Howkapow is a colourful online shop based in Bristol, England. We stock home and kitchenware, ceramics, lamps and lights, prints and posters, accessories, kids stuff, jewellery and unique gifts from independent designers and illustrators. Opened in December 2010 by husband-and-wife team Rog and Cat How, we sell quality products with a stand-out, smile-inducing style.
L-R: Beth (Studio Assistant Manager), Alice (PR & Marketing Co-Ordinator), Cat (Creative Director), Rog (Managing Director), Siobhan (Studio Manager)
Howkapow stocks innovative, fun and interesting work from breakthrough talent as well as a few carefully-chosen independent, family-run brands. Perfect for those who covet unusual gifts at affordable prices, we have new pieces in store every season from a regularly changing collection that has seen us named 'Best Online Shop For Stylish Homewares' by The Guardian and named a 'Top Online Shop' by The Sunday Times. Our six month pop-up shop over Christmas 2012 and Spring 2013 was also named by The Guardian as the Best Shop To Visit in Bristol.
“We’ve been named Best Online Shop For Stylish Homewares by The Guardian and our six month pop-up shop was named by The Guardian as The Best Shop To Visit In Bristol. We've also been named a Top Online Shop by The Sunday Times."
We love to work with other creative people and have collaborated with a number of designers on a range of our own products - from birchwood trays, ceramics and prints to tea towels and luuuverly silk scarves. We also stock a selection of artwork designed exclusively for us and printed by us locally too.
Our name is the fusion of Rog and Cat's second name - How - with the fact that we love loud, unashamedly flamboyant products… so 'kapow'. We hope it makes you smile!