**Fab place to shop alert!**
Barnaby & Co are an independent retailer selling specially selected homewares, art and gifts both online and in their new Brixton store. Launched in 2015 by Julianna and Jonathon, these guys were on a mission to bring colour and style into your home. More importantly perhaps, pieces with heritage and a story to tell rather than mass-produced “stuff” designed to be thrown away after a few months.
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Barnaby & Co have curated a fine selection of work from independent designers and makers across Europe, including;
Rosa & Clara Designs
Plus a perfectly sized collection from larger design houses such as Bloomingville.
Despite being relatively new to the scene, Barnaby & Co have been featured in several publications including The World of Interiors and Vogue. And now on Making Spaces, and as a thank you, Barnaby & Co offered to send me a little something to slip into one of my projects. Eeee! So off I went perusing their site (for
hours weeks) to try and select the perfect piece.
Here are just a few that made the short list:
Neon Drip Ceramic Vase by Block Design
Tres Stool Table by Galula
Sand Handmade Bottle – Studio PS
Voyager Throw by Cevelann
Moak Concrete & Oak Clock – Studio PS
Fluid Ceramic Lamp by Curwa Design
So as you can see, it was pretty hard to choose just the one piece. But I soldiered on… because ya know, i’m a trooper. Finally, after choosing everything above at least once, I placed my order last week which was winging its way to me the following day.
So, any guesses as to what made its way to Making Spaces HQ?
You probably guessed already, clever clogs, yes the Moak Clock by Studio PS was destined to come tut Leeds. A most perfect addition to the newly updated home office. Ya know, the one with the concrete wall! and the OSB desk.
I also snook a cute little Acacia Wooden Bowl by Bloomingville in my basket while I was at it. Perfect for keeping all my magnets handy for the magnetic wall.
A designated magnet bowl. That’s when you know you’ve made it.
Both pieces are ridiculously tactile, but I gotta say, the concrete clock is my fave. It’s a real chunk of a timepiece with a bold, confident “tick”. The little splash of orange on the concrete hand (yes, they’re made from concrete too) is just what it needs to add character. Love it.
Beautiful raw materials that will age beautifully. Just like me. A-hem.
“We think it is important to see that this clock will be changing its appearance through time. The oak veneer circel that is used as the dial is unfinished, just only sanded so it will slightly change its character. The concrete will alter its face and spots. It will get harder and stronger through the years.” Studio PS
What do you think? I love my new pieces from Barnaby & Co. Definitely not throw away purchases, but an investment in good design and treasures that will be with us for years to come.
So, did you spot anything on Barnaby & Co that took your fancy? Because i’ve got an exclusive 15% discount for you my lucky readers across the entire site throughout April. Whoop! Just jump over to Barnaby & Co right now and use the code makingspaces15. A treat from me to you. Enjoy.
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I was very kindly gifted the Moak Clock and Acacia Bowl, but all opinions and words are my own. Always. And I only ever write about brands that I love or think you will love too.