Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Day 20 - Sweet Candy

SOLANGECreated by the acclaimed jeweller, this is a heady mix of sweet candy and patchouli with a fresh top note of bergamot with rose, jasmine, labdanum, treemoss and heliotrope. Musk and vanilla bourbon base notes create an addictive, animal attraction.

£145 from Solange Azagury Partridge

Day 21 - UK Beauty

union jackEstee Lauder lucidity translucent pressed powder compact. Union Jack enamel and diamante.

£50 Estee Lauder

Day 21 - Neon Immersion

rolf sachsRolf Sach's Neon Immersion, is a borosilicate glass coil, filled with neon, immersed in a blown borosilicate glass bottle filled with water.

Edition of 7 P.O.A. Rolf Sachs

Day 22 - Space Rocket

space explorerFasten your rocket boosters! Hurtle across the solar system looking for planets to probe and alien civilisations to aid. Blast the imagination into space with this rocket replica. This wooden rocket comes in fourteen easy to assemble parts to build and paint.

Makes 1 rocket

Finished size: Height 285mm x Width 80mm

£14.99 from The Little Experience

Day 22 - Victorian Beauty

Basia ZarzyckaFor beautiful hair accessories, including vintage and the more unusual, look no further than Basia Zarzycka.

This Victorian haircomb is priced at £446

Day 23 - Spy For The Day

Spy Games ExperienceIn this experience, one will learn the essential skills required to conduct a secret agent operation, and how to use specialist spy equipment; covert cameras and UHF radios, bugs and listening devices!

You'll fire automatic pistols and sniper rifles, de-activate bombs, throw axes, learn skid car techniques, and some martial arts for when you 're cornered by enemy agents!!

The experience starts at 9.30am with Arrival at the stadium where safety briefings and issuing of all equipment will take place.
In this fun packed experience, you will engage in activities such as:
Driving skills
Weapons Training
Drive-in pistol
Upon booking, the recipient will recieve a map with directions, but more importantly, the Spy Games gift pack, with a Spy Games 'Passport ' and Camera (genuine-disposable)!!

£215 from Buy A gift

Day 23 - Jewellery Tree

treeThis jewellery tree, designed by Louise Christ, is made of a high gloss, polished aluminium, which withstands extensive use and has the necessary weight to carry your jewellery without tipping over! It is just as beautiful and sculptural as it is fascinatingly simple. Not only will it look great on your dressing room table, but you can also see at a glance your rings, bracelets, chains and earrings for choosing from.

h14 w6 d25cm

£29.95 each from Wrap It

Day 24 - Boxing Clever

Bill AmbergBill Amberg leather punch bag and bowing gloves.

modern reproductions of timeless classics

hand made

vegetable tanned cow hide leather

will age beautifully

height approx. 80 cm

weight 23 kilos

Punchbag £195, gloves £80

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Day 24 - Wild Flowers Book Sculpture

Su BlackwellPaper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. Su Blackwell employs this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.

It is the delicacy, the slight feeling of claustrophobia, as if these characters, the landscape have been trapped inside the book all this time and are now suddenly released. A number of the compositions have an urgency about them, the choices made for the cut-out people from the illustrations seem to lean towards people on their way somewhere, about to discover something, or perhaps escaping from something. And the landscapes speak of a bleak mystery, a rising, an awareness of the air.

£1,000 from Su Blackwell