Saturday, May 22, 2010

Even more beautiful things!

Embossed metal wall plates designed by Australian artist and poet, Richard Tipping.

This set of four elegant pastel dessert plates echoes Simmons' recent large-scale photographic works. The four tantalizing designs feature extravagant collages of cake, candies and biscuits arranged by flavour lemon, mint, chocolate and strawberry. Each vibrant collage stretches out and covers the eight-inch plate creating a fanciful fun pop image. Each set includes 4 plates, one of each design.

This is an approved reproduction of Hoffmann's original lamp design from 1901, made by Woka Lamps Vienna

Lovers at The Movies Mini Print

Marilyn Monroe Iconic Print

This is an approved reproduction of Hoffmann's original lamp design from 1901, made by Woka Lamps Vienna

This is an approved reproduction of Hoffmann's iconic chair design from 1908, made by Wittmann Furniture. Josef Hoffmann, with his creative power and above all, his feeling for design, played a major part in the shaping of the aesthetic perception and understanding of the 20th century.

A stunning camera that would be a real treat for any photographer.

Quality canvas tote bag, featuring the Baldessari lithograph I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971.

Designed by Mimi for Tate, this is a beautiful, sturdy leather bag

Premium leather tote bag designed by Mimi exclusively for Tate.

100% cotton Pop Life tote bag.

Stunningly colourful bag designed by Cristian Zuzunaga.

Simple and symbolic bookbag featuring Picasso's blue and green La Columbe, 1961 on one side and 'Picasso' written in navy blue on the other.

Wear a little love with this beautiful silver-plated lapel pin featuring LOVE, by Robert Indiana.

Felicity Gail jewellery is made by Debbie Brenner and Jackie Durrans. Their designs are inspired by works of art that have caught their imagination. Working together, they handcraft their jewellery from semi-precious stones, glass and sterling silver.

Own your own piece of Grayson Perry pottery in this unique reliquary pendant.

"I think that the way we look at art comes from religion. We go to special buildings to stare at significant and precious things. We feel it is good for us. Tate Modern is a 21st century cathedral. Artists are saints and holy fools. Here is a relic of one of them to take home from your pilgrimage." Grayson Perry

Beautiful and unique perspex bracelet made by jewellery designer Tamsin Howells, and using fabrics from innovative textile design duo Wallace Sewell.
Each item is uniquely handcrafted using individual fabric pieces encased inside two layers of perspex

Designed exclusively for Tate by Takako Copeland, Family Tree jewellery uses traditional Washi Japanese Paper, printed in Kyoto using an original stensil from the turn of the 20th Century, encased in perspex and shaped to produce distinctive and modern jewellery pieces.

We are enjoying a few days of lovely weather here in London, England. The unexpected sunny days have been the perfect excuse to don a full summery ensemble. The unpredictable English weather does have a tendency to attract some over zealous types or two. Whilst wearing a pretty summer dress is perfectly acceptable for the current, temperature, wearing a bikini to visit the local supermarket is not.Especially when it has been known to be sunny and snow on the same day.
Anyway, I have decided to extend the theme of gift shop goodies, as this is my latest thing. Today I am featuring the gift shop from the Tate Modern. Created in the year 2000 from a disused power station in the heart of London, Tate Modern displays the national collection of international modern art. This is defined as art since 1900. International painting pre-1900 is found at the National Gallery, and sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Tate Modern includes modern British art where it contributes to the story of modern art, so major modern British artists may be found at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. I would encourage to visit the site to learn more, it's so interesting.
Now onto the shopping part,I have selected a few bits and pieces for you to take a look at.


Josie said...

Glad the weather is so gorgeous there! I love that Marilyn photo and those street sign plates are darling!
xxoo Josie

Debbie said...

Lisa, there are so many adorable things in this post! I really enjoyed it. :-D

AB HOME Interiors said...

Love that sign! Too funny! And the marilyn print is one of my favorites.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yes....I see several things I could put in that gorgeous leather hand back. Yes siree!

Graham I. Haynes said...

Great post — I particularly liked the Cristian Zuzunaga bag. Also, I loved the outfit idea you posted on my blog! What a lovely, detailed vision. The Katherine Hepburn reference was idyllic.

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hello friend! I love this post. I want the plates with collages of cake, the camera, and the leather bag!!! :) I'm happy to hear you are having lovely weather, indeed when I was there earlier this month it was cloudy, but still so beautiful. I can imagine London is even more beautiful when the sun is shining. Enjoy it!


The Zhush said...

Love the Tate, love your choices!

Jessica said...

The plates are so quirky and fun. Love 'em!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Wow, I'd never really struck me before but those Hoffman designs were at least 20 years ahead of the curve!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

One's eyes are dazzled here - there are so many stylishly beautifully things to look at. I shan't pick a favourite - I adore them all. Have a happy, happy weekend!;-)

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Those dessert plates are so fun! A collage of desserts, it sure inspires you to cheat on your diet ;-)