TIGER X MISAKI KAWAI

Tiger stores are both the best thing, and the worst thing to happen to me. Best thing, as they are amazing for sourcing little somethings for going home presents (what did we EVER do before??) or stocking fillers or even cheap bribe gifts to encourage my kids to behave in some way. The worst as my kids don’t stop nagging at me to take them in-store to send their pocket-money that my husband always forgets to give them – but that’s a whole other story!

tigerstores-x-misaki-kawai-collaboration-kids-women-men-decor-toys-art

 

So they have now given us all one more great reason to visit. They have collaborated with the brilliant Japanese artist, Misaki Kawai – well known for her contemporary and humorous pieces that adorn the walls of New York galleries including MoMA – to bring real art home to the people for practically pennies!

tigerstores-x-misaki-kawai-collaboration-kids-women-men-decor-toys-art

From 29th April, visitors to Tiger stores will be met with a collection of quirky and colourful everyday items under the banner of “Play with Misaki Kawai”. Kawai, is known for her honest, unfiltered approach to art. She works with painting, music, sculpture and installations in materials such as fabric, fur, paper, wood and yarn.

tigerstores-x-misaki-kawai-collaboration-kids-women-men-decor-toys-art

Her works are humorous, sincere and playful, and her collaboration with Tiger is an extension of her art. The collection is designed to capture the imagination of both kids and adults.

tigerstores-x-misaki-kawai-collaboration-kids-women-men-decor-toys-art

For several years now, Tiger has been working on projects that give more people access to art. In 2015 Tiger published Yoko Ono’s art book “Conceptual Photography”. It was sold in all Tiger stores and by the Museum of Modern Art at the MoMA Store in New York and Tokyo.

tigerstores-x-misaki-kawai-collaboration-kids-women-men-decor-toys-art

This collaboration is part of a bigger project, which will see Tiger work with more artists going forwards, including Turner prize-nominee, David Shrigley later in 2016.

tigerstores-x-misaki-kawai-collaboration-kids-women-men-decor-toys-art

 

So I say get your pert little butts down to a Tiger store near you and stock up, for your home, for going home presents and of course – for bribes, AKA your sanity.

Calling all budding Picasso’s

Even though I know full well that neither of my kids are ever going to make it in the art world, I have still kept tons and tons of their art work from as soon as they could pick up a pen.  I have pages of scribbles, clay models (if you can call them that), colouring in, paintings, collages blah blah blah… you get the gist. And all of these delights are hogging up storage space in my loft.

piles of artwork

Along comes a great new website called Doodle Nest. Your job is to edit down the entire collection of artworks to your faves and they will transform it all into either sleek framed collages…

Read more