Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Christmas comes to New House

I always start getting the Christmas Tingle about now and this year the Nordic Elves have been EXTRA busy, magicing up some incredibly charming, high-quality, lovely Swedish-made items to give everyone's Christmas a delightful festive buzz :

My favourite is the table runner and Charlotte Farmer's Shake It tea towel and mug :
Closely followed by the useful oven glove and tea towel :

But don't forget the Christmas apron to complete the look!
   Happy Christmas!

Monday, 10 November 2014

Gloucester Cathedral's sculpture exhibition, Crucible 2.

It's been a few years since I'd last visited Gloucester's fantastic cathedral, but I was bowled over by Crucible 2.

Magnificently curated by Gallery Pangolin, they'd brilliantly placed sculptures in different parts of the cathedral to envoke surprise, shock, depth, thought and beauty. To me it was exhibition of the year.

Outside there was Randall-Page, Robertson and Lynn Chadwick :

Inside you were greeted by March's 'the thief' and Lutcyens 'outraged Christ'. I loved the way the thief was placed so colour from the stained glass windows shone through his eyes :

In the cloisters (where parts of the Harry Potter movies were filmed) there was Buck's 'in man's nature' & 'dog', Harvey, Cooper, and others :

In the main cathedral there were so many excellent scultptures in great positions - Moore's, scary Humphreys, Gregory, Mach, Kenworthy, and Gavin Turk's 'Nomad' placed just perfectly :

I loved where Antony Gormley's 'The pose' stood :

The cathedral looked on impassive and impressive with chapels and historic rooms I'd never seen open before.

Even 'anatomy of an angel' (that I doubt Dameon Hurst created with any feeling of religeous spirtuality) looked great, and was actually very moving here :

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Another vintage car auction at New House HQ

Yesterday we had another vintage car auction at How Caple Court. It's a regular feature for us. as it happens every 3 months.

Our location with it's 300 year old buildings, lend themselves perfectly to this sort of occasion
My favourite up for sale was a Morris taxi from the 1920's, that wouldn't look out of place on a Downton Abbey set.
It was a climb to get into the back, but interesting to see the traditional roller blinds that had fabric very similar to our natural Swedish plains. Always a good choice if you want a roller blind in a traditional setting.
 The good ladies laboured in the kitchen to feed all the visitors, and bacon & tomato sandwiches were the most popular as the sale went on

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Our favourite exhibition

Home/Top Drawer at Olympia is always one of New House's favourite shows, and we were on stand L36. We set up on Friday when there was no one else, and Olympia looked a bit bleak :

 Charlotte did her usual stunning drawing on the walls:
Home had 1000's of visitors and we were happy to meet many new and old customers. It was a great show and were sad when we had to demolish our stand
We will be back next year!