Saturday, 30 November 2013

London, Christmas 2013

Mum and I made a day trip to London together. 
We went to Selfridges especially to see the Tatty Devine and Rob Ryan  jewellery collection. 

The display around the stand was lovely and I was very excited to see this collection for real. But I have to say, I was a little disappointed when I got up close. For a start, the display cases were low down, and bending to see these tiny things was a mission. The cabinets were back lit with blinding white light, making it very difficult to get a real good look at the pieces on display. And when I eventually managed to squint enough to see them they were so tiny and thin… I'd be terrified to wear these pieces. 

I was slightly more excited by the giant mirror balls in the stair-well:

We went over to the Barbican centre, where my cousin had a stall in the Christmas craft fair. She had been so creative with making tags and fold-flat display stands out of corrugated card. Her jewellery was mostly made from decorative buttons. Her online shop is The Old Biscuit Tin. The stall was well lit so all the buttons shone beautifully. She did well for sales on this day, even though it seemed fairly quiet there. 

We also squeezed in a quick trip to Columbia Road to see Rob Ryan's shop. 

Friday, 29 November 2013

Lovely window of The Book Hive, Norwich

My favourite book store in Norwich is The Book Hive. Not only do they sell beautiful books, but they also make great window displays. 

One lunch time I noticed so many things in the window had a connection to me…

There was the Fritz Kahn book, which is relevant to Henning Lederer and his Industrial Palace work:

I recognised this cover as it's a design by my favourite typographer Jessica Hische:

And here is a painstaking video of the design being made up as a paper artwork:

I have read this book; Map of Days by Robert Hunter:

And this little guy is really cool…

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

New baby bunting

A friend in Stuttgart has a new baby boy. He sent me a cute pic of him with the name bunting garland I made.  

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Cube Type

Since the Mustard Cafe sold my Apple Tree Papercut, I made a new piece to fill the space. Technically, this isn't a new piece, but a sample I made some time last year, and I hadn't finished it. So here it is, hung in the cafe for the remainder of the month, or until it sells. 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Fun Stickers

I had some stickers made, just for fun. I will put them on my envelopes when I sell things online and post lovely things to lovely people. 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Apple Tree Paper-cut SOLD

After a week of being exhibited in the Mustard Cafe Bar, my Apple Tree paper-cut SOLD!
I shall get busy on another piece to fill the space!