Look what we found on the web this week! Joy’s blog is a constant source of inspiration and we feel very privileged to be mentioned. Click here to see what this clever lady does when she’s not blogging – we’ll be putting in an order for more stock soon… Thank you Joy!
+++ PLEASE NOTE +++ Any orders placed online over the Christmas or New Year period will not be despatched until the shop re-opens.
You can now get hold of more Breezy Singers, to sing sounds that are melodious to the human ear! Silver or gold roses are now on sale. Also WATCH OUT there is a new dog in town, who goes by the name Daisy.
Opening times are:
11am – 7pm Monday to Friday and 1- 6pm Saturday and Sunday
Caravan presents Flower Power for this year’s design festival – in conjunction with the launch of our new shop in Shoreditch.
Flower Power sees an amazing array of floral inspired designs that include painterly hand-tufted wool rugs by Parisian artist Nathalie Lete, bespoke hand-printed work by wallpaper artist Deborah Bowness, bugged out recycled floral ceramics by Lou Rota, and botanical decorated vintage seating by Holly Wood and Folk.
Caravan’s signature vintage floral fabrics adorn dressmaker’s mannequins, and quirky offerings such as unusual metal rose bouquets sit in glass display domes.
Caravan presented the ‘Moveable Feast’ for Spitalfield’s ‘Taste’ event for EAST festival 2008. Sinister black crows ate ceramic cupcakes from insect plates in the vintage Citroen van where shop owner Emily Chalmers dished up signed copies of her book, ‘Table Settings’.
More information at www.findeast.co.uk
The Caravan Citroen H-van – a vintage automobile design classic – was parked outside the shop, exhibiting specially commissioned work for the festival. Bespoke wall papers by artist Deborah Bowness were featured alongside vintage chairs and plates decorated by designer Lou Rota. Sinister black crows and unusual metal flowers adorned the van and the event also featured our exclusive vintage fabric mannequins.
In support of the ‘Surreal Things’ exhibition at The V&A, Brompton Estates invited Caravan to create an installation in a Kensington shop unit. The installation ran through April and May 2007 and all products shown were for sale.
Deborah Bowness created a 14m long installation of 2d ‘room sets’ directly alongside Caravan and, in her signature printed wallpaper style, designed bespoke temporary signage for the shop.
The launch of the ‘Deborah Bowness at Caravan’ project coincided with London Design Festival, September 2006, and put Old Spitalfields Market on the Icon Design Trail. The signage remained in place for the duration of the main building works at Old Spitalfields Market.
All images displayed within the ‘2d roomsets’ are available as 3.5m wallpaper drops from Caravan. With special thanks to Ballymore Properties Ltd. and Trad scaffolding for facilitating the project.
Caravan worked with Robert Cary-Williams in conjunction with his show at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Sept 2006. Caravan supplied oversized black butterfly hairpieces for the show and the shop’s signature large black crows were given to front row guests.