The grey of winter is making me dream of balmy days and bright sunshine. Perhaps a perfect mix of sunshine, beautiful coastline, and brilliant artwork all into one? Well there are artists around who are doing just this. These artists create huge artworks in the sand, making geometric and organic pieces. I love that the work lasts as long as the tide is out, all that creative effort goes into a momentary masterpiece. Sam Dougados from France was winner of the 2012 sand art championship in Jersey. He approaches his work from a relaxed stand point, in most cases designing the piece as he goes along.
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Posted on 30/01/2013 by A Rum Fellow
Posted on 17/01/2013 by A Rum Fellow
Peter Carrington is a British artist who takes inspiration from old scientific journals, vintage books on zoology and geometry, he fuses these themes to create his own visual scientific language. You can see Peter Carringtons amazing work in-store here.
Posted on 12/01/2013 by A Rum Fellow
We have brand new A Rum Fellow cushions in store. These mountain cushions are made using the most intricately hand woven textiles found in the mountains of Peru. The incredible skill of traditional weavers starts with hours of careful planning, with hundreds of coloured threads it is an impossible task for anyone but the most highly skilled of weavers.
It takes weeks to produce the highly ornate patterns in the traditional method with painstaking attention to detail. The weavers of these textiles are true artists who pass on their cultural heritage within the story of the weave.
See the cushions in-store here.
Posted on 14/12/2012 by A Rum Fellow
I had the enormous pleasure of a Christmas feast with all the lovely people at Elephant Family last night. The charity works to protect Indian elephants and conserve their habitats. They do the most creative and wonderful campaigns raising awareness and funds through exciting public art events. Having already brightened up London with Elephant Parade and The Big Egg Hunt, they have something very special up their sleeve for this summer. Check out the Elephant Family website, sign the petition and support their important cause!
A huge thank you to Ruth Powys and Mahout Mark Shand for hosting a splendid evening!
Posted on 07/12/2012 by A Rum Fellow
We have some new bread bins in-store. These are 70 years, dating back to the 1940's, and are in fantastic condition!
Posted on 29/11/2012 by A Rum Fellow
We have some multi coloured ribbon from Peru to help you brighten up your presents. These are wrapped around an antique peg, so after all that giving you get a little present too!