Author Erinna Mettler returns to FortyTwo with her successful novel Starlings, join us to grab a signed copy. STARLINGS is a daisy-chain novel set in the city of Brighton. Each chapter tells the tale of one of its varied inhabitants.
Disparate lives collide in surprising ways, showing that often people are not in control of their own destinies, but are shaped by those they live next to. The episodes are not arranged chronologically, and though most are contemporary, others are set in the 1940s, 50s and 60s 70s and 90s. These tales are told cinematically but not in any uniform style. Characters crop up in narratives that are not their own: in the thoughts of others, in photographs, at parties, or simply walking by.
The city itself is the one constant of the stories; its landmarks appear with varying significance. The Piers and the sea in particular are used to drive narratives, and provide reference points for the interior lives of the characters.
This year FortyTwo alos brings you festive cheer for children in local author Helen Baugh’s latest published book RUDY’S WINDY CHRISTMAS.
Also the latest trend in colouring books from Sarah Rayner will be available – A CALMING COLOURING BOOK…a perfect present to banish the stress of Christmas!
Robert has been practising the art of photography for 25 years. In the early days he could be found at the front of the stage at gigs furiously capturing the decisive live music moment.
These days Robert takes his inspiration from our wonderful city. His award winning prints have adorned everything from record covers to tote bags. I’m sure you will agree these limited addition pieces have a rare and wonderful beauty.
Lark Rising offers a stylish and individual look, a collection at once timely and timeless; pieces that combine the disciplines of art and design with the skills, traditional craftsmanship and technological developments of knitting to create pieces of enduring value.
Strongly individual, the look is instantly recognisable, stylish and unique.Find out more
An Anglo/Scandinavian husband and wife team based in Brighton who make artisan, natural wax candles, unique kimono silk lampshades, reclaimed industrial candle holders and lamps.Find out more
Developed from a love of handmade Ruby Ruth dolls are a collection of bright, colourful, eccentric creatures designed and handmade in Brighton by Jenny Mustill. Often incorporating recycled materials they also all have a character description adding to their appeal such as Rita..who believes at love at first sight.Find out more
Working in bone china, porcelain and semi-porcelain Anna Thomson’s collection of monochrome vases, coasters, bone china lighting and jewellery, inspired by repetition, variation, erosion and natural form, is imbued with a sense of discovery.Find out more
One Must Dash is two Swedish girls in a hurry, sharing the same kind of (odd?) humour and love for interior
Celebrating the quirker moments of everyday life they create interior accessories with a twist, that most certainly will make you smile. The products range from Art Prints, Cards, Tea Towels, Hanger to Bags.
The attention paid to detail resonates all the way through their production process. One must dash only uses the finest, FSC certified papers and high quality materials. All the products are made in Britain.Find out more
Knätofs is a design company that will find their own approaches to the folklore and care as much about product history that future. We ignore trends, creating fashion from his own head. Inspired by the Bolivian culture and Swedish nature, we let the traditions collide in colourful garments and products.Find out more
Gabriella Casemore’s jewellery is inspired by her fascination with the repetitive patterns found in flowers. She is also very influenced by vintage textiles and her current range was inspired by the Kimono collection at the V&A.
She designs by exploring her ideas with paper first; folding, cutting, layering, then eventually translating these ideas into highly wearable silver jewellery.Find out more
After an extensive career in textile design Amanda has been exploring a variety of media to create sculptural objects and her new work draws on her past expertise for detail, colour and love of natural form.
Each individually hand created bird starts out as a Larch cone with added balsa wood and clay which is carved and intricately painted with water colours. The process used results in each bird being truly beautiful and unique
Joanna Corney creates architecturally inspired patterns for the home. Her designs create a fresh and graphic collection that includes wallpaper, interior textiles and accessories.Find out more
Chiara Bianchi runs her business Use and Take Care, making extraordinary limited edition accessories.
We are pleased to say that we will have some of her beautiful Christmas decorations hanging from the tree at this years Pop Up sale here at FortyTwo and available for you to purchase
Rogue Saddler take great pride in using the highest quality veg tan leather, and top grade hardware.
I pride myself in producing sleek, simple and functional pieces, yet robust and durable for all life’s events.
The latest collection from British jeweller Vivienne Ridley embodies some of her core passions and interests, a natural magpie, a admirer of both old and new design – and never happier when these sit in perfect unison.
Meticulously sourcing trinkets from the past, predominantly antique buttons, she then re-invents their purpose creating individual modern silver settings for them and producing single and limited edition pieces of jewelleryFind out more
Hose hand screen print amazing designs on tights. The tights are sourced in Italy and printed and packaged here in the UKFind out more
Private View (invitation only), 7:30 – 10:30pm
Friday 11th December
One Weekend only
42 Hampstead Road, BRIGHTON. BN1 5NG
We are between London Road and Dyke Road, near Preston Park train station
On the #27 bus route (alight at the Droveway) or a short walk from Preston Park