I was just looking at the victoria n' bird blog, & then onto the victorian bird etsy store. Spied this skirt. Liked it. Added it to my christmas wish list.... now all i wish is that mum had a credit card (what is she thinking?!)
Wine glass in hand, a throng of people & 300 works for $60 each, the push to get 'the best' work was fierce. I however, said with smile on face, managed to nab myself a work by Stafford Allpress - a 'wee room' featuring a spilled cup of coffee.
There were a few other works I could very easily have purchased but I was very self constrained & thought I had better leave something for those waiting to get in :)
"To celebrate the holiday season, Seed Gallery has invited 30 different artists, working across various disciplines & media to work with a set template: a 60mm cylindrical wooden box. The resulting exhibition will showcase 300 artworks reflecting each artists exploration of the limitations & possibilities of this form. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to acquire works by some of our most promising artists for only $60 a piece"
The soft tones, the playful compositions, angles & subject matter...magic!
I have also had a bunch of other photographic references thrown at me by my colleague. One reference is particular is simply amazing & portrays the wintery feel we want to replicate. Unfortunately the source is unknown, or rather has been forgotten (boys...useless!!), & I would love to find out where they came from/who it is. Ill post these later so if you can help me out, that would be great!
Designed by Londoner's Clare Page & Harry Richardson of Commitee, these Kebab Lamps are custom made using the 'junk' they find in & around south east London.
"At first glance the colourful assortment of pottery animals, vases, figurines, boxes & other bric-a-brac clinging to Commitees Kebab Lamps look like a cheerful jumble of random objects. Gradually it becomes clear that the choice was painstakingly considered, & that Clare & Richard spend days finessing sequences of objects to explore a theme or to tell a story."
At first glance I pictured these lamps as something you put on your bedside table only to discover by leafing through an old issue of HOME than in fact they are large, corner of the room type lamps. For me, this made them that much more exciting.
If I started a wish list I would put one of these lamps would be somewhere near the top.
Ive been after a little coin purse for a while now & have just seen these over at etsy. With christmas just around the corner (holy smoke!) I think ill keep my fingers crossed for a little parcel under the tree :)