Studio visit:Arthouse Meath

Arthouse Meath is one of our favourite stockists. We have been working together for many years. They work with adults living with epilepsy to produce artworks then create wonderful items like greeting cards, mugs, baby grows and many more. The range has grown stronger and stronger over the years, I'm always so looking forward to see their new designs and introducing them to our customers. I have been always a big fan but never visited their shop/studio based in Godalming to see the making process. It's often the case for the retailer as we are at the end of the supply chain. So I decided to hop on the train to visit the makers. It was such a treat for me to take a time off visiting the studio and meeting the artists and everyone works at Arthouse. I brought some pictures of Family Tree shop with Arthouse products displayed on the shelves to share with the artists. They looked all proud to see their designs sold at Family Tree and the pictures gave them positive encouragement to keep creating. Visiting studio is real perks of shop keepers!

Screen archives of new and old greeting card designs stored in printing studio upstairs.

There are wonderful splash of colours everywhere in the studio.

Stocks of mugs and jugs waiting to be packed and shipped to over 160 stockist all over UK.

These are only small part of greeting card range. It's so hard to choose which designs to stock at Family Tree.


Have a splendiferous weekend

Another week has gone.


We're very happy at Family Tree this week: we've got Rose De Borman ceramics and Gina Namkung's surprise balls in stock. I think that makes us the coolest shop in London right?
(there are also a few surprise balls in the web shop)

There are some new cards on the shop floor too.

Here are a few nice links to ease you in to your weekend. Happy poets day everybody!
Try not to cry from cuteness: A B C D E F Cookie Monster
Important life lessons: How to talk to sprogs
And the most heartbreaking: The Radium Girls


Have a marvellous weekend

Have a marvellous weekend sausages. We can't wait to welcome Rose De Borman next week - see you Wednesday night!

Here are some links to things we like that will please your eyes and brain

The Buckminster Fuller Institute on Facebook is always sharing good things.

The Magic of Marble

This nice blog


Takako and Jo.



Surprise balls!

We are lucky enough to have some of glorious Gina's surprise balls in stock! They're in our brick and mortar shop and some will go up in the webshop soon.
Eep! Here are some nice photos from Gina's Flickr account whilst we have a nice time photographing and generally gloating over our very special surprise balls.


Rose De Borman at Family Tree. June 24th - July 6th

Rose De Borman will be showing some new work along work (along with some old favourites) at the shop this month! It's going to be amazing. If you don't know Rose's work her website is well worth a browse. I've picked out some of my favourite bits too . . . 

the exhibition will run from Wednesday July 24th to Monday July 6th. There will be an opening event on the Wednesday too: with the opportunity to loiter around and nosey stuff with a beer in your hand.
See you there!