1 In six years in london

labour and wait

i bought a fascinating book recently called the independent london store guide. it’s got lots of lovely quirky stores in it, with details of who they are and how to find them. i love it because it entices me to explore london on foot, get off the high street (not that i go there much anyway), and into quiet little side streets often overlooked.

one such place was on my adventure list yesterday. labour and wait do have an online store, though the pictures of their shop had me itching to go in and have a look around it in person.

thanks to the lovely shop dudes, they even let me take a photo… so i whipped out my polaroid, which led to a fabulous discussion about film and our shared love for old skool. they even gave me the name of a new source for film!

the shop did not disappoint. it’s filled to the brim with lovely homewares and other goodies based on timeless and traditional design suitable for any home. definitely worth a look for anyone like me who is addicted to beautiful homewares, and it’s near brick lane, so being that one is already in the locale, it’s a great opportunity to check out the amazing array of retro clothing stores and fantastic cheap curry houses.

  • Kay
    12/07/2009 at 07:10

    What a great idea – and a wonderful way to explore London town away from the mainstream bustle and tension, I am guessing.