Quirky finds at The Perching Post
If you wander down the High Street in Barnes you’ll come across a lovely shop, full of one-off home accessories. The Perching Post was established in 2012 by theatre design graduate Anna Sparshatt. Her passion for interiors, in particular sourcing furniture, made the shop a natural step.
The furniture Anna sources is often restored, and in some cases updated, such as the School Desk Coffee Table with a duel storage compartment. The range of home accessories includes the wonderful Brick Vase from Stolen Form, a beautiful Light Bulb Vase from Bloomingvile and a delicate set of Hummingbird prints from Natural History – The Origin of Style.
The Light Bulb Vase really caught my eye, they’re very delicate in the hand, but totally watertight, perfect for a single, short-stemmed flower. They also pour well, so I might use it for topping up my essential oil burner.
If you’re a young designer, get in touch with Anna as she is always looking for interesting furniture, ceramics, soft furnishings and decorative items.
You can find The Perching Post shop at: 55 High Street, Barnes, London, SW13 9LF.
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am-5:30pm Sunday 11am-4pm.
If you’re not in London, or prefer to shop from your sofa, the online shop opened last month: www.theperchingpost.co.uk
Photography by Yeshen Venema.
Yeshen Venema is a freelance photographer, specialising in product and lifestyle photography. Inspired by his mother (a photojournalist in 60’s Munich), he picked up his first Nikon 35mm aged 13 and continues to use traditional film alongside his digital work today. He has worked across Europe, shooting for documentary, landscape and education commissions and is currently settled in a cosy East London studio shared with the animation director Natasha Tonkin. When not taking pictures, he writes for blogs and magazines on the subject of photography and advises small businesses on how to optimise their websites. You can see his work atYeshen Venema and follow him on Twitter@Yeshen.. Read more posts by yeshen.
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