Each day when I take the walk from home to the studio I like to vary the route and on each route there is a variety of interesting shops to stimulate the senses. Going via Redchurch Street is one of my favourites, not only are there many new galleries with something new to look at but a glance into Squint a always brightens the day. The colourful patchwork upholstery well lit in the dark interior really pings out at you and since they moved to the larger premises there has been more offer to enjoy.
Back in the mid nineties when in my Ezra Street studio overlooking Columbia Road flower market I was visited by a whirlwind buying team that might be best described as "Joan Rivers meets the Scissor Sisters". They were buying for their Greenwich Village boutique "House of Field". These days Patricia Field has moved on to greater things. Not only styling the new Sex and the City movie as well as previously The Devil Wears Prada, she has just also entered into collaboration with Marks & Spencer to release a 35 piece collection exclusive to selected stores as well as online. Available from October 2008
I was delighted when these prints I ordered from Etsy arrived today. I love the dreamscapes and the succulent colours. This is my first purchase by the illustrator Dan-ah Kim and my first from Etsy. Top marks for a speedy delivery.
this being a bank holiday weekend here in England the weather was typically un-holiday like. However, a bit of sunshine did allow an afternoon spent in Victoria Park visiting Carters traditional steam fair. For my two year old son Harvey the experience was mind blowing and to watch him take his first solo rides and endless descents down the Helter Skelter was priceless.
I thought I would start this blog with one of my all time favourite design objects. The lounge chair by Gerrald Summer. For me it ticks all the boxes. By todays standards its maybe a bit heavier than it needs to be but still simply beautiful. Cut from one piece of ply, and produced around 1932 it was way ahead of the game.