Opposite the V&A in London you will find one of the happiest interiors shops on the planet - Few and Far. Visit, they have the most friendly staff and made me the best ever coffee.
The moment you see a sheep sitting in a colander you know you are somewhere special. Owned by Terence Conran's sister and wife of Antonio Carluccio, the famous Italian chef (hey who wouldn't use their names to get their shop on the map).
The moment you see a full size Gypsy Caravan in the window you know you are somewhere with a lot of floor space.
How about this Necklace made of glass bubbles. I nearly bought this but was frightened my grandchildren would try and pop them.
The gorgeous Store Manager showed me what was behind this massive fridge door - Their kitchen. Isn't that so clever? They had it specially made to look like a huge retro fridge.
All good shops should hang a boat above a wreath. Styling at its very best.
Heavy French influences in the kitchen and dining section.
Huge serving dishes, there must have been 2 lettuces on this one, with loads of room to spare.
My credit card wallet started jumping about in my bag when I saw the rails of Manon Gignoux clothes.
One lovely member of staff demonstrated the different ways you can wear these clothes. I was enthralled.
Nautical colours were the theme
I can't remember who this designer was but I know I have featured them on Designers Block before. Hey it was hot and the shop had loads for me to see.
Every single item in this shot is a candle and there was even more.
One last thing. This shop is in Knightsbridge, a very up market area. DO NOT be scared to cross the threshold here. It was so refreshing to go into a shop where smiles abound. This is a happy place, even the other customers were happy, we all chatted to each other. I met a lovely lady from Washington DC who took my business card because she wanted to read this blog. Hello Lady :)
This shop is named Few and Far because it only does limited editions of anything it sells. It manages to find pieces that aren't easily available anywhere else. A customer's dream but a buyers nightmare I would imagine, anyway it works and it's fabulous.