Saturday 26 July 2014

Form, Function and Craftmanship.

If I'm to get back to blogging I think I need something to bang on about and of late it has been this!

Form, Function and Craftsmanship!

It's certainly is something I'm passionate about as I see more things about that maybe lack these three things.... but I must express that this is just my humble opinion!

I won't be highlighting what I don't think fits this criteria but I will highlight what does!
This will have a new blog look but that will take some thinking too.

So why the pottery?
Well?... made by a duo called Kat&Rogar.
He wheel throws the pottery, she hand paints!

They appeal to my retro sensibilities and are so well thrown and painted! 
They look great paired with my West Germans and I am pleased I splurged. 
I think they may be a modern collectable?
Yes I would like more!!!
Have a look at their website, I defy you not to want this on your xmas list????

 I'm desperately rushing around (waddling slowly) to do a few things for myself in between doc appointments etc
Why is pregnancy not relaxing....give me a dark cave and no medical intervention please?

Anyway so off I popped to the Mid Century Modern exhibition at the NGV Melbourne

Ahh my dreamy place full of #Form, Function and Craftsmanship!

 One day I will own a Featherston!

 You'll be forgiven in thinking that this is another pic of the exhibition but no my humble home with a new addition, no not loveheart yet but a chair....nearly as nice!!!

After years of searching I have finally found a friend for Lady armchair featuring the same sweeping arms and sexy legs!
 Confirmed the maker as a Danish Deluxe too....YAY!

Danish Deluxe was founded in Melbourne in the 1950s and is responsible for designing and manufacturing high-end Danish styled furniture.
The company was formed by Neville Askanasy, John Westacott and Borg Gjorstvang (2 Danes & an Aussie). Their strong in-house designs and quality craftsmanship also enabled them to gain licenses to manufacture the work of legend designers like Hans Wegner & Niels Moller.
As well as manufacturing furniture for domestic consumption, both in Australia and overseas, Danish DeLuxe also manufactured chairs for the Australian Pavilion at EXPO 67 in Montreal, the Australian Academy of Science building in Canberra, and the Sydney Opera House.

I want to wrap her in Marimekko because her upholstery though nice is an insipid sage green, totally inoffensive but gag boring!

 The collab is at the Finders Keepers Market this weekend, I hope they are received well!

 I hope you'll enjoy this new focus, thanks for popping by!

Thursday 24 July 2014

A bit of thrift!

Hello 70's latch hook from ebay!
Come to my home and hang out on the blue wall!
Even Mr Ouch said you were a bit of alright!

I love lidded forms and I really enjoyed making them back in the day too.
This little piece is Scandinavian I'm told?
Terracotta, glazed white with a tin oxide brush work? 
Very sweet and very well made.
I can't recognise the makers mark, let me know if you can?

My Toy collection is growing!
Got a thing for Vikings! CHARGE!!!!
They make me smile :)

Got a thing for modernist jewellery at the moment and have amassed a collection, which I hope to post about soon. Very easy to sneak in the house ;)

The necklace in the centre is new, it looks like a Pentti Sarpaneva but it doesn't have the same link to the necklace as my others have but hey I loved it and figured it needed a home!

I'm on maternity countdown #35weeks, come on loveheart lets meet??

Pippa x 


Thursday 10 July 2014

Zillpa + Ouch Flower Craft Collaboration- LAUNCH DAY!

Well we did it! ...and here they are!
Tasseled baskets and bowls! or 3d weaving?

You'll find these beauties on Clare's Stall, at this months 

They are limited edition, they are original, they are form and function in perfect harmony!

My uni lecturers banged on about that all the time!  

They are Craft, they are Art, they function, they feel good!
I'm proud!

Huge thanks to Clare for agreeing to collab with me!


 Thanks for popping by!

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