Something pretty special just landed here at not just a shop! We’ve collaborated with The City Works to design some bespoke foiled notebooks, complete with your favourite UAL buildings. The foiled cover features iconic London designs, plus landmarks local to UAL colleges. After studying Graphic Design in her native Austria, The City Works founder Sylvia Moritz says that moving to London to study Design at UAL is where it all began. During her studies, Sylvia started printmaking, and created etchings inspired by London before setting up the City Works with co-founder Rowan Ottesen on her 25th birthday. We feel lucky to have these beautiful bespoke notebooks in store and exclusive at our shop. Head to 272 High Holborn to see them for real…
Inspired by London at Not Just A Shop
If you’re a fan of the notebooks, why not complete your London collection with a fine bone china teacup and saucer set by House of Cally? We’ve got intricate designs of North, East, South and West London, so you can celebrate all your favourite parts of the city!
House of Cally was founded by Cally, a contemporary illustrator and designer based in London. Since graduating from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in 2013, Cally started creating and producing her own unique style of artwork. Cally’s designs are greatly inspired by her childhood growing up in London, visiting museums, trips to the zoo, walks along the Thames and playing in many of the cities beautiful parks. Cally’s work features lots of places of cultural interest from famous boozers, favorite museums, glorious green spaces and legendary pie and mash shops. Lets take a closer look at some of her designs!
Check out the east end cup and saucer complete with Canary Wharf, the Heron Tower, 30 St. Mary Axe (the Gherkin), the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Tower Bridge and, our personal favourite, the Hackney Empire.
Enjoy the sights of North London with every cup of tea with this fine bone china North London teacup and saucer set by House of Cally. The design of the cup design features some of the most recognisable and familiar buildings in the North of the city. These include Alexandra Palace, Union Chapel, The British Library, Keats House, London Zoo and the Camden Roundhouse.
If you’re a South West London fan this set is sure to include some of your favourite places: the Victoria and Albert Museum, Battersea Power Station, Wimbledon Windmill, Albert Bridge and the Brixton Academy.
Another artist who draws on London for inspiration here at not just a shop is illustrator James Barker who studied for his MA Communications Design at Central Saint Martins. His product collection includes hankerchiefs and notebooks with beautiful illustrations of London icons, buildings and wildlife.
James’ work focusses largely around collections based on cultures and history, as well as folk tales, quirky narratives, and fables, so London is the perfect place to be! James’ most inspiring place in London is the Horniman Museum in South East London. He says that it’s got an eclectic mix of Victorian taxidermy. He also loves going to the Barbican.