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February 13, 2013

Unexpected pleasures design museum

Last week I have had a delightful couple of days with my mum who came to stay..

A trip to the local toddler group for some superb singing, followed by lunch out at one of my favourite cafes in Holt, plus just a little clothes shopping. I was very pleased to pick up a pair of trousers and top which make me look a couple of sizes smaller than I really am!! I am planning on upcycling my old jeans (too big) into some gorgeous baskets.

But my favourite day was a trip to London, for a girly day out. We visited The Design Museum to see the exhibition Unexpected Pleasures.

Unexpected Pleasures celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who challenge the conventions of jewellery design. The exhibition features prominent UK and international jewellers who explore new processes and move away form financial value to personal association.

To be honest I had no idea of the range and number of contemporary jewellers, and found some of the pieces more a piece of fine art.

The pieces that interested me the most were of course the upcycled pieces. A necklace made of jagged glass bottle necks, a dress which had many circular holes, which had been stitched into a necklace to wear with the dress, a necklace made of many little action type men.

These images of the exhibition are poor quality but do give you a taste… I regret now not taking notes of who the artist was per piece.

men

coffee

wooden

glass

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