Wednesday, 12 December 2007

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving vintage playing card greeting cards by "Feathered".

We all know how difficult it can be finding a "guy gift" so ladies...and gentle man
here you go, these little beauties will make the perfect stocking fillers for those hard to shop
for creatures we know as MEN!

Price: £4.50 each

Thursday, 6 December 2007

This Saturday the 8th...

SATURDAY the 8th of December

Pre Christmas oligopoly!

A beautiful and diverse selection of scarves, bags, bed covers, hand made textiles, toys, shawls and hand blocked note books.

Lately arrived from Bali, India and Thailand.
For delectation, perusal and general purchase
From 10 am - 6 pm.

One to watch...

ONE TO WATCH is a feature that aims to showcase artists, crafts people and their work.
We're always on the look out for new, fresh artistic talent, work we deem
interesting and innovative and
also as in this case because of their continuous popularity .
This month we hope to re introduce one of our favourite artists, Paul Tucker.
For those of you not already familiar with his work we hope you too become a fan.
For more information on Paul's work visit

Tell us a little bit about your self...
I spent my formative years in Waterlooville near Portsmouth,
before going to Bath Academy of Art to study Graphic Design,
and from Bath to Walthamstow and unable to leave.
What inspires you?
inspiration comes from the everyday
Who are your heroes?
photographic heroes are Robert Frank, Eugene Atget, Ray Moore and Brian Griffin.
What was the first thing you photographed?
one of first serious photos was of a dramatically lit chess set for my cse in photography.
If you could live anywhere...
If I could live anywhere it would be by the sea
What did you want to be as a child?
I wanted to be a stunt man in a James Bond film, but photography proved slightly less perilous.
Favourite colour?
Black and white
Favourite season?
Read any good books lately?
Rediscovered Roald Dahl reading to my son
Favourite film quote?
in practice, the mysteries of the camera demanded little more than ordinary intelligence plus the ability to judge a subject upside down.
What song best describes you?
Rip it up ( and start again) Orange Juice
If you were an animal what would you be?
a bird
What's your chosen media to work with?
film over digital
How would you describe your work?
my work could be described as art of the mundane
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
on a beach, possibly thinking about publishing my next book

Thanks Paul!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

2008 calendars are now in stock!

The NEW 2008 Walthamstow Village Residents' Association Calendars have just arrived and they are as ever...
Even our shop cat Jassie Mo has made it onto the pages and she's very proud to be Octobers' calendar girl.
Price: £6.50