The Homebits blog is up and running.
First off let me introduce ourselves and tell you how our Homebits online shop was born. We have been running a service to architects and designers for many years sourcing designer hardware for building projects. This is hardware in the strictly non IT sense which basically in laymans terms means door and window fittings, the general term for this industry is Architectural Ironmongery but we thought we would explain this as not many people outside the industry know the term and often think we are blacksmiths making black iron garden fittings or gates.
We soon branched out from doors and windows into bathroom fittings and front door accessories. At exhibitions we were often asked where our shop was because as the exhibits all had the same look and feel; people actually thought that we were the manufacturers. In fact we had taken a lot of time and trouble to source our products from outside the UK and we admit to a certain personal choice bias towards the design of the goods we chose to represent. This leads me back to the shop idea, we did not have a shop but kept thinking about it and eventually we decided the best thing would be to develop an online shop in order to make our product offering more readily accessible to the world beyond architects and designers in London. Yes we know there is a world beyond this and we wanted to reach you all.
When planning the site we knew we had a good and in some cases exclusive offering of designer door,window and bathroom accessories but slowly the seed of an idea grew that we wanted to do more than that. We are quite passionate about design and we have a long standing family association with things Danish and therefore by default a love of Danish design. So when we looked at the home from the point of it’s design accessories we thought that door handles were essential but only a part of the story, what about some other fun design accessories for the site? This gave us the basic concept of Homebits where you can buy things for your front door or any other home makeover but by the way look in the other sections of the site they have really nice coffee pots from Eva Solo and Stelton which are major brands in Denmark. We launched the site with a small offering of products which has steadily grown and will continue to grow as we add to the brands represented on the site.