Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Buildings’

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…

Help Needed

I am loving Channel 4’s Country House Rescue right now – where business-woman Ruth Watson visits Britain’s redundant manors, castles and country estates in an attempt to get them functioning again. Ilse Crawford appeared in last weeks episode to give her advice – lucky! Photo by Tim Walker Read more…

Green House

I was out on Friday (which turned out to be a beautiful sunny day) in Angel looking around at some locations for a project i’m working on – and came across this beautiful house on Cross Street. I love its mix of Victorian style with pale Art Deco green accents. I made up a wonderful […] Read more…

Divine Inspiration

I haven’t quite figured out what Robert Stadler’s profession is as yet (his accomplishments are numerous and varied) but this is one of the most inspirational and quietly spiritual installations i have ever seen. The installation was created in the Saint-Paul Saint-Louis church in Paris during the annual Nuit -Blanche all-night festival in October. The […] Read more…

Branching out

David Wiseman is a US based large scale ceramacist, creating delicate and wonderous fairytale sculptures and installations to adorn and embellish the most fantastical interiors. The work reminds me of what might have been within the decadent interiors of Imperial Russia. This ceiling sculpture is composed of more than 500 porcelain blossoms and nearly 100 […] Read more…

Glass Houses

Dale Chihuly is known for revolutionizing the glassworks movement by breaking free of the idea of solitary artists working alone in a studio, and has embraced the advantages of collaborative teams and the unusual division of labor within the creative process. In this way he has been able to develop complex, multipart sculptures of dramatic […] Read more…

Confiserie Sprungli

Established in 1836, Sprungli is a decadent coffee house and confectioners in the heart of Zurich. Its building and atmosphere evokes old European charm. The interior chocolate shop and patisserie is clad in dark woods and bronze stairwells with tall ornate mirrors. The top floor cafe, is a busy yet elegant room, with floor to […] Read more…

The People's Palaces

The stations of Moscow’s subway system have often been called “the people’s palaces”, for their elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin’s rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian […] Read more…

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