We're moving to a new site and so is our blog July 11 2014

 

  • Our Grand Opening! So after months of planning, designing and...

    May 13, 2014





















    Our Grand Opening!

    So after months of planning, designing and building we made it! And as grand openings go, I think this one went pretty well. 

    It was great to celebrate and show off some of our amazing maker’s and their amazing work. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

    Amber, Alice and Jude

  • We’re open! Come check us out - 433 Coldharbour Lane,...

    May 4, 2014



    We’re open! Come check us out - 433 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton. Just round the corner from the tube.

  • Handmade shelves for handmade work.

    April 27, 2014



    Handmade shelves for handmade work.

  • Turpentine anagrams before our sign goes up.

    April 27, 2014



    Turpentine anagrams 
    before our sign goes up.

  • Our shop fit one day in one minute.

    April 24, 2014



    Our shop fit one day in one minute.

  • Dinner and a Movie

    March 17, 2014

    So my darling husband planned quite the surprise for me last night - a special kind of dinner and a movie experience.

    The evening started with a tour of Brixton Brewery, a hidden gem underneath the railway arches of the overground. The tour was led by Mike, who you can tell is very passionate about brewing beer. He told us all about the process and ingredients, how different hops and barley result in different styles and walked us through the process of how they make Effra Ale, Electric IPA and their other American style craft beers. We tried them all!

     

    We then went on to Brixton East, a former furniture warehouse opposite the long-gone Brixton East railway station (who knew?!), for dinner with the Brixton Kitchen’s supper club. To accompany the film, Just A Screen had organised a special showing by of one of my all-time favourite films “Stand By Me”. The venue was gorgeous and the food even more so. A cocktail to start, spiced popcorn and a main of beef and prune tagine. Desert was an apt choice of blueberry pie, all finished off with some chilli hot chocolate!

    I cannot recommend enough taking part in one of these evenings so please do check out Brixton Kitchen, Just A Screen and of course, Brixton Brewery.

     

  • Turpentine Ladies in disguise! We had a great time at the...

    March 13, 2014



    Turpentine Ladies in disguise!

    We had a great time at the Affordable Art Fair last night and would definitely recommend taking a trip down there. Saw some amazing work, took part in some Burlesque life drawing classes and of course took advantage of the amazing photo booth!

    Really pleased to see Brixton’s own Knight Webb Gallery there too, showcasing as usual some great artists. 

  • OOh look at all the exciting stock we have arriving! Feels like...

    March 12, 2014



    OOh look at all the exciting stock we have arriving! Feels like Christmas at The Turpentine office. 

  • Signing legal paperwork for the shop! Can’t hide my...

    March 7, 2014



    Signing legal paperwork for the shop! Can’t hide my excitement. Imagine what I’ll look like when we actually sign the lease! 

  • Motto of the day! Typography Poster by Matt Edson

    March 5, 2014