Friday, 28 March 2008

liberty love

so i went into liberty's a few days ago to see an exhibition called china design now, the main part i wanted to see was by an artist called martin wolf who has used gazillions of plastic toys that were all mass produced in china, apparently according to the brochure he has used over 20.000 toys and has attached them to a wall inside the shop....and it was quite brilliant and full of fun....

in amongst the toys were photographs that he took in the factories that made the toys..

so of course whilst in liberty i had a wander around and saw some incredible things that made my heart beat faster than I'm sure it should....this really is one of the most inspiring shops in London....just look at these lovelies...

and the fabric department never fails to enlarge my pupils to soak everything in....

and the furniture as always makes me want to pull on a balaclava and hold the place hostage until they give me what i want....

9 comments:

ppdesigns said...

oh i hadn't realised Liberty did exhibitions. 20,000 dolls is alotta dolls!!!

Callooh Callay said...

Oh, thanks for all the wonderful pictures. I'm feeling rather continent bound right now (middle of the US), so this was a great little vicarious journey.

High Desert Diva said...

Martin Wolf's exhibition is mind boggling!

Liberty looks like quite a cool place.

Rosebud Collection said...

What interesting stuff..Was fun looking at the pictures..

blueboygifts said...

the pictures are great! All that fabric is making me drool...
that wingback chair is GORGEOUS!

tatsuko said...

I love that chair! And the wall - I can just about smell the plastic!!!

sko_G knits said...

those are some amazing furniture pieces. although i would be a bit frightened to have them in my home.

Margins. said...

WOW. That wall of plastic toys is A-MAZING. That's brilliant.

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed that quite a lot.

TotusMel said...

That toy wall is one of the wackiest things ever.