Arrow's client list reaches to all corners of the lifestyle market, spanning textiles to tableware, bed linen to baskets. Their one common feature is that they're all independent or newly-launched brands, bringing something fresh and exciting to the table.
From their Chatsworth Road store in London, A New Tribe brings together an eclectic, curated mix of interiors objects and textiles from across the globe. Everything in their store is sourced from independent designers and small brands, and selected for the ethos and care that goes into each item, as well as the design. If you’re into handmade and small batch production, this is the place for you.
With their in-house design team, Blendworth creates intricate and luxurious patterned fabrics that utilise both new artworks and treasures from their illustrious archive – creating a perfect juxtaposition and harmony between the company’s heritage and its ability to innovate. Still inspired by its London roots, but influenced by its surroundings in Hampshire, Blendworth’s seasonal collections assume a perfect balance of past, present and future design – with bright floral prints, playful avian illustrations, and bold geometric patterns.
Bloombox Club is the brainchild of ex-London psychologist, Dr Katie Cooper. After seeing the benefits plant care brought to her clients' health, she has turned a hobby for wellbeing into a plant subscription service available to the masses. More than just a subscription service however, Bloombox Club offers its subscribers the chance to reconnect with nature while keeping up with the fast pace of modern life.
With co-owners Henry and Tash at the wheel, Car & Kitchen is now under its 3rd generation of stewardship - having been originally founded in the 1970s by Henry's grandfather. Each generation brings their own taste and passion to the business. A staple of each, though, is bringing happiness to all of the customers they serve, in one form or another.
Nestled in an old pie and mash shop on London's Chatsworth Road - with a new shop recently opened in Shoreditch - Darling and Gold is the go-to lifestyle store for East Londoners. Selling an eclectic mix of everything from clothes and accessories to homeware and gifts, each item is thoughtfully selected to fit the aesthetic of their customers.
Ecosophy is a portmanteau of 'eco' (from the Greek oikos, meaning household) and 'sophy' (from sophia, meaning wisdom). The similar-sounding word 'ecology' is a crucial part of the brand's ethos, which is to encourage customers to buy products for their homes that are good for the planet as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Launched in 2009, Ella James is the brainchild of sisters Ashley and Alison, who specialise in finding homeware and furniture that adds extra charm and character to your home. Their online shop includes a wide variety of product ranges for all corners of the house, not excluding the little ones in your family.
Minimalist style and functional design is what interior and lifestyle brand HOOS is all about. Combining product ranges from iconic Scandinavian designers with collections of handmade goods from around the world, HOOS sells homeware with emphasis on quality and timelessness. Owned and curated by founder Karen Harvey, the shop exists online as well as a brick-and-mortar store in Glasgow's West End.
Lilla Rugs is dedicated to making rugs of all different styles accessible to the masses, at the most affordable prices possible - removing the middleman by sourcing them direct from the country of origin. It began life as an Instagram account set up by Camilla Ahwazian, born of her love of rugs after spending much of her childhood around them.
Love Frankie is the brainchild of Johanna Franks, an interior designer with a love for colour, pattern and bold interiors. An entrepreneurial spirit with a knack for learning new skills, Jo’s career to date has taken her on a wild ride: selling fluffy toilet seat covers in Camden market; dressing the homes of wealthy Chelsea residents; teaching herself to make lampshades and launching Love Frankie; and now opening her first bricks-and-mortar store on Totnes High Street.
Named after the Greek word for island – “nisi” – Eleni and Julian’s store provides everything you need to live a more colourful, more vibrant, more Mediterranean lifestyle. Eleni’s childhood experiences with her Greek relatives feed into not only the ethos of the brand, but into their own family life here in the UK. The hand-picked collection is packed with colour, character and quality, sourced worldwide from designers whose work celebrates colour, style and warmth.
Oggetto (pronounced “or-jet-oh”) is the Italian word for ‘object’, and that’s exactly what Helen and Charlie Camm’s online store provides: a carefully-chosen collection of simple, functional and thoughtful objects for everyday use in the home. Selecting handmade products where possible helps Oggetto to support the work of independent designers, makers, artisans and small producers, ensuring that their skills stay in demand.
Peter Ross and Gary Brown first met in 2010, when they were both working at an interior design and architecture practice in Kent. “We both have to love a product before we list it on our site,” says Peter. “Everything we stock, I would have in my home… and often do! We are essentially designers doing retail, not the other way around.”
Secret Linen Store is formed of Molly and Harriet, number one and number three in a line of four sisters. As adults they became a Textiles Designer (Molly) and a Marketing Manager (Harriet), gaining a combined 25 years’ experience in bedroom high street retail before co-founding their own business. Their online store provides everything you need to create the perfect bedtime, from duvets and linen through to accent cushions and throws.
An antidote to modern consumerism, Such & Such helps customers to understand the ideas, hard work and dedication that went into creating their new purchase. Brother-and-sister duo Alastair and Nikki want us to move away from throwaway culture towards buying items we really treasure, from skilled makers who are passionate about their work.
Family-run lifestyle store Sue Parkinson was established in 1973, in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway. Over the past 40 years the shop’s contents have evolved, but the ethos stays the same: the Parkinson family continue to offer a mixture of fashion, accessories and homeware from their two historical stores in the Cotswolds and via their webshop.
Expressive pattern designs created from paintings and drawings are at the heart of Victoria & Rebecca. Developed by artist Victoria Collinge, these works are translated onto select natural cloths to create thoughtfully crafted collections of intricately patterned fabrics. A shared love of interiors and textiles led Victoria and Rebecca to establish their fabrics and furnishings company together. Both founders care deeply about continuing our country’s rich textile heritage, and so have collaborated exclusively with UK manufacturers to bring their designs to life.
Zoë Anderson has curated her store with a belief that like fashion, interiors moods and tastes change with the seasons. For this reason, she presents a continually evolving aesthetic based on evoking feelings of happiness – inspired by an influential trip to California. The shop is named after her Grandfather, who after WWII invested in a local green grocer – Elizabeth’s. At the time he couldn’t afford to change the name and his business grew across Sussex over the South East so after 75 years Zoë thought it only fitting that he finally got his name above the door.
Woven Form was founded in 2016 by Charlotte Wakefield, a South London-based weaver and textile designer. Her inspiration is drawn from photographic excursions around London, creating designs influenced by the textures and patterns found within the structure of the buildings that she photographs.
Sisters Sophia and Phoebe have had a lifelong passion for travel, but also for creating beautiful spaces to come home to after their adventures. It was these two great loves that gave them the inspiration to create YONDER: an online destination for global homewares, stocking designs that the pair have personally sourced on their adventures abroad or designed themselves at home.