Friday, 30 April 2010

Happy Queen's Day!

Happy Queen's Day! Today is all about ORANGE and the QUEEN and ORANGE and DRINKING and ORANGE and best of all - TREASURE HUNTING!! I hope the weather is good, that makes or breaks the day. Wish me lots of luck finding treasure in the streets of Amsterdam, pretty please. I'll share the goodies next week. Although I will be good, Mr. E, I promise. Only proper gems and pure gold will make it back into my our house. I know you're excited!!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Elva Fields

Elva Fields works vintage broaches into new pieces of jewellery. I think it's a great idea and the results are stunning. She'll also take your family heirlooms or flea market finds and breath new life into them. A few of her pieces I quite fancy, sadly all beyond my price range. Above: Celebrate a sunshine day.
Not your type. (actually soooo my type!)
Not as delicate as you'd think.
Sweet orange blossom.
Take the leap.
Tropicana.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Lovely lovely Lenneke

I love ceramics. And I've fallen head over heels for the work of Lenneke Wispelwey. Above, 'Pine-apple' vase with a golden rim, coloured porcelain, height 14,5 cm, also available in white. €89.
Vase 'star', coloured porcelain, height 9cm, also available in pink.
Vase 'Thin', porcelain, €39.Ceramic buttons. You can find her work at Restored.
Studio & atelier: van oldenbarneveldtstraat 90-92, 6827 AN Arnhem

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Cakeland

Today I'm sharing American artist Scott Hove and his delectable exhibition, Cakeland. "Cakeland is a series of sculptures and installations resembling perfect delicious cakes – wall mounted, hanging and standing – and walk-through cake environments complete with their own lighting. The sculptures are formed using carvable rigid polyurethane foam and plywood. The installations are constructed of cardboard, plywood, and any found object that has a suitable form. They are frosted with a variety of acrylic media, using traditional cake decorating tools, and accessorized with fake fruit and other objects found in stores or on the street." Top, and above: Black Cherry, 24”h x 44”w x 15”d, 2010.
VLC - Very Large Chandelier, 70” h x 90” w, 2010
Cakeland, Cakeland Gallery, 2009. Take a 360 degree tour of the vault.
Baby Cake, 19”h x 16”w x 12”d, 2010.
Cake of Bad Feng Shui, 23”h x 18”w x 10”d, 2010.

Monday, 26 April 2010

window wonderland

I know, I know, even more window displays. The poor gal's art gallery. But I do so love the window's in London. So amazing. So much time and craft in them, to be enjoyed for such a fleeting period of time. Above and below are windows for Gap.
And below, for Banana Republic.
Big white flowers aren't very new, I snapped these in Chanel last year, but they're still nice.
The boats are quite sweet.
Carnaby Street is celebrating it's 50th year as a fashion mecca. There's a great little exhibition there with lots of great photos. And those were the windows for this trip...til next time.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Selfridge's

Next stop, Selfridge's. You cannot miss the displays at Selfridge's, they're a riot of colour, plastic fantastic and neon!
It's all pretty nuts. Must have taken ages to build these.
At the west end of the building there's a crazy plastic world of plants and birds.
Lots of fun, and I just love the birds.




Thursday, 22 April 2010

Liberty goes to the poll

Well, back in London for work and thanks to the volcanic ash I got to stay the weekend. Fabulous! Saturday morning it was off to the high street to ogle at the window displays. First stop, Liberty of London! The UK's bracing itself for elections early May, and I love this politically inspired displays (soap box...).
Just love this.And just around the corner at Fred Perry, whaddya know, Liberty's again. They're running a line with Liberty prints. Very nice. Fab window.
I like Liberty's high standards to quality and design. They get my vote!