shopping travel

london shopping: twentytwentyone

June 4, 2014

Hello!  Going through my photos and notes brings me to my next shopping stop in London:  Upper Street, which is the high street of the Islington neighbourhood.  We walked it all the way from the Highbury and Islington tube stop to Angel station.  It starts out in a slightly rough but quiet area, increasing in poshness as you go south, and ending in a busy retail shopping area.  Along the way, I popped into a number of truly fantastic shops (including Folklore and the shop of Abigail Ahern) but twentytwentyone felt like most like home.  Of course, my house is nowhere near as stylishly curated as this shop, but the simple modern designs within felt like they could very easily come back home with me.

I’m always excited to find a new source for a reproduction of a midcentury Poul Cadovius shelving unit.  Sure, the original pieces are out there if you have the patience to hunt, but sometimes, I want something pristine, configured to my specific needs, and guaranteed to be functional.  I was floored to realize that this is actually a reissue of the original design!  Pictured here in the background:

The tea set is totally cute too.  I can picture it in an Eichler kitchen.  And you know how much I love tea.

Speaking of cute, I loved these little guys:

Also for that Eichler kitchen, these funky terracotta pots and baking dishes.  Perfect for making a traditional midcentury casserole for dinner.  Or perhaps something tastier.

For our bedroom (from which the shag rug has sadly been retired), I am quite smitten with this kilim rug.  I love the colour palette.  It’s more Scandinavian and subdued than traditional Turkish kilims, which tend toward browns, reds, and oranges.

So bright for London, right?  I loved this place.

I was quite happy to find that you can shop twentytwentyone online plus they ship outside the UK.  Lucky us!  So, the above cross-legged table and chairs, Cadovius shelving unit, colourful tea service, adorable turned wooden birds, clay cookware, and nordic kilim rug are all within reach.

And if you’re in London, you can find them here:

274/275 Upper Street
London N1 2UA

Happy shopping!

This is not a sponsored post.

All photos by Karolina Buchner.

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