Thursday, 24 June 2010

Home is where the art is




And now brace yourselves for a world exclusive...That's Not My Age takes you behind the scenes at ace blogger, Disney Roller Girl's crib. Yes, a chance to see the office where one of London's top fashion bloggers gets to work. The style hub is a veritable showroom of mid-century design. Take for example the handy Uten.Silo above (Dorothee Becker, 1969), 'I like to be organised and I quite like collecting things, so I'm drawn to storage,' says DRG, ' and then people give me things and so I end up having even more to store!' Between you and me, I had noticed a somewhat unhealthy obsession with stationery, in fact just this week Roller Girl has tweeted twice about Sellotape! The plastic hold-it-all is a design classic, with lots of pockets, so it's the perfect place for office nick-nackery and Roller Girl's pen collection:



The place has fresh, modern vibe, white-washed walls highlighted with carefully selected artwork and primary coloured accessories. 'I'm always drawn to red, it's a classic colour, quite pop art - and very motivational for the office,' Roller Girl continues, 'though I'm still looking for the perfect red lipstick.'

This plastic storage tower was designed in 1970 by Shiro Kuramata for Capellini. Mr & Mrs DRG gifted it to themselves a couple of Christmas' ago, but it's more art piece than chest of drawers and the blogger is banned from using it for storage, 'Just think of all the pens I could put in there,' she sighs.



Disney Roller Girl's name reflects a fondness for Mickey Mouse and roller skating, 'I don't know where the Mickey Mouse obsession came from because I've never been to Disneyland. It's a bit of a travesty really,' says the souvenir collector, adding, ' I got really into Warhol and Americana at art school so I guess it's another pop art motif.'



In keeping with this theme, there's a fine selection of artwork including this gorgeous Eduardo Paolozzi print and a fantastic black and white photograph of Andy Warhol on wheels (a present from Mr DRG):




And tons of art books in the library area where DRG carries out her research and D (that's mister) keeps his extensive book/record collection and mid-century ceramics:




All-in-all, Roller Girl's hideaway is the epitome of urban cool. Stylish, 20th- century modern and smart. And if she ever wants to find a new home for her plastic furniture or art collection (the stuff on the wall, not the Mickey Mouse memorabilia), it'll fit in perfectly well at That's Not My Age mansions.




Do you like mid-century modern style? Are you a hoarder/collector? And where can Disney Roller Girl find the perfect red lipstick?

22 comments:

Caroline, No. said...

Hehe! Love this. I love Mickey and rollerskates too. I want to steal all of that stuff! Too cool.

Make Do Style said...

Ah wonderful stuff! I love the home is where the art is series and all the red is top notch.

Mmm really must spruce my place up and bake you a cake or two!

Madame DeFarge said...

can't advise on the lipstick I'm afraid, but rather taken by the rollerskates.

GoldenGirl said...

It's very cool and I'm envious of all the storage, but I have to admit I'm more of a Cath Kidston junkie than a Mid-Century Design kinda girl - but then life would be boring if we were all the same....

WeShop said...

Cool workspace. There seems to be speculation that DRG will reveal her identity this year...I wonder?

Years ago (like 20 years ago) Paloma Picasso released what was deemed to be the perfect red lipstick. Not sure if it's still sold anywhere. Other than that, maybe try Chanel or Mac. Depends on skin tone whether blue-based or orange-based is right for you apparently.

Finding the perfect red lippie has been my raison d'etre for the past 2 decades. I'd be devastated if I found it - the thrill is in the chase!

xx

Sister Wolf said...

I hoard red lipstick and I would love to help her with anything.

Semi Expat said...

Very cool work space - love all the red... as for red lippies - Mac's Russian Red perhaps?

Alison Cross said...

So...It was just me that thought 'Who does her dusting?!' That obviously *IS* my age! :-)

It's a very cool crib (is that the right word?!) and love all those retro red touches.

Obviously her parents are v stylish peeps too!

Ali x

That's Not My Age said...

WS - my lips are sealed, couldn't possibly comment on Roller Girl's identity!

Thanks for all your red lippie advice - I'll pass on the inormation to the still anonymous DRG.

That's Not My Age said...

oops still half asleep - that should say information!

00o00 said...

loving this post! i wish my crib is that organised!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I knew she would have a great space to work in! Love all the quirky bits and bobs!

Couture Carrie said...

Fun post!

xoxox,
CC

Eva said...

Wow I love your collection! Have you seen the mickey mouse clothes they sell for women and men at Uniqlo? I love all Mickey stuff- I love your rollerskates too hehe.

finchleygirl said...

Dare I say it,but Disney style does not do it for me. I do like Warhol tho'. Will you blog en francais next week? Perhaps we will see lots of pics of frenchmen crying over the footie x

Maggie May said...

yummy red!

Rollergirl said...

Thank you TNMA for the lovely blog post (and, ahem, the M&S mini bites). And thank you all for the red lippie recs, although since TNMA paid her visit I have (finally) found my perfect red lipstick - whoop!

Silver Strands said...

Great post!

You know, I'm the total opposite of a hoarder/collector.. I throw EVERYTHING away, and most of the time that's alright, but every now and then I really regret how often I "spring clean".

LOVE your blog, can't wait to read more!

Cherie City said...

What a cool workspace! My 'office' is also full of art pieces, but those of Monsieur Cherie City (in various states of completion) and an unhealthy obsession with notebooks.
Glad I'm not alone in my stationery hoarding.

conversationpieces said...

Lovely stuff... I'm a bit of a mid-century magpie myself but no funky pens! Damn! ;)

Style Souk said...

All this time, I had thought myself alone...

Expensive notebooks and pens are a passion of mine and, embarrassingly, taking trips to the stationary cupboard at work will always make this lady a little giddy. ;0)

The perfect red lipstick?

I'm still searching but Poppy King's Lipstick Queen range comes damn close.

Sarah x

P.S: Thank you for taking the time to visit and kindly comment on my blog!

Georgina Langford (@georginal) said...

ahhh stationary. I was overjoyed to discover the three-storey Paperchase just down the road from my new office - heaven! I love your inside scoops on people's houses, it's like 'Through the keyhole' but a million times chic-er.

I just counted my red lipsticks and discovered I have 10 different shades. Unbelievably Boots 17 'Showbiz' is my favourite. Cheap as chips too.