That Part Beyond the Tower
Back In 1720 “That Part Beyond the Tower”, nowadays in 2015 East London, a hip contemporary neighborhood with a fabulous attention to detail. Unquestionably an emerging spotlight, an incredible hub of creative and tech talents, hand picked all around and round.
Warehouses Bakeries, Emerging Innovative Brand Stores, Urban Uber Spaces, Yoga Catfriendly Places, Electric Tiki Nightclubs and Seven Soul Buildings. Polished Galleries, Almond Strawberries, Yellow Bicycles and Super Smiles, Cinnamon Creams, Lavender November and Blueberry Flowers. I wouldn’t mind some drops of rain. Thank her highness, this Sunday the weather is bloody splendid!
The crown jewel: Broadway Market, at London Fields in Hackney – a location known for its bustling Saturday market, independent retailers and strong community spirit. All crammed into a little East End street between the Regent’s Canal and London Fields.
Oh! It’s splendid, indeed!
L' eau a la Bouche
Truffles and Carrot Cakes, Blancs and some Cheese.
Well, this is the symbol of Broadway Market. A small, super warm French little foodie treasury, not open all day long. Oh! It’s true. French adore proper manners, n’est-ce pas?
10 years old, delicatessen and cafe hosts the enfant gate of discoverers brings together the best tastes from France, Spain, Italy and Spain along with some quality music. Independent small producers carefully selected for the quality and the fair values inspire the cuisine of L’ eau a la bouche. Or just get a coffee and a sweet, overlooking your bicycle while waiting for your girlfriends. Cool, right?
Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987.
A lab where skin, hair and body products of the finest quality are produced! A company with an inclination to supporting arts and a passion for delicate and extraordinary design may be headquartered in Melbourne, but a beautiful store stands like a smooth jewel across the Broadway Flower Market Rd.
Created by Aesop’s in-house Design Department, the 43-square metre interior was devised with a private home in mind – one opened to the public as a contribution to the community; accordingly, its modest materiality and furnishings could sit just as comfortably in a residential setting.
Original bare timber flooring has been left intact, and Cherry wood employed as the primary material for retail fittings – including product display shelving that extends along the side walls, a deep trough fitted with brass garden taps, and a large central counter. A vintage Persian Djajim kilim tapestry in a camaieu of burnt orange and black hangs in a rear stairwell, complementing the timber and contrasting the pale green walls. An oak bench crafted by a local carpenter spans the length of the front window, effecting a welcoming niche in which to receive the afternoon sun.
There is this sincere interest in intelligent and sustainable design which extends to every aspect of Aesop’s workings.
After all, well-considered design does improve our lives.
The THE Store
Less is More and Independent is Better.
Featured in Monocle magazine. Lifestyle option by Wallpaper magazine.
Trust me, I wasn’t aware of Meryl’s Fernandes super power. Attracted by simplicity, genuinely, myself, in love of less is more I opened the door. Independent store, following Hackney’s own identity, collects and showcases unique objects that barely carry a conceptual interconnection. A toothpaste and a bronze tape and the notebooks! Oh! those candles up there..! Good Design Above All.
The most delicate handmade biz card in the shape of a heart with the cut of a butterfly.
Future in a jungle. Directly mesmerized by the urban tropical sense of 186. My eyes noticed a Bitcoin ATM Machine in the corner. Well Hello! Passing by, straight inside. What is here? I can’t really say, I met the man behind the bar, sweet as the butterfly on his business card.
About to rebrand, 186 is a lovely place, minimal and neat and definitely tropical. A marvellous scenery, without much feels green and clean and cool and as far as I am concerned this is my favorite venue overlooking the rest. Quiet and powerful. Take me back!
The Broadway Bookshop
Old Fashioned Browsing Spot. Check!
Independent at heart, this bookstore is in the gorgeous Broadway Market of Hackney. Expert in literary fiction, travel vagabond, fun of poetry and lover of philosophy, Broadway Bookshop is a hell of an intriguing browsing stop spot.
The Guardian got an interview of Jane, the owner of the place 10 years ago. Take a quick read.
“Jane Howe cheered me up. She opened the Broadway Bookshop in Hackney last November, and
it’s the sort of place that captivates you as soon as you walk through the door.
it’s the sort of place that captivates you as soon as you walk through the door.She says it’s going “fantastically”, though admits she doesn’t know how fantastically because her accountant is just calculating the small matters of turnover and profit. She is definitely a booklover rather than a bean-counter, but you sense her love is so intense that the beans will look after themselves.”
Well come on, Take a walk on the wild side!
The Regent’s Canal, a marvel of industrial engineering, starts at Little Venice and ends at Docklands. It is a peaceful and quite enchanting waterway, Regent’s Canal passes by beautiful landscapes, parks, markets, warehouses and hip hangouts.
The canal towpath south down Haggerston Road is the absolutely perfect walk away or cycle away from the cute environs of the Broadway Market.