Monthly Archives: October 2009

Friend Of The Month, October – The Mac People


This month, I would like to introduce my neighbour Hassan Ahouiek’s business:

The Mac People – Computer Repairs, IT and Multimedia Services for Home and Business

The Mac People is a new kind of IT service provider. Specialising in computer repairs, servicing, sales and ongoing maintenance, The Mac People provides peace of mind and fast response times in London, the UK and beyond, for residential customers and business customers alike. Plain English speaking, expert technicians and consultants are at hand to cater for any computer, IT or multimedia need. Visit them at or call 0800 046 7400.

New In – A Selection Of Large Paintings By David Arbus


An exciting new acquisition, is a selection of works by the artist David Arbus. David, who has featured in the past as a ‘friend of the month’, has been known to me for over fifteen years and in that time he has lived in Kent, Somerset, the East & West coasts of the United States and Provence. In this space of time he has had numerous exhibitions and is currently working on a project which involves doing the illustrations for a series of ‘Editions Ouest France’ books.

For my store, I have chosen a variety of works in different styles, which reflect David’s versatility and skill. There are many more works within these categories, so do ask me for further details.

The other thing I should point out, is that I make no real profit on these works and he lowers his usual prices for me, so you actually get them cheaper (YES, you heard correctly!). David is a friend, and as such, I am delighted to help and encourage and also feel privileged to be able to display his work.

Contact me for further details, and note that these fine art works are one off’s and are large scale even without mounting and framing.



The Rene Lalique ‘Oran’ Vase c.1927


New in today is an ‘Oran’ vase by Rene Lalique. This large, weighty, wheel-cut, opalescent vase depicts large dahlias and foliage. It is signed to the base ‘R. Lalique, France, No 999’.

The vase has a 1930’s metal stud repair to the rear, where it had broken into two clean-cut sections, however from the front, the piece is in good condition. In perfect condition, this vase has previously sold for £20k !

Measures: 27cm high x 27cm diameter.