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Wrap it up and start again

Sorry we have been absent on here. We have been thinking about posting instead of just posting about what we were thinking! Anyway, back on track now. We have lots of exciting projects coming up with the brilliant Fanfair and Kitty Farrow. We have been working very hard on The Compartment Store and building up a great list of stockists. Also, we have been very lucky and relocated to a bigger and brighter HQ and we are thinking of opening its doors for a few days in August. We will let you know about that one. There is lots to look forward to! So what has kept us away from here for so long? We have been out and about again and visited the Vitra Haus in Switzerland, well Germany, to be inspired by design and architecture. Luckily, we got to see some textiles from our very favourite Alexander Girard. We wish it could be turned into sheets of wrapping paper! Here a few photos we took before we filled our memory card…again!

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Lanterns and streamers and stripes oh my!

Believe it or not, this inspires us to wrap!

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Stop, Oh yes, Wait a minute Mister Postman

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Hello there! We have returned from our very exciting trip to Japan and have been overwhelmed with where to start. We have seen so much, stocked up on supplies and have now officially crashed our computer with holiday snaps! It has been a good trip all round! So we thought to get us back on track we would start, quite appropriately, with a few snaps of some pretty post boxes that we saw all over Japan. We will be sharing a few more pictures with you and letting you in on some Gift Wrap HQ news in the coming weeks but we wanted start by writing you a letter and posting it right here! I wish we had post boxes outside our houses in the UK. That would be a great place to hide presents. Enjoy!

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We are so very sorry that we have not been here in a while. We have been out and about finding inspiration and celebrating birthdays. Aren’t we lucky?! Here are a few snaps of some of the many highlights that we had whilst on holiday in Poland with Fanfair! It is a paper lovers dream! Excuse the haze on some of the shots, museum photography is a tricky one, especially when you aren’t supposed to be taking pictures! Shhh.

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Wrap Happy

The Compartment Store now have an online shop. What a great place to get your hands on some lovely handmade wrapping supplies! Can we buy one of everything please?

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Photography by Victoria Siddle.

 

A whole lot of heart

We are super excited to be featured on the Betty Magazine Blog with a very hearty DIY! Get your tips here. We better get back to making, we have quite a few hearts to give this year! Remember you can also pick up some love here on Sat 8th Feb from The Compartment Store!

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Heart day special!

Whilst we have not been here much, we have been super busy here! Gift Wrap HQ and Kitty farrow have been joining forces to  create their own cards and wrapping range for The Compartment Store. We are very excited about our Valentines range! Come along to Drink, Shop & Do on the 8th Feb and Hackney Flea Market on the 9th Feb to check out what we have been up to!

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Photography by Victoria Siddle.