Curated by Onagono at Family Tree

Onagono is currently having some shelf space entitled ‘Curated by Onagono’ at Family Tree, an independent design shop situated on a lively cobbled road called Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, London.

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Curated by Onagono is here until the end of October.

Please visit the shop and look out for the brown tags for our products!

Family Tree
53 Exmouth Market
London
EC1R 4QL

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm

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Family Tree and Onagono share common interests in beautiful products made sustainability in mind so if you like what Onagono does then you will certainly enjoy browsing through the selections by Family Tree too!

Family Tree is a lifestyle shop based in Clerkenwell, London since 2004.
It selects crafted interiors, accessories and gifts from around the world, along side items from local designer makers.

 

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Onagono on Supermarket Sarah

Onagono is on the latest Supermarket Sarah wall!

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And so Sarah and I decided to take the featured items onto the street of Hackney…

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Along the way, we discovered a model who turned out to be a natural..(woof).

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… paddled in the lido of London Fields,

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and surrounded by the wild flowers.

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Sarah was liking the triangle pattern jute bag, handwoven in Sri Lanka.

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Behind the scene shot.

What a fun afternoon, it was.

Supermarket Sarah invites artists, designers, makers and many more creatives to her walls regularly. It has become a platform for new talent and has been featured in a wide range of media, including the Guardian, Evening Standard, Sunday Times Style, British Vogue, Elle decoration, French Elle, Japanese Elle and the BBC news.

A visit to Knitster LDN

Knitster LDN is a knitwear studio based in Hackney, East London, run by Aysen Bayram.

Although I’ve know Aysen for over 10 years, I met her for the first time in years when I went to a friend’s party the other week. I asked her if I could pay a visit to her studio and she happily welcomed me in.

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I was curious about this industrial knitting machine since I saw the post on the Knitster LDN’s FB page. Apparently it came from a knitwear workshop in Scotland, that used to be run by a gentleman who is now 80 years old and had retired to become a bus driver.

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Aysen is working to give it a new lease of life.

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The cleaning is in progress. You can see the difference in the state of it before (left half) and after (right half) polishing.

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Still sussing out how this thing works…

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I am looking forward to seeing the old Italian machine come into action! I will revisit the Knitster LND studio again and hopefully will post the update here…

On the wall, I spotted a charcoal drawing of Aysen’s cat / muse by her friend Mieke Dingemanse in Amsterdam where she spent several years as a knitwear designer for an international fashion brand.

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Here is some of her work of knitted animals using Scottish lamswool. She also has an ongoing project Portrait Your Pet where by she commissions to knit clients’ pets into an object like cushion and frame.

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Aysen demonstrating us how the Brother knitting machine motor unit works.

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Thank you for sparing your time and showing us around your studio on one of the hottest days of the year!

Onagono x

 

Onagono will pop up on this Sunday!

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NW London people! Have you made any plan for tomorrow yet?

If not, we have a suggestion!

Onagono’s secret agent Maki is having a market stall in Queens Park and she is showcasing some of the pieces from the Onagono online shop. So why not come down to see, touch and feel our ethically sourced and beautifully made products? There will be some handwoven placemats & bags, jewellery, colourful recycled cotton socks amongst others!

Apparently it is in the hall right next to an award-winning farmer’s market so that is definitely a great extra excuse to come down for a nice Sunday stroll!

OPENING HOURS: 10am-2pm (nice and short)

At Queens Park Community Sale

Salusbury Rooms

Salusbury School

Salusbury Road

London

NW6 6RG

Onagono X