01 March 2009

Escape to the Woods, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Yesterday I took a little day trip to Glasgow (where I went to University) to do some shopping, eat lunch at Wagamama (for my favourite sticky chicken curry) and to visit the Donna Wilson exhibit, Escape to the Woods, at the Lighthouse (design and architecture museum). Donna Wilson's style lends itself well to the creation of a whimsical world and that is exactly what it felt like upon entering the gallery....woollie trees, toadstools, houses and creatures inhabiting an atmospheric world. Children delighted in the strange little creatures and giant soft trees, twirling happily amongst them.

Check out her website and this article from the Scotsman for more information on her work. 



The Lighthouse itself is celebrating its 10th anniversary and the building is certainly interesting. Built around Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow Herald Building, built in 1895 to host the City's newspaper offices. The museum represents Scotland's message on design and architecture and is full of quirky details...my personal favourite being the toilet sign:





9 comments:

Gina said...

What a great day out - the exhibition looks fascinating.

Windsting said...

The exhibit looks like loads of fanciful fun! I wish I could have gone along. Anna

kiko said...

hello Di

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I quickly checked out yours and I can say the same about yours. very inspiring and fun! I love seeing the unknown world thru other's eyes! I will be bookmarking your blog and visiting it more! Thanks again!

Have lots of fun in Japan! Do you know which city you will be visiting?

PS I really love the bathroom signs at The Lighthouse. I want one of those on my bathroom door!

ingrid said...

The exhibit looks incredible! And those signs are pretty cute. They have similar ones in the Irving gas station bathrooms here in Eastern Canada.

Kellie H said...

ooh I like the photos of the lighthouse.
enjoy your day!

taimarie said...

That exibit looks great. I want a giant wool tree in my house!

Anne said...

The toilet sign is cracking me up.

shisomama said...

fun! i've seen donna wilson creations here and there, and i think they're really wonderful.

Bethany Hissong said...

Did I tell you that we're going to create a "woods" theme in my studio?!!! This is really cool!