Labour & Wait’s old fashioned store in Shoreditch is brimming over with retro housewares designed with simple and honest care. They do not typically busy themselves with throwaway items or cheap, disposable goods, but try and instill a sense of permanence and integrity into the tools of everyday ritual and routine. One of the most interesting items in their store, however, is an item of obsolete ephemera, a novelty.

pinehole camera set

I’ve yet to see the picture quality from one of the photographs developed by this baby, but that is part of the intrigue…

This is what L&W say about the product:

This kit contains all the elements to build your own pinhole camera and includes chemicals to process your pictures. There is also a booklet which gives clear instructions and also tells the history of photography. A great gift for everyone.”

Sadly the camera has proved so popular that L&W are currently out of stock, but they hope to get some more in soon.

Their website.