Monthly Archives: November 2011

Get Mini Modern-ised – Christmas Sale & Open Studios

Mini Modern - Christmas Sale

DreamwallStyle Favorite Mini-Moderns invite you to a Christmas Sale and Open Studio event.

9th December – Preview Evening from 6pm

10th December – 11am – 6pm

11th December 12 noon – 6pm

Empress Mews Studios SE5, 10 Empress Mews, London, SE5 9BT

More from Mini Moderns here

Mini Moderns - Studio

Mini Moderns exhibiting at TENT LONDON

Mini Moderns - Tent London


Healing Craft Fair 2011 – Lincolnshire

DreamwallStyle had the great pleasure of visiting ‘Healing Craft Fair’ a local event here in North East Lincolnshire, organised soley by PTA volunteers and supported by the local school staff.  Today’s blog showcases a small selection of the local talent who had their fabulous work and creations on display.

For more pictures from the Healing Craft Fair please go to the ‘Eye of Abyss’ blog here


Jody Illingworth - Vintage at Healing Fair

As a huge fan of Vintage, it was a pleasure to meet local lady Jody Illingworth  I spent time chatting to Jody about her vintage business ‘’  of reworked vintage dresses and original vintage clothing.

Jody Illingworth - Healing Craft fair - I Luv it I really do Vintage

This week Jody opens her new stall on the local Grimsby Market, where locals will have the chance to pick up one off vintage items, along with bespoke buntings and gifts. Find out more about Jody’s vintage business by clicking here

Ceinwen Fews of Ultimate artwork busy knitting at Healng Craft Fair

Ceinwen Fews the creative designer of Ultimate artworks had some exciting and unique gifts on display at the Healing Craft fair, from a retro range of handmade christmas cards, 3D festive Frames, reindeer food and much much more.

I love the concept of Ceienwen’s Finger Print family tree to find out more click here

Personalised with family names & printed on handmade paper . trees are mounted and supplied with green ink stamp - for you to create the leaves with families finger prints- from Ultimate Artwork

Jack in the Green had a fabulous collection of Handpainted Green Men on display, The Green Man is believed to symbolise the life, cycle of death and birth.

Jack in Green - Green men hand-painted

Greenman: If you walk within a forest of ancient wood and get a feeling you are not alone, the chances are he is with you. He’s been with mankind from the beginning and is round us more than ever, helping us make contact with our natural environment and stop us destroying our fragile world.

Jack in the Green at Healing fair

It was great to meet Jaydee Crochet – The Home of the Flug – a new accessory. So what is a Flug? Is it a Scarf? NO – Is it a Shawl? NO – Is it a Wrap? sort of…imagine the softness of a fluffy teddy, the lightness of feathers the warmth of a hug… well that is a FLUG! Jaydee Crochet had a vast collection on display including Irish Lacework and pretty crochet accessories.

Jaydee Crochet - unique Designs

Diane Brookes a local professional artist had a variety of her portfolio on display. Diane works in various styles and mediums, water colours, soft pastels, oils, pencil and acrylics.

Diane Brookes - Artist Healing Craft Fair

Diane Brookes - Professional Artist at Healing Craft Fair

Healing Craft fair was certainly worth the visit, and I cant wait for next years fair! Its always a treat to support local events. I found lots of beautifully handmade items that I purchased, they are now with santa! Obviously I haven’t shared these special finds as you never know who may be reading the blog! 😉 Maybe after christmas I will share! The atmosphere at the fair was relaxed and very festive and I highly recommend to all to go and visit next year!

The Sweet Table at Healing Craft Fair

Pop up Vintage Fairs at the Islington Assembly Hall 20th November 2011

Pop Up Vintage Fairs London have a new venue for the November 20th fair at the Islington Assembly Hall, Town Hall, Upper Street, Islington N1 2UD

Pop up Vintage Fairs

This fabulous building will house the Vintage Fashion & Homeware Event filled with vintage traders selling their fashion for ladies & gentlemen, vintage & handmade jewellery, accessories, homeware including retro furniture, furnishings, xmas gift ideas, antiques, art and collectables.

Picture from a previous pop up vintage fair

Vintage Teatime will be serving their delicious homemade cakes and tea in our Pop Up Vintage Tea Room.

Vintage pop up fair

The Pop Up Beauty Parlour will be offering vintage makeup & hair makeovers to complete that retro look.

Vintage Pop up Fair

The Pop Up Cocktail Bar will be serving alcoholic & non-alcoholic retro cocktails. Enjoy live 40s swing music performed by The Three Belles and find some unique Xmas gifts amongst all the gorgeous stalls.

Pop up vintage Fair

A fabulous day full of vintage decadence in beautiful surroundings on Upper Street, Islington N1 2UD amongst all the independent boutiques, shops, cafes & bars.

Vintage Pop up fair

Pop up vintage Fair

Celebrity visitor to Pop up vintage Fairs - Ricky Gervais with stallholder Sharon, Ricky is a vintage fan and his 2nd visit to the fair (Picture thank you to Pop up vintage fairs)

Actor Dominic Cooper, doing a spot of vintage shopping at Pop up vintage fairs snapped with POP UP vintage PR girl (Picture thank you Pop up vintage fairs)

The First 50 visitors will receive a goodie bag full of discounts from many of the stalls to use at the fair so ‘Dont miss out’

Doors open: Sunday 11am – 4pm

Islington Assembly Hall, Town Hall, Upper Street, Islington N1 2UD – only five minutes from Highbury and Islington or Angel tube stations/ Entry £3: £2 NUS

More details on the Pop up Vintage Fairs here: 
Follow on Twitter @Pop_Up_Vintage

Don’t forget to make a note of the Christmas Pop up Vintage Fair (see flyer below)

Christmas Pop up Vintage Fair

Christmas gift ideas by Designer Imani Renae 25% SALE offer!

Looking for that perfect designer christmas gift idea at a fraction of the cost, then why not take advantage of the 25% sale offer by Imani Renae Interiors collection.

There’s a 25% sale on at an on-line stockist Bouf by clicking here: 

Sexy Legs - digitally printed on 100% cotton, re-claimed pink felt backing, grey bow tie finish, 45 cm x 45cm

Lampshade - digitally printed on 100% cotton, re-claimed pink felt backing, pink and brown bow tie cotton finish, 45 cm x 45cm

Best of British - digitally printed on 100% cotton, re-claimed black felt backing, silver metal button finish, 45 cm x 45cm


Audrey digitally printed on 100% cotton, cream calico backing,pink button finish, 45 cm x 45cm Vintage bath up-cycled in to a French art nouvea styled chaise longue. Upholstered design of Audrey Hepburn and has been digitally printed on 100% cotton. Dimensions (mm): width 1750, height 650, depth 650 Weight: 150Kg

A Lolli good offer: Eames Lounge Chair & matching Eames Ottoman

The Lollipop Shoppe


Buy an Eames Lounge Chair between 01 November and 30 November and get a matching Eames Ottoman free*
See the full range here
*Not in conjunction with any other discounted price or sale price offer.
Save up to £1,680
Follow the Shoppe on twitter – @ TLShoppe 

Introducing the ‘Design Village’ at Interiors UK 2012

Designersblock will collaborate with the UK’s largest trade Interiors event, ‘INTERIORS UK’ to produce a creatively driven feature area where visitors will be able to find inspiration within a vibrant, relaxing and stimulating hub .

The area will be based on the concept of a ‘Design Village’ with a ‘local’ market stalls and games along with the New Design Britain finalists, the Birmingham City University trend pavilion, seminar theatre and areas for VIP and media visitors.

This new neighbourhood will be home to some of the industry’s most exciting designers including Puff & Flock, Donna Walker, Chloe Scadding, Fay McCaul. Daniel Schofield, Lazerian, Freya Godwin Brown, Helga Matos, JAILmake, SCIN Gallery, Graphic Relief, Jo Gibbs and Camilla Meijer.

Visitors will be able to pop into the bar – ‘The Local’ and meet designers and Industry luminaries, take part in a programme of workshops and demonstrations, attend seminars, contribute to broadcasts, publications and source brand new product directly from the UK and abroad from furniture, lighting, accessories and textiles.

Your bar hosts will include Alex Brownless, Co Founder of Arts Thread: Author and journalist Helen Parton: Annabelle Filer owner of SCIN Gallery, designer and Trend analyst Leo Harris.

INTERIORS UK is the perfect opportunity for retailers,  interior designers, architects and specifiers to source a fantastic array of products from over 688 companies, including the industry’s big brands and international trendsetters as well as young designers looking to start their career.

Find furniture, lighting, fabric, accessories and soft furnishings all under one roof, for both the contract and retail markets.

For more information, the latest industry news and to pre-register for a complimentary ticket to the show visit


* Pictures on blog courtesy of Interiors UK *

Fancy a Lollipop Shoppe in Brighton!

The Lollipop Shoppe

Contemporary retailer, the Lollipop Shoppe, has expanded further and moved its Brighton branch to larger premises in the heart of the South Lanes.

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

So what is  ‘Lollipop shoppe’ 

The Lollipop Shoppe provides a carefully chosen range of outstandingly conceived and crafted furniture and accessories. Representing a select group of major international manufacturers, it offers a range of classic and contemporary pieces by established designers as well as exciting, up-and-coming design talent.

The Lollipop Shop Brighton

The Lollipop Shop Brighton

Marco di Rienzo, Proprietor. says ‘The business has grown organically since we started in 2007 and Brighton is a key market for us. Now with twice the space in our new premises, we can offer our Brighton customers the same diverse range of carefully selected collections that we offer our London customers. The new shop reflects the brand and is in Brightonʼs most vibrant shopping areaʼ.

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

Situated in a Georgian listed building, with stunning floor to ceiling bay windows, the interior has been beautifully designed by leading architects Found Associates.

The Lollipop Shop Brighton

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

In keeping with the Spitalfields shop design they have skillfully retained the character of the original property, whilst creating a contemporary space in which to showcase an eclectic portfolio of modern furniture and lifestyle products by the worldʼs leading designers and manufacturers.

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

The storeʼs 1300 square foot space is arranged over two light-filled floors, with interior accessories and home-wares on the ground level and larger items of furniture on the 1st floor.

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

Within this larger, re-located space, Brighton customers can now see selected furniture and lighting by Tom Dixon, sofas and chairs by Malmsten, and storage and shelving units from Muuto. In addition there will be a wider range of accessories, with the exclusive Vasa sculptures and Comme de Garcons collection now available in the Brighton shop. 

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

Beautifully dressed window displays will change on a monthly basis, to reflect the ever-evolving offerings within. 

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

The Lollipop Shoppe has retained its guiding principle, which was to create a relaxed, informal environment where clients will feel welcome and inspired. Knowledgeable staff will be on hand to advise a discerning clientele.

The lollipop Shoppe Brighton

 The new Lollipop Shoppe in Brighton, is designed by Found Associates.

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton

The Lollipop Shoppe, 5 Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HE. 
Tel: 01273 770324.

The Lollipop Shoppe Brighton