You won't believe what London's newest animal café has got in store... foxes! And we're so delighted by this news that we've gone shopping for the latest foxy homeware
Hipsters, eh? First there were the beards. Then the glasses. Next came Shoreditch’s pop-up shops and cereal cafés. Whatever next?!
Well, a fox café, as it happens. Yes, that’s right. A pop-up café is coming to east London where you can cuddle cute foxes while you’re having a cup of tea.
We’ve heard of animal cafés before, but cat cafés and owl hang-outs are so 2014. Foxes are the next big thing.
Whether you think they’re furry balls of cuteness or bitey, urban creatures (the FOXES, not the hipsters) may depend a lot on what you’ve heard about foxes – and the organisers of this pop-up event hope to change perceptions of the urban fox for the better.
The pop-up café will run for three weeks from Monday 25th May (the location is still being finalised) and there’s a ballot for tickets to the event. They’ve really nailed the whole fox theme too. There’ll be cute (tame) foxes that you can “interact with under the supervision of a trained handler”, Fox’s biscuits, Fox’s Glacier Mints and hot drinks.
And the little foxes won’t come to any harm in the café. “The foxes’ welfare is our number one priority. We are sourcing locations that will have more than one room so that the foxes are not exposed to a large amount of noise or people.” Phew.
Well at Housetohome we’re an animal-loving team, so news of the Fox Café was met with squeals of delight and we’re already thinking about popping over to see them.
It’s got us thinking about how much we love foxes in homeware design, too. There are plenty of ways that you can bring fox designs into your home long before the London café opens its doors…
1) Proud Fox door stop
Proud Fox door stop (18 x 14 x 10cm), £20, Anorak
2) Copper fox shelf corner decoration
Copper Fox Shelf Corner Decoration (from H45 x W20 for the small size), £16, Oakdene Designs at Not on the High Street
3) Baby Fox animal print cushion
By Nord Baby Fox Animal Print Cushion (30cm square), £32, Cloudberry Living
4) Mr Fox wallpaper
Mr Fox wallpaper in Auburn, ref 110849, £36 a roll, Scion UK at John Lewis
5) Fox tea towel
Fox tea towel (W49 x L73cm), £10, Whinberry & Antler at Not on the High Street
6) Fox print
Fox Print by Lucy Alice Designs (21.5 x 29.7cm), £15, Lucy Alice Designs at Not on the High Street
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7) Personalised Tweed Fox mug
Personalised Tweed Fox mug (H9.5cm), £14.95, Simon Hart at Not on the High Street