mind up. Ten days later, I was in and the shop was open. I love meeting customers, working with talented people, and the lifestyle having my own shop has given me.  You carry goods made as locally as Shoreditch along with those from faraway places like the USA. How do you decide which products to stock and where to source them? I always say that everything in the store I would wear, read, have in my house or give as a gift. Each item I feel passionate about. Each item has a great story behind it and a lovely quality to it. This is the O’Dell’s ethos.   Shoppers looking for a little direction can check your weekly top picks online.  What is your all-time favourite product from your shop? I’d have to say Rachel Scott’s rugs, hand woven by Rachel from her house in Pimlico. Each one is unique, made from 100% British wool, and takes Rachel over 70 hours to make. They are really beautiful and will last you a lifetime. I found these before I had the shop and always wanted one in my home, and now I have them for sale in the shop and on the floors of my Camberwell home. Rachel is a wonderful lady. I try to pop round to her house every few months to pick up new rugs and have a chat.

Out of interior, lifestyle, and menswear, which line seems to be most popular with your customers and why do you think that is? Do you see that changing over time? I’d say I’ve got the balance just about right with no one category dominating the others. They sit nicely side by side. Moving forward, I’d love to do more menswear and a larger range of homewares but there is no rush.    Visitors to the shop are welcomed by a handsome, stylish interior. What were you aiming to create when designing the space and choosing the décor? A simple design that wasn’t too trenddriven. The shop is my taste and pretty much reflects what I have at home. I wanted to display each product equally. I’m not under pressure, like the bigger stores, to sell more of one item.    How does the vibe of your creative Shoreditch surroundings affect the way you operate O’Dell’s? I’m lucky to be on a beautiful street, which has a lovely feel about it. The surrounding shops are also great and I’ve made friends with a lot of local shopkeepers. The location of the shop is perfect. Not only do I get great, regular customers in the store, but I also get lots of local residents and tourists popping in, many of whom have been staying at Ace Hotel or have had meetings at Shoreditch House. 

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Instagram followers of @odellsstore aren’t lacking for eye candy. In what ways do you primarily use social media sites like Instagram and Twitter? Do you find that your followers help to shape your business decisions? I’m a visual person, and I hope the shop reflects this. Instagram allows me to reach a global audience and hopefully gives people who shop online or live outside of London an idea of what the shop is like. It’s a lovely way to show off all my talented brands and makers. Being an independent shopkeeper also allows me to be reactive. I get lots of customers coming in asking for products I don’t have. If I can, I try and get these in or suggest where they could go to purchase them. 

You’ve recently partnered with the nearby Town Hall Hotel to set up shop on their premises. What are you hoping to achieve as a result of this collaboration? Any other exciting projects on the horizon? The Town Hall is a wonderful place, a relaxed hotel setting, and a venue where I can introduce my wares to new clientele. I know that, as a tourist, I like to find new products that I can’t get in my own country, and the O’Dell’s shop at the Town Hall Hotel allows people to purchase a carefully selected range of items from London.

There are a few interesting collaborations and projects in the pipeline but you will have to wait a little longer to find out about these. I’d suggest following our Instagram, @odellsstore, for news! www.odellsstore.com

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Directory:

CO CO AN D WO L F

The Coco & Wolf with Little B collaboration creates luxury yet affordable and stylish children’s homewares, all centred around beautiful Liberty prints. Lovely little things for your lovely little things.

www.cocoandwolf.com

FOX AN D S TAR

Brighten up your workspace with Fox and Star’s stylish stationery. Our online shop is packed with cute planners, vibrant washi tapes and beautiful stationery from around the globe.

www.thefoxandstar.co.uk

JUNO & TESS

F I N E S T I M AG I N ARY

www.junoandtess.co.uk

www.finestimaginary.com

Beautiful gifts and accessories for the home, all proudly designed and made in the UK. Treat yourself and enjoy 20% off your first purchase using code SPRING91.

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Plants you can’t kill? Perfect! The Cactus & Succulent collection from Finest Imaginary means even those without a single green finger can keep their plants thriving!

H E AR T VI N TAG E

Gorgeous floral and fauna designs transferred to vintage plates & ceramics. Handmade botanical stationery & home decor all handcrafted by independent maker and designer Lisa Rushton.

www.heartvintage.co.uk

L E P E T I T JAR D I N

Le Petit Jardin is the destination for your al fresco life, this season and beyond. A curated range of vibrant Fermob garden furniture, lighting, enamelware and cosy blankets for those campfire evenings. Live plein air!!

www.le-petit-jardin.com


L I T T L E M AL D O D

LO L L I P O P

www.littlemaldod.com

www.lollipopdesigns.co.uk

M AB E L & ROS E

S AI L HAN D M AD E

Design-led gifts for little ones, Mamas and happy homes. Find us on Instagram at @littlemaldod Enjoy 10% off all orders with ‘91maldod’ until July 31st 2016.

Mabel & Rose source original vintage accessories with a particular emphasis on helping you to create beautiful outdoor spaces. We also offer a vintage hire service for weddings and events.

www.mabelandrose.com

From a range of planners and origami notepaper to tableware made from finest bone china - Lollipop’s products nudge you to open, fold, organise, play, treasure and smile.

Working from their Derbyshire based workshop, SAIL craft timeless products for both men and women. Working with only the finest vegetable tanned leathers and materials, they pride themselves in still using traditional methods and techniques creating every piece by hand.

www.sailhandmade.com

LO L LY & B O O

Lolly & Boo offer a wide range of country-inspired handmade drum lampshades using the finest British linens, specialising particularly in Peony & Sage fabrics. We also sell linen offcuts.

www.lollyandboo.co.uk

WINTER’S MOON

Winter’s Moon offers a quirky colourful mix of vintage and modern homewares. The collection is available online or by appointment at their Chichester studio and includes furniture, lamps, shades and textiles.

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