Friday, 19 November 2010

Black & Spiro Christmas














Here is our Christmas display at Black & Spiro which we installed today. I collaborated with talented Brisbane artist Sue-Ching Lascelles to create this installation. Sue made all of the amazing animals and wreath and screen in a mixture of paper and fabric....she is very, very clever!! We conceptualized the design with Mexican otomi textile as our inspiration. Unfortunately these photos aren't great so if you are in Brisbane, make sure you pop in for a visit. We'd love to see you...

70 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

The colours, oh the COLOURS!! Just loving them, gorgeous, brilliant, beautiful, love Posie

Concrete Jungle said...

Colours to die for! SO HOT!!!!!!
I love that table in the window!

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

Oh, Anna - I'm practically having a seizure!!!!!!
Nobody does rainbow bright like you do.
NOBODY!

xxx
Lou

Emma said...

That is just magical and perfect for an Australian Christmas!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

The coloured animals you and Sue-Ching made are so creative and interesting to look at. Great window, Anna!

Heidi said...

Wow! What stunning displays - I just love the colour, I only wish I were in Brisbane to see it in person. So much more of an Australian-style Christmas to use colour as you have.

I am finally getting a Christmas tree this year (after many years of not having one as we usually travel interstate for family Christmases) and I have found some blown glass ornaments that are birds, butterflies and insects. I thought it would be slightly more appropriate than snowmen/ snowflakes.

Janette said...

All I can say is WOW!
Jxx

jonalynn said...

Now those are my kind of Christmas decorations. So pretty!

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Bayside Rose said...

Wow! These displays are absolutely spectacular. Bright and colourful and so very different. Just love them!

pve design said...

I think I am having a heart attack and need to fly down to your shop for my health. Really, I am short of breath, what an amazing infusion of pattern, color and creativity! Gasp....love it....gasp.
That trellis is WOW!
pve

Petra Kern, handpainted design said...

Wauuu, this looks stunning! What a colorful Christmas :)!!! Totally different and so appealing ...

leanne said...

A-mazing, so colourful and fun. I wish i could come and see it in person!

Mahala said...

Anna, your color sense is just "off the charts" amazing! The Christmas display is delicious. I can't believe that anyone passing your shop wouldn't want to stop in for a look at the beauty and originality that exist within your walls.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Dying and would give my left arm to see your store in person. The colours and tree/animal installation are totally inspiring. Thanks for starting my Friday with so much joy!

LiveLikeYou said...

This is amazing!! What is it like celebrating Christmas during summer months? Always wondered...

Sofia said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sofia

felicity said...

Ah Anna, there is sheer joy in this display - I love it and OH my goodness wheres your trademark pink background gone on the blog!!?

Hugs and smiles

FXOXO

Katie said...

I love your color choices, of course not just in this post but this one is even more special!! Merry Christmas:)

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

anna, i LOVE this!!! so lovely to see an artist collaboration in your shop. we have those reindeer at anthropologie this year and they kill me, they're so fabulous. but that tree - WOW. i wish i could see it in person! yay for christmas!

Modern Country Lady said...

WHAT A FANTASTIC DISPLAY !!!!!!!I absolutely adore it- - love the colours- how inventive and inspiring- o, such a shame you live so far away on the other side of the world !!!!

mydesignchic said...

Oh my gosh, Anna, I'm obsessed!! This tree is beyond fabulous~

vicki archer said...

SO gorgeous Anna.....xv

Happy Homemaker UK | Laura said...

Love love all the colors {sigh}. How I wish I could pop over and visit the store myself :)

Have a great weekend

jlonit said...

The green lamps in the window are beautiful. I might have to look for a cheap day flight to Brisbane.

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Hello My Pretties said...

So purdy, I want that blue table!

melifaif said...

Oh, how I would LOVE to see all of that gorgeousness in person too! Oh, the colors....they are slaying me...I adore it so!

Digs Inside & Out said...

DEAR GOD! You have such amazing style......I do follow your blog religiously......

The colors are knocking me out!

Thanks so much for this post - truly inspirational!!!!!

Happy Holidays!!

theoldboathouse said...

Looking wonderful as always. Popped in only a week or so ago and was loving your Peacock chair revamp...so much inspiration, cheers Katherine

Michelle said...

Thanks for the inspiration in plenty of time before Christmas, looks like hot pink and lime green will be the feature colours for an Aussie Christmas this year.

Randiga Tråden said...

So lovely.

In My House said...

Hi Anna, How amazingly creative! Sorry I missed it in real life. Catherine

Thomas Folke Andersen said...

Take it from someone who has operated retail stores for 10 years (though now it's soon over) this is a stunning window display!

From a photographers perspective - awesome colours!

Naomi (live breathe decor) said...

Hi Anna,
I love your look new window display! Such a great idea for celebrating a summer Christmas!
I am a long-time devotee of your blog and have set one up of my own -I would love for you to visit sometime: livebreathedecor.com
Loving your work! Naomi

Anne at Oh My Yes! said...

its chilly, rainy, and dark outside, but i am feeling warmed by your gorgeous displays!

Vanya Wilkinson said...

the shop is an explosion of colour and fabulousness, well done Anna!

GeorgyG design said...

What colour, love it. The last photo is fantastic, amazing combination. Makes me smile! G

Cornflake said...

Gorgeous Anna. I can't wait to visit your and Simone's (Beach Vintage) shops when I'm back in Brisbane in the new year!

Liz said...

Love the Christmas tree.

Liz said...

I loved the Christmas Tree

Ness Lockyer said...

Always is a treat to see what you do at Christmas time Anna. Your windows are always traffic stoppers! =0)
Ness xx

Ann said...

So colorful... that's a cool one and with animals too.

*Chic Provence* said...

Stunning and inspiring! Love the teepee... seems to be a trend! see my post about Dining by Design today, there is also a teepee..

Wish I were in Brisbane and could visit in person!

xoxo

Kit

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

Oh, Anna!

This is like walking on a rainbow!


xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

mode. said...

wow! just found your blog, very cute. love all these bright colors! people in america can be so color-phobic in design.
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onlythenameshavebeenchanged said...

That is completely beautiful x

Roxanne said...

Gorgeous

Design in the Woods said...

Just to die for! So Australian! Bright, artistic, eye candy! You will have people flying in from all over the world to see your shop! Thanks for posting.

Casa Très Chic said...

I must agree, the colors are to die for! Very creative, look at that tree. Love this post.
Have a nice week.
Tereza

Kelly Green said...

Anna, only you could to do something so amazing and beautiful and clever and colourful! What a stunning display.......wish i could see it in person! KG X

Margaret said...

I miss the pink background but I guess you're tired of it and need a change. If you take a poll, I vote "color". Thank you, Anna, for all your hard work.

Verandah House said...

you have done it again, wow! looks amazing x

Third Avenue Style said...

Good Lord you girls are clever. I so wished I lived in Brissy simply to be able to marvel at the wondrous Black & Spiro window displays. David Jones has nothing on you girls!

Katie

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Those colors are amazing...and love the tree and animals created by the fabrics!! So creative and colorful! Take care, Caroline

Irene said...

Unique! Brava!

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

LOVE IT! So uniquely festive and colorful and happy!

magiey said...

The reindeer is soo cute and the chair cover too! All styles are jammed with lively colors to shove away dullness its wonderful.

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CALinteriors said...

Just love the colour Anna! It's fantastic, joyful, clever, interesting, magic, inspirational, incredible...just pure genius! :))

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

omg Anna, this is gorgeous! I adore the colors, I want my Christmas tree to look exactly like this one!

Marta said...

These colors get me up and running in this country of miserable weather, Holland. Ive also got a brilliant idea for my windows screens. Thank you !!! Love your blog !!! You`re a star !!!

Mélanie A. said...

your christmas tree is divine

permanent magenta said...

GORGEOUS!

Karena said...

Anna,

Fun light bright and oh so inspiring!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

bricarwaller said...

Absolutely Amazing!!!! I mean how fabulous is that. You've inspired me to do a version of that tree for my boys room as their Christmas tree.

Kate Dickerson said...

This is just so much fun - every shot more colorful than the last! Wish I lived nearby, so I could see it in person. Happy holidays!

Jane Ann Maxwell said...

This is so happy. I just love it!

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Absolutely beautiful! The patterns, colours and fabrics are simply divine!

Style Maniac said...

that tree!! such fun.
(p.s. your photos are just fine--in fact, fab)

Suzanne Vachon said...

So imaginative a real puish of superb mix of colour, love it.

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Marta said...

still haven`t made my window screens :( just staring at these photos afraid of committing a disaster. Greetings !!