Artists, designers and makers, oh my!

Yes, it's still August and it's still a crazy town and it's still pretty much raining each day.
But yay! August, amirite?! For those of you wanting to sample something a little less "fringey", then step this way and check out these super cool pop-up shops this August...

Urban Reivers

Last week I highlighted the amazing pop-up shop Urban Reivers on this blog post. They're still there and doing their thang, showing off some spectacular Scottish brands. They're continuing to take on new ranges too, including my lovely pals Unified Space with their beautiful linen ties and Squid Ink Co. and their TOO cute weaving kits. You can even personalise your own hamper gifts - so cute!

I'll be back there this Sunday 14 August (3-6pm) so pop by to say hello and try out some of our lovely creams and lotions.

Urban Reivers | 46A George St | EH2 2LE
10am to 10pm daily

Popping up in Stockbridge

Lucky Cloud Skincare also has products in another Edinburgh based pop-up shop this month (although word on the street is that they're going to stay open until CHRISTMAS! Watch this space). The aptly named Popping up in Stockbridge, is, in well, you guessed it, Stockbridge.  

There are so many fantastic local brands here to chose from, including my lovely friend and her beautiful ceramics, Tea with Jud (see below)

Popping up in Stockbridge | 31 Raeburn Place | EH4 1HX
Mon - Sat: 9am to 5.30pm | Sundays: 11am to 5pm

Local Heroes

Another pop-up I want to draw your attention to is called Local Heroes and is based out at Edinburgh Airport

Redefining contemporary Scottish design by bringing together Scotland’s leading designers in an exhibition developed specially for Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The exhibition features exciting new commissions which explore the notion of the souvenir and the theme of travel. Installed at Edinburgh Airport during the largest cultural festival in the world — The Edinburgh Festival — Local Heroes will be accessible to a predicted 1.2 million passengers spanning 120 international destinations. 

Photograph © Ross Fraser McLean / StudioRoRo

Photograph © Ross Fraser McLean / StudioRoRo

While you won't find any Lucky Cloud Skincare products there, what you will find are an array of incredible designers covering all types of travel "souvenirs" and necessities, including the lovely Karen Mabon with some beautiful umbrellas, textile designer Hilary Grant with a stunning lambswool travel blanket and a swimsuit by Glasgow based designer Rebecca Torres that makes me wish I was on holiday RIGHT NOW... (and could pull off asymmetrical one shoulder bathing suits...) just to name a few. Go check out the Local Heroes site for more in-depth information.

A more smaller, more centrally located pop-up is now also open at the G&V Hotel (1 George VI Bridge, EH1 1AD) so if you're local and not heading to the airport this month you can still check it out!

Local Heroes | Edinburgh Airport | EH12 9DN
1—31 August 2016 | 10am - 7pm daily

That's it for this week. Happy shopping and happy festival-ling!

Peace and Love