• HOT SHOP: The official launch of Sparrow & Co.

    by  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011 • Craft, Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 3 Comments

    I’m sure you remember Ellie mention Sparrow & Co. earlier on this year. Well, things have been very busy in the Sparrow household of late and Samuel Sparrow (great name!) has been creatively slaving away and his lovely on-line shop is now officially open. Once an interior designer for Habitat and Ikea, Sam now runs his own little homeware business with his wife, Laura, from their home in Glasgow. The photography and styling is beautiful and all done by the man himself:

    Sparrow & Co, Samuel Sparrow, textiles, Glasgow, homeware, interiors, on-line, Moroccan, Ikat, artisan, ideal home, homeshoppingspy,1. Cableknit throw, £150; 2. Campfire candles, £20; 3. Ikat cushion covers in mustard and slate grey, £35.

    Inspired by traditional crafting techniques, the collection includes handmade pieces designed by Sam and made by artisans around the world from bonnie Scotland to Morocco. Sam tells me the candles have a unique fragrance of leather bound books and gentleman’s cologne (hmmm..!) and the packaging, designed by illustrator Debbie Powell, makes me very happy indeed. You may recognise her designs from the M&S savoury snacks packaging!

    Sparrow & Co. Samuel Sparrow, textiles, sheepskin rug, tealight holder, candlestick, artisan, welsh tapestry, ideal home, homeshoppingspy4. Welsh tapestry cushion, £50; 5. Tin lantern, £15; 6. Spool candlestick, from £45; 7. Sheepskin rug, £75.

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    Notebooks, Sparrow & Co. Samuel Sparrow, artisan, Scotland, ideal home, online, hopeshoppingspy

    If you are a fan of Toast, love texture and warming autumnal colours – the site is well worth a visit. Look out for some of his designs in Urban Outfitters too. Sam plans to introduce two seasonal ranges a year and hopes to launch a Sparrow & Co. dining range (handmade in England). Can’t wait to ogle over that! Personally, I will be re-visiting on a regular basis. This man knows a thing or two about tasteful design. – Alice

    3 Responses to HOT SHOP: The official launch of Sparrow & Co.

    1. Monday, December 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Great designs here, and yes lovely seasonal colours! I especially love the camp-fire candles, very outdoors! It all seems very natural and rustic and I love the look for the home.

      Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be checking out Sparrow & Co.


    2. homeshoppingspy
      Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks, Peter!

      Glad you like it too and happy shopping/browsing.


    3. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      great selection!
      how many beautiful pics. lovely post and blog
      if you want to have a look to my blog and leave some comments…

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