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CEN­TURY GEN­ERAL STORE, ED­IN­BURGH

Serv­ing up renowned cof­fee as well as sim­ple but beau­ti­fully made house­hold items, from enam­el­ware to skin­care by lo­cally based brand Lucky Cloud, this charm­ing wedge-shaped cafe and shop is sit­u­ated in the city’s Abbey­hill neigh­bour­hood ( cen­tu­ry­gen­er­al­store.com)

FIG + SPAR­ROW, MANCH­ESTER

Lo­cated on Old­ham Street in Manch­ester’s North­ern Quar­ter, Fig + Spar­row is a life­style store and cof­fee house with a vibe that own­ers Jan and Emily Dixon de­scribe as ‘Scandi- In­dus­trial’. A high­light is the can­dles made us­ing the shop’s waste cof­fee grounds ( fi­gandspar­row.co.uk)

HENDY’S HOME, HAST­INGS

Owner Alas­tair Hendy’s much-loved Ed­war­dian-in­spired store on the south coast trans­ports cus­tomers to a beau­ti­ful by­gone era with its bril­liant se­lec­tion of brushes, enam­el­ware and house­keep­ing ac­cou­trements (aghendy.com)

NA­TIVE & CO, LON­DON

An homage to the sim­ple beauty of Ja­panese and Tai­wanese crafts­man­ship, this shop, lo­cated just off west Lon­don’s West­bourne Grove, is the pic­ture of seren­ity. As well as sourc­ing prod­ucts from mak­ers in Tai­wan and Ja­pan, founders Sharon Jo-yun Hung and Chris Yoshiro Green also pro­duce their own fur­ni­ture line ( na­tive­andco.com)

RE OB­JECTS, NEW­CAS­TLE

This con­verted work­shop at the back of a fill­ing sta­tion in Cor­bridge, lo­cated on the out­skirts of New­cas­tle, is ab­so­lutely full to the brim with re­cy­cled, res­cued and re­stored fur­ni­ture and in­ter­est­ing ob­jects for the home ( re-foundob­jects.com)

RES­I­DENT, FROME

Opened in 2015 in a Grade Ii-listed town­house, Res­i­dent’s re­tail of­fer­ing runs the life­style gamut from books and mag­a­zines to home­ware and cloth­ing. Mean­while, cre­ative work­shops cov­er­ing sub­jects such as cal­lig­ra­phy and weav­ing feed cus­tomers’ cre­ativ­ity ( res­i­dentstore.co.uk)

RY­DER & HOPE, LYME REGIS

The pretty sea­side town of Lyme Regis plays host to this wel­com­ing in­te­ri­ors store that is packed full of nat­u­ral wood fur­ni­ture, pot plants and util­i­tar­ian home­wares

(ry­derand­hope.com) TOJO, GLAS­GOW

Found in the heart of Glas­gow’s Mer­chant City, Tojo’s com­pre­hen­sive range of con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture and light­ing by all of the de­sign greats, from Vi­tra to Marimekko, is a must-see for se­ri­ous in­te­ri­ors afi­ciona­dos ( to­jode­sign.com)

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