We are extremely excited to finally have found a shared studio and workshop for Baines&Fricker. We have spent a long time finding a space that was right for us both. We had always liked a building in Hove but for various reasons it was not feasible until now. It is great 1960s industrial building with large windows and lots of light. We will have a workshop for making furniture, screen printing space, studio, stockroom and showroom!
We have lots of work to do on it and I will post pictures as it develops..
We may even have a moving in party..
This woman has been constantly wronged by the wrong man.. She has seen far too much but keeps on going.
There has to be a decent one out there..
All those songs were written for her and any man that can sing Hank Williams is one worth chasing..
Life is hard but she’s made it this far..
Tattoo Woman £50 by Eliza Fricker and Adam Sage. Available from our website.
Cast Courts Drawing..
We have become very interested in the V&A cast courts recently..
The collection is divided into casts of Northern European,Spanish sculpture and Trajan’s column in the west court and casts of Italian monuments in the east.
They are vast and overwhelming in size but after spending an afternoon there you soon begin to focus on details.
These are some recent drawings I have been working on of some of the faces I like..
Our best bits..
This has been a good year for us.. We have worked hard and seen some good things happen. There have been some tricky bits along the way but we are continuing to get over these by doing nice stuff together.
We built a new fireplace in time for Christmas, got a really really nice puppy and have seen some mega cakes!
Happy new year to you all!
Eliza and Steve.
Our best bits.. Museums.
We found some more interesting things in museums..
Our best bits.. Sights.
We saw some crazy things..
Our best bits.. Sweets.
We also received lovely sweet treats and more gifts!
Some of our best bits.. Gifts.
We received some lovely presents..
Some of our best bits.. Purchases.
Two of these were best charity shop finds and the last was a plate we had our eye on for a long time and it cropped up in the Liberty sale.
We hope you all have a lovely rest and enjoy your time with the people you like best.
Don’t fight or nag if it’s not what you hoped for. Remember there is always chocolate and hopefully a new book to retreat to when it all gets too much..
November Highlights 4..
Found a good street in Manchester..
November Highlights 2..
A friend bought us a new addition to add to our collection of good cheap masks..
November Highlights 1..
Saw the Jan Svankmajer exhibition in Brighton..
This is the view from the workshop..
The Holborn Workshop..
Our work will be available at the Holborn Workshop, 493 Hackney Road for the next few months.
See lovely images and information below.
The Holborn Workshop..
For the next few months our work can be seen in the Holborn Workshop- 493 Hackney Road.
The shop will be a curated collection of products created by the people featured in the Holborn Magazine. This will include an Artisans Collective. There will be a collection of companies, artisans and makers to celebrate great design and quality production. The founding members of the collective include; Irish accessories company Stighlorgen, Scottish Knitwear from ESK Cashmere, Stationary from Quill London, Madrid-based leather goods company La Portegna, clothing brand Evocha, footwear from Mudlark & Co. men’s accessories by Monsieur London and us! We will have a range of our furniture, wallpaper and prints.
The events side of the shop will have a wide range of different types of events. Talks on various industries and subjects , workshops and live acoustic sets early evening on a Saturday evening.
The licensed cafe would run alongside this providing a space for people to work and meet during the day and have a drink in the early evening after work. The cafe is open till 9 on weekdays and then open till 11pm on a Friday & Saturday.
The shop itself is an hardware shop that is full of character.
We hope you can come along and see all the beautiful work on offer.
Please click on images to enlarge.
Visit www.theholbornmag.com for more information.
As well as making our own designs we also work with clients to make bespoke pieces. These have ranged from cafes, shops, bars etc.
Steve recently completed a built in storage unit for a customer. They had an idea of what they wanted and Steve built it to their specifications.
We will be adding more of our projects to the website soon!
We have always loved the heritage of Heal’s with its iconic building in Tottenham Court Road and the great designers who have worked with them.
Several months ago we met the new chairman of Heal’s and were really excited to be asked to be designers- part of the new overhaul of the brand.
We have since met lots of the other members of the team and are so pleased to be working with such an enthusiastic and exciting group of people.
Our hairpin leg tables are the first design of ours to be stocked and we are working our socks off on lots of other exciting things for them.
This really is a dream come true for us and we can’t wait to continue working with them all..