finding culture again
Hello you gorgeous lot. I hope you’re all having the best start to the week. I wanted to share something with you today along the lines of finding some inspiration in new ways. A couple of weeks ago, pre purchase of my new Contax T2 camera, I was having a bit of a creative slump. I think it has something to do with the change in seasons, and feeling like I do not know what to wear.
To try to decode the lack of inspiration, James and I had a day out to Cambridge, specifically to visit Kettle’s Yard which is one of the most incredible galleries I have ever seen. James’ mum recommended we go and I am so glad she did. One of the reasons for my visit was to see a new exhibition called The Potter’s Space by Jennifer Lee, which is endorsed by the Loewe Foundation. It was such a beautiful exhibition, and I appreciated it so much more now than ever as I’m currently on a mission to fill my new home with lots of pottery and ceramics. It was a really calm, minimal space interspersed with warm hues from the pottery.
The static, and most visited part of Kettle’s Yard though, is The House. A museum, if you like, of one man’s perfectly curated eye. That man was Jim Ede who lived in the house for over 20 years with his wife Helen, and during that time worked as a curator at the Tate Gallery in London. I have honestly, never seen such a balanced or chic space, and it’s the first time I have felt really attuned to what it might take to have and ‘eye’ for detail. There wasn't a single part of the house that didn’t feel right. The interior was all so in line with my taste too- muted tones, some brighter pops of colours, lazy linen sofa’s and beautiful hand drawn scruffy looking artwork. It was my dream space.
The gallery is free! totally free! which is amazing, and the gift shop is a great place to buy exhibition posters to take home and frame. I bought two for £17 and have ordered some frames, so I’ll show those to you once they are up.
Thank you so much for reading today and I hope this has made you feel inspired to try new things too. xx