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Architecture & design inspiration scrapbook from Tomorrow PR.

ONEROOM x DEDAR

ONEROOM x DEDAR

We were invited to celebrate a new collaboration between Italian textile house, Dedar and ONEROOM design studio in the recently opened ONEROOM Gallery last week. On arrival at the multi-story converted Victorian warehouse, a striking patterned entrance offset with a Paul Evans-designed metallic patchwork wardrobe welcomed us.  From here we ascended into the gallery spaces to further explore ONEROOM’s unconventional approach to design, with many unexpected style twists and turns across all four floors.   Continue reading

OLIVIER THEYSKENS – SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY at MoMu

Olivier Theyskens: She Walks in Beauty at MoMu Antwerp

Last week while in Antwerp, I dropped into MoMu, Antwerp’s latest show – She Walks in Beauty – a retrospective of the work of designer Olivier Theyskens. Curated by Karen Van Godtsenhoven, the exhibition presents over 100 works and charts the designers career from his debut collections through to his tenure at Rochas and Nina Ricci, where his beautiful highly detailed pieces were dubbed demi-couture. The show also touches upon Theyskens time at the American label Theory before showcasing the designer’s recent eponymous collection. Continue reading

Monet The impressionists in London Tate Britain

The Impressionists in London

Last night, I attended the private view of The Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870-1904), a vast exhibition at Tate Britain that seeks to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers, a devastating period in French history. A series of paintings created during the Franco-Prussian war with works by Tissot, Sisley and Pissarro provides charming insight into the perception of London as seen through the eyes of visiting French artists and the works arising during their time here. Continue reading

Anish Kapoor at Everything At Once

Everything at Once

This week we visited Store Studios, 180 The Strand to see the group show, EVERYTHING AT ONCE, with Lisson Gallery and The Vinyl Factory. The multi-disciplinary exhibition is themed around John Cage’s 1966 quote that ‘Nowadays everything happens at once and our souls are conveniently electronic (omniattentive)’. EVERYTHING AT ONCE presents work from 24 artists currently showing at Lisson Gallery in celebration of its 50th year. Continue reading

IKEA House Party

The IKEA Houseparty

Last week Swedish brand IKEA celebrated its 30th anniversary by taking over the 19 Greek Street Townhouse in Soho and creating an immersive experience that time-warped guests into the 80s, 90s, Noughties and the future: the IKEA House Party. During the day, the IKEA house was open for visitors to lounge amongst their most iconic pieces of furniture such as the KLIPPIN sofa, LACK table and BILLY bookcase, yet at night, the ultimate house party got going, with canapés, music and games. Continue reading

Boom For Real Jean Michel Basquiat at The Barbican

Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican

Jean Michel Basquiat’s standout style and the misfit character he portrays have always caught my attention. His graffiti-style art, pop colours and his short-lived career as an Afro-Caribbean artist growing up in New York’s punk scene made him one of the most significant artist of the 20th century. Boom For Real at The Barbican showcases evidence of how Basquiat overloaded himself with source material: Continue reading

One Room x Bethan Laura Wood

LDF17: Shoreditch Design Triangle

Running in parallel with the overarching London Design Festival, East London’s dedicated cultural event, Shoreditch Design Triangle (SDT) brings together brands and designers from throughout the community to celebrate the creative efforts of the East End. Always reliable for a good show, the inimitable Lee Broom marked ten years in design with On Reflection, an all-out all black edit of some of his most popular designs. The showroom took on an illusory element to surprise and delight revelers that dared to look beyond the glass. Continue reading

Trade Show Faye Toogood

LDF17: Trade Show by Faye Toogood

Faye Toogood is known for her visually striking multi-layered installations and for LDF 2017 she did not disappoint. The premise of her installation – TRADE SHOW – was a simple one. Faye created a special edition of 50 trademark Spade chairs in sand-casted-aluminium and offered them to 50 artists and designers in return for a piece of their work. She then displayed the result of this artistic trade at the Garage in Brompton Design District in a beautifully realised space. Continue reading

Carpenter's Workshop Gallery LDF 2017

LDF17: Mayfair Design District

One of the highlights of the London Design Festival this year was visiting the newly established Mayfair Design District. Mazzoleni Gallery in particular stood out with its show ‘(Un)Comfort Zone’ by the Milan-based Dimore Studio, who created five impactful and atmospheric room settings that visitors could view through small portals within the gallery space. The Carpenters Workshop Gallery also stood out with its exhibition with design curator, Lidewij Edelkoort, to highlight young talent from Europe’s best design schools. Continue reading

Jupiter Artland Cafe Party by Nicolas Party

Jupiter Artland

I took advantage of the recent bank holiday and paid a visit to Jupiter Artland, a private contemporary art museum set over 100 acres in the countryside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. In addition to the extraordinary array of permanent works by world-renowned artists such as Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Jim Lambie and Cornelia Parker, Jupiter Artland have just welcomed a new permanent artwork by esteemed Argentine artist, Pablo Bronstein.

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