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Hackney Empire Wallpaper


Embrace maximalism in all it's glory with this Hackney Empire wallpaper from designers House of Hackney.

The design features all manner of animal bacchanalia; from banjo-playing squirrels to cocktail-quaffing badgers and hookah-smoking sloths. The rich colours on a midnight blue background make for a sophisticated and subtle design that reveals it's exoticism on closer inspection.

The wallpaper is digitally printed with environmentally friendly inks and costs £148 per roll here. You can also buy cushions, lampshades and furniture featuring the design. The full Hackney Empire range has also been used to create a pop up Gin Den at Bistrotheque where you can sample a signature cocktail surrounded by the fantastical designs.

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The Macbeth pub tea towel from Soulful Toaster


Soulful Toaster are currently stocking a couple of tea towels featuring London architectural landmarks. One shows the Trellick Tower but as that building comes up so often on this site, how about going a bit further back in time with this tea towel showing the Victorian Macbeth pub in Hoxton, East London? 

It's a fascinating building: originally being built as a gin distillery, using water from its own underground spring. The words 'Hoxton distillery' can still be read at the top of the building, and indeed at the top of this tea towel. It's now a pub and a live music venue (it also gained notoriety for Amy Winehouse's ex-husband attacking its landlord). The design is screen-printed onto white cotton and is made, appropriately enough, in East London. 

This tea towel costs £9.50, as does the design showing the Trellick Tower.

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