Life In Style Fair
Have just finished the fair at Fox....a mammoth event full of mini businesses hawking their wares. People go crazy for 4 days purchasing everything from bamboo watches, porcelain, textiles, furniture, jewels, scratchie scraps and anything french. Some of the stalls I found inspirational were Pony Rider, Walter G, Tmod and Samantha Robinson.
My 4 metre wall of vintage scraps took me forever to make and the forklift men pulled it down in 2 seconds hurling it in the bin never to be found again.
Met 2 gorgeous girls from Sydney who have just created their first collection from India. They spent 5 months living with an Indian family out in industrial Jaipur experimenting with natural dyes and old turbans. The result is a triumph and the beginning of Walter G. Hopefully they can soon move out of home and become mini textile moghuls. I really loved their turban lampshades with antique bases
Was bowled over by Pony Rider's heavenly products. So stylishly presented, adored their flouro numbers, x range and their fab new Aztec throws and cushions, all exquisite.
A very eccentric exhibit was TMOD. The girls were dressed as girl guides and had created a wonderous tent with cut outs to pose behind. Their products inspired from victorian scraps, pre world war 2 patterns and 1950's images are so great....wrapping paper,scratchies, totes and cards.
I always love Sammy Robinson's ceramics. Beautifully displayed, this time she had some lovely butter dishes, jugs and vases to add to her endless collection.