Where we've been...

Boxpark - One week Pop Up Shop December 2, 2018 10:32

For one week only we will be at the brilliant Boxpark bringing our collections to the bearded streets of Shoreditch. Boxpark is a pop up mall created entirely out of shipping containers where you can shop, eat and be merry right in the heart of London. 

We will also be launching our new aprons and tea towels from the Animal collection just in time for Christmas so we look forward to seeing you there! 

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The Royal Opera House December 1, 2018 10:21

We were very proud to have our Alice Collection stocked with the prestigious Royal Opera House during their Christmas production of Wonderland.


The Royal Academy November 30, 2018 10:24

I'm rather excited to announce that over the course of the world famous Summer Exhibition held at London's Royal Academy of Arts, a selection of our pieces have been chosen to be showcased as part of the Academy's new 'RAted' event that promotes and sells the work of a selection of up and coming new British designers.

The Academy selected both stacking cup designs, the painting mug and the Girl with a Hot Air Balloon plates and it's brilliant to have Eleanor's work not only recognised but sold in such a prestigious British institution; it's also great that the Royal Academy is embracing new artists and designers and looking to not only showcase work by international artists but recognising the little people on their way up!

So alongside the wonderful eclectic selection of artwork you can see at the Summer Exhibition, make sure you drop in to the studio shop and browse pieces by new designers too!     

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We're Popping up in Camden August 7, 2018 10:57

We will be at the Collective 159 pop-up shop right in the heart of Camden high street! We will be along side other exciting creative businesses including delicious coffee, cakes, fashion and lots more.

 

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Soho Flea Market August 7, 2018 10:49

We had a brilliant day at the very popular Soho Flea Market this year, held on the iconic Dean Street W1 - closed to traffic for the day for a whole street full of art, design, live entertainment and food for a full day of fun

We were there with pieces from across the collections and for our first Soho Flea market, we had a brilliant time - much sun and ice cream was had!     
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Exhibiting with 'Homegrown' at 'Home' London August 6, 2018 17:45

Eleanor first exhibited at Top Drawer in January 2014

I exhibited this January with the fantastic 'Home' London in the 'Homegrown' area surrounded by some really talented designers, big names and small names. 

 It was a brilliant opportunity and I loved every minute of it, from setting up to meeting new stockists, potential stockists and existing stockists. It was very strange taking it all down after a whirl-wind three days as it becomes like your own miniature shop!

 Here are a few photos from the stand:

 


Speaking at the Home Exchange August 1, 2018 09:44

The Homewares Exchange hosted by Enterprise Nation is the perfect event for those even with the smallest nugget of an idea to start their own homewares business, from a tea-towel to a tea-pot, this will be a day packed full of great people including buyers from John Lewis and Entrepreneurs sharing advice, tips and stories on how to become a part of a brilliant and rewarding industry.

Eleanor will be sharing her story and giving tips on how to take your product from kitchen table to pop-up shop.


Pop up Piccadilly July 31, 2018 16:35

In August 2013, Eleanor launched her illustrated home and gifts business in a pop up shop in London's Piccadilly Circus. 

So August was rather exciting, I was part of the launch group for Pop Up Piccadilly, an initiative with PopUp Britain and Start-up Britain. I was selected as one of 10 businesses to showcase and sell our work in the pop up shop metres from Piccadilly Circus tube station. 

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I loved every minute of PopUp Piccadilly; even the early hours of the morning spent prior to my week there prepping stock and writing out tiny little price labels. Naturally I was trepidatious about setting up shop selling two collections I had only launched six weeks previously, in one of the most famous shopping locations in the land; but upon arrival at the shop and meeting a lovely bunch of fellow tenants and mounds of shortbread I quickly realised it was going to be a rather fun week.

I didn’t really know what to expect from my week at PopUp Piccadilly other than figuring I would just ‘roll with it’; and I ended up having an incredible week. Day 1 saw everyone being papped and interviewed by photographers and I had mastered my posing by the end of the day. Then following a great day trading came the launch party which turned into a surreal evening of investment bankers figuring out my illustrated alphabet, to the British Library approaching me about the possibility of stocking my Alice Collection series of illustrated plates alongside the original Alice in Wonderland manuscript; all topped off with meeting PopUp Britain founder Emma Jones.

The opportunities being in a location like Piccadilly afforded continued to roll in with a representative from BAFTA approaching me about the possibility of using the Alice Collection plates in BAFTA HQ, Waterstones stocking the Alice Collection series of greetings cards, and finally a Fortnum and Mason’s Director popping by and discussing an opportunity to exhibit my work with them; so a rather exciting week!

What I have to be incredibly thankful to PopUp Britain for is that none of these opportunities would have presented themselves so soon after launching my collections without them. The opportunity for a small business to be in a location as fantastic as Piccadilly has been so exciting, and I have met such incredible people during my week’s stay including my lovely neighbours and co-tenants who I would now very much consider friends.

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The Telegraph July 1, 2018 16:28

Eleanor was commissioned by Wonderland Events to create nine illustrated Alice Through the Looking Glass inspired plates for The Telegraph newspaper. These were to be used in The Telegraph’s big tent at the lovely Hay Literature Festival as part of a Wonderland themed tent.  

"I illustrated nine plates inspired by the original drawings from the book by Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel, but added a few Telegraph twists…"

 


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