Platform Gallery Craft Open 2012

We’re really pleased to have heard today that we’ve been invited to exhibit our hot air balloon models in the Platform Gallery’s Craft Open, which runs from Saturday 5th May to Saturday 14th July 2012. The Platform Gallery is a great little art space situated beside Clitheroe train station, in the heart of the Ribble Valley.

Erik Johansson

Came across Eric Johansson’s quirky work this week. 

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Project Object

DELIGHTED to say that Bonker*s Clutterbucks have been selected to work with the wonderful Grundy Art Gallery and Blackpool Council to work with the community to produce a range of saleable products for the art gallery and tourist office shops, as part of “Project Object”. We’ll be able to explore the cities wonderful archives for inspiration and plan to make some models and card modelling kits inspired by Blackpool’s historic collections and built heritage. We’ve been playing around with card and cardboard and are itching to get stuck in.

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Love this beautiful french country house beehive and we imagine the bees do too……

Chase and Wonder

We stumbled upon these wonderful balloon prints by Chase & Wonder.

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The Vegetable Orchestra

Wonderfully imaginative….love it!


Very chuffed to stumble upon the work of Chris Theiss aka Hutch Studio on Etsy. Here are a selection of his whiligigs which spin on his fence and in his shop…….Wonderful!

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hutch studio: Whirligig Catalog.

We are bonker*s about this Dickens Diorama for the Museum of London

Would love to have traveled to the big smoke to see this wonderful diorama at the Museum of London.

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“The acclaimed creative director, curator and set designer, Simon Costin, has created a playful and contemporary window installation inspired by the Dickens and London exhibition. The view of the City Gallery from street level on London Wall will be transformed into a fantastical wintry vision of 19th century London.

Costin has created a magical and sprawling, blackened cardboard city, with winding alleys and shop fronts. At night hundreds of tiny LED lights will illuminate street lamps and the murky windows of the city.

Simon said: ‘My intention is to create a fantasy vision of London as it would have been glimpsed by Dickens on his nocturnal wanderings through the city. His essays are extremely evocative and I am using the text as my starting point and things will grow and develop from there. He has said that he felt like a child in a dream, ‘staring at the marvellousness of everything’. It is that marvellousness that I want to recreate’.”      Museum of London

The Museum of British Folklore • Museum director creates a Dickens Diorama for the Museum of London.

Treacle Market January 2010

Great day at Treacle on Sunday, cold but sunny. Huge turn out as always. We had lots of interest in the wonderful Scrufts collars, turkish Hamam towels and at last we’ve found something for the boys young and old… miniature steam engine Pop Pop boats, which we demonstrated all day.

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Delectable Doggie Collars by Scrufts

We are delighted to be stocking a range of wonderful handmade dog collars made by a lovely lady called Joy in Brighton. We think they are the best collars we have ever seen and each has sumptuous velvet lining and a goat bone heart tag. We will also be offering a bespoke service for all those smaller doggies in Macclesfield and Castlefield. We are particularly chuffed that Joy also uses our favourite Michael Miller Bone head fabric which we sell cushions in!

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