Win yourself some Highbury.
Currently riding through the desert on a horse with no name (kidding, he totally has a name… Trigger, and thus far he’s been a very well behaved boy, totally undeserving of his name.) All I’ve seen any time I’ve looked in to have a gander at social media since being here is rumours of Cesc and Manchester United, which make me so violently sick I’ll have lost two stone by Friday, so the less said about that the better.
I also saw Tommy’s quotes about being happy at Arsenal and not wanting to leave, which sit far more easily with me. Please let THOSE be true.
Anyway, I’m getting off track here so let’s go right ahead and cut to the chase: I have teamed up with Chisel and Mouse (read more about them here) to bring you, fair reader, the chance to win one of their really quite beautiful sculptures of Highbury’s East Stand. I first saw one of these ages ago, when someone I follow on Twitter took a photo of one they’d just been given as a birthday present, and I thought it was amazing, so I am rather excited about this!
The art deco facade of our lovely old Stadium is/was unique among football stadiums and unmistakably Arsenal in that it was better than anyone else’s. Though Highbury was built in 1913, it wasn’t until the 1930s that the site was redeveloped and the Art Deco East and West stands produced. Architects Claude Waterlow Ferrier and William Binnie were responsible for these splendid designs, plus they had fantastic names.
Chisel & Mouse hand-make architectural sculptures of beautiful and iconic buildings from their studio in Sussex. They are made of strong plaster while the doors and window frames are etched brass. This particular sculpture is 10in high, 7in wide, 2.5in deep & 4.8lb approximately.
To enter the competition, simply click this link and answer the three questions you’ll find upon doing so (and if you can’t answer the first two, you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.) It’s Fathers’ Day soon, so you might want to win one for the old man or just for you. The competition will close on 12th June, with time for it to be delivered by 16th June (which is Fathers’ Day in the UK: note this). However, I realise not everyone who reads this blog is unfortunate enough to live in the UK, so Chisel and Mouse will deliver the prize internationally too.
If you’d rather not wait and just want to buy one yourself, you can get 10% off on the Highbury sculpture by going to their website and entering the code ‘GUNNERSGIRL’ when ordering -this’ll be valid until the competition closes. And by the way, this is not a sponsored blog; I just think they are really, really lovely.
If you missed out on the opportunity to rip your chair from the stands before we moved to the Emirates, this is a pretty stylish alternative.