Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Tues 7th Sept: Pelicans & Parrots

Returning to the studio from visiting my artwork at Dalston Superstore yesterday, I spotted an interesting looking shopfront and did a little rubber-neck walk. My blogger radar pinged but I couldn't stop in my tracks as I had sewing to be seen to.............oh my, did I regret that decision later when I looked it up! The new curiosity shop held a meet and greet session for the single launch for Roots Manuva at the exact time I must have sloped by. ARGH! GUTTED!
So I hot-stepped back to day to see the store "Pelicans & Parrots" and the selection of vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery, furniture, ornaments, books, artefacts and taxidermy. The walls are adorned with old paintings and framed photographs but also contemporary screen-prints from artists based at nearby PrintClub. What was once home to a travel agents is now a one stop shop for any intriguing gift from an elaborate carnival feather headdress to a smaller cheeky feather crow. To rummage in the racks yourself, do the Dalston thing and head to 40 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XJ.

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