Until just lately, if you’d spotted a stylish throng heading alongside London’s Chiltern Street you’d have assumed they have been en route to the Chiltern Firehouse, the celebrity haunt which is a favourite for afterparties and pap shots. These days the identical group are basically heading instead to a very small shop at No 38 identified as Niwaki. This isn’t the most current desired destination for overpriced sashimi it’s exactly where you go to acquire secateurs, pruning saws and tripod ladders.
This Japanese-encouraged gardening tools and add-ons manufacturer, founded by partner and wife Jake and Keiko Hobson, opened last autumn and has acquired a cult pursuing. Niwaki’s back garden shears, bonsai branch cutters and solid trowels – created in modest batches by artisan craftsmen in Japan – from time to time have the form of waiting lists you