Monday, 26 April 2010

▧ gates and entrances to entrance ▧

India and gates and iron and steel work. Endlessly fascinating to me and responsible for eating up quite a lot of my camera memory. Every house in and around Mysore in India seems to have such interesting entrances. Like the titles of a book, they were the unique and creative titles of the property. 
(Dreaming of lotus flower gates at home)
lotus flower gate

lotus flower gates

In a book shop in India {hours and hours spent in the air con deluxe environment}
I found this delightful book. A reference book for gate designers and makers. 
Screenprinted (quite badly which only added to it's appeal) in red with the odd page printed inexplicably in black or blue it has become my favourite thing that I bought in India.
gate book

screenprint gate

screenprint gate


Francesca said...

that book is stunning louise! love the simple red and white too. what a great find.

nath said...

cor, that book is lovely. such a great red! are you going to be incorporating gates into your next project, you should, you should, you should!

Lizzie said...

Ooh how fabulous! I love the second gate - with the lotus flower, also the last one with all the squares - was it a screen?
Fancy finding a book of gate designs - what a find!

louloulovesbooks said...

Dear Gorgeous Girls
Great minds think alike!
Yes, I feel a gates project coming's still in the thinking stage though because I would like to merge it with all the 'opening' that happens when India gets to you!
Maybe that's why I was so drawn to them & I've got lots of images of them to upload to Flickr...
Stand by for gates aplenty.
Lizzie, yes it was a screen at a nursery school!

(0v0) said...

So beautiful. I agree that the poor reproduction quality adds to romance.

Lovely to see Mysore through your eyes. You picked up much that I passed right over without seeing.

chocolategirl64 said...

divine and casting such a beautiful shadow:
far prettier than my garage door and front doors obsession:
think I would like one of those pages as a framed print:
but then I'm odd too ^_*

Anna Betts said...

This is lovely! Such a cracking idea for a project, I've no doubt you'll do something brill. What about screen printing designs onto something that actually opens, like envelopes? Or origami boxes?

Sarah said...

Hi Louise,
I love the gates book-I would have bought that too! I always look at gates in this country and mean to take pictures as there is such variety. I took a lot in the snow last year! I have not seen lotus blossom ones anywhere though-they are lovely!

KindredSpirit said...

good find!!!! you could make ace stamps based on these!

Sarah said...

It was lovely to meet you too. I really enjoyed your class!