Because obviously I am not busy enough, what with the freelance work and the books to write, edit and publish, I have offered my services to create and maintain a little Weebly website for a new shop in Southend called The Curious Home.
The Curious Home is downstairs at The Vintage Lounge in Southend-on-Sea and is the baby of Chris from Tootbageye; Chris is a very creative and dynamic person who has generously asked Matt ArtPix whether he would be interested in sharing her shop space. Of course, he said yes! We would love to have our own premises one day and being part of such a retail experiment can only be a positive thing for us... We have already learnt a lot from attending fairs and markets, and now a new phase of the learning curve is starting.
We are all very creative people who love culture and we hope we will be able to bring our very different skills and areas of expertise to the shop: Chris and Matt are both graphic designers and are very knowledgeable about antiques, art and design. I have the flexi-time that enables me to spend some time working on the promo/social networking/online presence of the shop. Oh, and I am an editor and writer by trade, as well as a culture vulture, so I guess I could be helpful in some ways (?). I am also planning on selling copies of I Am a Muse in the shop when I have published it at last...
The Vintage Lounge is a lovely vintage shop full of gorgeous items - the dresses in particular are ravishing! - and we hope to be able to all work together in the forthcoming months in order to establish two of the most exciting little shops in Southend...
In The Curious Home, you will find furnishings and furniture, Vintage, Retro, Quirky, Recycled... We will also be selling interesting second-hand books: music, cinema, art and design...
Plus! handmade jewellery and soon, some more handmade items... And of course, Matt ArtPix's vintage-inspired designs: framed pictures, foamboard posters, greeting cards, retro football designs and more...
We spent the whole afternoon there last Saturday and it felt really cosy and welcoming down there!
I am still working on the little website, but I can already tell you that there will be listings of our stock and a little blog to keep you in the loop about events, fairs and markets we will be attending, new arrivals in the shop, etc.
I really like it when creative minds work together to come up with something exciting... and I hope this new little venture of ours will prove to be an exciting one!
For more details and some pictures of the shop, go to Matt ArtPix's blog about The Curious Home!
The Curious Home, downstairs at The Vintage Lounge, 15 Market Place, Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1DA
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