Thursday, June 18, 2009

British Tastefulness

Working in this shop a few years back only makes me appreciate it more for what it taught me. This is Paul Smiths eclectic shop. i call it eclectic only because the sourcing for this shop is taken from all over the world. The trinket selections and composition concepts are not conventional. Smith knows a lot of amazing individuals too and one of his closest friends Peter Blake designed the mirror on the wall shown below with dolls and alcohol coming off it. Another interesting one is that this shop was used as the Taxi service office in the film Lock Stock. He has made a shop that stands alone from the rest, a shop that while wondering London Bridges Borough Market makes you intrigued to see what is inside week after week. From furniture imported from India, to mirrors, to framed records, to toys for adults and kids it is easily a shop to get lost in. Take a look for yourself!


1866 said...

judging by the pictures this looks like a great shop/source for inspiration, next time i'm in london would love to visit this shop can i get the address?

1866 said...

my email address.incase.