Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life is an exhibition of twelve new sculptures by Marc Quinn, a body of work titled All About Love, at the wonderful Sir John Soane’s Museum.The twelve life-cast sculptures portray Quinn and his muse, dancer Jenny Bastet, and seek to convey the adoration, endurance and frustration that is present in any intimate relationship by showing the figures as they embrace one another. Continue reading Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life
After ten years at its iconic Brompton Road showroom, Skandium is ready for new beginnings. We were invited to the opening of the first phase of their brand new concept store on Thurloe Place in South Kensington, a two-storey building that focuses on Scandinavian gifts, soft furnishings, lighting and home accessories— the first of two new Skandium sites due to open this year.
The playful work of Camille Walala is hard to miss: from canal barges in East London to buildings in Melbourne, NYC and Buenos Aires, collaborations with Caterpillar and Emporio Armani, and even Easter Eggs for Harrods, Walala’s bright and geometric style is proof that the 1980’s Memphis style is back with a bang. We were invited to the launch of Walala x Play, the London-based graphic artist’s latest venture in spatial design, at the NOW Gallery: Continue reading Walala x Play at The Now Gallery
The debut House & Garden Festival coincided with the magazine’s 70th anniversary celebrations and turned out to be the ultimate celebration of summer living and inspirational shopping. The four-day fair was packed with inspiring ideas and professional advice for interiors enthusiasts, while the Decorated Spaces room sets and the Style Rooms were a real honey pot of interiors inspiration. I was really impressed by the Style Rooms, an initiative that gathered some of the UK’s most prominent interiors and lifestyle bloggers, Continue reading House & Garden Festival
The latest and eighth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week teamed with glorious sunshine to become a highlight of 2017’s design calendar. With over 250 exhibitors, more than 90 showrooms and six exhibition venues, CDW celebrated the innovation and creativity stemming from London’s historic Clerkenwell quarter. CDW’s slogan for this year was ‘Churches, Prisons, Nightclubs’ and it did not disappoint. With a host of striking and unique locations for the projects to take place, such as the Houses of Detention, Fabric and The Order of St John, it’s always exciting to visit and view these private spaces in a different light. Continue reading Clerkenwell Design Week
Having just visited California: Designing Freedom, the latest exhibition at the new Design Museum, I must admit I was somehow oblivious of the strong influence the American West Coast countercultures of the 60’s have had on contemporary culture, because it’s now all become such second-nature. Laptops, microchips, smartphones, GPS devices and online search engines are some of the many tools developed in California and on display at the exhibition. Continue reading California: Designing Freedom
At the weekend I visited the NOW Gallery to see ‘The Iris’ by Rebecca Louise Law, a London-based artist known for using flora as a sculptural material that slowly preserves over time. ‘The Iris’ is an installation, which embraces the idea of the past and present of the Peninsula where the NOW gallery sits, as the iris is a native wetland flower from the surrounding marshlands. Continue reading ‘The Iris’ by Rebecca Louise Law at the NOW Gallery
The Julio Le Parc: Form into Action exhibition at the Perez Art Museum Miami is reminiscent of a children’s playground, showcasing over 100 works from the artist’s playful explorations of light, movement and distortion of perception. Being a fan of Kinetic Art, I was delighted to explore what felt like a fun house where things were not what they seemed. Continue reading Julio Le Parc: Form into Action at the Perez Art Museum, Miami
Yesterday Pia and I visited The Fashion and Textile Museum in London. On a rainy day in January, we were hugely excited about this first ever UK exhibition dedicated to artist and designer Josef Frank, with textiles, furniture and lesser-known works in watercolour. Josef Frank was and still is one of Sweden’s most influential designers. Continue reading Josef Frank, Patterns-Furniture-Painting at the Fashion and Textile Museum
Tomorrow supported Zaha Hadid Architects on the launch of Collection 2016, a new range of gifts and homeware accessories by the Zaha Hadid Design Studio. In a fully integrated PR campaign Tomorrow targeted UK and international design and lifestyle publications with a range of stories focusing on key products within the collection. To date, Tomorrow has secured over 50 pieces of press coverage on the new collection in key international titles, including Wallpaper* (UK), Architectural Digest (Russia), The Evening Standard (UK), Elle Decoration (Spain) Elle Decoration (Italy), Icon Design (Italy), The National (UAE) in print and online, Identity Magazine (UAE), Living Etc (Brazil), Architizer (USA), Designboom (China), Conde Magazine (Taiwan) and Dezeen (UK). Tomorrow also secured interviews for The National (UAE) Rob Report (USA) and Metropolis Magazine (USA). Tomorrow has also overseen the gifting of the new Solis scented candle to a selection of Key UK and international press in the run to Christmas.