I have long been fascinated by a pile of timber, covered with colourful scales of concrete that makes up the Yardhouse studio in an industrial estate somewhere I have never been in London. The lolly hued concrete shingles got me going all gaga when I first stumbled upon it on instagram and I have been drawn to it, wanted it ever since.
The colours remind me of dainty, sticky, sugary sweet fairy floss, of going to the show as a little girl and conning someone into buying my floss and a fairy with a big tulle skirt on a stick to carry around.
The Yardhouse, by Assemble was originally intended and constructed as a shared collaborative space for rent I believe, I am not sure how that worked out or how long it operated for but it cant be more than afew years and I hear it was dismantled and put up for sale last year so now I want to know who bought it? Who buys pastel bricks and timber and how much would they pay for this loveliness? How do they transport it? Does it remind them of hansel and gretel and the gingerbread house of my childhood fairy tales too? Or what does it remind them of?
I am curious who wanted this and what they would do with it and where they would take it? I would buy it!, I would live in it! I would create an eclectic boho barn house nautical mish mash of my own styling and live happily ever after in it with the fella and the dog…and the baby and it would be bliss.