News-trilogy on the state of affairs – part 2 – the wrap up

To make sure that I do my trilogy in the third month…..pressing on…

I was facing two real challenges at the beginning of 2012, when the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)museum shop agreed to exhibit my jewellery in their glass display case in the foyer of the museum.

One of the challenges was putting together a display fit for the surroundings, and the other was to finally (after many ideas, and trials) settle on a solution for the packaging that complimented my upcycled jewellery.


Ta-da!

Photo:  David Rivett

more on the story of that challenging task.

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News-trilogy on the state of affairs – part 1

It’s the third month of the new year.  Already!.

As I am in awe and wonderment of how fast time has flown since I was watching fireworks, I am as pleased to share our news – in three parts.  This is part one.

I am pleased to be the Jamaican/American designer exhibiting my collection, Clairely upcycled jewellery,  at The National Gallery of Denmark’s museum shop from 15 March until 31 april 2012.  I love the international sound of it.  The way three countries are wrapped together.

In collaboration with the museum book and gift shop, Clairely upcycled jewellery will be displayed and select pieces available for purchase.

The display case is on the right as you enter the National Gallery of Denmark.

Clairely upcycled jewellery and ACCENT products are sold  at Normann Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Illumsbolighus, Copenhagen; Akimbo, Copenhagen,  ABC Home , NY; Chateau de Versailles museum store, Paris….  19 countries worldwide.

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Hat and comfort zone

It is only 11 days before this campaign will be over.

It has been such a strange feeling, this of having my hat in my hand – waaaaay outside my personal comfort zone.  But friends have rallied round and supported me in the ways they could.  A very nice feeling.  A feeling that I will carry for a long time.  This feeling of my supporters being a part of my business continuing.

I am not sure what the outcome will be – there is still some time before the campaign is closed in 11 days.  But I do know that it has been a journey worth taking.

Thank you to those that have supported thus far. I look forward to sending out the “perks” and personally and individually contacting my donors.

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Attention, calling all shoppers! Share your favorite shops and win…..

Send us contact information  of your favorite shops (name of shop, with address) as ones you think would carry either our decor products, or jewellery, and for every 3 shops you submit, you will be included in our draw for 2 Barrel lamps (choose from 13 different ones).

To have your chance at winning, you have to do the following:

Like our FB page, and like our blog, and then send me, via message on FB, your  3 shops’ information, and you will have one entry in our competion.  More shops? more entries!!

The winner  will be picked on November 15, 2011.

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Giving away a beautiful Claire de Lune Barrel – want to win one?

Winter is coming, and to help make your space warm and cozy, we are giving away a Barrel lamp  (shade with light fitting!).

To be in the runnings to win you have to do the following:

1.  Follow our blog. If you haven’t already, press  the grey button “follow”  on the bottom right of your brower.
2.   Like us on Facebook. If you haven’t already done so,  press here
3.  Tweet this: you can copy and paste  @accentcph is giving away a Barrel, and I am in the running to win!  http://wp.me/p1Od26-5F   into your twitter feed,  or use the following link,  if you are logged in,    [tweetmeme source=”accentcph” only_single=false]

That’s all you have to do to enter.
For more points (which equals more chances to win)

  • Tweet again  (1 point per day)
  • Retweet anything about this competition,  with this tag  Claire de Lune Barrel giveaway–  this gives another point (you can do this up to 5 per day)

This contest ends Oct. 31, so start gathering up those points!

For those in the Cph area, this coming weekend  – 8 -9 October,  we will be at Finderskeepers design show in Nørrebro,  Korsgadehallen, Korsgade 29, 2200 Nørrebro.
Here you will be able to see our products LIVE!!!

Kingston – Copenhagen – London – Accent on show at the Bargehouse

Representing Jamaica, Accent is showing Claire de Lune Chandeliers, wallpaper,
and CLAIRELY jewellery in an unprecedented international
interdisciplinary African and Caribbean art and design exhibition.

I am proud and excited to be a part of this exhibition for many reasons.  To be in the Bargehouse, a historical building, in London.  To be representing Jamaica, and to be among so many talented artists/designers.

Photo from AACDD website

Walking from Waterloo station, one sees the top of the London Eye over the buildings – pretty spectacular. The view from Oxo Towers over the Thames river.

The BEFORE view of the space where my lamps will be hanging.

After ……..
I still love the way the arms can be seen between each other in this smokey black version of my Claire de Lune Chandeliers.

Chandelier mini mirrors on the wall.Samples of CDL wallpaper in the foreground.  This wallpaper compliments the chandeliers wonderfully.

Following is excerpt from AACDD website

Inspire to Aspire

This is the first time in its entire history that the London design scene will host such a comprehensive showcase of unique multi-disciplinary black talent with more than one hundred submissions from the UK, Africa, the Caribbean, USA, Canada, Japan and Europe.

Coinciding with the Mayor’s Thames Festival, the London Design Festival and 100% Design in September, the main focus of the African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival 2011 ‘?CHOICES!’ will be the series of exhibitions and events at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf on Southbank.

For nearly three weeks all floors of the listed Bargehouse of the Oxo Tower Wharf complex will be transformed into a ‘Treasure Trove’ of creativity showcasing the amazing artistic talent of more than one hundred British and international artists and designers from the African and African-Caribbean Diaspora communities in the UK and overseas.

The exhibitions include multi-disciplinary mixed media, fine art, sculpture, photography, graphic design, illustrations, book art and publishing, film, videos and music, furniture, lighting, home textiles, ceramics, interior design acessories, architecture, interior design, fashion, fashion accessories, jewellery, performances and workshops.

The BRITISH EUROPEAN DESIGN GROUP takes great pride in supporting emerging artists, designers and artisans of African and African-Caribbean origin and getting their talent visibly represented within the mainstream UK design scene through its three year African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Initiative in partnership with the London Design Festival.

(Expert from AACDD’s website)

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