We are lovers of the unique and extraordinary, and this book is bursting with people and products that are exactly that. Written by Katie Treggiden and photographed by Charlotte Schreiber, Makers of East London gets to know the talented crafts-people behind some of East London's most unique and independent businesses.
In recent years there has been a kickback against over-replicated, mass-produced items which has been replaced by a desire for higher quality handmade produce from smaller businesses. We are so passionate about supporting incredible artisans, and we are lucky to have such a wealth of hard working creatives in the UK. For us, hours were spent browsing antique shops, flea markets and car boot sales looking for unique finds until we collected what would become the beginning of Rockett St George.
Our drive was to revitalise the interiors market by enabling customers (like ourselves!) to break free from chain store offerings continues today - and we're not stopping any time soon! The Makers of East London exude this exact mentality when creating their bespoke, refined products. Don't get us wrong, we love shopping on the high street too, but love to celebrate independent business whenever possible!
This book is not only beautiful to look at, but provides an honest and in depth insight into both traditional and contemporary studios and workshops. One of our favourites has to be the gorgeous neon creations from Rob Court. Neon lighting always stops us in our tracks. His handblown glass lights are so beautifully sculpted that even the Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey each own one! It's amazing to see the grafting and precision of skill that goes on behind the scenes - it's both humbling and totally inspirational.
We are infatuated with this book and have been since we saw it. To be in with a chance of winning simply click the link below to be redirected to the competition page where you simply have to enter your name and email address. Good Luck! x
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Competition ended 19.02.16