upcycling furniture

Old suitcases, vintage fabrics and new shops…

Well… It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post and while my Mac’s been gathering dust! I’ve been rummaging around flea markets, meeting Lou Rota, looking into possibly having a pop up shop and organizing an exhibition. All Of course without forgetting my old school desk, which I have started sanding and while doing so have found some very cool old graffiti on it…
Old leather suitcases, vintage fabrics, a bluebird typewriter (I see another collection starting here!) and a solid pine table are the things I’ve picked up this week. These form the idea for my new project and hopefully what will end up becoming my signature piece.
With all this being a relatively new venture any tips and advice is priceless. It was great to meet up with Lou Rota who told me all about her journey so far and I’m very much looking forward to doing some work experience with her in May. She has put me down to have a stall at the homework’s farmers market in Nov/Dec http://thisishomeworks.blogspot.com. This gives me something to work towards, and will hopefully have a good collection of things for sale by then!
Finally my lovely documentary photographer boyfriend and me are looking to do not one but two collaborations together (things must be getting serious!) The first is an exhibition of some of the pictures we took while traveling around India last year. These will be exhibited at cinnamon village on Blackstock road N4 from 1st April for a month. The second is a pop up shop we’ve had our eyes on for the last year. It’s a very old and run down abandoned Chinese restaurant. We are now on a mission to find the owners and see if we can inject new life into it. It would be perfect as a gallery/studio/workshop/showroom, Watch this space!
In the meantime, here are some pic’s of my latest finds.

One response

  1. Whoo! Nice one Jas. Can’t wait to see what happens next x

    March 20, 2011 at 20:57

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