Archive of ‘Travel & Culture’ category

A place to hang your hat…

This weekend during Dutch Design Week, designers Studio Wieke Somers were awarded the Golden Eye award for the best project in all categories at a ceremony in Eindhoven. The award was given for their spectacular Merry Go-Round cloakroom where coats and possessions are suspended from the ceiling on a pulley system! This technique was inspired […] Read more…

Catherine Aitken

Often when I visit craft fairs and furniture shows I come away from each stall feeling ever so slightly embarassed. When you’re surrounded by an extraordinary amount of creative, beautiful and expensive things and all your eyes want to do is dart around the place and drink as much of it in as possible – […] Read more…

Origin 2009

Yesterday, at Somerset House I spent the best few hours I have experienced this whole month. Having missed the first installment last week due to the re-launch of TBTMHS, I excitedly took myself off to the second week of this year’s Origin Craft Fair. Every year the Crafts Council present the very best of their […] Read more…

Digital Age

There was so much new talented exhibited at Tent London this September, I haven’t even made a dent in my bookmarking as yet! However, the area that blows me away  each year [there are five main areas exhibiting different genres of products] is Tent Digital which showcases the best of digital and digitally-enabled design. True […] Read more…

Museum

I forgot to post these pictures from an Alessi show I went to a few weeks ago at the Design Museum. Such a beautiful venue overlooking the Thames. One of my favourite pieces was a spice set, the purpose of which was to instill elegance and ceremony into this everyday task… Read more…

Another year older…

My 26th year celebration passed with lots of love from family and friends and a whole weekend of festivity (oh and lots of good food and drink). I was thinking that on birthdays a person has to be so dependent on the kindness and affection of other people for the occasion to be successful. On […] Read more…

Magic

It feels like I’ve been gone for ever but i’ve had the most wonderful few days… On Thursday Ciara and I went to see Peter Pan at Kensington Gardens. The Kensington Gardens are of course where JM Barrie met the Lewellyn boys – his inspiration for Peter Pan, where the story was set and in […] Read more…

Nothing like a bit of 'Tat

Back from the Habitat preview and it was amaaaaaazing as usual. Some stunning new pieces by great designers, very exciting stuff. Their concept this season was to take elements of fashionable city flats from across the globe, New York, Paris, Norway – so basically stylish capsule living, and incorporate it into their collection. Every sofa […] Read more…

Autumn and Winter at M&S

Can you believe Autumn/Winter is being previewed already??? How depressing! As promised, here are a few sneak previews of what is to hit the stores later this year from M&S’s homewares range. They showed a lot of Indian inspired soft furnishings in hues of purples, dark blues and reds, I just couldn’t bring myself to […] Read more…

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

On Friday, we ventured along to the aforementioned ‘Late Night at the V&A’. The atmosphere after hours was exciting and it felt really naughty and special to be in the museum after dark! Having not been to a late night before, I have to say it was spectacularly confusing…we were given a schedule of events […] Read more…

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