East London Design show

If you’re a London based design fan who hasn’t succumbed to such zeitgeistish phenomena as ‘cyber Monday’ or ‘Black Friday’, you’d do worse than popping down to the East London Design show for a spot of Christmas shopping this week.

Robot Nut Cracker
Robot Nut Cracker

The show is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and promises its 2013 edition to be ‘the largest, most diverse’ event to date, according to organisers.

More than 140 designers, illustrators and makers will be showing work at the event in disciplines including print, product, interior, homeware, ceramics and jewellery design.

East End Prints fox
East End Prints fox

New spaces for this year include Spark, an area dedicated to new designers, and a Food Hall specializing in ‘artisan’ edibles. 

Brooklyn slate cheeseboard
Brooklyn slate cheeseboard

A boon to those looking to get creative themselves, the crafthouse space has also been expanded, and will be hosting workshops, demonstrations and children’s activities.

Nick Fraser lighting
Nick Fraser lighting

These include the Design Your Own Christmas workshop, where visitors will be invited to have a go at screen-printing Christmas cards or ‘upcycling’ their unwanted bits and bobs into Christmas decorations and gifts.

We love this cute piece from Bottle Green Homes, inspired by their ‘in-house dachshund’, Jackson:

Bottle Green Homes
Bottle Green Homes

Remaining on a canine tip, Creature Clothes will be showing its wares, a range of products for dogs and cats:

Creature Clothes
Creature Clothes

We’re also quite taken with this cute owl/bike t shirt by illustrator Harriet Russell:

Harriet Russell t shirt
Harriet Russell t shirt

And this modernism print by Alfred & Wilde, an east London-based brand that creates pieces inspired by London architecture:

Alfred and Wilde print
Alfred and Wilde print

East End Prints is showcasing a new range of limited-edition prints and originals; while the London Transport Museum will have a stall to show its design-led pieces.

London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum

East London Design show runs from 5 -8 December at the Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street Entrance, Off Brick Lane, London E1

Holoko designs
Holoko designs

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