As the saying goes…
A new window display is as good as a holiday, or so they say.
We’ve gone with a pink and blue theme, to celebrate a couple of recent births in the fenton&fenton family. A big welcome to Mila and Buddy!
Included in this month’s display are a couple of Wendy Arnold originals and Miranda Skoczek’s latest “The Colourful Swan” (LOVE!). One of our stunning, customisable and very affordable hand woven cotton dhurries adorns the floor. A set of retro reupholstered swivel chairs, a Nigerian beaded basket and a Bamileke stool are also highlights.
On the pink side we have an old Chinese Gansu cabinet, a reupholstered Grant Featherston ‘Marcus Irving’ style chair, a real funky vintage industrial French lamp and a few Ethiopian processional crosses thrown in for good measure!
The duality inherent in human nature is evident in the complementary opposition between “interiors” and “exteriors”. We think of ourselves as complex beings, harbouring an array of internal processes in the form of thoughts and feelings, which we are able to present to the “outside world” in a controlled fashion. We filter those thoughts and feelings depending on our social context; saving the most valuable of them for those with whom we are the most intimate… our family and friends.
Our choice of fashion in the garments we wear inevitably expresses something of those thoughts and feelings inside, but only those which we want to project onto the world outside and this will vary as our social context varies from day to day. We can affect what the world believes about us, by fashioning our exteriors for that purpose.
Interiors could be said to express what we want to believe about ourselves. They are for our eyes and for the eyes of those closest to us only. The significance of interiors, is that they are reserved for those we trust and for those with whom we want to share what we consider to be our most treasured thoughts and feelings. It is the intimacy inherent in the gesture of inviting a person into our home – our last bastion of privacy in an increasingly invasive world.
It is for this reason a great privilege and a great responsibility to be in the business of providing beautiful objects for others in their quest to project their own inner beauty onto the interior spaces they inhabit. The objects we find and create allow us to share the expression of that inner beauty with our clients. It is one of the great rewards of working in this industry – a reward that goes beyond the mundane notion of trying to earn a living.
bit of online press
Hi everyone! Online mags are an exciting new trend and our shop just happens to feature in the current issue of a particularly schmick example of one - Adore online!