Again this time of the year! And some hardcore shopping to do for many. I have to say I am more of a selective shopper and never buy something because I have to. Another key detail, expensive doesn’t mean better.
Having said that, I never set foot in a shopping centre. I’d rather walk around the streets, enjoy a coffee and people watch. If it happens that I find the right present, great news. But I come back home empty handed many many times.
So, Hunt for Design has decided to highlight one or two suggestions for a few basic categories. There are plenty more, but nowadays online shopping saves lives throughout the planet for late buyers.
MushiMushi Barcelona, one of the best shops in Gracia neighborhood. Visit MushiMushi.
Fascination by Elle Santos, unique handmade pieces. Visit the Etsy store.
Paul Smith is a British classic. Visit the online store.
Speak Louder is an online shop dedicated to handrolled pocket squares, bow ties and neckties. Bow ties are back!
The Conran Shop is one of my favourite shops in London.
I can see myself playing again with some Playmobil (we called them clics in Spain). Check out what you can find in Selfridges.
FOR THE HOUSE
PhotoLarks sells amazing prints, mainly street art.
Jonathan Adler has a crazy shop in Sloane Street (London). This American designer has lots of fun items, furniture and everything for the house. Visit the shop here.
FOR THE GARDEN
The Chelsea Gardener is already an institution in London, they have everything you need for the garden. Visit this amazing garden centre and shop here.
Sadler Garden Collections. Handmade planters, bird houses and bird feeders. Check out the PVC bird feeders and more here.