Last weekend, I was invited to the Monocle Country Fayre at Midori house, the London headquarters of Monocle magazine.
Monocle is a popular International magazine launched in 2007 with a large online following. It provides global reporting on current affairs, culture, business and design with a portfolio of shops worldwide catered to the taste of its discerning readers.
At the Fayre, much in keeping with the magazine’s image, were a curated collection of local stalls. The vibe was cool with rounds of live music from award winning Jazz singer Ian Shaw. There was even an animal petting zoo for visiting young families.
Floral wreaths adorned the heads of children attending the Fayre. The wreath above in Swedish national colours was understatedly beautiful.
It was hard to tear my camera away from this stall. Those Daisies at the top of the straws oozed Summer happiness.
The Monocle stall stocked quality accessories in hues of grey, khaki, olive and black. Perfect gifts for a then impending Father’s day.
The cashmere ties by Flouzen exuded a debonair charm, sharp to the look but so irresistibly soft to the touch.
These building blocks from Oak Village comprise a variety of wood. The man at the stall told me that once an architect bought each of his dozen employees a box. Such a great idea to promote happy creativity at the office, without compromising on style.
Can you start to see that image and profile of a Monocle magazine reader emerge?
The Lagom Design stall was aesthetically pleasing. It had that contemporary Scandinavian feel that I so adore.
I could have quite easily bought all of those Cathrineholm bowls by Arne Clausen. I settled for one in mint green, but currently eyeing the navy and peach.
Lagom Design’s in-house cards from Postco are so beautiful.
Loving the pops of fuchsia and gold.
Kitsune was a brand that I hadn’t heard of. A French clothing and record label conceived by entrepreneurs Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki. The branding has been so cleverly conceived that its products exuded that aspired lifestyle of hip and cool.
Loving the neon fonts and cat image on this sweatshirt – perfect for my teen daughter.
I was pleased to see the Marimekko stall at the Fayre. Love those monochrome cushions.
The above Marimekko storage box would be ideal as a splash of colour in a child’s room.
I found Milibe, a stylish kids’ label in one of the stalls. I know where I would be visiting to stock up my son’s wardrobe when I next visit Copenhagen.
The Fayre coincided with the opening of a new concept store for men called Trunk LABS, down the road on Chiltern Street. They had set up a stall at the Fayre but I decided to go and explore the shop. They stock brands such as Aesop, Comme des Garcons and many more. A perfect place to shop for my husband.
I hope you have enjoyed my picks of this cool fair. Wishing you all a wonderful week. x