Monday, February 28, 2011
Whilst I wish I could be out of the cold in either Asia or Cuba, after an amazing night on Friday the restaurant in St Martins Lane hotel still remains one of my all time favourite places in London. The interior, food (very generous portions) wine, champagne and company all make me happy to be in London, even If I do still need to wear my fur coat!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
I seem to have a habit of missing exhibitions, but I managed to make this one! Definitely worth a visit to the Tate Modern.
Highlights for me include the delicate cloud like colours made by tumble dryer lint, and the geometric patterns.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Yesterday I picked up samples from Surgery PR to send back to the factory. Finally production is going to begin on valentines day! It's been a very long time coming but finally BLACK NEON is getting there and will have stock ready for spring!
From pattern cutting, first sampling, in the studio to getting the stock online is what I've been waiting for!!!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Is amazing! Having know Alice for 10 years I'm very always excited to see her new works. She has launched her website and is ready to be commissioned for all kinds of dolls. They are all very special, unique and have a personality of their own. In her house in Paris, I'm convinced they must come to life at night and have a tea party!
The Museum of Everything in Primrose Hill, has all kinds of curiosities including seductive take on embroidery, puppets, a pair of leather boots that 'THE' Tom Thumb has been credited to owning, some wonderful images of famous Victorian Siamese twins and midgets. The items are all from Sir Peter Blake's personal collections of outsider art, ephemera and found objects.
However the upstairs section which holds Walter Potter's taxidermy, is particularly of interest. Evoking emotions of slight disgust, laughter and sadness yet in my opinion more strongly curiosity and intrigue. Potter was a Victorian self-taught taxidermist who used the bodies of small animals (particularly kittens, puppies, rabbits, rats and squirrels) to recreate scenes from nursery rhymes and everyday life, which were then displayed in his Museum of Curiosities.