Having arrived in Edinburgh, Scottland for a Jimmy Eatworld gig, Claire and I conveniently found ourselves in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
We hurried past Hannah Zakari while trying to find a comedy gig but swore to come back and have a look, and that is what we did. There were many things I loved about this store: the cute shop display; the plain understated white walls that helped to show off the merchandise; the art prints and the cuuuutest jewellry. But most of all, the name tickles my Japanese patriotism Hannah Zakari (which you no doubt are butchering with your Aussie accent) roughly translates to ‘time to bloom’. Pretty right?
Moving on… it turns out that Hannah Zakari has a very successful online store. They have represented over 100 indie designers from around the globe so when you buy something from them, ” someone is happy [you bought] the things they have made,” which I think is a really nice sentiment.
It is totally going to be my new secret birthday gift shop and for any of you who are blossoming designers, I suggest you contact Rachael Lamb (Hannah Zakari owner) cos it would be nice to boost the Aussie percentage
Here’s some of my fave products from the site. The first photo is of a necklace I bought. I called him Silvan the Sloth and I love him. But I accidentally forgot him in Malaysia :”( I asked the hostel to mail him to me but he hasn’t arrived yet. Every day I wonder where in the world he might be and what he’s doing. Hope I see you soon Silvan! xoxo
Images borrowed from www.hannahzakari.co.uk/