Introducing the first in an occasional series drawing your attention to some of the most interesting merchandise available from the gift shops of our galleries and museums…

William Morris bottle

It’s impossible to go too far wrong following the lead of William Morris, visionary artist, writer, socialist and inventor of the pattern (well, pretty much…).  And the V&A’s association with designers Wild & Wolf has proved that true once again as you can now pick up some fantastic items covered in Morris’s prints at the V&A shop.  Fairly-priced, your options include gardening tools and stationery, but my favourites are the colourful drinking bottles and flasks – check them out here: