Check out my Gravel Kit!
As ever, Abbeydale Road’s Gravel Pit is stocked up with an intriguing selection of goodies – from their curated range of plants to rare figurines.
DO THE ROBOT!
This month Gravel Pit will be having a charity auction featuring a series of seriously limited edition Kid Robots figures.
Each one has been customised by some of Sheff’s fave artistic types. Tom J Newell, Rob Lee, Zoe Genders, Emma Peel, Jo Peel have all lending their talents to the designs.
Money raised will be in aid of Neurocare and take place on 21 August at Picture House Social.
The Gravel Pit journey started during a break from owner Danny’s work as a boom op in film and television. The nature of the job could meant six intense months on a set followed by a quiet period until the next project came along, and it was during one of these breaks where boredom took over and he asked his brother to give him a crash course in making terrariums. They quickly began selling in small independent shops across the city, so the next step was concrete pots, which were also a hit, and after his love for horticulture grew, the opportunity to run a retail space in Kelham Island arose.
Since opening on Abbeydale Road in July last year, Danny has been able to take advantage of larger premises to accommodate three rooms filled with plants, homeware, artwork, books, records and plenty much more besides.
“Basically, we’re about the holy trinity of things in life – music, art and well-being,” Danny told Exposed. “If somebody walks in that isn’t into plants, then maybe they’ll be into music, or artwork, or vice versa. It’s all about creative things and an amalgamation of stuff that has inspired me over the years – a bit like Forum when it started out as hangout place full of people doing a mixture of wicked independent things.”