Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Cabinet, Salts Mill


This pleasing display can be found in the bookshop on the second floor of Salts Mill. One of the interesting things about the Mill is that it has all sorts of unusual objects on display.... well, not self-consciously 'on display' but generally scattered about the place, giving it a style and atmosphere all of its own. The wooden bench is a sort of church pew (with only three legs, I note!) but perhaps it originates from the Mill. The cabinet is filled with bottles that at one time held chemicals. It looks like something you might find in an old-fashioned chemist's shop, but I imagine the chemicals were used in the textile manufacturing process. And the print is a David Hockney poster, which references the 1853 Gallery downstairs and the Opera sets upstairs.


4 comments:

  1. I always think the great thing about all the shops and galleries inside the mill is the space they have. The "scattered about" feel you describe is certainly true and it means you are midway between shopping. looking and discovering - which is a wonderful feeling.

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  2. Hi Jenny,

    Very beautiful! And very interesting as well. I also like to discover. It's fun to see the creativity surrounding us.

    Best regards
    Asta

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  3. Hi again Jenny,

    To answer your question:
    The pictures are from our neighboor town, Hudiksvall. It is a very old town, and most of the houses there are made of wood. Very pitoresque.

    Best regards
    Asta

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  4. Jenny, I meant to follow your blog but it didn't happen; I've hopefully now corrected that. Look forward to seeing the regular posts.

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