From the same publishers as Frankie magazine, Smith Journal is a quarterly publication based in Australia that is both creative and intriguing with a side of gentlemanly style. Often called ‘Mankie’ by Robert, Smith Journal is about remembering, reviving, and revamping forgotten traditions and skills with articles such as backyard salami makers, new punctuation, and stealing maple syrup.
We have a few copies of Volume 8 currently at the shop. Makes a great read, holiday present or stocking stuffer. Make sure to pick up a copy today! Retail $22.00 plus tax
To purchase or reserve a copy, please email hello (at) londonfieldsshoppe (dot) com or stop by our pop-up shop at 845 East Hastings until December 23rd from 9:30-6:30pm daily.
When I first discovered Frankie, it was love at first sight. I follow their blog and their social media, but it was only last summer when I * finally * found a physical copy of the magazine that I could call my own. You see, Frankie is a bi-monthly magazine based in Australia, that is pretty much impossible to find locally. And when you do find a single copy stuck in the lifestyle section of your magazine shop, it is usually 2 issues behind. Yeah, true story.
Well friends, that is about to change because guess what arrived at my door step yesterday!? FRANKIE MAGAZINE ISSUE #56! Just available for sale last Monday in Australia, you can be one of the first people in Canada to own a copy! Issues will be available at London Fields Shoppe (692 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver), but obviously, based on the picture in our last blog post, we won’t be open for another few weeks. So, in the meantime, email us at hello @ londonfieldsshoppe.com to reserve a copy for pick up (South Granville or at Knit City, and Urban Market). Each copy is $19.95 CDN and we only have a limited quantity of 10.Smith Journal is also available, more on that later!
Read more about frankie magazine here. Issue #56 “We’ve got an ode to first sharehouses, chats with cat ladies, the quietest of quiet furniture, well-dressed beds and a look at the ’80s british indie scene (hello morrissey and much floppy hair!) and how about a bit of love advice from marky ramone, some hip hop cakes, the science of left-handedness, 3d sugar printing – yes, it’s real – snazzy sandals and international nannas showing off their best chow? for those with a crafty bent, we have some pretty ideas for festive décor from some of our favourite maker types (spoiler alert: no santas or reindeer). and if that’s not enough to keep your fingers busy, we invited five rad artists to create some relatively grown-up colouring-in pages for you to scribble and doodle on at will”.
Handmade Romance by Evie B. is just too cute. I love the detail she puts into making each bearded boy badge and plush doll. Just in time for Valentine’s Day? Just kidding! Here is her story in her own words (from her etsy profile) …
To this day I carry a permanent indent on my index finger from hours spent clutching pencils while drawing as a child. During these years I spent equal time in both the city and the country. Currently I live in the city of Melbourne, Australia.
During the time I lived in the country (which was well before the wonders of the internet — yep, I’m that old) I had very limited access to the latest clothing stores and outside inspiration. I would dream up outfits to wear to the end of year school dances, and along with the help of my mum we’d create something individual, unique and handmade. It was during this time I also learned the basics of knitting, sewing and crocheting. Thus my romance with all things handmade begun.
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