My favourite things at the moment: Chiswick Car Boot Sale, Le Corbussier, Hallway mini-makeover, Rockett St George art prints.
There is almost nothing more pleasurable as a pastime than whiling away the hours perusing through other peoples junk in the good company of an old friend. Last weekend I went browsing at Chiswick Car Boot Sale, a cornucopia of goods from the sublime to the kitsch. Alongside the bag of swag I accumulated for £21 and the things I didn’t buy but wish I had (I’m looking at you beautiful umbrella stand and giant nutcracker on horseback!) we also happened upon this curiosity. It is the insanely wonderful creation of an unknown man during the 1950’s, just glorious, I am especially tickled by the helmet atop the carousel.
Feeling over enthusiastically smug this week about the plastic poundstore picture frames I bought and painted with old Farrow and Ball tester pots to hold exquisite illustrations unearthed by BHL. They look super lovely in the narrow upstairs hallway next to a pretty convex mirror picked up for under £20 and a display of peacock feathers gained from an unwanted part of an auction lot that family placed a bid on. The bleak hallway is starting to look more inviting at last:
This week marked the anniversary birthdate of legendary design maverick and Modernist doyenne Le Corbussier. Quite a few people mentioned it on Twitter, I love, love, love Le Corbusier and never more so than reading the quote Elle Deco tweeted ‘The home should be a treasure chest of living’ Take a bow Mr Corbusier!
Quite a hackneyed design cliche, the ubiquitous animal as lord or lady, akin to display domes, but I have to admit, though it is a one trick pony, it’s a trick I like. And this, new in at Rockett St George, is a fabulous example. It makes me think of the art on display in the bedroom of Amelie, I may just have to acquisition it for my own, now where to find a talking pig…