The Clapton Inventory – Winter 2015


To mark the Small Business Saturday initiative taking place today, here are some of our favourite locally made products - as featured in our Winter 2014 edition. Coffee by the Roasting Shed Hand roasted in small batches at an E5 home, the Roasting Shed’s coffee is the perfect gift for the conspicuous coffee consumer. For those who are still learning, each package features … [Read more...]

Creativity in a Clapton new-build


Wily Badger stopped off at the home of two Clapton residents to share some homemade cider and discover how they managed to create their dream home on Pedro Street. There’s no shortage of creativity and invention in the area, and it was with great pleasure that we met jewellery designer Hannah Upritchard and entrepreneur Christian Ahlert as they showed us around their … [Read more...]

The Clapton inventory – Summer 2014


A selection of products made in Clapton. Lighting by Maxim Lyne Table lamp (L): £549; Pendant lamp (R): £1,175 Maxim Lyne spent a year living in the woods of West Sussex as an apprentice of Ben Law - of Grand Designs fame - learning about traditional craft skills, sourcing local materials, and embracing the hardship of simple living. Maxim combines this experience with … [Read more...]

Clapton People: Kirsty Griffin


'Clapton People' features noteworthy residents in the area.  Kirsty Griffin has been a textile artist for more than a decade and her extensive and beautiful body of work uses the Lea Valley as a source of subject matter and inspiration. Kirsty is interested in the areas where nature meets the city, and the borders of Clapton provide a great example of this juxtaposition, … [Read more...]