Friday, 4 July 2014

Got to have it - 1stdibs

I can get lost for hours on 1stDibs, which is not good for effective time management! Every time I get an email from them I have to stop what I’m doing and have a browse…. The below lovely items are sending out buy me vibes. Hope you like them as much as I do.

Fantastic Long Green Sofa by Ole Wanscher here 
Collection of Early 20th Century Micarta Industrial Gears here
A 1940's Architectural Ceiling Fixture here
Pair Of Paul Evans Side Tables here
Pair of Vintage Jielde Floorlamps Motor Black here
Mid-Century Italian Armchairs with Saddle Calfskin in the Style of Marco Zanuso here

Happy weekend folks.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Art, sculpture and interesting things

Here are a few more lovely and/or odd things seen at Masterpiece London. 
The lovely folk/naive art on Robert Young Antiques I was particularly taken with this fine Noah's Ark Toy collection and this lovely terrier.
Birds of feather stick together and they also freak my husband out. I'd love to see his reaction to Polly Morgan's taxidermy telephone - tweet tweet. 
Another macabre sculpture by Polly Morgan which involves a taxidermy fox being attacked by an octopus and birds. 
Marble sculpture (on left) by Elizabeth Turk from £90,000 to £260,000 exhibited by Hirsch and Adler The statues on plinths at the Galerie Chenel stand
This portrait is captivating and the colours in the abstract were absolutely up my street. I'd have happily had either of these to take home.
 Gordon Watson's stand
The picture of the right again of birds was fascinating and definitely made me feel uncomfortable although the "nest like" framing was inspired (Peter Petrou). Unfortunately the pictures didn't come out well but I was quite taken withe the Mullany Religious pieces.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Horsey, Horsey - Masterpiece London 2014

Horsey is a favourite word of my son’s at the moment and I think its mine too after yesterday’s visit to Masterpiece London. My favourite stand by a mile was Sladmore’s exhibition by the artist Nic Fiddian-Green. Nic is famous for his glorious oversized sculptures of horse’s heads with probably his most famous being the 30ft Still Water at Marble Arch.

The stand was a recreation of Nic’s studio in Surrey including the “real life” rubble and detritus that goes along with a personal and creative space. You know, the odd 13 amp fuse, torn bits of newpapers, tacks and a half eaten apple – this was not a clinical portrayal of his space but an artfully recreated unstudied space. Nic seemed delighted that we were just as happy looking at the tacks as his impossibly beautiful sculptures.


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