SHIRTS, WOMANS, LICHEN GREEN

  • Apr 29th, 2014

29.04.2014

1951 dated Sealed Pattern woman’s P.T. top in the imaginatively named lichen green ‘aertex’ breathable cotton fabric. Let’s face it even Farrow & Ball would have a hard time trying to re-name this particular shade of green. All is as should be, the sample is replete with Standard Pattern tags, specification label, stores refs., wax seal etc.

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RECOMMENDED READING : ‘THE PICKER HOUSE & COLLECTION’

  • Nov 22nd, 2012

21.11.2012

The Picker House & Collection – A Late 1960s Home for Art and Design.
Philip Wilson Publishers, 2012.
Contributors – Jonathon Black, David Falkner, Fiona Fisher, Fran Lloyd, Rebecca Preston, Penny Sparke.

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‘VINTAGE MENSWEAR’ LIMITED EDITION COVER

  • Sep 14th, 2012

We have just taken delivery of our special cover edition of our book Vintage Menswear. Limited to 500 now in stock.

NOW IN STOCK – ORDER ONLINE

INTRODUCING SHOWROOM VOL I

  • Sep 10th, 2012

Formally introducing our new publication SHOWROOM Vol.I. on sale now in the Earlham Street shop and other selected bookstores in London (see list below).

ORDER ONLINE

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Walk Tall – George Weeden 1948 Olympian and living legend.

  • Jul 11th, 2012

No sponsorship, one kidney, tuberculosis, a broken back…
All set for the London Olympics…1948

Introducing George Weeden who was finally honoured today as Olympic torch bearer…

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RECOMMENDED VIEWING : CHARLOTTE PERRIAND IN JAPAN

  • Jun 12th, 2012

Not only known for her tubular steel furniture, Charlotte Perriand’s work took a defining Eastern lean when she visited Japan in 1940-42. A trip whose influences permeated the rest of her design career, and one which is concisely curated and illustrated at this retrospective exhibition currently on at the Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo.

Whilst in Japan she embraced traditional craft techniques, utilising them in her wooden and bamboo furniture, and the Japanese standard size unit of tatami matting, which then determined room size etc., helped to further her, and Le Corbusier’s goal of a standardised system of measurements in construction.

If you get the chance to ‘go see’ you could also check out Jantiques, just down the road in Nakameguro.

Words SM

RECOMMENDED VIEWING : KATSURA | BERLIN

  • Jan 23rd, 2012

When in Berlin we highly recommend this exhibition of photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro, currently showing at the Bauhaus-archiv until the 12th of March. The subject, the 17th century Katsura Detached Palace in Kyoto is remarkably contemporary in design and reminiscent of 20th century de Stijl art, in particular the composition of the panelled rooms look like mini Piet Mondrian paintings. This synthesis of East meets West mirrors the photographers own life story, born in the US in 1921, he was interned during WWII, eventually becoming a Japanese citizen in 1969.

Words  SM / Photos Nic Shonfeld

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RECOMMENDED VIEWING : ‘PAPA & CAPA’

  • May 28th, 2011

Highly recommended is this compact exhibition of photographs of Ernest ‘Papa’ Hemingway by Robert Capa.  They first met each other during the Spanish Civil War, and remained close friends until Capa’s untimely death in 1954. ‘Papa & Capa’ is on at the Leica Store Ginza in Tokyo, if you just happen to be passing through…

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