If I was to compile a list of my favourite interiors shops in London, Labour and Wait would be a shoo-in. The shop was the brain child of designers Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins who were frustrated with the seasonal fast turnover of products in retail, which they felt meant that new designs weren't given enough time to become classics in their own right. They named their shop after the last line from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, 'A Psalm for Life': "Learn to Labour and to Wait".
So what you'll find at Labour and Wait are simple and timeless and often clever products, sourced from around the world. Take a look at my current favourite items.....
First up is this Japanese-designed enamel coffee pot (£48). Perfect for a very on-trend pop of yellow.
I love the industrial feel of this apple peeler which peels, cores and slices at the turn of a handle (£28).
Will on Spring (will the rain EVER stop?!) with this pastel green milk jug (£17.50):
And finally, create a retro feel in your kitchen with this German-designed bread bin from the 1940s (£135):
Labour and Wait HQ is on Redchurch Street however there's also an outlet in Dover Street Market (and a large selection of products are also available online). So, what interiors shops would be on your must-do list?