Tuesday…with Cable and Cotton

November 17, 2015

Filed Under : collaborations - Open House - The Shed - Winter

Photo 17-11-2015, 12 02 23A few weeks ago I was invited to collaborate with a fantastic independent lighting shop in Brighton called Cable and Cotton who produce the most colourful and creative strings of handmade cotton lights…you choose the string length and then you can choose as many or as few colours as you want ( it explains it all here )…I was asked to create an alternative Christmas window for their shop in the Lanes in Brighton, and as the shop is basically packed with amazing colours,  you can probably imagine I was in colour heaven…

imageimageimageimagePhoto 05-11-2015, 10 15 29 (1)…at the back of the shop is a wall of coloured lights which is so beautiful and started to inspire what I was going to put together for the window…
Photo 05-11-2015, 10 23 37Photo 26-10-2015, 10 59 03Photo 02-11-2015, 06 51 26I decided that I wanted to echo the mass of colour in the shop and make the window cosy and magical at the same time…I’ve also been preparing my new Christmas shed installation, so I cleared some space and had a practice with some of my colourful objects…Photo 01-11-2015, 12 42 20

…so when I started on the window, I sort of knew where I was going with it, but also wanted to be able to improvise within the idea…Photo 09-11-2015, 11 49 52 Photo 09-11-2015, 12 27 56 ( and make quite a bit of mess in the shop! )Photo 09-11-2015, 13 11 15 Photo 09-11-2015, 13 36 43 Photo 09-11-2015, 14 09 05 Photo 09-11-2015, 14 09 45 Photo 09-11-2015, 16 54 16 Photo 10-11-2015, 13 45 51 Photo 10-11-2015, 13 47 31 I love organising colour and working detailed object arrangements in amongst natural colours, so working coloured lights into it was a wonderful opportunity…Photo 10-11-2015, 13 49 58 Photo 10-11-2015, 13 53 19 Photo 10-11-2015, 13 55 06 Photo 10-11-2015, 13 57 54 Photo 10-11-2015, 14 01 14 Photo 10-11-2015, 14 02 07 Photo 10-11-2015, 14 03 22 Photo 11-11-2015, 15 22 35 As part of my shed installation for my Christmas Open House this year, I’m also using some strings of lights which really lend themselves to creating a festive and magical atmosphere without resorting to the often over done Christmas glitter and snow…Photo 17-11-2015, 11 30 21 My inspiration this year is a combination of Narnia ( and Edmund’s love of Turkish Delight ), mixed with the white of winter…

I’m a massive colour lover, so working with white is quite different and I’ve realised how important it’s role is in my life…it completely calms me down!Photo 17-11-2015, 11 31 04 Photo 17-11-2015, 11 39 33 …the shed isn’t finished yet, but it will be when we have our first Open House day this weekend…and suffice to say there will be an abundance of pretty, glowing lights from Cable and Cotton as I basically can’t get enough of them!!Photo 17-11-2015, 11 42 48 Photo 17-11-2015, 12 07 37If you’d like to see my window display in Brighton and visit the shop, Cable and Cotton are located at 24 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB ( more info about the shop here ). You can also choose and order their strings of lights in their on line shop and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

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