Down-to-Earth Design Online
I recently happened upon the website of Pedlars, a family-run design shop based in rural Scotland. Run by the husband-and-wife team of Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, the company started out as a mail-order children's clothing company and has since expanded into housewares—and into several brick-and-mortar shops, a rental house decked out with Pedlar's goods (all for sale), and a thriving online shop. I love their down-to-earth aesthetic mix: industrial bookcases, vintage French school maps, enamelware, wooden drying racks, 'wellie' holders. On my wish list:
A timeless 14-inch clock, great for a kitchen.
These leather-and-canvas bags are made from recycled deck chair slings, with a portion of profits going to the Royal Parks Foundation in London.
Here's a fully reconditioned vintage telephone. They come in 7 other colors, too. Love!