Wednesday 30 September 2020


At ArtPix Towers I like to keep in touch with the latest trends & styles in the world of design & vintage etc.

And one style that just keeps getting bigger and bigger is the colour GREY ...!!!

Look anywhere and all you'll see is GREY!!



Check out pics of houses on Rightmove, and see grey kitchens/walls/sofas/bathrooms, and now everyone is even painting the outside of their house grey.

All interior accessories are grey, drive along any road and you'll start to notice grey cars going passed you.

And the world of vintage hasn't escaped, suddenly everyone is painting any bit of perfectly good vintage furniture in blimmin grey!


Now even I'm starting to go through the ArtPix Storeroom and pull out anything I can find to paint grey!!!!

But the danger of all this is, as with any trend, it will soon pass and everyone will have to hurriedly repaint their houses, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, ditch the grey car, to replace it with the next trendy colour.


I wonder what it will be ... PURPLE??!!

I'm going to start painting everything purple in preparation!

Monday 28 September 2020


Hi, I'm back!!

Have been seeking out and sourcing new stock, plus gathering a few bits to do for projects over the next few months.



Can't wait to get back out doing boots and markets, so I'm looking forward to the Giant Shepton Flea on 11th October, where I'll have all sorts of cool vintage stuff on show. (Assuming there isn't a blimmin lockdown by then ...)



Sunday 20 September 2020


Gonna be away for a few days, so you won't hear from me for a bit ... (Stop cheering at the back!)

But don't forget you can still go to The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset and buy loads of my stuff!!!!


Saturday 19 September 2020


Here is a photo I took around the Barbican in London that was inspired by the photographic art of Lomography.

Which involves gaining unusual effects through filters and lenses, and often cheap, old-school cameras.

Thursday 17 September 2020


I love an old vintage tin!

But you can't keep them all, so I've bunged a few in my unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset!


Here are a few of them ...

A 1960s Frears Teatime Assorted Biscuits tin.

Really cool 60s storage canister, complete with groovy flower designs!


A Blue Bird Confectionery Limited tin from the 60s.


Cadbury's Marvel dried milk tin from 1980.


And finally an unusual book-shaped tin, also produced by Cadbury's.

If you fancy any of these, run on down to The Customs House right away!!


Tuesday 15 September 2020


Bit of a random piece of stock from the ArtPix Storeroom to show you ...



A Life magazine cover of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali.

This original vintage cover dates from November 9th 1970, and has been mounted onto black board and framed. 

You can find it on sale in my unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset.

Run along there soon before it gets snapped up!!



Saturday 12 September 2020


I'm off doing the 'boots' again tomorrow, so you can find me at Yeovil Boot Fair, at the Showground on the edge of town.

I'm sneaking in yet more vintage items, in amongst all the bits 'n bobs, as you can often find good quality stuff at these fairs.
Won't be 50p tho ;)

Come on down and see what I've got on my stall!!

Friday 11 September 2020


As vintage fairs have been decimated this year, meaning zero sales for yours truly, I'm having to bite the bullet and sell stuff online!

So have peep at these gorgeous Mid-Century Scandinavian nest of tables.

A slice of vintage cool for your living room!



Wednesday 9 September 2020


I took this photo a few years ago of this rather forlorn but defiant looking old cinema.

It stands on the seafront at Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex, and is called the Kino Cinema.

Built in 1916, it would've begun life showing silent movies, way before the talkies were even thought of. It strikes me as odd though, that the German word for cinema was used ... Kino ... being as it was right in the middle of the First World War.

It has a bold appearance, painted in yellow, with the huge front wall, and the striking KINO lettering picked out in red.

It's possible this was a later addition, as the architecture looks very Art Deco, and the font definitely does as well.

It closed its doors as early as 1951, and has been an amusement arcade ever since.

But it's as if the stardust of the movies has never left it, as she still looks proud. 

Bit like a fading film star, who still has a bit of glamour about them.

Friday 4 September 2020


My brand new digital magazine is up on the Issu website if anyone fancies something to read!!



All designed, written and put together by me(!), I've combined my love of everything vintage with my own artworks and designs.

There is also a page featuring items I have for sale, with the first issue showing some iconic 60s Ben Chairs tucked away in the ArtPix Storeroom.



Go HERE to have a peep at the magazine.


I'm slowly but surely working on the next magazine already, which will be out this Autumn, so keep in touch here for more news!