Monday, 18 May 2009

So much to do and see

Two new books now on my wish list, Dan Winters has an extensive web site which is HEAVILY copy righted but have a look they are quite unsettling

Two purchases I finally decided to get as the Margaret Mellis book only had one copy left on Amazon, Mad Men was a given!

Wonderful beads from here
I bought them today, I will thread them with some purple glass beads to make a long necklace.

I rather fancied this necklace from Erickson Beaumon
But I then found this amazing web site

and bought this necklace instead,. I have always coveted a piece of Pippa Small's jewellery and now I have a piece, the ethics of the company makes me feel doubly smug!

Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur
28 May – 23 August 2009  /  Room 35  /  £8, Members free
A rare chance to see paintings in the royal collection of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur
The exhibition will feature a loan of 56 paintings from India, none of which have been displayed before in Europe. It is a fantastic opportunity to experience the unique art tradition that flourished in the royal courts between the 17th and 19th centuries

Finally I am really looking forward to seeing this exhibition at The British Museum as well as the garden, what an inspired idea.


materfamilias said...

I love that necklace (and the earrings above as well)!
That looks like an exhibit to see at the British Museum, and it's on while we're there. We arrive on the 28th and are in London 'til the 2nd or 3rd, staying at the Alhambra Hotel which apparently is near King's Cross. When do you think we might meet up? We're very flexible and looking forward to meeting you.

La Belette Rouge said...

OMG, love the necklaces and that bracelet!!!

And, the LA County Museum had a nice East Indian art collection. I am sure it nothing compared to the British Museum.

Please know that I am so jealous that you two will be meeting and I will not be there.

linda said...

I am drooling, literally, over that necklace!! what a fun blog....found you through la belette, in her comments on our labels in our blogs....fascinating!


indigo16 said...

Oh girls that necklace is a slice of heaven but....always a but it is HUGE! catches on everything

little augury said...

that show of the royal paintings and that necklace love fantastic! enjoy both. G