Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Mr Fox

Mr. Fox can be seen looking out of our window.
He was made by the supremely talented illustrator Emily Warren.
Come visit him soon?

Friday, 27 August 2010

Ernesto Neto at Hayward Gallery

N & I went here this week, its brilliant for kids if its raining, which it is a lot this week.

I personally thought the exhibit was ugly, just not to my taste, but I heard plenty of adults saying how much they loved it.

N had to be dragged out after several hours, and she would have happily stayed all day.
Wish I'd had a book in my bag, but it was stuffed with rainwear & sandwiches.

Part of the show is a donut shaped swimming pool on the roof, but being only 92cm high, madam was 18cm too short.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Logorama from Marc Altshuler - Human Music on Vimeo.


It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.
Watch it NOW. 
Thanks Helen

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Dalton Ghetti

This man has got more patience than I could ever muster!
Some of his pieces take months to carve.
found here

tales of a wedding

The lovely Artemis has blogged a lot about her and Nao's beautiful wedding on the Isle of Wight.
On our return to the mainland we sent a tiny gift, which Artemis then proceeded to blog about..
Its good to know how much she appreciated them and my type written butter paper!
We have some in our stationery gift packs in the shop, stuffed with vintage goodies.
You can also buy the enamelled letters in store or a few selected words online.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden - update

The Eastern Curve Garden is looking splendidly lush after all the recent rain.
The veg - tomato, red pepper, courgette & herbs all look very happy.
The furniture collection is multiplying, so there is plenty room for a picnic or even a meeting in an outdoor office, or relax in a rocker made from reclaimed wood.
N and I had a picnic there today, between showers.
You should go.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

London in august

n had the paddling pool at London Fields all to herself today, it felt like our own private club, so relaxing!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Abacus found in a market in Budapest.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

present from a friend

Been meaning to show these off for a while.
A present from Mike
There's another layer underneath.
I'll never use them!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


what a lovely day!
thanks A & N

Monday, 16 August 2010

haggerston station mural

i'd love to know who designed this, 
but every time i think about asking
no one is there .... does anyone know?

Saturday, 14 August 2010


John Nese, owner of Galco's Soda Pop Stop is just brilliant!
click on him to see his story
(do have the patience, its after a short ad!)
Found at CHOW

Thursday, 12 August 2010

the other side of the glass


Lot 40: Reversed painting on glass in carved frame

20.5" x 8" painting, village scene. In carved frame.
Minimum Bid: $30
Bids: 2
Watchers: 1

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

love letter

Sweet & beautiful murals, a project by Stephen Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
click on the image to see loads more

Sunday, 8 August 2010

the other side of jane petrie

what Jane does in her other job.

because I designed the costumes for 'Moon' I was asked to design a miniature version for  BBC 2's new education season

and because the children can't do stunts or work long hours, we had a small person working inside it very late last night.

it looked extremely cute.


beautiful painting by SCUBA on sale at online SHOP now

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

the other side of katy hackney

what Katy does in her other job.

top: 'diagram' brooches made from plywood, colourcore, veneer, paint, silver, steel.

below: necklace made from bamboo, colourcore, paint, silver, linen, resin.

will post more new work soon!

these pieces will be sent here

Monday, 2 August 2010

birchfield close

this book, Birchfield Close is wonderful and we have it in SHELF right now


just discovered, via stork bites man
Allison Schulniks wonderful & weird animation for Grizzly Bear
click on the image  to watch it.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

coracle regatta

these ladies were competing the annual coracle regatta at the hackney wick festival 2010