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Gods Own Neon Junkyard

 

Chris Bracey has been the Neon Man for 37 years creating iconic artpieces for David La Chapelle, Martin Creed etc, and formed a cult following in London and Los Angeles. Chris has made, installed and collected signs that have appeared behind some of the greatest stars. Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut, Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jack Nicholson in Batman are just a few that have appeared alongside the collection. When the film is rapped neons are discarded like yesterdays newspapers, unwanted, unloved. Chris has collected these neon and bulb icons and salvages old neons and architectural advertising from the streets before they disappear forever. Repaired and resurrected, coupled with quirky art and powered up to shine like jewels of light.

Gods Own JunkyardI was very sad to discover that unfortunately Gods Own Junkyard are being forced to leave their current premises by the council who want the land for development. When I went, scores of people were coming and going just to get a glimpse of this gem before it disappears.

Gods Own JunkyardDue to close and leave at the end of this week I highly recommend a visit to this treasure trove of bright lights and kitch slogans. For more information please visit the website – www.godsownjunkyard.co.uk/

Gods Own JunkyardFitting perfectly in with the heritage, fun feel and ethos of Saddlebag Trading Company we felt totally inspired to bring together these icons of pop culture.

Gods Own Junkyard

Gods own junk yard….where neon never dies.

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Neon Flash hits Ibiza

Saddlebag Trading have just returned from a fantastic break in Ibiza, where who should accompany us but the Uber on trend Neon Flash! With Ibiza’s party credentials and super cool fashion pack residents we knew this little bag would be the perfect accessory.

ibiza2Whether you’re heading to the beach in a cool kaftan, a hip beach bar to watch the sunset, out for tapas in Ibiza old town in a floaty maxi, or off to Pacha in high waisted cut offs and converse to dance into the early hours this bag is the perfect little number for all occasions.

ibiza4Favourite beaches include the stunning Cala Bassa with its fantastic restaurant, chill out music and massages from lovely therapists, really making you feel totally relaxed and glamourous.

ibiza6ibiza7We watched a magical sunset at Sun Sea Bar with some of the best margaritas and mojitos on the island, they also do an awesome paella too.

ibiza3The tapas at La Bodega in Ibizas gorgeous old town at the foot of the wall of the castle is the perfect place to watch the hip crowds pass by. Book early though as it gets busy quickly and tables outside are hard to come by.

ibiza5My last Ibizan gem is the restaurant garden terrace La Brasa. Hidden behind a beautiful old facade is this stunningly romantic hideaway dining experience, with views of the magnificent Unesco heritage castle all around.

hasta luego x