Not on the High Street

nothsI’m all for indie shopping, as you’ll know if you read my other blog, but sometimes when it comes to homewares it’s hard to know where to start looking. How are you supposed to discover all these gorgeous little design gems, if their creators don’t have big advertising budgets?

That’s why I like sites like Not on the High Street, where you can access a whole bunch of designer makers and retailers (in this case, around 3,000) all under one roof, like the online equivalent of a craft market.

Here are a few of my favourite buys from the new spring catalogue. First up, a tea towel that’s fresh and funny and just perfect for a laid back domestic goddess:

'An Apple A Day' tea towelby Catherine Colebrook £10, Not on the High Street

‘An Apple A Day’ tea towel by Catherine Colebrook £10,
Not on the High Street

You know I love industrial style, and these frames are such a stunning example – I love how they’re strong yet delicate looking:

Kiko Glass Frame by Nkuku £10, Not on the High Street

Kiko Glass Frame by Nkuku £10, Not on the High Street

A cake that looks like a biscuit. Genius. How could you not like it?

Giant Custard Cream Silicone Cake Mould by The Iconic Cake Company £20, Not on the High Street

Giant Custard Cream Silicone Cake Mould by The Iconic Cake Company £20, Not on the High Street

I’m a big fan of these mini milk bottle style bud vases, and the great thing about this buy is that it comes complete with flowers:

Six vintage style glass bottles with flowers by The Flower Studio £27.50, Not on the High Street

Six vintage style glass bottles with flowers by The Flower Studio £27.50, Not on the High Street

Finally, another mug to add to my wish list, with an upbeat message that would make me smile with my morning coffee:

'Today Is The Day' mug by Bread & Jam £8.50, Not on the High Street

‘Today Is The Day’ mug by Bread & Jam £8.50, Not on the High Street

Where do you go to explore new independent designer makers? I’d love to hear your ideas.

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3 thoughts on “Not on the High Street

    • Ooh yes, love Mollie & Fred too. There are so many lovely e-tailers out there, it’s just far too easy to spend money!

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