A love story for Christmas... November 06 2012
The familiar pre Christmas buzz is upon us – mulled wine is brewing, street lights are going up and the last minute rush to get presents bought, wrapped and under the tree is looming. Worry not. New in stock are a series of lovely Bjørn Wiinblad plates produced by Nymølle, which are ideal gifts either individually, or as a set.
Wiinblad was a Danish painter, designer and artist born in 1918 and educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. Extremely talented; he worked in a multitude of mediums including ceramics, silver, bronze, textiles, and graphics, winning numerous awards and medals. Museums the world over have his work in their collections - the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Stockholm's National Museum.
Wiinblad's work is unlike any other, and he is often referred to as one of the "Superstar Designers" of the 20th Century. Probably his most sought after work is that from his time at Nymølle, where his association began in 1946 and in 1976, with the company facing closure, he took over ownership. It was here that Wiinblad produced the finest pen drawings that were transferred to production as intaglio printing, usually in a single colour.
What attracts me to his work is his wonderful use of simple line drawings, combined with the whimsical nature of his subjects, often based on the joys of music and life, which always make you smile.
The series of plates that we have for sale beautifully depicts the story of a young couples blossoming romance. In January the couple meet for the first time and in the following months, we witness how their relationship develops with both ups and downs and eventually culminates in their first-born child in the month of December. An extra dimension to the story is the month’s weather, always featuring as the backdrop. Each plate is titled on the reverse giving an insight into how the story will progress.
Wiinblad's vocation was to create designs that make everyday life a little prettier, a little more inspiring, more fun and often much more colorful. Don’t we all need a little bit of that this Christmas?
We are now open for business October 09 2012
Hello and welcome!
I can't believe it's finally launched. It seems like this has been in the making for years... actually it has. Thanks to those of you who have been patiently waiting and so supportive when it felt like it might never happen. When I decided to create a little shop of pre-loved treasures I had no idea how much time it takes to set something like this up. Opening a shop is something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time, and whilst this may not yet be the quirky walk-in store, filled to the rafters with worldly treasures that I dreamt of, it is working to become just that, and in a much more modern-day format!
I would love to have your comments and feedback. Everything on the site has been bought because in my opinion, it is in it's way, lovely - be that character-filled or perfectly designed. I will be thrilled to see these pieces going to be re-loved in new homes (even if occasionally some things are extremely hard to part with!) I hope that you like what you find.
First Post March 26 2012
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