In Her Glory’s studio is located in the heart of Europe’s biggest artist community, Hackney Wick. The area is home to some of the most exciting artists and designers in London, such as Print designer, James Brown, Fashion designer, Pam Hogg, Jewellery sculptress, Culietta, Art duo, Mr Four Fingers, painter, Rosie Emerson and Duvet Days – creators of upcycled clothing. This is to name but a few, it’s an absolute pleasure working in such a creative, inspiring, and supportive community.
My studio is one of many situated in a gated courtyard that is part of the old peanut factory. We’ve never had the luxury of having a door number on the courtyard, which is a pain in the arse when trying to describe our location to lost couriers, clients and taxi’s. So, I decided enough was enough and took matters into my own hands and made a door sign for my lovely neighbours that NO-ONE COULD MISS.
It’s been that time of year again, Valentines day!!! The one day in the year when we must all be on our best behaviour and try not to argue with our beloved for a full 24 hours. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT (see what I did there?).
Lets face it, Valentines day is a recipe for unnecessary pressure related disaster! Basically one big trip wire for couples. I’m actually in the belief that Valentines day is a cunning joke orchestrated by some amused singlton who wanted to sit back and have a good giggle at the countless arguing couples who are unable to; book their favourite (or any) restaurant, get out of work on time or one half just simply forgot. A subversive day that doesn’t celebrate love but in fact the opposite, mocks it. It’s a day that allows the unattached to bask in their stress free singleness and be grateful that they will not have to fake gratitude for a pointless cuddly ‘I love you’ tatty bear or any other shitty, generic, last minute present.
So lets face it, Valentines Day is a bit shit and we all expect to be disappointed. This is why we should put an end to pointless arguments and crappy presents this one day every year. What’s the point? Why should we rely on someone else to buy us a crap present that we have to hide at the back of the drawer after a week?
LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR SHIT GIFTS!!!
Let’s boycott ValentinesDayand celebrate love all year round, couples and singles alike! Giving an amazing gift when someone least expects it has far more impact than Valentines day ever could.
It’s my belief we all deserve bloody great gifts, that’s what In Her Glory is all about!
Illuminated love hearts are the newest addition to the In Her Glory product list. They’re intentionally tacky (optional flash setting, thank you please), bright and garish with a Baz Lurhmann edge. The ultimate fuck you to a Tatty bear. I love them and hope you do too!
I decided to start the New Year with a big illuminated flowery BANG!! by introducing my new light up (faux) flower love heartsto In Her Glory’s flower range.
Each heart is approx 65cm wide & 56cm high so looks amazing as decoration for the home (I have one above my bed), and perfect if you’re planning a wedding/party and want to add a Baz Luhrmann, Romeo & Juliet twist!!!
Colours? I’ll leave that up to you. I offer a selection of 6 flower (Red, Yellow, Baby Pink, Baby Blue, Cream and Black) and 3 lights (red, pink or white) so you can match the design to your home or party theme.
Here’s a sneaky peek at the new website logo created by the audio and video designer Jimmy Wheeldon of Facets, who not only is a talented musician, motion graphics designer and producer, but is also a whiz in 3d design too. Usually at this point I’d call him a wanker for possessing such skills but since he ‘s kindly created such an epic logo for me, I shall not. Publicly anyway.
Jimmy is currently animating the logo so it will flash and flicker like an old neon sign!
Maintaining your motivation and enthusiasm for your work can often be challenging. I, along with many of my talented friends, question whether we’ve made the right choices, struggling to see a light at the end of the tunnel when things get tough, asking is all the hard work and uncertainty worth it?
At times like this I go on TED Talks, an amazing website that tells the stories of some truly inspirational people. It really helps to lift the mood and gives you that little push and bit of extra support you need in these moments of weakness.