Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Shopping Event in Belsize Park, NW3

If, like me, you are still struggling to find the perfect Christmas gifts, there is a pop-up shop for one day only to be held at 7 Lambolle Place, Belsize Park, London NW3 4PD, which could solve all your tricky present-buying dilemmas.

The Last of the Christmas Pop-ups by Constant and True will take place on Friday 16th of December from noon till 7.30 pm. The items for sale include products from an exciting and exclusive range of designers and artists collaborations, as well as (you've guessed it!) books!


Constant and True design Victorian Punk; t-shirts for children and adults, and homeware by silk-printing iconic images combined with Victorian decoupage on organic and fine quality cotton fabrics. They've also produced a range of limited edition napkins created by artists, such a Gavin Turk.

Some of the Constant and True homeware
Made sheepskin produce rugs, cushions and buggy liners. They come in wonderfully vibrant colours and iconic designs. I love the little heart cushions that you can just see in the picture below. Their items can also be made to order.

Sheepskin eanbags

Gorgeous sheepskin cushions.
Plum cashmere have a selection of ponchos, mittens and scarves in finest cashmere yarns and colourways. This is the perfect gift for some-one who has everything. I have to admit to a personal connection here, but I can tell you that since I started this new venture I have barely been wearing anything else but 'my' cashmere. I now own two of these versatile ponchos and am trying very hard not to be tempted by a third one!

Cashmere poncho in red

England's Lane Books If you've read my blog before, you'll know that this is my favourite bookshop in the world. They will be bringing an interesting and festive selection of books to the pop-up shop. Just the thing to give to a difficult - or a very dear - person in your life!

Buying books is fun...
POSTED WAS A TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SPACE IN A FORMER POST OFFICE IN EAST LONDON THAT PRESENTED A SERIES OF ART EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS AND WORKSHOPS CELEBRATING THE POST AND EXPLORING AND EXAMINING OUR POSTAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE. 

julia royse, director of posted, has commissioned three leading artists - tracey emin, georgie hopton and jane simpson - to design beautiful limited edition writing paper and cards. each artist created a special set of stationery that is personal to them and will encourage the return to hand-written correspondence.

Writing set by Tracey Emin
If you can come along, please do. There will be refreshments and lots of Christmas cheer. Bring along friends and be merry!

The Last of Christmas Pop-ups by Constant and True
7 Lambolle Place
London
NW3 4PD
Tube: Belsize Park/ Swiss Cottage
Pay and display parking in Lambolle Place - vouchers also available

2 comments:

Karen@PasGrande-Chose said...

Almost sure I've bought Plum cashmere at one of the London Christmas fairs (Spirit? Country Living?) before, and now thanks to your post I find myself dangerously attracted to their Highwayman cardi ... oh dear!
So glad to have discovered your blog, Helena, and am enjoying dipping around in it, for many reasons - including great writing, shared London interests and because I spent some happy years (way back) living in Helsinki. Kiitoksia paljon!

Helena Halme said...

So glad you like Plum cashmere! And my blog too. Many thanks. :-)