What is it?

Architect Ben Pentreath was searching for an office space for his design practice when he stumbled across a charming shop front in London's Bloomsbury. Having originally intended to simply use the back room for his studio, a chance encounter with his designer/maker friend, Bridie Hall sparked the idea of a joint venture where the two friends would stock and sell beautiful things that caught their eye – and so Pentreath & Hall was born.

What's the style?

Victorian maps and prints sit among curiosities, gifts and artisan objects that have been hand-picked for their classical good looks and, of course, quality and craftsmanship.

Why do we love it?

A rare gem of a shop, strolling into Pentreath & Hall feels like being transported back into another era – in the best possible way. For all its olde worlde charm though, Pentreath & Hall has its finger firmly on the pulse – here you'll find cool geometric printed stationery, nickel pendant lamps and beautiful decoupage plates and ceramics made by Bridie Hall.

And for the wish list? We've got our eye on Bridie's Alphabet brush pots (£40 each) and Fine Cell Work's needlepoint Falling Cube cushions (from £95).


See our other Friday Faves; Present & Correct, Smug and Clippings.