douglas & hope

this is the official blog of douglas & hope
douglas & hope was established in 1999

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Night's Plutonian Shore-Julia Deville

I went to the opening of Julia Devilles exhibition tonight,
it was incredible.
I am a fan of taxidermy anyway, but what she has created is spectacular.
If only I could afford the kitten, or the Swan Lake, three mice who spin around in tutu's....
or the circus box with the mouse on the trapeze in a leopard print leotard.......

I bumped into Alice who worked with me years ago sewing, she had sewn all the costumes for the mice, you can see her reflection here on left of pic.

the exhibition is on from 28th July-21st August 2010 at Sophie Gannon Gallery
sophie gannon gallery click here

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Block Arcade store

These are photos taken this week of the city store, in the Block Arcade,
they were taken by Jemimah Gray who works with us at douglas & hope,
she is also a wonderful photographer

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I have just discovered this blog, Heidi Kenney is a very talented and intriguing woman.
Anyone with BAKE & CAKE tattooed on their knuckles will get my attention immediately,
she makes incredible craft, the stump & mushroom in a bell jar are my favourite,
and I would definitely get my boys a hotdog each!
she bakes incessantly, and her cake creations are fantastic,
if I ever go to Chicago I will hunt her down for tea and cake.....

check it all out here
all images courtesy

Friday, July 16, 2010


I have always wanted to be in Holland for Spring, to see all those bulbs flowering,
this photo just re-inforces how magnificent it would be....
this is sixty million tulips budding in early May and simply is nature at its finest.
A patchwork quilt design waiting to happen!

images courtesy

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Studio of Andrew Wellman

On my last trip to bali, I visited my friend Andrew Wellman at his house/studio,
it is a treasure trove of artwork past and present stacked up against walls and overlooking ricefields....

d&h goings ons

This little bundle of baby quilts were donated by douglas & hope to the Charity of Missionaries, here in Fitzroy, we hope they go to help children who need them.

Friday, July 2, 2010

50% off winter

we have started receiving the start of Spring/Summer 10/11
so we are moving out all winter stock
now 50% off