Wednesday, 1 September 2010

intern inspiration

pf have had in the studio with us two lovely interns. we asked them to give us the heads-up on some of the hot spots in their towns and what inspires them.

sarahs picks…..

found - situated on pultney bridge in the centre of bath, found is a small boutique filled with objects found from all over the world. The character of the shop seems to stem from an ‘arty individualism’ which is reflected in the lomography cameras and art books that line the shelves.

bath ales – are a brand that not only brew their own beer but feel their own ale is so good that they justify their own chain of pubs. we favour the salamander for its ‘steak and chop house’ feel. we also like their simple identity.

nina chakrabarti - nina was born in calcutta, india moving to the uk in her teens. she studied illustration at central st martins and later at the royal college of art. working mainly in pens and inks her work is simple and naive. an obvious love of pattern carries across her work and her organic line drawings are both lively and honest.

emilys picks….

electrik sheep - is one of newcastle’s best kept secrets! this independent store and art gallery is hidden away down pink lane near the city’s central station. it sells a range of products by some of the best graphic designers, artists and brands in the world. the shop is the brainchild of graphic design company, reluctant hero. check it out! 22 pink lane, newcastle-upon-tyne, uk, ne1 5dw.

nancy bordello’s - nancy’s is newcastle’s only world music bar. the bar/kitchen/terrace establishment is hidden in the city centre. the victorian and parisian influence on the d├ęcor gives a very homely, living room like feel to the place and the roof top terrace is great when the sun shines up north! great drinks, great food, great laughs and great prices. check out acoustic sundays from 12pm with local live bands. 13 argyle street, newcastle-upon-tyne, uk, ne1 6pf.

the baltic - the baltic centre for contemporary art is housed in a landmark industrial building on the bank of the river tyne, making it the biggest gallery of its kind in the world! it presents a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art. with an ever changing calendar of exhibitions, the programme ranges from blockbuster exhibitions to local artist projects. be sure to visit if you are in the area, take a stroll down the beautiful quayside - gallery admission is free and the views are great. the baltic, Gateshead Quays, uk, ne8 3ba.

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