The Fine Art Degree Show week for Central St Martin's has had our household in a spin! The Private View was terrific but packed with people so we have been round a second time during the day when it's easier to see and digest. So interesting to see these talented students work and thinking about where they might be heading now. Impressive stuff all round so I am tempted to visit the graphics, illustration, fashion and jewellery shows in the coming weeks.
To complement your creative minds I am keeping a stock of wonderful art books from my favourite publishing house Thames and Hudson. Great for gifts, to dress the coffee table, or to just inspire. They will be added to the website soon but for now come and see in store.
I have just unpacked a new stock of the classic Moleskine notebooks. Two types of paper plain or lined for writing or sketching and the three most popular sizes, and I have kept to black as why would you need a colour? They are probably one of the best, most understated gifts, suiting just about everyone.
Don't forget to pencil the Stroud Green Festival dates 18 -28th June into your diaries. Plenty of great classical and early music, poetry and jazz to listen to. We have two pop up concerts here in the store on 20th June and I am really excited as Winnie Greer and Jazz friends Peter Desmond and Nick Lacey will be popping in to christen the Fender Rhodes Piano. So if you want to hear that be in Hettie Holland at 4pm!
I will be sending out more info as we get nearer the date. This weekend its the 84th birthday for my dear Dad - big jazz lover and I've asked Alison @thefoodclinic to make me a suitable show stopping cake. Photos will definitely be posted as it is sure to be magnificent!