I first met Rachael Adams when she organised Home is in the North in Manchester. I made no secret of how much I enjoyed that event and approved of the friendly, interactive vibe and the brands chosen to be part of it.
A few months ago, Rachael began to post on Twitter and Instagram under a new name. The things she shared were simplistic and beautiful; I often felt like she’d read my mind and interpreted my desires in imagery.
I was intrigued about where it was heading, and finally last month Rachael launched Object Style.
She describes it as a luxury concept store fusing minimalism with femininity. It’s designed by and for creative women; a collective of independent female-led brands that create one-off wares for the home, wardrobe and wedding.
// images by Lucy Sugden Smith //
Alongside the online store is a blog and newsletter which has already featured a serious of interesting posts, written by a batch of talented women (Rachael is looking for writers too, if you like scribbling). My favourite posts have been about the writers’ recent travels and secret spots in their home cities, like New York, London and Istanbul. But you’ll also find musings on feminism and flower-planting, and an insight into makers’ lives.
Object stocks both established and emerging designers, and is the first UK stockist for several labels, including award-winning Brooklyn-based textile weaver Maryanne Moodie, Texan handbag brand Finell and Hungarian fashion house Aeron. Some items have been created especially and are exclusive to Object.
Here are some of my favourites from Object’s range.
// 1 blush tie die cushion, £47 / 2 white punch hole leather bomber, £310 / 3 rose gold necklace, £175 / 4 marble and wood chopping board, £45 / 5 marble and gold table lamp, £90 / 6 marble and wood serving dish duo, £45 / 7 copper candle stick holder, £15 / 8 rose gold bangle, £115 / 9 textured weave, £440 / 10 black leather sliders, £130 //
I really wish Rachael the very best with this venture. I certainly think she has the vision and style to make it a success.
If you fancy seeing some of Object’s items in the flesh, Rachael will have a pop-up store at The Weekender this weekend (20 and 21 June 2015) at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios.