Categories / Art and Photography

An East London Companion – new retro-inspired map by Herb Lester Associates


We have featured the previous vintage-style maps by Herb Lester Associates and if you liked those, we're pretty sure you'll love the new one, An East London Companion.

According to the folk behind this, a lot of time has been put into this particular project, a guide to East London shops, cafés, bars, pubs, butchers, bakers and even a candlestick maker. There are 99 entries in total, from an area stretching from Old Street to Hackney Wick. Some of those will be unfamiliar even to locals. Boi Gordo, Casa Mexico and Mama Vic’s are apparently all 'real finds', and while Labour And Wait, Present and Pizza East may be better known, they’re certainly deserving of a mention on the map.

It was designed and illustrated in east London, litho printed on recycled paper.  £4 gets you one. See over the page for a brief glimpse inside.

Find out more at the Herb Lester website

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Categories / Architecture, Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

East London landmark mugs


People will always need plates have created quite a trend for putting architectural drawing onto homewares, a trend that continues with these East London landmark mugs.

The four mugs reflect the history (and the current fashionableness) of the area and have something for most architectural tastes: be it the Victoriana of the Museum of Childhood, the industrial motif of the gas towers, the turn-of-the-century Hackney Empire or Dalston's Deco Rio cinema. Perhaps unsurprisingly their designer, Saranotsarah, is also an architect. Each drawing is shown against an attractive, colourful background. 

The mugs cost £8.50 each or £30 for a set of four. Perfect for a Rosie Lee…

Buy them from Of Cabbages and Kings