I love the feeling of looking at something so well designed it inspires me to greater more well designed err designs…
Like this simple ceramic carton milk jug from Heals!
Ok maybe there are better examples out there, but I love this. So simple and for me beautiful.
HEAL’s are celebrating 200 years of just that this year, whereas I’m celebrating my first purchase from there! Eeep!
I remember a time as a young impressionable teenager venturing into the daunting glass temple of design wonder, my scratchy second-hand boots echoing loudly around their beautiful Kings Road store boutique, (silently vowing to myself that I must return someday in Pretty Women style and buy millions of pounds worth of items) It would of been some sort of gesture to show I wasn’t this uncouth youth now dwarfed by the beauty that surrounded me, that I some how understood the design and how important it was. Not that any of the staff would of cared, that’s not to say they wouldn’t of cared, I guess it was just more to do with me… I mean who really does care?
How I loved everything in there, such style and class. This love for design has always burned in me since watching old movies with my dad from the 60s and loving the pictures, the patterns, the wallpapers and rugs. An endless cornucopia of colour that made my eyes bulge. I knew then I was a gonna, a sucker, a true fanatic and would probably wind up collecting and hoarding as many of these items as I could get my mitts on…
Over the years that has proved to be the case, passing some on, selling some and eventually starting Extinct.
Sharing with you my love for design from such explosive eras as the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
“Ohhh tooo mUch”