Saturday, 16 August 2014

The Cornershop

A few months ago I backed a project called The Cornershop on Kickstarter. Artist Lucy Sparrow endeavoured to turn the contents of an entire cornershop into products handmade lovingly herself from felt. You can view Lucy's Kickstarter pitch here, which hugely surpassed her original goal of £2,000 and finished on over £10,000. Lucy also secured National Lottery and other funding to create this very unique project. 

I've just got back from visiting friends for a couple of days in London with my girlfriend Emily. We decided to go and visit The Cornershop while we were in the area and I'm really pleased we did. The attention to detail on every handmade item and into all the lovely little touches in the shop was really impressive and I was amazed at how busy it was while we were there! I also loved seeing something I had helped create, in a very small way, by backing the project myself a while back. 

Check out a few of my iPhone snaps below, but make sure you go along and see it yourself if you can! The Cornershop is in Bethnal Green, which is a great area in itself to explore, along with local Shoreditch and Hoxton. 

You can read more about Lucy Sparrow and her projects, including The Cornershop, on her website here

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