Mint feels like a Dalí painting come to life, with its hand-picked and specially commissioned furniture, glassware, textiles and ceramics arranged like an avant-garde curiosity shop. Owner Lina Kanafani fills her two-level space with international designs, and form and colour play a large part in her selections. Much of Mint’s stock could be considered as art with a capital ‘a’, a fact reflected in the prices. Louise Hindsgavl’s porcelain stunning one-off piece Everyday Scenario, Surgery Suggestion (£1,400), would be hard to define as anything other than sculpture, and Ezgi Turksoy’s limited edition sterling silver spoons (from £550) are hardly everyday items, but the vintage pieces add to the sense of the unique, and there are plenty of smaller, more affordable items too; Katie Lilly’s hand-decorated plates are adorable (£60).
2 North Terrace
|Opening hours:||Open 10.30am-6.30pm Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat; 10.30am-7.30pm Thur|
|Transport:||Tube: South Kensngton tube|