Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Lisa Stickley

Landor Road in South London is not the first place I would expect to find a shop as appealing as Lisa Stickley. However, this textile designer's shop offers a lust-have shopping experience, with lots of stylish but practical homewares, with a distinctive retro meets modern vibe.

I'm sure I need to own a lot of the items on sale (all of which are available online), including the following: Vintage plate placemats - I have decided to follow the advice I read in Elle Decoration this month and make a habit of setting the breakfast table before I go to bed. I think these placemats would be the perfect wake-up tonic on a dreary morning, accompanied by linen napkins and real silver cutlery bought from junk shops. Perhaps only on Saturdays. Laundry bag - I prefer to use a laundry basket, but I have an overflowing 'odd-sock bag' whose unmatched contents could very nicely be transferred to this.

Round cushion - a perfect complement to my new grey walls and an increasing feminine vibe, there are a range of sizes and styles of cushion, available in lots of colourways, including red and yellow.

Alfred shopper - a more unique and updated look than the similar but ubiquitous Cath Kidston bags, I especially love the yellow versions (one of which is seen here.)


Cake stand - can you ever have too many? I am still on the lookout for the perfect cake stand to store often-mislaid keys. And although it seems like Lisa Stickley is busy enough, I think that she should consider squeezing a tiny table or two into her shop and serving afternoon tea on one of these cake stands, laden with homemade scones and Victoria sponge. I would even work there myself, all tarted up with red lipstick and an immaculately powdered face, with a figure-flattering swing skirt. It's just that kind of shop.

Lisa Stickley has had a lot of great press recently - see here for a glimpse of her own vintage-inspired flat, featured in Elle Decoration this month.

Lisa Stickley
74 Landor Road
London SW9 9PH

14 comments:

Blueberry Park said...

I covet Lisa Stickley. Thanks for sharing

Tartelette said...

I love her work!

Thanks for the inclusion of my blob in your Times Online article!

Rachel said...

I love that laundry bag - it would make the laundry much more appealing.

Tina said...

this so looks like a shop i could spend hours in! the laundry bag and the shoulder bags are great, actually i'm loving the cake stand too

MsGourmet said...

I love the Vintage Placemats - do you know if they are available in Australia?

Lee said...

Makes me wish I was in London so I could pop down to Landor Road. Gorgeous! Thanks for alerting me to Lisa Stickley.

Jeanne said...

Hello. Just thought I'd stop by and say a huge thank you for including Cooksister among the top 50 food blogs in your Times Online piece! Inordinately chuffed :)

ana dane said...

i love the tiered cake plate- too bad cakes rarely last long enough in this house for me to display them!

Passionate About Baking said...

I love the colours there...all so ethereal & pretty! If I had that laundry bag, I'd love doing laundry!!

Eileen said...

Enjoyed your blog. I'm a blogger and first time visitor.

maggie said...

love, love these.

Design Lovely said...

Oh I love that laundry bag!

Brittany Noel said...

This looks like a wonderful place!

100layercake said...

Lisa's work is simply amazing. The way she infuses such fresh life into these vintage prints is so unique!