THE NEW CURIOSITY SHOP
Inspired by LA’S new wave of general stores – where you might find a scented candle, a hand carved spoon and a perfect pair of jeans all in the same space – Florence Dixon (right, who happens to be design hero Tom Dixon’s daughter) and her mother Claudia Nella decided to bring that versatility to Brighton and set up shop in North Laine. At the Tidy Street General Store, they gather small-batch goods with an eye for craftsmanship and design. There are glasses from Morocco (above, from £1.95 for an espresso glass), speckled enamelware from Crow Canyon Home (top right, from £6 for a spoon), sweets from Fatties Bakery in London, handmade quilts from House of Quinn in Brighton, jackets from Vetra – the heritage French workwear brand that supplied the French Resistance during WWII – and more. It’s a one-stop shop for the home, pantry and wardrobe. And for those in need of pampering, Tidy Street is soon to open a treatment room for customers to experience the joys of the de Mamiel skincare range (tidystreetstore.com).