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Salottobuono architects “Instructions and Manuals” for Abitare magazine John Lewis Department Store, Leicester, 2008 Foreign Office Architects (FOA) Published on Abitare 492

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G Plan Vintage The Sixty Seven Large Sofa

Buy G Plan Vintage The Sixty Seven Large Sofa Online at johnlewis.com (too pricey but find something similar!) £1400

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Lost British department stores

Long before John Lewis and Debenhams came to Oxford Street, there was Marshall & Snellgrove. This luxurious store was founded in the 1800s, with many other branches later opened around Britain. After struggling throughout the war years, it merged with Debenhams in 1919.

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Photos of the day - December 19, 2014

Photos of the day - December 19, 2014Customers are reflected as they shop in a John Lewis department store mmmm014 in London, United Kingdom. With just a few shopping days remaining to Christmas, consumers are flocking to get last minute gifts. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

I really like how architects Grimshaw have utilised the card tubes, commonly used to hold fabric, in their design for John Lewis. Google Image Result for http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2011/09/dezeen_John-Lewis-Fashion-Pavilion-by-Grimshaw_01.jpg

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Bon Marche, Brixton was the first purpose built department store in London, erected in 1877. © John Lewis (1958). Source English Heritage.NMR.

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