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E17 Art House

In Art, Gifts, shopping on August 22, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Well the other week Elaine from E17 Art House left a comment here letting me know about their new picture framing and gift shop on Hoe Street, near a couple of places I’d been writing about. After a visit to Indulgence for lunch my partner and I dropped around for a visit.

Lots of craft gifts

Lots of craft gifts

They sell a large range of gifts like soap and ceramics. I was most interested in their small selection of stationery items. I found some smart but lewd notebooks which I bought as a fun gift for a friend. I was tempted by nice pencil cases; maybe next time.

They have a selection of cards for many occasions and wrapping paper.

They have a selection of cards for many occasions and wrapping paper.

I introduced myself and had a lovely chat with Elaine. Her colleague did a free gift wrap on the notebooks I’d bought tied with ribbon and was very well done.

Obviously there is the picture framing. I have a couple of prints I want framing nicely and I intend to bring them along to E17 Art House. With the stow’s artistic community I can see the folks here getting a lot of custom, and being on the walk from Central to the William Morris Gallery will hopefully see visitors buying gifts and art prints there. I’m really glad to see yet another quality shop open near the Bell corner; it is becoming a nexus of cool that isn’t the Village.

Drop in and have a look. They are at 54-56 Hoe Street.

A very smart sign. It's nice to see North Hoe street getting some love.

A very smart sign. It’s nice to see North Hoe street getting some love.


Mamachari Bike shop

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2015 at 4:14 pm
Mamachari bike shop

Mamachari bike shop

So on my commute I saw that the new bike shop, Mamachari, has opened up on Forest Road next door but one to Forest Wines. I understand they specialise in Japanese bikes. Now I have no interest or knowledge about cycling but it looks nice and I don’t know of any other cycling shop in the area so it seems to be addressing a need. If you do like cycling check them out.