Shopping Travel

>Blazin’ Bristol


One of the quirky portraits by the Art From The New World artists.

The last part of my Bristol Trilogy – (After SHOP and Exploring Bristol)
I’ll take you to Art From The New World, wander through St Nicholas’ Market and into Blaze! Sounds pretty dramatic eh? It wasn’t.. but it was beautiful…

Buff Monster Happy Pink Explosion

Wafting into the Bristol Museum, guided there by curiosity, I was quickly stopped in my tracks. There before me was the god of all things cute and plasticy – A giant cartoon ice cream by Buff Monster. I knew I’d like this place and quickly found myself guided towards an intriguing sounding exhibition – Art From The New World – 49 of the best emerging and established US artists who share inspirational themes such as dark humour, surrealism and a deep affinity in pop culture.

Joe Ledbetter Wrapped
Mark Ryden Fur Girl, Lola Laissez Votre Etre Passe Passe and Travis Louie Krampus Floaters Have Three Eyes
Kukula Table of Fortune, Aj Fosilk Reason is the Oracle and Martin Wittfooth The Fish Market

I loved this exhibition, it perfectly reflected a more and more appreciated form of fine art which I would much rather have on my wall than any other art piece.

My googlemaps app then guided me to St Nicholas’ Market which I had been tipped off about my a kind Twitter follower. This is no ordinary market but a place a little reminiscent of Brighton, a covered and sheltered maze of narrow passages, stalls and odd shaped shops selling just the things for creative types!

Sew n Sew where I bought flowers and feathers for photoshoots
As if my eyes (and yours) hadn’t taken in enough, I had to see more! There are lots of sweet independent shops that must be visited. Particuarly Blaze, 84 Colston Street which is not just a fresh shop but also a studio where the 3 creative ladies create things on the premises which you could snap up. I loved the little Logo dog pins and Rainbow picture best. Hanne Rysgaards porcelain ceramics have been featured in the Guardian Weekend and are so brilliantly kitsch!


  • styleeast August 13, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    >Those paintings are amazing, and kinda freaky! Love it x

  • notjustmedical August 13, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    >Oh Blaze looks great – looks like my kinda shop! I kinda want a jug that looks like a milk carton now, just for the sake of it!


  • Louise August 12, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    >Bristol looks amazing at shopping! I've never had a proper look around. It's on the list now!

  • the style crusader August 12, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    >wow the art looks so funky! and that blaze shop looks so cool! going to check that out now… p.s. have you gotten a new camera? xx

  • Diana Mieczan August 12, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    >I want all those little goodies…I am so going to check out that shop:)