Mid August at Objets De Desir
You can never tell how the month of August is going to pan out. Children are on Summer holidays as are many others. Whilst the majority of Bristol is jetting off on their vacations, Bristol sees an influx of tourist and holiday makers ready to see what the city has to offer!
August has seen many new additions to Objets De Desir. Perfect for this time of year and to coincide with the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. With the sunshine beautifully pouring in through our shop window, we are so glad to be on Boyce Avenue!
New work in the shop by Bristol based illustrator Hannah Elliott, who goes by the name Studio.Taro. If you love soft and delicate watercolour illustrations then Hannah is the artist for you. Framed paintings and a variety of prints now in the shop.
New jewellery in the shop from very talented silversmith and designer Gemma Claire Jewellery. A beautiful silver collection with precious gemstones and unusual shapes, which comes in its very own box. Perfect for a gift for somebody special, or if you feel like treating yourself.
Brand new artist to the shop, talented illustrator Carla Adol! Carla hand draws all of her illustrations in such fine detail and then makes them into wearable pieces! We also have a range of A4 and A5 prints available as well as sturdy tote bags and cushions!
The work of Hannah Bunn has been turning the heads of many in the last week. Especially with the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. New framed and unframed prints available of the Suspension Bridge, the harbour and vibrant St. Werburghs in a beautifully unique illustrated style. Come take a peak! A3 and A4 prints available...and soon to be cards too!
New jewellery collection in the shop by Ava & Bea. Based in Bristol, Ava & Bea make jewellery and home accessories expressing their love for colour and design. They like to work with a range of materials such as copper, brass, wood, vintage wallpaper, Formica and Drum wrap. A varied range of jewellery and accessories now in the shop. We love their vintage style mirrors, they look fab in the shop with our children collection and accessories!
Striking new cards and prints (and lampshades) by illustrator and print-maker Sophie Collette. They were perfect for the balloon fiesta at the weekend and for anyone wanting to take a memento home from Bristol. Sophie loves plants, the countryside, trees and wildlife which is a clear influence in her work. As well as illustration, Sophie explores screen and relief printing, printing from lino and woodcut, lampshade making, and even Floristry.
We have had very positive feedback from the people of Bristol about Jane Booth's beautiful ceramic collection. They brighten up the shop as well as our customers day! We are very pleased to be stocking these earthenware beauties which are locally made in Bristol. Each ceramic mug comes in its very own illustrated box, perfect to give as a gift or to transport it safely home to your own coffee table. We are also stocking bowls and jugs in this collection. My favourite piece has already sold...I should have been quicker!
We'd also like to introduce you to Quazi Designs! We are very happy to be stocking these innovative designs that have such a great ethos behind the making of them. Based in Swaziland, they promote 'design for sustainable change and social impact, creating responsible and thoughtful products by transforming discarded waste magazines into original accessories and interiors'. We love the vibrancy of the jewellery which contrasts so beautifully with the gold tones from the brass. Also in addition to this all Quazi Designs' products are 'hand made by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and a living wage'.
We've had new additions from Bristol based ceramic artist and illustrator Eskawonders, bringing charismatic ceramics, prints and cards to Objets!
To top it all of, we've had a brand new delivery from Clare Phillips to stock up all your favourites and new dino plates and eggcups in from the wonderful Dixon Does Doodles.
That's all for now.