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What a year! It may not have been great for National Treasures but 2016 was a cracking year for Tuppence Collective. From our first trade show to getting our first stockist, it’s been such an exciting time for us and 2017 looks set to be even better. A great big thank you to everyone that bought our products, came to see us at fairs or followed us on social media.

Most exciting of all has been seeing our products stocked in some of our favourite shops and independent boutiques around England. We’re so proud to announce that you can now find Tuppence Collective in the following shops:

The Collecterie, Teddington

Daylesford, Various Locations

Etcetera Interiors Ltd, Margate

From Victoria, Lewes

The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell

Baar & Bass, Chelsea

The Hackney Draper, Homerton

Inspitalfields, Shoreditch

The Palm House

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This week we visited the Palm House at Kew Gardens for a little meet up and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect location for a bright sunny (albeit cold) day in London. This place is one of our absolute top spots for getting inspired for some new designs and sketches. After spending even a short amount of time in this place its easy to forget you’re in London in December and you start to feel like you’re in a tropical jungle paradise a world away from home.  Once you’re in Kew Gardens you also have free roam of the rest of the grounds including the beautiful cactus room – another top pick for a spot of drawing. Even if you’re not in need for some inspiration for your next botanical work of art its still worth a walk around for a perfect chill out afternoon and a chance to top up your Instagram with some super cool shots.



We recently popped by the dreamy Palm Vaults to experience the bohemian coffee shop for ourselves.  This independent Hackney cafe is
trending across social media and it’s not hard to see why!

The interior was filled with beautiful botanicals that cascaded from the ceiling, pink velvet chairs and wicker seats, an exposed brick wall and marble tables. It wasn’t just appealing for it’s Wes Anderson decor but also for it’s array of artisan beverages.  We opted for an avocado frappe and matcha latte though we were also tempted by their madagascan hot chocolate and famous red velvet latte *drooling*; the drinks were delightfully wholesome and tasty. We also had a cheeky slice of their delicious salted caramel & banana cake which was surprisingly

Needless to say, we’re already planning another visit! It’s so refreshing to have a stylish, health-conscious cafe when we live in an era swamped by superfluous mainstream coffee chains.

Pulse London


Yesterday we paid a little visit to Pulse London at Olympia to check out a wide range of giftware and goodies from a host of brilliant makers and designers. Pineapples and flamingoes were a-plenty amid a colour collection of new and old companies all selling their beautiful products. We came away from Pulse with a ‘Wish List’ as long as our arm and can’t wait to be able to catch some of these products in the shops soon. Notable mention goes to Jot Paper Co. who launched their brand new stationery range at the event and with such a cool stand we just couldn’t resist stopping for a chat. We also loved the super-fun satchel range from Engel and the tropical greetings card range from Dowse Design.

Photo credit (from left to right) : Jot Paper Co. Pulse London, Dowse Design

Patternity Exhibition

Just got back from a trip to the ‘Patternity: Festival of Pattern’ exhibition in Shoreditch as part of the London Design Festival. Patternity started as a pattern orientated blog founded by photographer/art director Anna Murray and surface/product designer Grace Winteringham. The exhibition tied in with the launch of their new ‘patternibook’ titled ‘A New Way of Seeing’.

It was a stylish combination of video, photography and installation with a structural approach and monochrome vibe. We especially loved the stop motion collaboration with Cos which was a playful sequence of symmetry and shape. Just as a heads up, be sure to take your wallet as you’ll instantly fall in love with their Clarks collaboration desert boots.

Here are some snaps of our favourite bits below:

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