Thursday, 26 March 2015

Best leather shop in London

We've been hankering to work with leather for a little while. And now we're one step closer thanks to a very inspiring visit to JT Batchelor Ltd. It's an amazing cave of a leather shop filled with leather pieces and whole hides rolled up, it's pretty incredible. They've probably got everything you could possibly want in there.
Look at these colours all hanging out together. Phwoar.
Takako looking pretty ecstatic!
Also very alluring are all the fittings and pieces you can get. Tempting.
Yes, a very fine shop - just exactly the sort we like.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

New studio corner

One of the big plan we had from beginning of the year was create studio space within the shop for us to work and it's coming together nicely. Big Thank you to our friends Brider & Bull who designed and fitted bespoke desk at the front corner. We get plenty of light all day and such a pleasure to have one flat work surface. Check out Brider & Bull, if you need to improve your interior needs! They are specialising bespoke picture framing. If you have stacks of prints and artworks to be  framed, give the boys a call!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Lucie Ellen jewellery in stock now

 We're very lucky to have jewellery by Lucie Ellen in Stock - we especially love the speckle earrings (above) and the orb brooch (below). Aren't they nice! A little Bauhaus-ish and wonderful.
Yes, thank you Lucie.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Gemma Budden

We are very honoured to be the very first stockists of Gemma Budden's beautiful stained glass pieces! Imagine that - what a catch!
The work is so beautiful and understated. Glass is such an incredible material anyway and she manages to completely make it sing with only the lightest touch.

(Gemma is a Cornwall dweller, lucky bleeder)
We have this garland in the shop: aren't the colours perfect? We've also got some singular shapes, so you can make your own selection up.
Amazing shadows.
Gush Gush Gush! I think I might have to go lie down.
Thank you Gemma for our beautiful pieces!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Nodo jewelery

We're very pleased to have new chunky jewellery in the shop by Nodo, come in and try them on: they're perfect, very contemporary pieces. Deeply satisfying stuff. 
They're all in the cabinet at our Exmouth Market shop if you fancy coming down and trying it on.

The bangles are the perfect way to really perk up an outfit and they're very reasonably priced too (just £13.75) - probably won't stay that way when everyone gets to know about them mind.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Things are changing slowly over at the Family Tree website and yesterday we decided to try and take a nice picture of ourselves - to fully let all you chums know that we are two people now. Here it is!
Out of 2 million photos of us looking awkward and drunk here is one where we look 'calm and happy' (Takako's words for the ideal photo) Yessss!
A dear friend of mine who's a  professional photographer told me that clients always say they want models to 'look as if they have a secret they are just about to tell you' - how about that for a steaming load of pretentious?! Very funny. Anyway, can you guess the secrets we're just about to tell you in this photo?

- Jo. X

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Frida Larsen's vintage pop up

It's tomorrow, Sunday 15th Feb.
We will be open 12-5, hosting Frida Larsen's vintage pop-up. Here's a photo of some fine examples of what's on the rail. How cute is this outfit!