I recently went to the traveling exhibition collection called
Petit H (click for link) at Hermes in Bond Street.
I received an invite to the exhibition although it was open to the public.
It is a special collection created by artisans by re-purposing materials that would otherwise have to be disposed of.
The installation was done by Faye Toogood.
Faye Toogood and her home was very recently featured
in the NY Times.
|Faye Toogood in a dress from Egg Via the NY Times|
She used to be an editor at the World of Interiors but has now started her own studio called Studio TOOGOOD.
The items are all one off creations and
not normally seen in their other ranges.
As it was an exhibition, the rules of not touching applied.
For instance, this bear sculpted by leather is actually a tray table.
Do you see the tray on the bear's back?
At that price, it was probably sold to a collector.
They greyhound hasn't sold but I wonder if it's because it doesn't serve another purpose other than pure sculpture.
A change tray for a rainy day?
This is a bubble blower.
Perhaps not the best for a 4 year old's birthday party...
Another toy that perhaps would not be suited for a child.
Anyone in the market for a sculpture seated leather lioness?
Well you are in luck.
I don't mind this bench although
I don't know if I would dare sit on it...
This was a carriage to put your keys and little sundries in.
I am looking for a pendant light.
They repurposed this lovely teapot.
I have a thing for Hermes porcelain...
This is a door stopper that is a rock with a specially moulded handle.
Looking for a home gym or just something to do some aerial yoga?
You could get fit and then admire yourself in this mirror.
I enjoyed this mirror and the way the ties were reused.
I almost felt like I could recreate this myself.
The one that I might try and recreate in earnest if I ever get a garden with a shed and the energy is to recreate this light feature which was Hermes mugs lit from within.
I don't know if I really like it but I couldn't stop looking at it.
The exhibition ends this weekend so you will have to be quick if you are in town and haven't seen it already.
The next Petit H exhibition will be in May in Beverly Hills just so those who live near there might visit then.
It's my one year blog anniversary on the 12th of December.
Now I am going to be sneaky and expect you to join me.
I am having two giveaways.
One quiet one and only for regular readers.
I will have another public one on the 12th for whoever wants to join but I want to thank readers thus far so please don't tell everyone
I am having a giveaway.
I haven't decided yet but I might be drawing 11 or 13 people out of the hat.
Now for those readers who don't blog or comment normally.
Please just drop me an email or a comment so I can add you in the random generator!
I am not telling you what it is but I will show you when I announce the winners on the 12th. I think most of you will like it...
If you don't like it, you can say you don't want it.
No offence taken and I will choose someone else.
But it will be in the form of a dog, teapot, or an umbrella...
Let me know if you hate any of those and I won't put you in that category ok?
Entries end 8am GMT 12/12/13
Good luck! xx