This blog post is by Hayley James, who is researching the Brixton Pound as part of her MA in Social Anthropology
Have you noticed that shop in the market, next door to Full Moon Designs and not far from Fish Wings and Tings… a shop that from the outside looks like a magical trove of wonders? We have, and what an adventure it is inside!
Brixi was opened three years ago by Emy Gray to showcase handmade, artistic products from local makers and recent graduates, as well as some from further a field. She was attracted to Brixton because of the vibrancy of the area, and there are lots of creative people living locally whose work is featured in her shop. While browsing there, some wonderful prints by Camberwell illustrator Hayley Wall caught our eye, as well as some amazing tool jewellery from local maker Daniel Darby, and bold, brightly coloured paintings by artist Abe Odedina, who has a studio in the upper level of the market.
It’s a great place to find a unique gift, or maybe to treat yourself. Emy is enthusiastic and passionate about what the things she sells, it’s really enjoyable to talk to her about the objects and where they come from. If you have something specific in mind, it’s worth having a chat with Emy.
To make it even better, Brixi is now offering 10% off for B£ Pay by Text customers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. What a great way to spend #yourpound – on beautiful, artistic objects and meanwhile supporting local makers!