Gotta have it!
Trip the light fantastic with this neon art pop-up at Selfridges. I want it all. And I want it now!
I’m an absolute sucker for neon art – I love its cheekiness, its vibrancy and its rock’n’roll vibe – so I’m beyond excited to hear of this super-cool new interiors installation and pop-up shop at Selfridges in London. It’s hosted by God’s Own Junkyard, the Walthamstow-based Bracey family business that’s been a long-time magnet for photography, music and fashion types. You’ll have definitely clocked the late Chris Bracey’s works in movies, music videos and magazines and now his sons Matthew and Marcus Bracey have created a collection inspired by their record collections. With Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Elton John among their clients, you’ll certainly be in good company if you invest in a piece. And if that’s a budget-busting impossibility just think of the Instagram opps, right?
Crazy for retro kitsch? While there’s no dedicated dealer around these parts that I know of, these places might be worth a rummage.
The Alleyways Antique Centre in Bridport – masses of traders selling retro and vintage. I spotted a trader opposite the excellent Red Brick Cafe selling neon signs.
The Giant Shepton Flea Market at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet – hundreds of stalls selling everything. If you don’t find neon, you’re sure to come away with something else. It’s quarterly, with the next market Sun 25 Nov.
Graham & Green – the West London store’s Bath outpost have a selection of new neon signs.