The Flauden Planter is one of our most popular designs. Handmade from exterior hard wood and hand painted in three coats of exterior paint with a Farrow and Ball colour of your choice (Elephant's Breath, Down Pipe, Vert de Terre, Lamp Room Gray). The Flaunden Planter seen here is painted in 'Lamp Room Gray'
Gown Place of origin: Britain, UK (made) Date: 1760-1769 (made) 1740-1749 (hand woven) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk, lined with linen, hand woven and hand sewn Credit Line: Given by Mrs H. H. Fraser Museum number: T.433-1967 Gallery location: In Storage
In the 1770s and 1780s printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. The material of this gown has a dotted ground and is printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprays. The gown has a fitted back and open front below the waist, revealing a petticoat of the same fabric. The lack of decoration and use of cotton instead of silk indicates that this gown was probably worn during summer afternoons for card games and tea parties, rather than for evening dress.
I like how the photo is drawn in through the tram lines. I also like that the background is quite busy yet it is blurred, this shows that the place is obviously popular, I could be inspired by this as it would show that because it's popular it is obviously a place where people will want to visit.