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The H&Co. Christmas Gift Guide

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It's time. We're pulling our fluffy socks up, cosying up next to the fireplace and preparing the long-awaited celebration with family and friends. Out by St Martin's Square, the team at H&Co. are ensuring that everything's perfect for your inevitable trip into town to buy your loved ones' gifts - the candle's lit, the heaters are on, and the products this year are absolutely gorgeous. The highlights of our Christmas collection feature some wonderful pieces from Denmark, India and England. 


Circular Candle Holder


This multifunctional and minimalistic candle holder is made from all natural materials and will look beautiful whether you put it directly on a table or hang it from the ceiling in the removable leather strings. An instant classic you will use every December and throughout the year. Available in two sizes.


Small: £60

Large: £95

Winterland Trees


Create your own winter wonderland with these beautiful Christmas tree ornaments. Made of solid brass / wood and set on a circular foot, the minimalist silhouette works equally well alone or when combined with our other Winterland designs.


 Brass Outline: £28

 Brass Solid: £28

 Wooden Tree:  £25

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Wire Reindeer

We think this handsome fellow is the perfect Christmas accessory. Handmade from wire and with a rustic finish, he will look fantastic wherever you put him.

Small: £11

Medium: £13

Large: £16


Makers & Merchants Treats

Treat your loved ones with our festive syrups and cookies. The Brilliant Biscuits come in a beautiful tin, and are a perfect treat that you can snap, dunk and nibble to your heart’s content. Made with free-range eggs and an all-butter recipe by a family business in West Yorkshire. 

Our rich non-alcoholic syrup is so easy to use and is the perfect touch to any wine, cider or prosecco. Infused with festive spices, the sugar dissolves leaving a wonderfully warming smooth tipple with no residue or powdery aftertaste.

Brilliant Biscuits Tin: £13

Clementine & Ginger Syrup: £11

Mulled Wine Syrup: £10

Mulled Cider Syrup: £10

Gift Set of 3 Syrups: £20


Wire Basket Side Storage Table

This modern wire basket crowned with a beautiful smoked oak lid from Denmark makes a clever & considered gift.



Christmas Opening Times

Monday: 10am - 5pm

Tuesday: 10am - 5pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7:30pm

Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Friday: 10am - 5pm 

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Christmas Eve: 9am - 2pm


Merry Christmas! 

Cosy Autumn Arrivals

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This Autumn we're bringing in a gorgeous selection of cushion covers from Denmark to spruce up your home in the chilly upcoming seasons. Crafted from organic wool, these handmade and hand-selected products have an abstract modern touch suitable for any art-lover or minimalist. 

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Kelim Cushion:



The Kelim range is hand-dyed and made of 80% wool and 20% cotton. The weaving technique is 'Punja' loom which is a traditional manual loom and one of the oldest weaving techniques.  

Kelim Cushion: Black Triangles

Kelim Cushion: Black Triangles

Fragment cushion: White

Fragment cushion: White

Vivid Cushion

Vivid Cushion

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You snooze you lose

Come in-store to see our lovely pillows and cushions!


H&Co's Products of the Week

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Check out our Clerkenwell Wall-Mounted lamp in charcoal, a bold and practical feature that will fit perfectly with any colour scheme. We believe this unique lamp will find its place anywhere in your home.... anywhere you can wall mount it that is. Shown here with our U Shelf made in grey powder coated metal & oak along with the white metal hook mirror.

Both made and painted by hand in Vietnam, these indigo drop mugs incorporate age-old traditions and methods, to bring together a gorgeous contemporary mug. Not only do we at H&Co. adore these, so do our customers as they are currently our best seller! 

New Arrivals

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These beautiful bohemian stools boast Moroccan simplicity at its best. With their raw weaved tops, and individually-unique carved legs, these stools will compliment both natural and modern homes alike. 




A modern alternative to your terracotta pots. Add a twist to your home or garden with these rustic concrete & carved wood pots, sure to add a simplistic elegance to your space. 

Above are just some of our favorite pottery. From Petra Wright's beautiful white glaze stoneware - offering a cool, calm approach to tableware - to the Nordic Designed plates and bowls. This beautifully unique kitchenware is an easy way to transform the aesthetic of your kitchen.

Christmas with Harriman & Co.

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With the festive season now upon us, we have three lovely, warm and wintery scents now available in-store. Our first candle - Village Christmas - welcomes a seasonal conifer & spice essence to your home this holiday. Secondly, Manor Christmas boasts a citrus fresh festive scent with a hint of cinnamon & wood. And finally, Burlington Christmas (middle) - capturing the essence of a Christmas evening in London combining scents such as citrus, cloves & cardamon. 

We understand this time of year is a busy one for all, which is why we have extended our opening hours. 

We are now open; ;

Monday & Tuesday:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

We love local!

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Not many people know about Leicester's huge array of home grown talent. We love to support local artists and makers at Harriman & Co. From potters, to furniture makers, tea blenders, to print artists; we cram as much in to our shop as we can.

The city itself is fast becoming a hot spot for visitors from all over the country and even further and we allow you to take a little piece of Leicester home with you when you visit us. Though, if you aren't just a drive away, we also post lots of lovely things to wherever your home is, so you don't have to miss out!

Little jars of joy!

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Chocolate lovers, feast your eyes on these! Not just for easter and great for gifts, these Curious Chocolate treats are the perfect way to show someone you care. Beautifully packaged in re-usable Weck Jars, they can be refilled with more goodies if the Excellent Eggs don't quite make it to that special someone... 

Nuno is back at H&Co.

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Hand crafted in the heart of Portugal by a family owned pottery, no two pieces are the same, which is all part of Nuno's character and charm. This beautiful range includes tapas plates, serving bowls and oval platters; brilliant for family dinners or less formal friendly get-togethers. Either way, the best ingredient for these functional pieces is good company!

&NEW Furniture @ H&Co.

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&New furniture arrived at H&Co recently...

Local furniture brand &new ‪#‎andnew‬ is now stocked in our St. Martins store. Their Mini Robot side table shown here in Turquoise recently featured in the Sunday Times. Bold colour meets geometric lines...!

Distinctly modern with elegant lines, &New's core steel furniture collection is recognisable by it's minimal powder-coated form. The airy designs combine an aesthetic of British wit and Nordic simplicity. 
All &New products are manufactured in Britain. Local manufacturing was a conscious decision for the brand in order to utilise the skill and workforce on the company's doorstep. &New aims to produce pieces that are long-lasting and strong as well as beautiful. The products are made in small batches and they all have plenty of individual character as every weld is different. The result is a collection of furniture that celebrates the imperfections that make objects beautiful.

They are also an Elle Decoration 2015 Design Awards Winner... ‪#‎elledecoration‬ ‪#‎sundaytimes‬ ‪#‎harrimanandco‬

Take tea.... H&Co. Style...!

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ForLife Stump Teapots in Red, Black, Grey, White, Mandarin & Turquoise.

ForLife Stump Teapots in Red, Black, Grey, White, Mandarin & Turquoise.

ForLeaves Tea Company

ForLeaves Tea Company

For a nation of tea drinkers, we all have our preferred way of brewing. Are you a 'bag in the cup' kind of person? Do you put milk in first? Stir clockwise? Or do you only drink tea from fine bone china?

Well once you have experienced the simplicity and versatility of our ForLife tea pots, it will change your whole perspective of the common cuppa! Ideal for loose leaf tea with its sleek infusing basket or just as good with a traditional tea bag, these sturdy little pots are the perfect two-cup measure. They hold the heat for a good half an hour and they are stackable! (So you can have a different colour for everyday of the week!)

And as for the tea itself, Harriman & Co. proudly stock local Leicestershire Tea company ForLeaves. They have a huge range of beautifully crafted loose-leaf teas which can be mixed and matched for the perfect combination of flavours.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so when you're next passing H&Co. treat a loved one (or yourself) to the perfect teapot and a bag of tea too! They will love you ForLife!

Danish body care range by Meraki lands @ H&Co.

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Meraki offer a unique world of lifestyle and skin care products designed and developed in Denmark. The range is made in a creative environment, inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics and with love for nature’s treasury.

Meraki offers you products with gentle, active and nourishing ingredients, all of which are carefully selected for their qualities, documented effect and natural fragrances.

Based on simple and clean principals
• Without parabens
• Without colorants
• Without endocrine disrupting substances
• Without SLS
• Containing only mild preservatives
• Essential oils - 100% organic
• Basic oils - 100% organic

We have the beautiful Cotton Haze Body Wash, Body Loation, Hand Wash & a range of scented soy wax candles.

The H&Co. team can't get enough of this gorgeous range and we are loving our clean & moisturised skin!

The H&Co. Notebooks & Travellers Journals have arrived!

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Harriman & Co. have collaborated with the Stamford Notebook Co. to bring you a beautiful range of Notebooks & Leather Journals.

We have the:

Yellow Buckram Cloth Quarto (just smaller than A5) Grid/Squared Notebook.

Yellow Buckram Cloth Octavo (just smaller than A6) Lined/Ruled Notebook.

Yellow & Chestnut Brown Leather Travellers Journal with Lined and Plain refillable internal notebooks.

The question is - What will you write in yours?



Bookbinding is a passion. To create a book by hand that will serve its purpose is a pleasure.

Spiegl Press was established by Peter Spiegl in the 1950s after he moved to Stamford from London where he worked for Drivers, a firm of printers and bookbinders in Carter Lane. Spiegl Press made and supplied all aspects of commercial printing and bookbinding. Hugo Spiegl was introduced to printing at the age of 13 when at school. He joined the firm in 1990 where he was able to flourish his passion for artisan printing and bookbinding. He has a keen eye for detail and has taught many of the company’s bookbinders in this fine craft.

Spiegl Press has a fine collection of traditional bookbinding equipment along with more up to date production machinery. All aspects of production is carried out in their bindery in Stamford, including the printing of paper, folding, sewing, trimming and case making and casing in.

Over time they have gained a wealth of knowledge about printing and bookbinding – from the highest quality paper, waterless inks, to the most appropriate sewing thread.

All Stamford Notebooks are handbound in Stamford, Britain, by true craftsmen using centuries old techniques and modern equipment (sort of, if you count our lovely old 1948 sewing machine as modern!)

Stamford Notebooks handmade their first notebook in October 2013. With the aim to bind the best notebooks for writing and drawing using the best handwriting paper, leather and bookbinding cloth they can find.

It's open all hours for DMU renaissance man!

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Here is a great share from the Leicester De Montfort University website about our James and H&Co. How proud are we...

Pop into Harriman & Co, a stylish independent homewares store in St Martins, Leicester at the weekend and there’s a good chance you’ll be helped by a guy who’s about to receive an OBE. What’s more, he’s a graduate of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).

James Hempsall, who left DMU in 1989 with a degree in Graphic Design, opened the fine-looking, tasteful store last autumn with his partner in life and business, Drew Harriman.

Impressive as it is, however, the store isn’t the reason James made the latest Queen’s birthday honours list announced today (Saturday) – that was for his leadership as National Support Director for the ‘Achieving Two Year Olds’ programme, a government initiative to deliver free early learning to two-year-olds across the country.

The more you talk to James, the more you’re astonished at the range and level of his achievements, with opening Harriman & Co seeing him return to the creative side of an extremely capable brain.

James’ post-DMU trail saw him become a freelance illustrator and part-time lecturer at a local FE college before his creative skills took him into various community arts roles with Leicester City Council, starting with a Saturday morning kids’ club. This prepared him for a high achieving career working with children and families as a trainer, consultant and researcher. He also picked up a Masters in Ethics of Social Welfare, at Keele University and will embark on a three-year part-time MA in Psychotherapy, this autumn, at Leicester University.

So what put James so directly back in touch with his creative side?

“I always liked art and going into Habitat as a youngster gave me a passion for home design, so I’d always fancied the idea of running a shop selling art, homeware or maybe even sweets, though probably not till my retirement,” James laughs.

“Drew had returned to Leicester after spending 10 years in Sydney and New Zealand working in high-end interior design and retail and so when he suggested opening a store, I thought what a great idea!”

While Drew is in the store serving customers Monday to Friday, James takes over on Saturday but still manages to take time out of his education consultancy during the week to work behind the scenes, focused on the buying, marketing and administrative side of running the business.


A key part of Harriman & Co is its commitment to showcasing work by local makers, including DMU arts graduates like ceramicist Tom Jupp. James and Drew first became aware of Tom’s work through their sponsorship of Fine Art degree shows at DMU. In fact, they liked Tom’s work so much they bought all that was left of his degree show, some of it going into the store but the rest being snaffled by James for his own collection (“one of the perks of the job”, he says).

The store is proving a huge success, its location opposite the new Richard III Visitor Centre attracting customers from all over the world to add to a loyal Leicester following of lovers of fine things for the home. A Richard III mug, designed by James, is stocked by the Visitor Centre.

“We’ve had an amazing response which tells me we’ve tapped into a gap in the market that demands independently produced, well designed homeware and furniture. This has come from what, to me, has proved a surprisingly large local community of appreciation of creative talent, especially local talent,” says James.

The incredible Richard III story gave a massive boost to Ricardians keen to emphasise the King’s renaissance qualities over popular, less than flattering legend – just a short stroll from his Cathedral resting place you’ll likely find a renaissance man of a more modern vintage, one who’s living life very much to the full.

- See more at: http://dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2015/june/its-open-all-hours-for-dmu-renaissance-man.aspx#sthash.kKXXb4sd.bJcOijeM.dpuf

James in the H&Co. Kitchen.

James in the H&Co. Kitchen.

Drew & James - Upstairs @ H&Co.

Drew & James - Upstairs @ H&Co.