At Nic Nak Castle we are lighting the way with a new line of bespoke lampshades. With the intention of bringing those exotic vacation textile purchases, the ones that so many of us have languishing in the cupboard upon our return, into illuminated talking points for your interiors.
These graphic Uzbekistan Ikats are particularly suited to this purpose and are often carried home after a trip to the Grand Bazar in Istanbul, or some such locale.
Above is a pair of lampshades made from Philippine abaca fabric from our last voyage to there.
This final fabric on a conical drum is a treasured piece of African Java wax print, purchased in Zambia some 25 odd years ago and lovingly stored until this project came along. We love the divebombing cranes soaring across the outsized fish scale design.
If you have a treasured textile that needs to see the light of day, or the light from a lamp stand, get in touch with the Ghost from the Castle for a custom couture consultation.
The day finally came for the grand celebration that would mark Chris Orr's tiptoe into the second half of his first century. A battalion of his besties descended on his beloved costal hideout at Wye River where he bestowed lashings of fine hospitality on the gathered masses at the Tucker House.
Both old city friends and new local friends alike, partied from mid afternoon well into the wee hours. The crisp white orb decorations followed the mood of the day and and slid into a more colourful mood as the sun went down.
Not too bad grandma...
This snap captures a little of the "Lesbian Landslide" incident.