Our show room is where we show you our love for craft, and our workshops are where we share this love with you. By sharing our findings, research and inventivness with you in our Cultural Serving, we hope that we are able to inform and inspire.
At the Backward Vendor, we are firm believers of reincarnation. By using recycled packaging; deadstock fabrics; and our leather being a byproduct of the meat industry, we aim to give a second life to things that would normally be wasted or disregarded. We hope that our cultural serving will serve as a tool to give a second life to these forgotten stories that we stumble upon.
→ BEER TIME ←
The infamous time slot that fueled breweries of the past.
→ BEER MATS & THE HISTORY OF BEER ←
Learn about the origins of the world’s second most popular drink.
→ THE LUNCH BOX ←
Join us as we delve into the history of the Lunch Box and the tradition of a packed lunch.
→ SLOW MOVEMENT ←
Learn about the famous movement which encourages taking life one step at a time.
→ SUMMER HEAT ←
An introduction to our new range of sustainable goods.
→ NATURAL DYES ←
Unpacking the process and materials used for natural dying.
→ FRAKTUR ART ←
Exploring German Pennsylvania’s folk art style.
→ THE CRIES OF LONDON ←
Remembering the forgotten street hawkers of London.
→ SHAKER FURNITURE ←
A brief insight into furniture made by the orthodox Christian group the Shakers.
→ BAUHAUS LEGACY: ARCHITECTURE ←
The influence that Bauhaus had on architecture, particularly brutalism.
→ BAUHAUS LEGACY: INTERIOR ←
The influence that Bauhaus had on interior design.
→ THE BAUHAUS SPIRIT ←
Life after the Bauhaus was shut down in the 1930s.
→ BAUHAUS HISTORY ←
A brief history of the revolutionary art school.
→ ROMANTICISM AND REVIVAL ←
The story of William Harnett’s duplicitous painting style.
→ CABINETS OF CURIOSITY ←
A look into the predecessors of the museum.