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Field Work: pop-up shop and gallery in Spitalfields

Running this week until Sunday, the wonderful ‘Field Work’ pop-up shop in Spitalfields has a fantastic selection of printed textiles, antique homeware and other bits and bobs of the ‘must see’ variety.

Written by Jessica Furseth





Just off Brick Lane, past the curry houses and down a side street, is where Hinshelwood de Borman have set up their newest pop-up shop. My only complaint after spending an hour leafing through the curiosities of ‘Field Work’ is that this isn’t a permanent shop - because it is absolutely lovely.

The selection by Caitlin Hinshelwood and Rose de Borman offers steep competition when it comes to picking a favourite, but I think the printed textiles from shop founders Caitlin and Rose are the stars of the show. Stacks of cotton and silk cushions are adorned with animal prints - one with giraffes, lions and bears, the next with frogs and snakes, and so on. The patterns are repeated on post cards, purses and on dresses for sale at the back. Soft colours and gorgeous, subtle patterns make for unorthodox and brilliant little outfits - like the dress covered in prints of root vegetables.

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Christopher Beales

Newcomer Christopher Beales presented When The Crystal Crack'd at the Rag Factory just off Brick Lane on Friday 18th February. Well, he may be new to the madness of showing during LFW, but this first class designer has certainly paid his dues. Very promising.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Beales A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou.
Christopher Beales has been working at the coal face of fashion for his entire career thus far, in places as diverse as Voyage (the …

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123 Bethnal Green Road: An interview with Ross Barry and Michelle Goggi

In the first of a series of tasters from Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration meet the brains behind eco fashion store 123 Bethnal Green Road. Soon to be the official book launch party venue!

Written by Amelia Gregory

123 illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins.
123 Bethnal Green Road recently opened shop after a lengthy renovation of its Victorian corner store in a prime position right at the top of …

Shea Alchemy: Natural Handmade Skincare

Shea Alchemy founder Sally Mumford talks about her gorgeous skincare creams, all of which are based on fairtrade shea butter from Ghana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shea Alchemy by Cat Palairet.
I am a big fan of cottage industries – after all, I am one myself. In the first of an ongoing series that will profile ethical …

An interview with jewellery designer Imogen Belfield

Matt Bramford talks to revolutionary jewellery designer Imogen Belfield about her award-winning career so far, her current collection, Equilibrium, and Grace Jones…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Andrea Peterson
A little while ago I went to a Felicities PR evening to view the new collections of some of my favourite designers – Orschel-Read, Emesha, and Ada …

Tatty Devine and Supermarket Sarah Launch Party!

Supermarket Sarah joins forces with Tatty Devine at their Brick Lane store in East London, bringing her unique merchandising with her…

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustrations by Jenny Costello
With businesses struggling to survive through the recession armageddon, a few innovative individuals are thriving, using their imagination and collaborations with other creatives to succeed. Sarah Bagner, …

Organart hosts Patrick’s Harvist Art Fair

Organart is hosting a four day event, Patrick’s Harvist Art Fair, which will showcase exciting contemporary artists combined with live band performances. Organart member and participating artist, Sean Worrall, gives us the details on how it came to be, what you can expect, and why you should get involved.

Written by Aimee O’Neill

Image by Robin Clare.
Artists and art enthusiasts, listen up! Organart is kicking off an exciting new venture. The alternative creative collective responsible for Organ Magazine, a Resonance FM radio show …

The London Zine Symposium – A little appreciation please!

The London Zine Symposium – A little appreciation please!

Brick Lane played host to the greats of the Zine world last week, two of our contributors went along to get their thumbs inky, find out what's new in Zine's and eat vegan cupcakes. Here's the second installment.

Written by Matt Witt

Illustration above by: Jenny Robins
The London Zine Symposium – The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, 29th May 2010
Zines piled on zines, upon comics, upon fanzines on top of stories …

Zine Symposium Review

Brick Lane played host to the greats of the Zine world last week, two of our contributors went along to get their thumbs inky, find out what's new in Zine's and eat vegan cupcakes. Here's the first installment.

Written by Amelia Wells

The London Zine Symposium, held last week at the Rag Factory, was full to the bustle with a variety of cheery people, all sharing in the spirit of DIY; flicking …

The Hung Parliament spells serious change for our government.

My views on the 2010 general election, accompanied by the clever visual opinions of a bunch of illustrators.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Matt Thomas.
So today’s the day: the day that I sprung out of bed at an ungodly hour with only one thing on my mind. Who will be …

Tatty Devine and Rob Ryan collaborate again!

Florence Massey starts Easter early with Tatty Devine and Rob Ryan's collaborative custom jewellery pieces…

Written by Florence Massey

Easter is just around the corner, and as well as a delightfully lo-oo-ong weekend, it also means plenty of chocolate egg eating and some egg hunting (despite being in my …

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The Laden Showroom: Not just another shopping website

If you pop www.Laden.co.uk into your browser right now, and you’ll find a teasing, anticipation building countdown clock. But on the 22nd of February this clock will transform into a brand spanking new e-tail store, the online arm of The laden showroom

Written by Rachael Millar

Imagery throughout courtesy of Laden.co.uk
The Laden Showroom, a fixture on Brick Lane for ten years now, is renowned for stocking the work of innovative and hard-to-find designers. They specialise in …

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HannahMakesThings.com: Jewellery made with love in sunny Manchester

A treasure trove of retro jewellery, kitsch pendants and romantic trinkets, Hannahmakesthings.com is the perfect source for unique conversation starters and charming one-off vintage pieces.

Written by Bekkie Gilbert

Imagery throughout courtesy of HannahMakesThings.com
With each and every item designed and ‘created with love’ by Hannah herself in her Manchester workshop, Hannahmakesthings.com is the perfect place to find unique accessories. …

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I Dream of Wires… and soon you will too!

Contributor Becky Cope finds out what this East London fashion emporium has to offer both in-store and online.

Written by Becky Cope

Imagery throughout courtesy of I Dream of Wires, styled by Lou Greenwood and photographed by Valerie Phillips at Serlin Associates.
I Dream of Wires may not be the most indicative of …

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Alternative Risk Transfer: Interview with Eugene Perera

Artists, collectors and visitors set to be tossed into 2 story high giant “Gambling Den” in the heart of Brick Lane.

Written by Jessica Stokes and Valerie Pezeron

Photography by Egene Perera
Artists Eugene Perera, Eiko Honda and Christopher Thomas set up the A.R.T Organization or “Art Casino” in an attempt at initiating reflection on the nature of value …

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Let’s say No to Mass Production

Cambridge Design Collective

Written by Camilla Sampson

The Four Seasons Charity Show was in aid of Oxfam and the British Heart Foundation. The design brief consisted of buying charity shop clothes and styling or adapting them into …

Street Art Likes the Great Indoors

Art In Mind, The Brick Lane Gallery, 30 April - 11 May

Written by Gareth David

“Come on down to The Brick Lane Gallery today, for cutting edge art at recession-busting prices! We’ve gone absolutely kerrr-azy! Bring a wheelbarrow. We got pretty art, ugly art, sincere …

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Art Listings

Exhibition and Shows

Written by Violette Nlandu Ngoy

Time and Place
Bridget Macdonal
New paintings and drawings from the artist’s new figurative and landscape work.
Art First, 1st Floor, 9 Cork St, W1S 3LL
Apr 28 – May 21, 2009

Where Eagles Tremble
Vic …

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The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race

Brick Lane, Shrove Tuesday

Written by Cari Steel

Never let it be said that Londoners don’t take their pancakes seriously. Or their pancake races for that matter. Today on Shrove Tuesday, 12.30pm prompt, residents and workers in …