Categories / Architecture, Design and Interiors

Greetings cards featuring classic British buildings from Obiko

Obiko cards

From the De La Warr Pavilion to the Post Office Tower, Obiko's range of greeting cards includes many of the British buildings that regularly feature in various forms on this site. 

Obiko are a Hastings based company and their seaside location clearly has a strong influence on their designs. The buildings shown are actually part of a series called 'seagull sites'. Happily, they're favourites with us, as well as the gulls, and also show Battersea Power Station and Brighton's Palace Pier, amongst others. 

Each card is executed in the same delicate style and costs £2.90. 

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Categories / Architecture, Books, Homeware

Trellick Tower Bookend

Trellick bookend

Following on from yesterday's BT Tower cross stitch kits, here's another architecturally inspired product in the shape of the Trellick Tower Bookend, designed by Susan Bradley. Erno Goldfinger's Brutalist Trellick Tower divides popular opinion but has become a distinctive London landmark and has been immortalised many times, including in the popular range of products from People Will Always Need Plates.

These bookends reduce the building to its instantly recognisable outline and is made from powder coated steel in the two colours shown here. Bookends are also available in the shape of Norman Foster's 'Gherkin' and the ubiquitous Battersea Power Station. These cost £18.  

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Categories / Architecture

BT Tower Cross Stitch kit by Make Industries

BT Tower

Cross stitch and mid-sixties architecture seem a slightly unlikely combination but that's what you get with this BT Tower Cross stitch kit from Make Industries. The BT Tower (formerly the Post Office Tower) was built in 1964 and, to craft your very own version, the kit includes a pattern, thread and full instructions.

The woman behind Make Industries, Tina Fox, is a former architect and they also have kits available of a couple more iconic London buildings in the shape of Battersea Power Station and the Lloyds Building. Each kit costs £22.50. 

Buy it from the Hidden Art Shop