Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Bits and Pieces

I‘ve been extremely lax with updates over the summer. I’ve been on holiday to America, visiting Boston, New York and Maine. I saw a variety of Art which was incredibly inspiring. A vibrant exhibition by the glass artist Chihuly at the MFA Boston, the contrast of the sculpture’s colour and shape reflected in the mirrored glass surface on which it was displayed was breathtaking. Savage Beauty at the MET the retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s collections was stunningly displayed, the accessories were fabulous and the attention to detail phenomenal. A completely different vibe was the visit in Maine to the Olson House. The house with the Olson brother and sister was the subject of several of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. All in all a thought provoking and rejuvenating trip.

We’ve had lots of new deliveries. Karen Collingwood’s laser cut, Perspex Pavilion Souvenirs are a contemporary twist on the “stick of rock“ lots of zingy colours, they look great hanging against a window pane. She also does a range of brooches that includes an owl, a bird, an apple and a pear.

Jane Foster’s new owl prints are selling well in pink, turquoise, green and orange. Alice Pattullo has added a cat and dog print to her range based on subjects in Brighton museum and brought out a fun new book The Climb to The Crown

Eryka Isaak has delivered more glass and copper hangings and a four foot verdigris copper thistle lamp which is a great sculptural piece.

For the holiday visitor we have expanded our range of badges and brooches that make an affordable treat to commemorate your visit to Brighton.

Jan Cooper’s sweet hearts covered with images from vintage Rupert annuals have a Swallows and Amazons feel. Her bright leather daises with hand drawn decoration and huge coloured diamante are a must. Price £5.95

Poppy Treffry’s embroidered badges have lots of images and a mixture of jolly fabrics. Price £5.95

Mel Luckhurst’s dog and cat badges are delightful the strong colour and hand embroidery make them truly individual. Price £8.95

Karen Collingwood’s bright graphic laser cut brooches make an ideal gift for yourself or a friend. Price £10.95