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Beat the high street in 2013 by visiting Top Drawer this season. Look inside this magazine to see the latest product launches from our 800 strong exhibitor hot list, who’s new and exclusive to the show, our editors’ picks for this season, what’s new in Spotted, plus much more…
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See it first Top Drawer kicks off the 2013 buying season in style, with over 800 design-led collections to give you an unrivalled, edited choice that has been selected by retail experts.
Raj Gill Show Director
We regularly work with key buyers from John Lewis, House of Fraser, Fenwicks, Paperchase, Selfridges and leading independents to hear first-hand what new products will give retailers the edge in the upcoming seasons. In addition, products showing exclusively at Top Drawer feature in a number of leading publications including: Elle Deco, Stylist, Living etc, Wallpaper, Grazia, House & Garden, FT magazine, Vogue, The Evening Standard, BBC, Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar Interiors, Country Living and Daily Telegraph. See what catches their eye this spring, first at Top Drawer. The show is packed with new and exciting design-led collections across Gift, Fashion Accessories, Stationery & Greetings, Wellbeing and Children’s, and the show is over 8% larger than last year. To see a taste of what’s in store across the show see our product picks on pages 8-21. There is a new international line up that can only be found in London at Top Drawer this Spring, see page 7 for a taster of these fantastic brands.
A new set of designers will debut at design hub Spotted, exclusively curated by Charlotte Abrahams for Top Drawer. These 16 designermakers are the real retail stars of tomorrow and often end up on the pages of leading consumer magazines, which means they will fly off your store’s shelves in 2013. Top Drawer London is the only show where the press spot these, and we hope you will too. Regular features of the show return, including the Seminars and Retail Surgeries (located in Earls Court 2), where you can get FREE up-to-theminute business advice to keep your business on the right track for 2013. Stars speakers include designers Wayne Hemingway and Sophie Conran plus - you can plan your visit to Top Drawer before you arrive with our full exhibitor list and floorplan, see pages 30-35. Don’t forget your one badge will give you entry into two shows, Top Drawer and Home, which takes place next door. Across both shows there will be over 1000 collections, hand-selected to offer you more choice for your store. Enjoy reading through the magazine and we look forward to welcoming you to the show.
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Charlotte Abrahams Following the success of Spotted & Spotted Plus by Charlotte Abrahams, we are delighted to announce that this exciting showcase is set to return – in an expanded format, for January 2013. Spotted is designed to create an entry point for a whole new generation of exhibitors and this year’s show will feature 10 hand-picked designers who have never before been seen at a major UK trade fair.
‘I always enjoy putting together the Spotted and Spotted + showcases but this one has been especially exciting. As always, the emerging design businesses showing at Spotted and Spotted + are all producing high quality, original, contemporary products, but this January’s 16-strong line-up has also added a large dose of wit and sophistication – ingredients which guarantee that this will be the best showcase yet’. Charlotte Abrahams.
One Must Dash SP1 One Must Dash seek to share humour with their customers. Their ambition is to produce decorative things that make you happy. Their prints definitely make us happy, and would most definitely bring happiness to your store.
Amy Allwright SP3 Amy designs screen printed textiles and makes homeware products, by hand, from her home in Loughborough. These lovely little phone covers are the perfect gift for someone and, what we believe to be, a necessary accessory for your phone!
Tamasyn Gambell SPP5
Sarah Ray SPP6 Sarah Ray’s illustrations are little rays of sunshine! Inspired by her childhood in the Herefordshire countryshire, every card guarantees lots of laughter.
Tamasyn believes in high quality, timeless design using the most eco friendly methods available. The company has invested a lot of time finding suppliers who provide eco friendly products of the highest quality. Their notebook ranges are made in Britain, use papers from a one hundred year old British paper mill, and are bound by small bookbinders from the South of England.
Claire Gaudion SP2 Claire brings her new collection of printed scarves and notebooks to Spotted. Her handwoven pieces are inspired by the colours and forms of the Guernsey coastline and seascapes. Her new textile print collection uses her Guernsey Handwoven Collection as inspiration, to recreate the layering of her hand woven colours and weave structures into geometric patterned silk scarves and notebooks. These are truly beautiful pieces. 4
Fracas Studios SPP1
Jessica Hayes-Gill SP5
Each card is unique, handmade, and one of a kind. All the postage stamps are 100% authentic-some were taken off posted letters and others were never used. The cassette tapes, puzzle pieces, vintage keys, and abandoned board game pieces are all found objects from various locations around the world.
Jessica’s designs are clean & crisp line drawings that interweave through fixtures and fittings, creating a narrative from room to room. They follow a journey from eye to hand, hand to stencil, stencil to fabric and fabric to home, offering a charming and timeless item.
Spotted Plus is hosted within Spotted, welcoming back to the show 6 designer-makers who have exhibited at Spotted in the past. These exhibitors are only allowed to exhibit in Spotted Plus once, so don’t miss your chance to snap up the latest designs from these ex-Spotted stars! Clementine & Bloom SP10 Don’t miss these unique hand-made luxury designs by the mother and daughter duo, who introduced their range of designs to the market this year! Their use of exquisite colours, bold prints and textures are apparent throughout their ranges.
Many of the exhibitors who were seen first in Spotted can now be seen in places like the Southbank Centre, Selfridges, Harrods and even in Vogue Magazine!
Stephanie Davies SP6
Stormy Knight SP8
Stephanie specialises in laser cutting and engraving and creates beautiful and universal designs that appeal to a wide audience. Never seen before at a trade show, Stephanie will be showcasing her ranges within Spotted, only at Top Drawer this January.
If you’re looking for something more exciting than the average High street card, then look no further! All Stormy Knight cards and gifts are lovingly designed and hand-printed by Sarah Knight from her studio in Bristol. Her cards are printed onto 100% recycled card and are packaged into biodegradable bags.
Spann & Willis SP7
MES Leather SP4
Spann & Willis was born out of a lifelong passion for typography, illustration, stationery and all things hand-printed. They love the slight imperfections and happy accidents the art of screen and block printing so often brings.
Mes is a leather artisan studio based in London. Dissatisfied with the masses of products being propelled by disposable society, they decided to make products by hand that would work in opposition; that is, to last. Their aim is not so much as to bring something new, but to revive something old that works. 13–15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
What’s new at Top Drawer At Top Drawer we like keeping things fresh and new, which is why this spring you’ll see a whole host of new and inspiring exhibitors showcasing some of the best and the most exciting new design talent, helping you to keep your business on trend and alive with design this January.
Abbacino/A Farmer’s Daughter/ALSO Home/Amaro/Attic Textiles/Betsy Benn/Bonnie Baby/Boxberry/ Burgon & Ball/Apothecary & Barbershop Supply Co/Cherry Picked for You/Child’s Farm/Clairefontaine Rhodia/Claremont Clothing/ Colourful Dove/Coq en Pâte/Corby Tindersticks/Craftholic/Cut Back Cards/Dippy Egg/Don’t Cry For Me/Dukes/Eaglesfield/Flash Trash Girl/Franklin Mill/Gina & May/ Ginza Collections/Hellenic Candle Co/Hels Bells/Hop & Peck/Ink Whistle/Jenny Sweetnam/Joy/ Koko Kenya/Lesley Gerry/Letter Fest/ Lexon/Little Ella/Lomography/ Love from Lemonade/Made in Heaven/Mark’s/Meri Meri /Munch/Nicky James/Nook Nook/Ocky Olly/Olly & Belle/Orange Tree Toys/Parry Murray/Philip Mansergh/Pocket Typewriter/Pure Light Botanics/ Ragtales/Reeves Creative/ Seascape Island Apothecary/ Sew Lomax/Soapy Jones/The Bee’s Knees/The Writing Bureau/ Timbergram/Treefall Design/Wrendale Designs and hundreds more...
Cinderela B, Louise Buchan, And Mary, Ladies Who Lunch, Amanda Coleman, Jenny Sweetnam, Dee Barnes, Midas Jewels, Kate Hamilton-Hunter, Marlene Hounam, Judith Brown, Lavan, Pink Powder, Cabbage and Patch England.
Make it Staffordshire The region of Staffordshire will be represented by ‘Make It Staffordshire’, an initiative run by the City of Stoke-on-Trent Council, which fosters the development of up-and-coming ceramicists and designers from the area – bringing East Midlands designers to the heart of London at Top Drawer this January.
Roddy & Ginger SP9
At Top Drawer this spring, we’re shining the spotlight on all that is creative and inspirational in contemporary jewellery design. This elegant space is a focal point for discovering the latest jewellery collections from a selected group of designer makers. This is a real chance for you to see trend setting jewellery that is beautifully crafted, from these leading designers:
International Brands at Top Drawer
Dont miss our largest ever offering of international designers, who are heading to London, the design capital of the world, to showcase their latest lines and launches first. With over 50 international brands including: Apple Green Duck Gina & May Moorigin The Book Seat Istituto Fotocromo Italiano Ginza Collections Pelletier & Co Lisbeth Dahl
Miss Etoile Rice A/S Handmade Textile Art Clairefontaine Rhodia Compagnie de Provence Coq en Pâte Mark’s Petit Jour Paris Don’t Cry for Me Folkmanis Puppets Lazzaro Art LEUCHTTURM1917 Hellenic Candle Bomo Art Budapest Amet & ladoue Natweave Textile Studio Alex Clark Art Alljoy Design Avoca Handweavers Designs Eirewood Eliza Vale Max Benjamin
Simple Things The Handmade Soap Co Gatti Sonia Maria Rossi La Petite Maison Krasznai Archie Grand Sagen SENCE Copenhagen Design Studio Nook Nook Babooche Cavallini Papers & Co Franklin Mill Presto Paper and Home WallPops Wall Art Jou-joux Lexon and many more, you won’t be stuck for design inspiration in the capital this spring, at Top Drawer.
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gift Thousands of exciting, quirky, fun and original gift ideas from classic and contemporary to directional gifts.
Lomography Q32 Lomography are a globally active organisation dedicated to experimental and creative visual expression, a playful combination of lo-tech and hitech, and a cultural institution involved in commercial photographic and design.
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Skeem by The Renovation Store V21
Life Canvas is a collection of beautifully designed stationery products with eye-catching finishes. We love these mini monster tins. This great little set comes in a fabulous coloured tin that’s easy to carry around, and you don’t need any scissors or glue to start creating!
Inspired by their vast travels which include three to four annual trips to exotic locales such as India, Costa Rica and New Zealand, the brand Skeem resembles vintage kimono fabrics, others feature delicate lacelike ornaments, Japanese iconography, bright tropical prints, turn-of-thecentury crests, and lush botanicals.
REX International N8
Burgon & Ball R22
REX provides a range of interesting, quirky and design-led gifts suitable for all pockets. Virtually all of their products are created by them, using a team of in-house designers who help them to produce hundreds of new products every year. Find their new ranges at Top Drawer.
Don’t miss the new eco gardening collection from Burgon & Ball. This beautifully designed range has been created to encourage an ecofriendly way of gardening. Add a splash of green to your store this January.
Culinary Concepts N22
Discover a tempting range of lovingly handpicked brands including JOY’s principal label Louche designed by women, for women to indulge fashion fantasies with exclusive style and vintage flair.
Add these timeless, innovative and beautifully packaged gifts to your store’s offering this spring. See their stunning award winning collections on stand N22, and bring your customers more stylish, lasting gifts to cherish this spring.
Santoro S41 These beautiful suitcase storage boxes have just been added into the Santoro collection. There are 2 small, 2 medium and 2 large size boxes, each one is fully printed inside and out, with stitched details and metal details.
ECP Q16 Itâ€™s the new Marmite range that all stores must have! Students from the Royal College of Art were given the opportunity to create a new Marmite range and here it is. it is also available in a full kitchen range that your customers will love.
David Austin Roses T20 David Austin Garden & Home is the new homeware brand from English Rose breeder David Austin. Inspired by their famous English Roses, the collection includes a bath and body range, kitchen accessories, and tableware.
Heart Warmers S67 Heart Warmers continue to introduce new and exciting product ranges that make the ideal seasonal gift or the perfect finishing touch for the home. We love these quirky luggage tags, find them on stand S67.
Enesco S48 Find engaging and entertaining gifts, accessories and homewares on the Enesco stand. Their contemporary art and nostalgic pieces are just part of Enescoâ€™s diverse array of product.
Jan Constantine T26 Jan Constantine, instantly recognised for her striking designs, is leading the way into spring with a fabulous new Botanical collection. Based on natural linens and using wonderful flora and fauna illustrations in incredible organic colours, this China Blue collection is based on an exquisite willow pattern. 13â€“15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
Two’s Company by Mulhouse P10
Apple Green Duck T40
Two’s Company by Mulhouse will be showcasing their new collections for 2013 this spring at Top Drawer. As one of the leaders in the giftware industry, they remain committed to their signature style and fresh attitude.
These bags have been designed to create an affordable but fashionable alternative to grocery shopping. A vibrant colour palette with bold graphic prints designed by Wendy Pollard, founder of childrenswear label Run Scotty Run, will have you shopping in style.
Wild and Wolf Q12
Make your mark with these super cool vintage letter press style fridge magnets. Create useful reminders, shopping lists & fun messages.
Cubic brings you the best gift and accessories from all over the world. Keep your desk tidy with these super cute paper clip globes, where the animals have been entrusted to ensure the safe return of each and every paper clip!
Colour your customers happy with Rice’s colourful range of baskets and hand glazed Italian tableware.
These exquisitely beautiful poufs are hand embroidered in Kashmir. The vibrant colours and detailed designs make these an irresistible addition to any home.
Tintin Distribution S43
We’re big fans of this quirky ceramic speech bubble. This would make the perfect addition to any kitchen! Save a tree, buy a ceramic speech bubble.
We love the I love Tintin mugs; they’re the perfect little gift for that special someone. Choose your favourite member of the Tintin family, or collect the whole bunch.
Jarapa N56 Jarapa offer the biggest collection of 100% recycled glassware, cotton rugs and natural candles. Make your store’s offering more green this spring.
Victoria Eggs Q47 Victoria Eggs creates playful contemporary designs for homewares and gifts which are inspired, designed and made in Britain. These include tea towels, aprons, oven mitts, mugs, bags and screen prints. The designs are simple, quirky and eye-catching and celebrate a love for all things British. This cockney rhyming slang tea towel is one of our favourites.
Look out for... East Of India Q40 Supplying beautiful and wonderfully inspired giftware to shops throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Their range is extensive and includes stationery goods, ceramics and textiles.
ALSO Home Q13 ALSO Home is a stylish homewares lifestyle brand full of exquisite pieces which have been handpicked for their style and originality from bed linen and cushions, to basketware and dinnerware.
Present Time R20 Present Time is a house of brands and their mission is to ‘surprise!’ They are proud to introduce you to their latest collections across their 8 brands from the gift, home decoration and small furniture sectors.
Burgon & Ball/ Joy/ Lesley Gerry/ Lomography/ Mark’s/ Meri Meri/ Nkuku/ Wild and Wolf/ Heaven Sends/ Lexon/ Addject/ Cubic/ Culinary Concepts/ The Old Bag Company/ Rex International/ Two’s Company by Mulhouse/ RJB Stone/ Present Time/ Rice/ Lisbeth Dahl/ Nicky James/ Also Home/ Simple Things/ Tweedmill Textiles/ Miss Etoile/ The Renovation Store/ 13–15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
Stationery & Greetings Beautiful and luxurious stationery, gift wrap, bespoke greetings cards and products where illustrative designs come to life.
Franklin Mill H4 These soft touch notebooks catch your attention from the moment you see them. The back pocket gives you a place to keep those important thoughts or ideas. Made with recycled paper, they allow you to feel good about your decision to protect the environment as well.
Sophie Swindells C16
Nancy & Betty F7
Sophie Swindells designs and creates hand-illustrated, eco-friendly greetings cards. They are printed and hand finished in the UK on 100% recycled card with vegetable based inks and biodegradable packaging.
New for 2013 their signature ace pattern and colours adorn the back of this beautiful writing set. Nancy & Betty produce first class stationery and paper goods which are proudly made in Great Britain, using the best materials and printing methods.
My World Publishing F26
My Worldâ€™s iconic, eclectic collection of cards combines bold colour and sophisticated design, creating a retro pop-culture style with a quirky twist. They even design a bespoke card specially tailored to you. We love these.
The Lexon Buro desk set has turned mundane office products into design icons. Constructed with soft ABS Rubber the Buro set is composed of different shades of purple, grey or green. Despite the Cubist design, each object has an organic feel and is comfortable in the palm of the hand. This award winning collection by the French design brand Lexon is the ultimate office gift.
Lonetree cards D9
These book inspired Kindle covers will keep your Kindle protected and secure in this foam-lined cover. And what we really love, is that you can personalise them to make it an extra special gift.
Inspired by everyday objects, Lonetree cards have created a full range of beautiful, intelligent and unique cards for all occasions.
Alljoy Design B20
Life Canvas U42
These beautiful handmade notebooks have clearly been made with the highest care and attention to detail. The intricate laser cut detail is wonderful and complemented nicely with the metallic paper cover.
Life Canvas is a collection of beautifully designed stationery products with eye-catching finishes. Whether you’re looking for a journal to keep track of to-do lists and appointments, sticky notes, or a family album to pass down for generations. Life Canvas has the perfect solution. Your life - choose your canvas.
Katy & June N44
Seeya brings witty and quality gift and stationery products from Taiwan to the rest of the world. Not to be missed, see their full range of wonderful products on stand H6.
Katy & June source the finest stationery and gifts from Korea and deliver them to your doorstep! They’ll be showcasing a broad range of stationery and gifts from their new collections.
Cracker Cards C4
Urban Graphic H1
There’s no better way to celebrate a special occasion than with Cracker Cards. Each card contains a cracker snap which creates a bang when pulled. They contain a joke, paper hat and can even hold a gift voucher or photo. We think these are brilliant.
Urban Graphic are a contemporary and design-led publisher of greeting cards and stationery. They are passionate about design and find inspiration from many different channels including, popular culture, art, music, fashion and film. Future projects will see them continuing to collaborate with many great artists, and expanding out of the stationery market to create different product lines. Watch this space!
Love from Lemonade E10
Courgette Cards F12
Love From Lemonade offer a range of quirky greetings cards designed to make people smile. They have a card for every occasion and are made using recycled or recyclable materials, to help maintain your store’s green footprint.
Courgette Cards publish photographic greetings cards and have an on-going range of designs called Collections of Collections. Each card presents a different collection of objects - from retro action dolls and people’s pets to audio cassettes and teapots. This spring, their new ranges will include stamps, coins, thimbles, plates and books. 13–15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
Madame Chalet F16 Madame Chalet opens her shutters to present an eclectic range of gifts, cards and home-accessories for both children and adults. Inspired by nostalgic Swiss culture, her new collection includes ‘Say It’ badges & magnets, pocket mirrors, greeting cards, notebooks, height charts, cotton bags and wallpaper.
Artpress Publishing G24
C&W Heart B21
Artpress publishes beautifully-designed contemporary greeting cards and are proud to be showcasing the designs of an inspirational mix of printmakers, illustrators, fine artists and photographers. Be among the first to see their brand new catalogue and exciting collection of quirky and eminently stylish card designs.
C&W Heart is a brilliant family-run business who produces quirky, entertaining and unique greeting card designs. Their creations incorporate graphic art, illustrations and photographs.
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Cavallini Papers & Co R10 Drawing on rich pieces of ephemera, hand-colored engravings and other beautiful art from the archives, Cavallini strive to retain the integrity and authenticity of the images integrated into their products. We love these unique thank you cards.
Cutture A7a Cutture produces unique and beautifully made greetings cards, all designed and laser cut in their London studio. Cutture are also expanding into producing commercial products for home and events including the very popular laser cut place cards and glass ‘perchers’. 14
Catherine Ward/ Hels Bells/ Gabrielle Izen/ Love, Faith and Hope/ Love from Lemonade/ Studio Seed/ Urban Graphic/ Cavallini Papers & Co/ Five Dollar Shake/ Twice as Nice/ Lip International/ YCUK/ Select Cards/ The Art Rooms/ Belly Button Designs
fashion Accessories that are in-season, bold and original; from jewellery to scarves and everything fashion in between.
Cinderela B Y5
Claire Gaudion SP2
Cabbage White Y15
Claire brings her new collection of printed scarves and notebooks to Spotted. Her handwoven pieces are inspired by the colours and forms of the Guernsey coastline and seascapes. Her new textile print collection uses her Guernsey Handwoven Collection as inspiration, to recreate the layering of her hand woven colours and weave structures into geometric patterned silk scarves and notebooks.
Cabbage White England create handmade silver and gold jewellery for all occasions, taking inspiration from the surrounding countryside and classic British themes. All of the jewellery at Cabbage White is designed and handcast the Cabbage White team, and hand-finished in their Guildford studios.
Out of Asia ZA20
Amishi London ZC5a
Out of Asia has been supplying the Fashion industry with unique designs for more than 20 years. All their jewellery is given an individual name because they believe that each piece has its own story to tell that speaks to the woman who wears it.
Amishi, in the ancient language of Sanskrit means ‘pure’. The brand signifies just that – pure beauty, pure innocence, pure design. Amishi, named after the designer herself, was founded with the passion to create handbags for the contemporary woman who has both style and substance.
Cinderela B is a beautifully presented, luxury designer jewellery label founded in 2006 by British designer Rachel Jackson. Exotic creatures including birds, dragonflies and bees are quintessential Cinderela B and each piece of jewellery is meticulously handmade in Spitalfields, London.
Just Trade Z9
Moorigin brings you exquisitely designed products that reflect the timeless beauty, simplicity and innocence of nature. At Moorigin they pay attention to each part of the production process: from the intricate designs to the strict material selection, all the way down to the clean and simple packaging. The necklace shown here is designed as the woods, reflected in the silhouette of moonlight.
Just Trade specialises in beautifully designed jewellery and colourful accessories. All products are handcrafted in Fair Trade projects in marginalised communities, and use locally sourced, ethical materials. By combining traditional craft skills with expert knowledge of contemporary jewellery, they produce unique, characterful collections that sell internationally.
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Echo Design Z11
Albany Square ZB23
Since 1923, Echo has grown into Americaâ€™s best-kept fashion secret. With each new line of luxury handbags, beachwear, home design and accessories, Echo has brought the same timeless values of quality, craftsmanship, and integrity. They believe inspired design changes everything, and that for every season there is a pattern, for every mood, a colour, which is embodied in the scarves they produce.
Albany Square is designed to meet the needs of gift and jewellery retailers, offering affordable, high quality products in a friendly, practical and efficient manner. These moustache detail cufflinks are very on-trend and a must-have for your store in 2013.
Rodgers and Rodgers Z10
Team Rodgers & Rodgers spend most of their days in the wilds of rural Derbyshire, where they hand-make their jewellery from 22ct gold vermeil, 925 sterling silver and carefully selected semi-precious stones. Each stone is hand cut & calibrated, and the jewellery is worked to a contemporary, design led aesthetic which aims to realise the unique qualities of the natural stones they use.
Ceannis Living Accessories started in Sweden in 2002 around the idea of design and manufacturing of beautiful and functional handbags and accessories of high quality and a high degree of fashion. Today they continue to do so, offering a fantastic array of products to any fashion retail store.
Martick Jewellery ZA4
Sence Copenhagen W12
Each piece of Martick Jewellery is gorgeously crafted in sterling silver, with a touch of gold here and there. We love these bracelets for their simplicity and ability to become an everyday accessory.
The up-and coming Scandinavian brand stands for exclusive jewellery intended for trend-setting women. Their statement pieces give women the freedom to play with their personal style and can turn the simplest outfit into something stunning.
Pink Powder Y18
Paula Bolton Z13
Every Pink Powder piece is handmade with semi-precious stones and sterling silver. Characterised by a combination of unexpected materials and unusual shapes, Pink Powder allows for a stylish and unique look. We love their simple statement rings, which allow you to add colour and style to your outfit with ease.
Inspired by art & nature, Paula Bolton designs bespoke collections for high profile museums; her Resin collection is currently in the Hermitage, St Petersburg & her silver collection is currently residing in the National Gallery. Her jewellery is not just a fashion, but an art.
Lucy King X19 Lucy King is an independent business dedicated to hand crafting unique bespoke textiles, primarily bags and accessories. She pays particular attention to the quality and finish of her products.
Red Brick ZH7 Established by art graduate Karen Moben, Red Brick aims to produce affordable accessories which capture the eccentricity of everyday life. We love this quirky necklace which is both fun and affordable.
Eliza Gracious ZC8 Established in 2011, Eliza Gracious is a new company, but has quickly found its retail feet producing lovely pieces. This particular necklace is one of our favourites.
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Chris Lewis Silver ZC19 Highly acclaimed British Designer, Chris Lewis’ inspiration derives from ‘contrasting forms of urban textures and the raw asymmetric patterns’ that surrounded his home in the east coast of Scotland. He puts his success down to his ‘simple original materials & innovative designs’ with products being made by hand with distinctive craftsmanship.
Azuni Jewellery W10 Azuni Jewellery is made by hand from sterling silver and handpicked from semi-precious stones to create timeless classic jewellery with exquisite colouring; perfect for the 21st century woman.
Reeves Creative/ Saskia/ Sence Copenhagen/ Ceannis/ Nico London/ Tutti & Co/ Pip Portley/ Gatti Sonia Maria/ Cinderela B/ Drift/ Orelia/ And Mary/ Alison Van der Lande/ NOUR London/ Design Six/ Otis Jackson/ Louise Buchan 13–15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
A luxurious mix of candles, home scents, fragrances and bath & body gift products.
Apothecary & Barbershop Supply Company V14
The Fragrance Lounge V20
Emma’s Soap V12
The Fragrance Lounge is the proud distributor of leading home fragrance brands ABODE AROMA and PADDYWAX. These brands have become synonymous with exceptional quality with truly innovative product lines, designer appeal and unique, complex, long-lasting home fragrance.
Emma’s Soap is as natural a brand as it gets; with their ‘nothing added’ handmade soap, which is free from preservatives, foaming agents and artificial colours of fragrances. Her soaps are infused with the highest grade oils, first pressing, organic, unrefined and beeswax from Emma’s bees.
Max Benjamin w23
Max Benjamin is a family oriented business, run by two brothers. The hugely successful Max Benjamin candle, which is loved by Top Drawer, is carefully chosen from essential oil blends designed to de-stress, relax and calm your mind.
Abahna is a British luxury brand dedicated to making the ritual of our daily bath or shower a special experience. From nourishing bath oils to subtle home fragrances, with elegant packaging and thoughtful touches, Abahna brings a little much needed, luxurious pampering into our busy lives.
Apothecary & Barbershop Supply Company is one of the longest established male grooming shops in the UK, offering a very wide range of the finest products available on the high street. The beautifully designed packaging is a true representation of this high quality brand.
Pure Light Botanic U14
Seascape Island Apothecary W27
Pure Light Botanic is a British company dedicated to producing the finest aromatherapy candles using only 100% natural ingredients. Their candles are a favourite in the Top Drawer office for their wonderful scents and for their long lasting nature!
Seascape Island Apothecary’s Refresh range features a hand lotion, hand wash and a hand & nail cream. All contain 100% natural essential oils including an infusion of Jersey lavender to soothe and calm.
Hellenic Candle v30 Hellenic Candle Co is a Greek company specialising in high quality design candles. Their packaging is so beautiful and matches the quality of the candles perfectly.
David Austin Roses T20
The Handmade Soap Co W19 We’re big fans of The Handmade Soap Co, they believe in using only the finest natural ingredients to make new stuff the old fashioned way! We especially love this quirky moustache wax, for the stiff upper lip effect!
Barr Co by The Renovation Store V21 The Barr’s enjoy making quality goods that smell great and work even better. Its classic American style is combined with natural, wholesome ingredients. Plus, you can re-use the packaging as vases, glassware and containers of any kind.
Made in Heaven V2 From their roots in Scotland and Yorkshire, inspiration is taken from their front door. Their contemporary paraben free toiletry ranges are inspired from the great outdoors and the people who enjoy it.
David Austin Garden & Home is the new homeware brand from English Rose breeder David Austin. Inspired by their famous English Roses, the collection includes a bath and body range, kitchen accessories, and tableware. We love his beautifully designed, typically British packaging.
Look out for... The Fragrance Lounge/ Caroline Hardy/ Made in Heaven/ True Grace/ Bahoma/ Blend Collective/ Max Benjamin/ Branche D’Olive/ Abahna/ The Renovation Store/ Ladybug Home Textiles/ Song Senses/ Apothecary & Barbershop Supply Co/ Sapona/ Pairfum (Inovair)/ Seascape Island Apothecary/ Pure Light Botanics/ Compagnie de Provence 13–15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
A treasure trove of lovable kids products from toys and games to clothes and accessories.
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Clockwork Soldier L7
TinyTodds is the UK distributor of soft toys and baby gifts who can now be found worldwide. Their ranges include a wide selection of the more traditional soft toys in luxurious materials and imaginative designs.
Clockwork Soldier is a whimsical children’s brand with a fresh and creative take on gifts, games and curiosities that will amaze children and adults alike. Their products are lovingly inspired by nostalgia with a healthy twist of original product development and a charming sense of style.
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Mibo works hard to create original, fun and eco friendly products for children. Their UK made paper animals and sew your own teatowels are rapidly becoming design classics. They’ve recently teamed up with French eco brand Coq en Pâte, who are also exhibiting at the show, to produce a range of fantastic children’s accessories in organic cotton.
Coq en Pâte is a children’s accessories and fashion publishing company, which places ethics in the heart of all creative processes. They work to demonstrate and share the belief that it is possible to create, produce and sell whilst respecting humans and their environment. We love these cotton animal bags.
Bring the fun back into food with these exciting fun and colourful children’s dinner sets. This is the perfect gift for those cheeky little monkeys!
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Attic Textiles specialise in handmade textile products made from bamboo yarn and organic cotton. The traditional patterns with a contemporary twist display originality, inspiration and nostalgia. See their new baby gifts and young children’s items such as hand crocheted baby shoes, hats, blankets and soft toys.
We love these super cute Miffy branded bath and bubble products. Find the full Miffy bath and gifts collection on the Sapona stand.
Ragtales L22 Ragtales are a new British gift company, who aim to create toys and gifts that are full of charm and originality, and draw their inspiration from the heritage of English life.
Craftholic L11 Craftholic will be presenting their latest ranges of plush cushions and accessories all the way from planet craft! Take a wander past their stand to see some wonderful new ranges of character prints plus, their latest accessories including slippers, hoodies and keyrings!
Jellycat S18 Something a little silly, something a little quirky! Jellycat presents its brand new, super soft creations for 2013 along with the very popular Little Jellycat range designed specifically for babies. And, for those who want to stand out from the crowd, see the exciting new designs in their Catseye accessories range!
Roisin Cafferty H18 These fun and colourful children’s cards would complement any store’s card offering. With 9 different ranges to choose from these cards cover a variety of ages and occasions. Roisin’s launching three new ranges at Top Drawer this spring, don’t miss out!
Sew Heart Felt N41 With beautiful kitsch designs and products being handmade, eco-friendly and made with natural fibres, it’s clear to see how Sew Heart Felt has been awarded with ‘Gift of the Year’ and nominated for the eco-friendly award. These sweet ladybug slippers made purely from shaping organic wool with soap, water and hand-pressure are a hit within the Top Drawer office.
Look out for... Bonnie Baby/ Child’s Farm/ Mibo/ Ragtales/ Olive & Moss/ White Rabbit/ Tiny Todds/ Natures Purest/ Inch Blue/ Folkmannis Puppets/ Travis Designs - Mitty James/ Colourful Dove/ Coq en Pâte/ Orange Tree Toys/ Bob & Blossom/ Nook Nook/ Attic Textiles/ Corby Tindersticks 13–15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
Eco & GB As the focus on sustainable production and local buying increases, we’re pleased to be encouraging our retailers to buy green and buy British with our Eco and Product GB trails at Top Drawer this January.
Where once we knew we “should” be making sustainable choices, now we are “actively seeking” the eco options.
Oliver Heath TV Presenter and Eco Champion
David Nicholls Design writer for The Telegraph Magazine
Research shows we are now living in our homes for 17 years rather than 7. Energy bills have gone up by between 15 and 20% over the last year. We are choosing cars based on MPG rather than 0 to 60 MPH. We are obsessed with fresh food and healthy eating. We are entranced by the hand made, and the ingenuity of the re-made.
choosing to find ways to live better – demanding quality, durability, and re-use, reducing toxins and looking to save energy – in short the essential qualities of good sustainable design.
In essence - we are all
There are plenty of products out there to help us live better but the best eco products are those that combine a good provenance, functionality with style– appealing to our practical sides through increased efficiency and to our emotional side with style and stunning good looks.
I’ve been involved with the Product GB trail for 3 years now and if anything I’m more passionate than ever about British design and manufacture. As I write this, I’m wading through some of the applications of exhibitors who want to have the Product GB decal on their stand at Top Drawer in January. One of the questions we ask applicants is whether they promote the fact that their products are British made – whether it be through advertising, marketing or on their website. Almost every single one of them does.
And that’s because they are proud to be making the most of British skills and to be contributing to the British industry. Some have their own workshops where they produce items by hand. Others go out of their way to support British skills and British industry. For example, one of the stationery exhibitors prints its cards in Bristol, sources Yorkshire made envelopes and wraps them up in packaging from Nottingham. It’s not doing that because of any sense of patriotism. Who can afford to run a business on that alone
It is exactly these qualities that I am promoting in this year’s Top Drawer Eco Trail – better products that will appeal to the moral, ethical and social beliefs of your customers - beliefs that they are already buying into in all other areas of their lives. So get on the Eco Trail at this year’s Top Drawer and find the best of what good design has to offer.
Oliver Heath’s Eco-Trail As the pressures of maintaining a healthy carbon footprint are ever prominent, Top Drawer is once again delighted to be supporting the ever-popular Eco Trail. TV presenter and environmental champion Oliver Heath will return to Top Drawer 2012 to lend his support to our accredited Eco-Trail. He comments “Knowing how a product was made, by whom and under what conditions brings us closer to a product through narrative.
Understanding how we will use it, how it fits into our lives and even how we can dispose of it allows us to choose products that fit into our moral and practical beliefs.
The Eco Trail at Top Drawer edits this search for you helping you to find cutting edge products and retailers that believe, like your customers, that there are better ways of doing things, ways that are really worth telling the world about. Follow my Eco Trail to find the products that are making a positive difference today.”
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these days? Rather, it’s because the products and services they are finding in this country are of the right quality and price for them. What’s even more heartening is that the number of applicants is increasing each year. Best in British Design
What makes Product GB more relevant than ever? Product GB is an initiative which champions the national economy and locally-made products. With the effects of the downturn still prevalent in some areas of trade in the UK, buying British ensures our local economy is given the best possible chance to flourish. Product GB gives exhibitors a chance to showcase their products that are made using materials sourced from the UK, and are designed and produced locally. We are delighted to once again be working alongside David Nicholls, Design Editor from The Telegraph Magazine who heads up the GB trail. By David Nicholls Design Editor, The Telegraph Magazine
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The Just Slate Company
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Editors’ Picks We asked some of the editors and curators we work with at Top Drawer to highlight one of their favourite brands taking part in the show this January. Here’s who they chose...
Oliver Heath, environmental champion and TV presenter chooses LadyBug Home Textiles. “Ive been lucky enough to own and use LadyBug textiles towels over the last few years. For me they offer that wonderful combination of being an affordable everyday luxury that are hardwearing enough to withstand family life, but with the peace of mind that their high level of ethical provenance suit my environmental conscience too.” LadyBug Home Textiles V9
Charlotte Abrahams, design and fashion writer, chooses Tamasyn Gambell. ‘I love everything about Tamasyn Gambell’s work, from her bold, geometric prints to the fact that the paper for her notebooks is made in a century-old British paper mill. Gambell is a star in the making.’
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David Nicholls, Design editor for The Telegragh, chooses Lazzaro Art. In this digital age where we are firing off emails, tweets and text messages, I find myself increasingly, perhaps nostalgically drawn to more traditional forms of getting in touch. And, for me, at Top Drawer that means spending much time cooing over the stationery companies. Two of my favourites are Lazzaro Art who make pretty floral note cards - and The Green Gables, whose illustrations have a delightful and naive feel. Lazzaro Art G18
In addition to those who work closely with us as editors of the show, year on year Top Drawer attracts the attention of the editors from leading consumer and trade publications including...
Be the first to see what catches their eye this January! 13–15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
In the know - Free Business Advice At Top Drawer, you can find free business advice from industry experts to help you make the right decisions and get the best results from your store for the new year and beyond. Throughout the show, we offer a range of sessions on topics pertinent to your business. Lomography Q32
Keynote Session: Wayne Hemingway Hemingway at Home From running a small market stall in Camden to pioneering one of the most ambitious and coolest festival start-ups ever, Wayne Hemingway has become one of Britain’s most acclaimed designers. Since selling Red or Dead in the late 1990s, Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway
Keynote Session: Q&A with Sophie Conran We are pleased to announce that Sophie Conran will be running a Q&A session at Top Drawer on Monday 14 January in the seminar theatre. Interviewer Charlotte Abrahams (Freelance design writer for the Guardian), will be asking Sophie questions based on her history as a designer and business success. Sophie Conran is the only daughter of designer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran and food writer Caroline Conran. Her highly creative family includes fashion designer Jasper Conran, Product designer Sebastian, and restaurateurs Tom and Ned. Sophie has designed a wide range of products from fashion to homewares, as well as being an accomplished cook. She has turned her love of cooking, gardening and the home into a flourishing 24
and their team of young designers (including a few young Hemingways) have worked across just about every aspect of design from affordable housing, landscape and urban design, to event and museum design, graphic, fashion and products for the home. For the first time since their acclaimed Red or Dead shows and exhibitions as part of London Fashion Week, The Hemingways are showing again. At Home, Earls Court from 13 to 15 January 2013. HemingwayDesign will be bring together their products for the home in The Hemingway Home featuring HemingwayDesign product for; Antler/ Bliss Home / British Ceramic Tile / Crown Paint / G Plan / Graham & Brown / Harvey Maria / John Lewis / Surface View / The Rubber Flooring Co.
into a massively successful commercial proposition, Wayne’s keynote address at Top Drawer and Home will share his vision for re-imagining British design and how the Hemingway at Home project came to fruition; a presentation that will also be peppered with a wealth of experience and irreverent advice for retailers.
See Wayne’s keynote session on Sunday 13th January in the seminar theatre at 2pm. Seminars are run on a first-come, firstserved basis. To attend, please make your way to the seminar theatre, located within Home in Earls Court 2.
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business. After working for many years with her brother Jasper as a product developer, Sophie started a gourmet pie business winning four medals in the Great Taste Awards in 2005. She has since published two cookery books, “Sophie Conran’s Pies” in 2006 and “Soups & Stews” in 2008. Sophie writes on food & entertaining and has worked with many UK titles including InStyle, Living etc, House Beautiful and German Season Magazine, and was the food editor for Junior Magazine from 2006 - 2012. In 2006 Sophie teamed up with Portmeirion Potteries to launch what is now a hugely successful collection of kitchen, glass and tableware, winning accolades including the Elle Decoration Award for Best in Kitchen and the House Beautiful Award for Best Tableware. The range is sold in 33 countries and is continuously expanding. It now includes storage and candles and is available in 7 colours. This range with Portmeirion has led to a collaboration with Royal Worcester to create a range of lead crystal glasses, launched in stores in June 2012. In 2008 Sophie began a collaboration with UK wallpaper company Arthouse to create exclusive collections of wallpapers for B&Q and a pattern book of designer wallpapers. The collection won a House Beautiful Award in 2009 for Best
Wallcovering. November 2012 saw the launch of Sophie’s second pattern book with Arthouse. In 2010 Sophie launched a highly successful range of cutlery with British manufacturer Arthur Price, the range sells extremely well and continues to expand. In 2011 Sophie began a collaboration with Garden tool manufacturer Burgon & Ball, creating beautiful garden tools and games. The range also sells well and will be launching a 2nd range, divided between late Autumn 2012 and Spring 2013. In 2011 Sophie began a collaboration with Axminster carpets, creating a range of 23 beautiful and original fitted carpets, which are exclusively available from John Lewis stores. They launched in August 2012. In 2011 Sophie also began a collaboration with John Lewis to create an exclusive range of lighting, launched in stores in June 2012.
See Sophie’s keynote session on Monday 14th January in the Seminar Theatre at 1pm. Sophie will also be at the Burgon & Ball stand R22 in Top Drawer throughout the show, showcasing her newest gardening ranges.
Start selling in 30 days Dan Matthews, Editor, eSellermedia.com The internet allows businesses to launch and start selling in double quick time. Unlike with a ‘bricks and mortar’ shop, you can begin trading online in just a few minutes. To set up an ecommerce business may take a little longer, but Dan Matthews, editor of eSellerMedia.com, thinks 30 days is more than enough time. In this presentation he’ll introduce the main steps to starting a business online including establishing a brand, creating your ecommerce website and selling through third parties such as Amazon and eBay.
Intellectual Property and protecting your brand Catherine A McGahan, Registered Trade Mark Attorney, Royd and Savage This session covers the vital information you need to know about protecting your brand, including: •
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The Importance of Integrating Social Media into your Business Warren Knight, Founder and CEO, Gloople Social media is all about listening to online conversations and building relationships to acquire new customers. Integrated properly, you can build a tribe of followers across multiple social media channels that will actively support and teach you about your brand. In short, social media can bring incredible financial value to your company and the way you interact with online target audience.
SEO is Dead, Long Live Social Media Warren will help you understand the important of knowing your target audience to achieve Social Media success, share the benefits of understanding Google and the best practice for social networks, like Pinterest, Foursquare, Twitter, Facebook, Google +, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Why it is important for companies of all sizes to protect their Intellectual Property (IP) rights and what legal rights this provides. What can/can’t be protected. Registration options within the UK, EU, International, timings and costs. Risks of failing to protect Intellectual Property (IP)– reference back to my own personal “story,” & other cases. How IP can add value to a business or brand Web Domain law/issues Design/copyright issues
Visual Matters Lynda Murray and Phill Hill, International Visual Learn how to unlock the potential of your store through the expertise of Visual Merchandising Visual Merchandising is an ever changing industry as stores search for new innovative ways to present their merchandise to encourage customers to buy. This presentation showcases great ideas that attract customers to stores and the products inside. Find out clever techniques you can use to handle products. These ideas come from a variety of retailers across all product categories both here in the UK and abroad. The presentation includes case studies and showcases simple, inexpensive ideas that you can adapt to use in your own store.
10 Reasons to get your ecommerce website performing well in 2013 Ray Buckler and Nick Pratt, Founders, Liquidshop This seminar looks to give retailers with an existing ecommerce website an easy to understand summary of the top 10 important elements that have regularly improved engagement and conversion rates with consumers. The research for this seminar comes from a combination of real experience with ecommerce clients, coupled with membership access to up to date and comprehensive reports from ecommerce trade association IMRG. All the information will be distilled and presented in an easy to understand format, with visual examples and case studies, so, expect to take away 10 bullet points of practical advice to improve your own ecommerce income.
Bespoke Advice for You Still want more? If you have a specific business issue that’s troubling you, we can help. Our Retail Surgeries give you the opportunity to speak with our experts one-on-one for 20-minutes. For the full Seminar and Retail Surgeries timetable, please visit www.topdrawer.co.uk/ seminars
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It’s a London thing London, the design capital of the world. We think you’d all agree that London is one of the most exciting, diverse and vibrant cities in the world. With over 40,000 shops, boutiques and markets, London has firmly established itself as the keystone in fashion, design and emerging trends all over the world. From Camden to Shoreditch to Knightsbridge, no other city offers the exciting eclectic retail mix found at the heart of our great nation. The Top Drawer Team have shared their favourite places where they find design inspiration and their favourite place to be in and around the city.
Raj Gill, Show Director Design Inspiration: Shoreditch
Commerciality has crept through the hub of London’s young creative scene; But there are still plenty of trendsetting independent boutiques and vintage stores representing this market, there are now more mid-market brands, restaurants, bars and niche interiors stores that are fab retail hunting grounds.
Top Spot: Dover Street Market
Dover Street Market is a multi-level fashion retail store created by Rei Kawakubo of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons. It is arguably London’s number one cutting-edge shopping destination, with six floors dedicated to fashion, design and art. The retail mix is “avant-garde”, “groundbreaking” and “edgy” and it has established itself as a global trend setter that’s stood the test of time. A real inspiration.
Sian Denny, Marketing Executive
Design Inspiration: The V&A Museum The V&A is recognised and respected as one of the world’s greatest museums for art and design. Every time I’ve visited this magical building I’ve felt enriched, excited and inspired by what I’ve seen and read. There’s a sense of calm and nostalgia about the place which makes you want to visit time and time again. Plus, the gift shop stocks a range of inspiring designs and wonderful jewellery to suit all ages and pockets. Top Spot: Carnaby Street
Carnaby Street is my favourite of all the shopping streets in London. It’s like a whole new world, filled with beautiful unique boutiques, famous fashion brands, and some amazing award winning cafés and bars for when some good old retail respite is needed. It has it all, a must-see when visiting London.
Ed Hubbard, Sales Manager
Design Inspiration: The London Film Museum Sometimes design can be found in the most unusual of places. As an avid fan of films, namely SciFi, I personally find my design inspiration in the London Film Museum. It’s the only museum of its kind in Britain, supporting the film industry and its talent and inspiring film design for the next generation. I’ve even had my photo taken with C3P0 and R2D2! Top Spot: Brixton Village
If you want to be inspired and experience something different, then Brixton Market is the place to go. Clothes, art, food and coffee, it has it all. With an address near “Electric Avenue” how can you not want to visit!
Melissa Spanton, Sales Executive Design Inspiration: Portobello Road
Vintage, antiques, food, fashion - what else do you need to entice you to one of the most famous street markets in the world.
Top Spot: The Southbank Centre
One of the most buzzy, music-filled sites in London with a wide range of restaurants, cafes and shops there is always something new to experience.
Michelle Prah, Senior Sales Executive Design Inspiration: Design Museum London
From live graffiti showcases to crystals made out of strobe lighting, this place always has something weird and wonderful on show. The gift shop downstairs also has a great selection of bright and unusual home products that make for great impulse purchases.
Top Spot: Camden
If I make a list of my top places in London, Camden would have to be up there; I love the mixture of record shops, eccentric fashion and stylish boutiques as well as the unusual restaurants and lively bars at night. A favourite place would have to be the Purple Turtle; a bar that has up and coming DJs playing while artists create live art on stage; a great place to wind down with a few drinks after a long day’s shopping.
Colette Warrender, Operations Executive
Design Inspiration: Brick Lane For me to be truly inspired nothing beats being in the city and witnessing incredible things first hand. From the incredible street art and graffiti on almost every corner to the rabbit-warren style alleys leading to vintage markets, galleries and pop up shops. Although I’ve spent hundreds of weekends exploring the place, I seriously doubt I will ever manage to see everything. Constantly evolving, ever inspiring, Brick Lane feeds the senses in every way possible! Top Spot: The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields One should never underestimate the power of brunch! Situated in a back street near to Liverpool Street station, The Breakfast Club is a homage to all things 80’s, serving up arguably the best brunch in the city (apart from their other restaurants in Soho, Hoxton and Islington) all washed down with the most delicious smoothies I’ve ever tasted.
Fran Riddolls, Marketing Manager
Design Inspiration: Harvey Nichols window displays
The window displays in some of London’s leading department stores can be spectacular. Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason all put on a good show, but in my opinion Harvey Nichols have the edge in the most design-inspiring, cutting edge displays in the capital. A great place for inspiration for your store!
Top Spot: Borough Market Borough Market is a foodies’ heaven. A fantastic way to spend a Saturday morning sampling the huge array of food and drinks, having lunch, or just people watching.
Julie-Anne Scutt, Sales Executive Design Inspiration: Tate Modern
I love the wacky and the wonderful art and photography. It makes me feel like Alice in Wonderland, entering into a whole new world of discovery and excitement every
time I go.
Top Spot: High Street Kensington I love this street because I can do all my favourite activities: shop till you drop, eat fabulous food, drink fancy cocktails and then hit the dance floor. All in a day’s work!
Tiffany Hamilton-Atkins, Operations Manager Design Inspiration: Saatchi Gallery
As soon as I set foot into the bright, clean, white spaces, I instantly feel excited about what I am about to see. Wonderful curation ensures that whenever I visit I see something new which challenges my ideas of design, art or photography. From the Chanel Little Black Jacket fashion exhibition to the upcoming Richard Wilson architectural installation, you can find inspiration in all of its forms
Top Spot: Columbia Road Head East and take a stroll down the famous Columbia Road Flower Market. It’s a perfect place to while away a lazy Sunday morning. Between the bustling crowds and beautiful flowers it’s a veritable feast for the senses. My favourite part is listening to the stall holders - Cockney accents at their best!
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Historystore H22 Holy Mackerel E17 Hop & Peck S58 Hot Tomato W32 Hudsons of England U30 Hunky Dory Designs C12 Hype Associates C11 i-specs.co.uk ZE23 Icon Watches ZF13 Illumens by Caroline V19 Hardy Illuminated Canvas Q54 Imagerisense M18 Imajo L10 Imogen Owen F23a Inch Blue L1 Inchyra Designs, K39 T/A Inchyra Ink Whistle C6 Intelligent Retail P46 J2 Studio / Perkins & Morley Jacqueline Headlam ZB20 Jan Constantine T26 Jane Means K28 Jarapa Natural & Recycled Home Interiors N56 Jardins D’EDEN V1 Jax Jewellery Z41 Jellycat S18 Jenny Sweetnam J6 Jenny Wiscombe B14 Jessica Hayes-Gill SP5 Jewelcity ZD14 JewelEver ZG12 JK Worldwide N15 Jo Downs Handmade T57 Glass Joe Cool (UK) X42 Jo Edwards Y2 Jonny Kimber Scarves ZC13 Jou-Joux M36 JOY P26 Judith Brown Jewellery Y13 Juliet Reeves Designs S63 Juliette At Home T36 Just Trade Z9 Kapre ZB1 Karin Akesson SPP3 Kate Hamilton-Hunter Y11 Studio Katie Mullally ZC31 Katy & June N44 Kazuri Beads ZE6 Kitty Kay L17 Kleshna Jewellery ZC15 London KOKO Kenya X40 Krasznai P45 Kris - ANA ZC33 Kutuu S52 Ladies Who Lunch Y9 Ladybug Home Textiles V9 Lagom Design E26 Lancaster and Gibbings N46 La Petite Maison U47 Laura Darrington Design D12 Lavan Y17 Lazzaro Art G28 Les Ateliers Creatifs ZB24 Lesser Spotted Images K15 Letter Fest S45
LEUCHTTURM 1917 G8 Lexon UK Q52 Libby McMullin C16A Liberty Kalinah M43 Life’s a Party! M48 Life Canvas U42 Linda Wood Designs E27 Lini Designs ZA1 Linoking Cards F18 Lip International G22 Lisbeth Dahl S8 Little Ella ZD2 Little Shop Of R72 Lomography Q32 London Ornaments R40 Lonetree Cards D9 Long Paws S68 Look East Australia ZA20 Lora Verner Designs C8 LotusFeet ZB9 Loui Loui U21 Louise Buchan Y7 Lou Mills C15 Loveday Designs G26 Love Faith and Hope D16 Love from Lemonade E10 Lovehart Design B9 Lovely Little Books R43 Lovett and Co Y30 Lucilla Lavender D10 Lucky Bird H17 Lucky Eyes Jewellery Z31 Mac & Ninny Paper Co K5 maccessori Z24 Madame Chalet F16 Madame Treacle K25 Madaraff ZF10 Made In Heaven V2 Partnership Mad Lou Publishing F6 Mafana ZD20 Maison Bengal R57 Manumit Fair Trade Z14 Marion Adie R63 Mark’s S22 Marlene Hounam Y12 Marrakashi ZF12 Martick Jewellery ZA4 Martine Wester ZB7 Jewellery Mary Kilvert T62 Mask-arade M41 Max Benjamin W23 May Arts Ribbons H31 M by Meena ZH3 Mclaggan Smith Mugs S10 Medley Jewellery ZB32 Megan Claire D17 Men’s Society U1 Meri Meri U41 MES Leather SP4 Mibo M21 Milali ZA2 Milly Green Designs L17A Milu Me ZB18 Mirabelle ZE16 Missco Girl UK X25 Miss Etoile Aps T34 Miss Patisserie U16 Miss Short Hair X36 Modjool V57
Montages Q60 Moorcroft U30 moorigin ZA7 Morrigan T21 Morsta ZD28 Moska N56A Multiply Design P48 Munch S66 The Music Gifts Co T68 My World F26 Nancy & Betty Studio F7 Natasha McCormick K33 Designs Nat Boyd R42 Naturally Med T51 Natures Purest M40 Neale Dataday G5 Nella Cards E7 Nicara Skincare V17 Nicky James P20a Nico ZC5 Nkuku P24 Nook Nook M27 Noted R41 Nour (London) W24 Nouv-elle ZC32 NV U18 Oakleaf Candles V15 Ochre Cashmere ZJ4 Ocky Olly N25 Octopus Publishing Q46 Oddco R68 ODEY PUBLICATIONS E11 Old Folding Maps T63 Olive & Moss N9 Olly & Belle L37 On a string ZD4 On a string ZF4 One Button ZA8 One Button ZA9 One Must Dash SP1 Orange Tree Toys M24 Orelia X6 Oriele Bronze S60 Otis Jaxon ZC1 Ottoman Hands ZD9 Out of Asia ZA20 Over the Moon Design E19 Owen Barry ZA24 Owen Barry ZA25 Pairfum (InovAir ) U26 Pango Productions C24 Paper Salad G9 Parks (London) U12 Parkside Accessories ZA28 Parry Murray U25 Pasha Jewellery ZE2 Pashmina by Sadhu ZE4a Paula Bolton Z13 Peace of Mind (POM) ZJ11 Pearl and Black B8 Pearls of the Orient Z32 Pelletier & Co H26 Pennychoo G13 Peony Scarves ZC23 Peppertrees P42 Peridot D18 Petit Jour Paris M11 Petra Boase C13 Philip Mansergh B19 Pick Up Sticks Jewelry ZA31
Pink Powder Y18 Pintail Candles T41 Pioneros Y32 Pip Portley X2 Pocket Typewriter F8 POLITE CARDS K13 Poltsa ZB19 Pomegranate ZB5 Pootle C14 The Pop Out Card Co K27 Poppy Treffry U45 Potters (London) U57 Powder Design W14 Powell Craft M31 PRANELLA Y29 Precious Sparkle ZG13 Present Time R20 Pre Shoes L21 Presto Paper and Home K9 Prey UK F28 Primrose Marketing M28 Publishers Group UK H34 Pugs Might Fly U44 Pure Fashion ZE19 Pure Light Botanics U14 Quail U39 Quintessential T22 Raggy-Tag L27 RAGTALES L22 Raspberry Rose U46 recycle-recycle S55 Redback Cards F10 Red Berry Hill E25 Red Brick ZH7 Redhound for Dogs R59 Reeves Creative ZA6 Retreat Home T10 Rex International N8 Rice A/S R8 Richard Wilson Cer. V55 RJB Stone P20 Rock & Ruddle V46 Rocks Watch T58 Roddy & Ginger SP9 Rodgers&Rodgers Z10 Roisin Cafferty H18 Ros Shiers SPP4 Rosanna Rossi H12A Rosebud Photography H16 Rosehip Cards H21 Rosie Fox ZE22 Rosie Wonders C5 Rossi 1931 srl H23 Rukhsana Jewellery ZF24 Runaway Coast T4 Ruth Jackson D6 SABIVO Design B13 Sagen X1 Sally Swannell K35 Salt ZH6 Sandy Bay U2 Santoro Graphics S41 Sapona W13 Sarah Jane Brown Q55 Sarah Ray SPP6 Sara Page design U52 Saskia ZH10 Scandi-chic UK N24 Scarlett Greetings B6 Scott Inness Q4 Seascape Island W27 13–15 January 2013 Earls Court One, London
Apothecary Sebnini U32 Seek Unique R66 Seeya Co. H6 Select Cards UK F5 SENCE Copenhagen W12 Sew Heart Felt N41 Sew Lomax W36 SewSister S70 Shona Easton Design Z30 Studio Shrieking Violet U53 Shruti Designs S40 Sigal Distribution ZA38 Silver Service W30 Jewellery Simple Things U29 Siren Silver ZB31 Smith and Canova ZA13 Smith and Canova ZA14 Snapdragon R60 Soapy Jones V24 Solmate Socks UK N38 Solo Trading S57 Somerville Scarves Z7 Something for the girls G7 Song Senses W17 Sophie Allport R48 Sophie Swindells C16 Spann & Willis SP7 Spice Studios D13 Make it Staffordshire U30 Stamp Creative L35
Starchild L12 St Eval Candle Co P41 Sting in the Tail R68 Stockwell Ceramics Q57 Stoneglow Candles U22 Stormy Knight SP8 Strawberry Shopper Y31 Stephanie Davies SP6 Stubbs Mugs P43 Studio Seed B7 Studio Vertu Europe U44a Suga Lily G31 Sunshine Fashion ZE20 Accessories Susan Entwistle D21 Susan O’ Hanlon K16 Sweet Design Studio C18 Sweet William T47 Takkoda P56 Tales from the Earth T50 Talking Tables T18 Tamasyn Gambell SPP5 Tara Inspirations H14 Temple Island S53 Collection teNeues Publishing UK Q41 Terrace and Garden Q8 Thames and Hudson Q46a Thang Tho P52 The Almanac Gallery G25 The Book Seat S47 The Elegant Emporium ZE24 The Gourmet V45
Chocolate Pizza Co The Gourmet Trotter Co N2 the green gables F14 The Handmade W19 Soap Co The Honeybell Soap Co V13 The Juniper F23 Tree Card Co The Old Bag Company N34 The Pottery Parlour U56 The Real Pearl Co X13 The Renovation Store V21 The Square Card Co K12 The *TeaShed Q43 The Writing Bureau K19 Think of Me F24 Ticktech ZC9 Tilley and Grace Z17 Timbergram A9 Tintin Distribution S43 TinyTodds M34 The Old Basket Supply Q10 Tomcat Cards A10 & Calendars Torba ZF20 Trans Pacific S54 Travis Designs - M19 Mitty James Treefall Design L25 Trisha Needham U60 True Grace V4 Trumpers World F27 Turnaround Publisher P30
Services Tutti & Co Tweedmill Textiles TWICE AS NICE Two’s Company by Mulhouse Two Little Monkeys Tyler & Tyler U:KWENZA Undercover Urban Graphic Varca Velvet Olive Victoria Eggs Vintage Playing Cards Visoni Vivid Colours Vivid Wrap Warner Textile Archive Watch this Space Accessories What Katie Did Next White Rabbit England Wild And Wolf Wild Planet Products WINDOW-KIT.com Woody Collections Wrendale Designs YCUK ZIXIAO
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How to find us... In order to ensure your journey to Top Drawer & Home is stress free, please see our travel recommendations below. The easiest and most direct route to the show will be to travel to West Brompton station on either:
The underground (District line) to West Brompton station.
The overground train to West Brompton station. Alternatively, you can travel to Earls Court station (see below), however please note, it is approximately a 10 minute walk from the station to the main entrance.
Take the Piccadilly line tube to Earls Court station. Take the District line tube to Earls Court station Your badge will allow you admission into both Top Drawer and Home, both of which can be accessed through the main entrance, highlighted on the map below, please note: There is only one entrance. Earls Court is centrally located in London, and we have been busy finding great places for you to eat, and affordable places for you to stay nearby should you need accommodation throughout the show
For more information on travel, accommodation, parking and places of interest in London please visit www.topdrawer.co.uk.
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