Posts Tagged ‘op art’

Etsy List: What’s the angle?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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'What's the angle' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

I could never get my head round geometry when I was at school. Pythagoras, pi, trigonometry, algebra, calculus, equations… it’s all Greek to me! :-)

I loved all the tools in the Helix Oxford maths set that my parents had to buy me; the divider, protractor, set square and compass. I made lots of pretty drawings, but perhaps I should have been spending the time actually listening to the teacher instead!

Nevertheless, I might not understand any of it, but I can still admire the forms and patterns, shapes and angles that are created!

What’s the angle?
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In Orbit

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup & saucer | H is for Home

Wow!! How about this for an eye-popping bit of orange Op Art loveliness?

vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup maker's mark | H is for Home

This cup & saucer is from the Orbit range produced by Burleigh in the 1960s. It’s superb and quite uncharacteristic of their usual output which is normally very traditional. Someone must have had a rush of blood to the head (or taken LSD) that week. It’s quite a rare pattern and doesn’t appear for sale often.

vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup & saucer with sugar lumps | H is for Home

It’s a great display piece, and would also provide the perfect pick-me-up start to the day filled with strong coffee. We’ve got a few for sale and they’ll appear in our webshop soon.

Charity Vintage: Op art curtains

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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vintage op art curtains for sale on eBay for Charity in support of Age UK South Lakeland
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There are 2 pairs of these fantastic vintage op art curtains for sale on eBay for Charity this week. 100% of the final price goes to Age UK South Lakeland* (one of our favourite parts of the country!). If you’re not after a pair of curtains (each pair is being sold as a separate lot) the fabric would be great for turning into cushions, a bedspread/duvet cover, tablecloth or even a dress or skirt! Each curtain measures a very generous 61 inches long by 67 inches wide.

*Age UK South Lakeland offers help and support to older people living in the rural community of South Lakeland, enabling them to retain their independence and choice. They have: A commitment to volunteering and campaigning and providing services to all people aged over 50.