This is a series of pendant lights made by London-based Jake Phipps.
They're made from actual bowler and top hats and they take their name from an early '90s BBC show of the same name. By the way, the show starred now US TV star Hugh Laurie and current Twitter celebrity Stephen Fry.
Anyhow, any time I see a bowler hat I think of Belgian Surrealist René Magritte. I like Magritte a lot and I've probably said so before on this blog. Here's why I have bowler hats and René Magritte linked so tightly in my mind.
|The Mysteries of the Horizon, 1955|
|The Son of Man, 1964|
As much as I love his art, what I love even more was his perspective on it.
visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, 'What does that mean?' It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.Words to live by if you ask me and not just a description of paintings.
So back to Jeeves and Wooster pendants, what do you think? Would you hang something like this in your home?