Shop Love: Labour And Wait

Labour and Wait shop and staff Labour And Wait is situated on Redchurch Street in vibrant Bethnal Green, in the former Dolphin public house, a popular meeting place from 1808, when it served as the destination of choice for the large population of Huguenot silk weavers in the area.

Founded in 2000, Labour And Wait offers a simply gorgeous shopping experience, from its green-tiled exterior, to its friendly and helpful staff, who'll talk you through the gobsmacking array of goods on offer, which they call an "evolving range of timeless, functional products for everyday life".

And we're equally impressed that this level of attention to detail, which balances form and function in a way that we rarely encounter, encompasses goods for home and garden that have been sourced from specialist makers around the globe, who "manufacture their goods in the traditional way and to their original designs."

As you can see from the image below, a pootle around Labour And Wait offers a huge amount of inspiration for kitchen, bathroom, garden and gifts – their range stretches from crystal radio sets and European bathroom requisites to pretty enamel cookware and cosy Scandinavian rugs.

You'll find the Labour And Wait blog to be as much of an inspiration as the physical shop and its online counterpart, which makes these eminently practical and beautifully designed goods just a mouse click away.

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