Friday, 30 October 2009

Nuts about white porcelain

I really like white porcelain. KG and AB's porcelain mixed nuts and now on my shopping list. Assorted porcelain nuts: walnuts, peanuts, brazil nuts, hazlenuts, almond, and pecans. Just slightly smaller than life size. Handmade in Brooklyn from a vintage mold...11 nuts included. Available online at Reform School Rules for USD $45 / approx. €30.50. They'll be right at home with my gourds and potato ceramics.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Elazabeth Peyton - Live Forever

Elizabeth Peyton. I saw this exhibition in NYC last November, then in London this summer and now lucky Netherlanders get to see it. If I was in the country I'd go see it again. YES that good.
I think Peytons work is really beautiful and I don't often get excited over paintings. As with most art, the reproductions never do it justice but these back-lit by computer screen light actually does help as her work is truly luminous. The contemporary subject matter and poses, the incredible amount of detail and facial expression she gets from a few brush strokes, and the vibrant colours make each of these petite works these a feast for the eye. The exhibition is showing in Maastricht at the Bonnefanten Museum. And Maastricht is a very nice little town in the south of The Netherlands, if you haven't been definitely go for a day trip. Check out previous post here for more on the city and a few shopping tips.
An interview on Ms Peyton can be seen here. The book is also really beautiful. Live Forever, exhibition by Elizabeth Peyton is on from October 18 until March 21st 2010.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Dan Funderburgh

Shiny Showcase presents: Dan Funderburgh. Reliquary 1 : Dead Medium / Hand of Glory / Magic Bone. Foil Stamped and Editioned Fine Art Print run of 500. Measures 25" x 19". USD $18.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Sunny days in London

Rescued this little guy from the Spitalfields flea market. Awesome. And the beautiful wooden music maker below. Just lovely. Both for a handful of coins. My work area now looks much more cosy and way more Lelly.
It may be the end of October, but it's still gorgeous and sunny in London.
View from my home this morning.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Spitalfields Market

Spitalfields Market, a stone's throw from where the W+K London office. And Thursday is VINTAGE day! Whoo hoo! Lots of treasure to be found.
Vintage appliques.
Beautiful vintage French magazines from late 40s and early 50s. Check out the waistlines.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Arty farty

Untitled, by Maurizio Cattelan from the Tate Modern's current Pop Life, Art In A Material World exhibition.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Liberty's Windows

Liberty's windows inspired by spreads of Another Magazine.
And what fun you can have with neon tubing lights.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Bethnal Green

Wandering around Bethnal Green.

Beautiful buildings.
Came across The Museum of Childhood in my wandering. Marvelous.
Lovely fox.
Sindy Doll.
Gem and the Holograms!
Knitted bench at Prick Your Finger.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

mushy love

Mushrooms growing in the street in front of my house. I love mushrooms.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Opposite Nude

Brick and red velvet. Nice.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Shock horror

Off Brick Lane, on my way to work.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Back in London

Crowd goes wild.