Tuesday, 24 November 2009

New Christmas Wrapping - Free Set of Illustrated Cards

We do like to wrap up presents here at The Shop Floor Project and each Christmas time we choose a new scheme in which to wrap your items in (completely free of charge). This year we have been inspired by the chic monochrome and zingy orange of the Art Deco period. We are putting all jewellery in smart black boxes and finishing with a band of printed snowflake paper ribbon. For larger items we are wrapping in delicate orange tissue paper and finishing with a fine black and white ribbon.

To carry on this stylish monochrome palette we are offering a Free set of four limited edition Lee May Foster illustrated cards (worth £10) on all orders over £100. This offer will carry on whilst stock lasts and will automatically be included in your order.

And of course we have many other great gift ideas from stocking fillers such as Natalie Thakur's new currency wallets (£15 & perfect for men and women), Erica Weiner's Swift Earrings (£13), to the rather special silk scarves by Ella Doran (£50) and 'the never fails to impress' St Erasmus jewellery which is a favourite of none other than Michelle Obama (please see examples below).

We have hundreds of items on display which are all made by independent designers from around the world, many of which are limited editions - so you can be sure your gifts are handmade, unusual and thoughtful.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Nominated for Online Fashion Awards - please vote for us!

It's an exciting day today at The Shop Floor Project. The lovely Belinda has just informed us we have been nominated for the HANDBAG.COM Online fashion Awards in the category of Best Site Design.

This is a great achievement for us especially when you see the other five nominees include big brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Victor & Rolf. The six sites for this category were nominated by leading experts in the field of online fashion but the final winner is down the public. So if you could spare a minute please click this Link and vote for us!

It's really quick - you simply have to vote in all ten categories by choosing the site on the left and then clicking the big pink 'VOTE' button which takes you to the next category.

Don't forget to fill in your email address at the end as you can win a £250 voucher.

Thanks so much for your support - it would be amazing if we were to win the award!

Monday, 16 November 2009

The Dressing Up Box - New Personal Stylist Service

Here at The Shop Floor Project we like to think we can create a new look with a change of a necklace or the addition of a scarf. With this in mind we’ve launched The Dressing Up Box and each month we’ll create new outfits using an existing item of clothing and updating it with accessories available in the shop. If you've got an item of clothing you'd like to update with some new accessories email us a picture of it and we'll put some ideas together for you free of charge! (info@theshopfloorproject.com)

It’s a great way to recycle old pieces and look unique and individual! This month we've chosen a favourite dress and an old grey cardigan and styled them right up to date...

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Cut Out and Keep

These wonderful garland-like necklaces by designer Rachel Goth have been launched in the shop this week. As a trained graphic designer Rachel's designs a have a bold look and work brilliantly with plain dresses and simple T-shirts. She mixes old materials such as felt with new technologies like laser cutting to create these energetic Spirograph pieces.

Available from Jewellery Room 2 (please scroll along to see Rachel's cabinet)

Monday, 2 November 2009

Exhibition Launch - Bauble III: alternative artists' decorations

For our third, annual artist's bauble exhibition we have opened the virtual curtains of a toy theatre. On the stage are a series of hand made works by Daniel Heath, Denise Allan, Clara Francis, Samantha Allan, Zosienka Coombes and Stephanie Simek.

The designs vary from horses leaping through rings of fire to hand painted miniature chairs, hot air balloons made out of thousands of glass beads to hand carved birds flying off into the night.

All the pieces are limited editions and made specially for the exhibition. Each piece is presented in a gift box with a certificate and information about the artist and idea behind the bauble.

These make wonderful gifts for people who like to collect unusual items.

Bauble III is currently on in the Exhibition Room