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.
An Artful Life is a design-led, online lifestyle store for homeware and gifts. Founded and curated by Kate Whitfield, they’re proud to support new and upcoming artists and designers – presenting their work among a collection aimed at creating the most aspirational lifestyle possible. Whether that’s hotel level living, or feeling like you're kicking back in your favourite bar or restaurant, there should be no need to compromise when it comes to turning your home into the number one place to be.
Blendworth’s in-house design team creates intricate and luxurious patterned fabrics that utilise both new artworks and treasures from their illustrious archive. 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.
2019 sees the launch of a brand new, UK-based design studio who are bringing to life the lost designs of Florence Broadhurst. Florence was a prolific Australian wallpaper and textile designer, and, by all accounts, an extraordinary character. Through the 1960s and 70s, from her design studio in Sydney, she created more than 500 exquisitely detailed wallpaper designs. Her life was tragically cut short by her murder, a case which remains unsolved to this day.
Born from a dissatisfaction with the limited flooring designs on offer, husband and wife founders, Joe and Louisa, started applying their print experience to produce their own patterned, non-slip vinyl flooring. With an increasing number of design ranges, patterns can also tweaked to compliment your home, adding your own personal style, colours or shapes.
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.
Ian Snow spent many years immersing himself in Indian culture and collecting treasures along the way, which led him to found his self-titled lifestyle brand. His love of India, paired with partner Jakki’s passion for unusual mixtures of up-cycled textures and materials, were combined during the creation of their eponymous online and bricks & mortar stores - selling an enchanting array of bohemian, fair trade and vintage homewares.
Jessica Osborne's wallpaper collection celebrates traditional printing methods, and is produced in the North of England where the first wallpaper printing machine was invented - a nod to British design heritage and craftsmanship. The collection also pays homage to some of Britains finest natural landscapes. Looking through her designs is almost comparable to flipping through a family photo album, steeped in nostalgia for cherished childhood memories.
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.
Starting life as fine-liner pen illustrations, their designs pay homage to the hues and intricate patterns of botanicals, florals, animals and insects, which are then digitised, composed into pattern repeats and brought to life with vivid splashes of colour. The fun they have is evident from the pieces they create - playing with bold and neutral palettes that could work in Maximalist homes as well as more pared-back abodes. They ensure they do their creations justice by working with the finest British fabric and wallpaper manufactures.
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.
OPUMO is an online marketplace with a simple but noble goal – to support emerging brands and celebrate design classics. With 450 brands represented in their store, they’re nurturing a community of design talent that stretches across home interiors, fashion, and more. As physical high-streets continue to go into decline, places like OPUMO are a much needed safe-haven for small and emerging designers to take refuge – ensuring we don’t lose them entirely.
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.
The Gifted Few is an online homeware boutique run by Aaron Andrews and Sarah Ritchie, connecting their love of interior design and a desire to put a spotlight on new designers and makers, with a range that covers lighting, homeware, wallcoverings and gifts. Taking inspiration from some of the worlds leading design hubs such as Denmark, The Netherlands and Germany, the site has evolved to include both heritage design, as well as current and future trends.
Tikamoon is a furniture design and manufacturing brand with one simple goal – to share their passion for wood. From their offices and workshops based in France, their designers and craftspeople work tirelessly to deliver the highest-quality, handmade furniture to their worldwide audience. Each piece if completely unique and delivered ready-assembled. No flat-packs here!
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.