Home is where the heart is. That’s the old saying anyway, but it’s something we really believe in. Your home is such an important place; it’s your sanctuary, your safe place and your place of comfort. Everything you hold dear resides in your home so it’s important to show your home some love.
Everyone loves to dress their home with a bit of art but it can be frustrating when you can’t seem to find the perfect piece for your home. Sure there are countless traditional art pieces that are absolutely stunning, but what if you want something a bit more unique and out of the ordinary? More and more people are turning to handmade, fused glass art to satisfy their aesthetic needs.
Here at The House of Ugly Fish we love being busy and getting stuck into our work. And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing. We’ve been hard at work and have some new installations that we’ve recently finished and would like to share with you. The first piece is a bespoke fused glass art installation that was fitted to the wall of an area used as a pool room. Our fused glass art is ideal for areas such as swimming pools or wet rooms as, unlike traditional art; the moisture from these areas does not affect the art in any way.
A couple of blogs ago we told you all about our upcoming exhibition at the Grand Designs Live Event and we’d like to tell you how much of a success it was. We had a lovely stand in the Design Arcade which showcased our work, including our fused glass art and our glass splashbacks. The event was pretty manic with so many people there; we were rushed off our feet from start to finish! Even though it was so busy we had such a good time and can’t wait for the next one. In fact, the show was such a success, with so many people turning out that the organisers, Media 10, have stated that next year’s show will be extended to four days instead of three and will be starting on the Thursday.
There’s nothing quite like a sunset, in fact, no description could ever be adequate, and you really just have to see one to fully experience the beauty. So we’re lucky that one of our exhibitor friends has just won an award for ‘The Best Place in the World to Stay for a Sunset View’ for their holiday croft home in Skye, as voted for by Travel magazine.
It’s not really our style to start blowing our own trumpet but we would like to share with you some feedback we received from a recent client. Laura, from Solihull, had been searching for a glass splashback for her kitchen but had previously had no luck finding the perfect design. She came to us for help and we were able to work with Laura, discussing exactly what she had in mind and what kind of images she wanted to use, to make a bespoke glass splashback that she was extremely happy with.
We’re so busy over here at The House of Ugly Fish but we’re making sure we find the time to keep you updated on our entire goings on. In the last blog we were telling you about our exhibition at The Southampton Boat Show and we’re equally as excited to tell you about our part in this year’s Scottish Home Show!
The Scottish Home Show is a fantastic three day event taking place at Aberdeen AECC and running from the 27th-29th September. The event is a chance to see the latest in homes, interiors and gardens and showcases the finest and most innovative generation of products and includes everything from new build homes and conservatories to designs in kitchen and bathrooms and the latest in art and design – that’s us!
It seems our schedule is jam packed with events and showcases at the minute! In our last post we mentioned our display that was going into LWK Kitchens Canary Wharf studio in London, but before that, we were exhibiting our work at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, which took place last weekend and now we’re in Scotland!
If you’ve never heard of The Southampton Boat Show let’s give you some information! The boat show is one of the largest in Europe and the biggest of its kind in the UK. There’s going to be thousands of people there; the show regularly attracts more than 123,000 people.
Here at The House of Ugly Fish, we love to keep you up to date with everything we have going on. And we’re especially delighted to share some exciting news with you all. We have a new display going into LWK Kitchens Canary Wharf studio in London!
LWK Kitchens is a London-based kitchen design company and are a specialist dealer of one of Germany's leading manufacturers who produce over €380m of kitchen furniture each year, and are the recipients of multiple design and quality awards. So as you can imagine, we feel really privileged that they’ve chosen to showcase some of our work in one of their studios.
So you’ve decorated your entire house from top to bottom. You’ve made your living room into the perfect everyday Eden; created a colour scheme and gone wild with fabrics, chosen your favourite furniture and hung your chosen wall art. The theme continues upstairs. Your bedroom has been transformed into your inner sanctum that carefully reflects your personality. You’ve made the most of storage space and your walls are decorated with fine art pieces.
Take a look at these wonderful custom-built glass designs and tell me that you are not completely bowled over. They are entirely unique, individual and original and come courtesy of The House of Ugly Fish. We offer some of the most beautiful fused glass art that you are ever likely to see and create each and every product with the greatest care and attention to detail. Made entirely by hand by one of the most established and reputable artists in the industry; any of these spectacular pieces will brighten up any household and add some much-needed charm and allure to your living quarters.