Thursday 16 July 2015

Toy workshop at Foyles in Bristol - Jane Foster

Do any of you live in Bristol? I'm coming to Foyles bookshop on Thursday 27th August 2-3pm to run a short workshop on decorating simple stuffed toys. Places are for children ages 5-10 and need to come with an adult. Prices are £3 each and can be booked here -

Tuesday 14 July 2015

My Trimma Cabinet Obsession - Frank Guille for Kandya - Jane Foster

Those of you that have followed my blog over the years will know of my obsession with vintage formica and my love of 60s Kandya units designed by Frank Guille. Frank studied with Robin Day at the London College of furniture and I first bought his Trimma cabinet (sideboard) when I was living in Brighton, years ago. You can see here it has followed me from house to house! Until recently I owned two Trimma sideboards - I had the one shown here in the first photo too but sadly had to sell it due to a house move and no-where to put it. A few weeks ago I bought the taller version  -  it arrived in such a sad state that I had no choice but to renovate and paint it - there was no way it was going to clean up. It's lost it's original flap down door but is going to make a fab book case / cabinet for all my vintage children's books and boxes of vintage picture dominoes. If you scroll down, you can see work in progress on it. The sliding doors are the original colour and although a bit faded, will remain this colour, as will the birch ply edging and drawers. I shall show the final version when it's finished!