Down-to-Earth Design Online

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By Jaime Gillin
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.

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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.

 

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Here's a fully reconditioned vintage telephone. They come in 7 other colors, too.  Love!

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Ditto this 1940's-style powder-coated steel bread bin.

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These wool 'fisherman’s jumpers' have made on the Island of Guernsey since the 16th Century. The close stitches and tightly twisted wool guards you against sea spray and rain.

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This heavy-duty stepstool is both practical and good-looking.

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I'd love a grouping of these 'slate and clay' lights over a dining room table.

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They can cut this oilcloth tablecloth to any size. It's available in an array of summery prints.

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I'm burned out on those ubiquitous 'Keep Calm and Carry On' posters. Here's a refreshing antidote, in mug form.
 

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