Country Living Spring Fair: Alexandra Woods

In case you missed yesterday morning’s post, I’ve been given a cool opportunity to contact a few people involved with this year’s Country Living Spring Fair, happening in Islington from March 24-28. 

This is Alexandra Woods: illustrator, painter and designer. Her work has a real country living flair that fits in perfectly with next week’s exhibition. She’s given us a bit of insight into her inspiration, let us know what to expect from a visit to her booth and shared a few photos of her work.

LLO: Tell us a bit about your contribution to the Country Living Spring Fair; what sort of products will you have on sale?
AW:
 A selection of my art, design and illustration range is showing at the Country Living Spring Fair 2010 including a new collection of designs printed onto household items. With a continued interest in good food and sound husbandry with a love of the countryside, I specialise in portraits of British farm animals, capturing the essence of their spirit. Combining skills sharpened through successful completion of Bachelor and Masters degrees in Textile Design and Illustration, I also transform observations of everyday objects into striking designs printed onto household items.

LLO: Your work is inspired by the British countryside and farm animals. Where is the best place to go for a taste of that lifestyle while still in London?
AW:
Early studies for the bovine portraits were made at Petersham Meadows, nestled between the foot of Richmond Hill and the Thames towpath.

LLO: Are there any other artists exhibiting at the fair you are especially looking forward to seeing?
AW:
As a new exhibitor to the fair, I am looking forward to seeing the wide range of art created under the shared theme of the countryside.

For more of Alexandra’s work, see her website: www.alexandrawoods.com
For more information on what to expect the Country Living Spring Fair, click here and watch this space.

If you’re interested in checking out the fair, Little London Observationist readers have been offered a special ticket price of £10.50 (instead of £15 at the door). Just ring up the ticket line no later than 1pm the day before heading down and quote “CL134″. 

Tel: 08448480160

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Jimmie Martin: The Chairs!

I walk down Kensington Church Street quite often these days, so I thought I should follow up on that entry about the chairs. A few people had asked the name of the shop: Jimmie Martin. And they sell not only crazy chairs but all sorts of home stuff like wardrobes, mirrors, tables, beds. They even have candles, wallpaper and cushions.

The shop moved to its current location in 2009, but has been around in London since 2004. It’s run by Jimmie Karlsson and his partner Rick. They “provide an eclectic showcase of one-off pieces of furniture combining the decadent and quirky with the nostalgic and urban.”

They’ve done a pink stiletto chair for Kelly Osbourne, a commission table for Pete Townshend using his last smashed up guitar, bits and pieces for Kylie Minogue and Liam Gallagher.

More on the website, of course!

Shop: Jimmie Martin Ltd
Address: 77 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG 
Website: www.jimmiemartin.co.uk
Phone: 44 (0)20 7938 1852

The History of Mathematics

Sir Isaac Newton outside the British Library, by Scottish sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. He was the same artist who is responsible for the mosaic patterned walls in Tottenham Court Road tube station and the design Paul McCartney’s album cover on Red Rose Speedway.

P9062239