HOT SHOP: Garudio Studiage

December 20, 2010

You want screen-prints made using real Peckham dust? Quirky limited edition plastic carrier bags? Stunning owl lampshades? Flat pets for, erm, flats? There’s only one shop for you, then. The marvellous, magnificent and sometimes rather mental: Garudio Studiage

These ‘Wildlife of London’ tea towels are great. From the ‘Cockroach’ and the ‘Ferral Pigeon’ to the ‘Three-legged fox’ and the ‘Common/Brown rat’, all the old classics are here. Garudio Studiage is a Peckham-based creative collective set up by artists Chris Ratcliffe, Laura Cave, Anna Walsh and Hannah Havana; With individual specialisms in screen printing, jewellery and painting, the group sells quirky and gorgeous products online and at events.

The ‘appropriately glamourous and unpronounceable name’, is derived from the words: ‘Garage studio’ which is where the venture started in 2003, among the ‘sand, stray cats and broken car parts’ of Peckham. How very romantic.

From a ‘Camberhell‘ keyring to a ‘Peckham Palms’ tote bag, the products and the hilarious ‘Photo of the week’ entries gently and lovingly mock south London’s finest shops and streets…

And anyone who’s ever found themselves at a Morley’s, (‘Mmm, it tastes better’. But better than what? Hmmm.) will appreciate the ‘Ham Bag‘ range of glamorous fast food fashion accessories. – Ellie