I came across this fabulous East London shop on Rita Konig's blog recently. It was the beautiful building itself that caught my eye initially, but isn't the way their wares spill out to the footpath so inviting?
For the past twelve years we have searched out specialist makers from around the world, many of whom manufacture their goods in the traditional way and to their original designs."
"Labour and Wait was intended as a place to buy timeless, functional, well designed, high quality products, at a time when most retailers were tending towards cheap, disposable low quality items."
|Japanese Coffee Pot|
|Moose Fire Lighters|
|Rope Key Ring|
|Rotating Soap Holder|
|Enamel Milk Pot|
Robert Dyas meets your Grandmother's kitchen. I can only imagine that a visit to Labour and Wait would make one feel that things have slowed down, if only for a little while.
All images via Labour and Wait.