Oliver Childs’ simple and beautifully designed website, Homespun British Design, is both a shop and an information source about 20th-century (mostly post-war) British design. It only sells a few things, but they are well-edited, nicely photographed and accompanied by interesting little nuggets of historical information about each piece. The site also contains a few essays on related subjects, from Olivetti’s influential Valentine typewriter to little biogs of Ernest Race and Robin Day. The whole thing is clearly a labour of love, and all the better for it.
- RT @catemm1: When you go on holiday and find out your boyfriend is "outdoorsy" 😒 https://t.co/R7UdnmPTZ6 6 days ago
- Bread lamps! From real bread! Not sure why. designboom.com/design/yukiko-… https://t.co/BeVpX9qfXu 1 week ago
- RT @susie_dent: Should anyone need it, 'crambazzled' is an old Yorkshire term for looking prematurely aged or rough from drinking/partying/… 1 week ago
- Been enjoying this little dude's face for a piece I'm doing on children's decor. He does look anxious, though… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 weeks ago
- RT @SoVeryBritish: Who's ordering takeaway tonight? (Very British Problems in today's @Telegraph) https://t.co/g9p4Ll9lMa 2 weeks ago