Wiltons music hall

Open House Highlights

Open House returns to London on September 16th and 17th. Here are my East London highlights. I’ve chosen most close to home as I hope to visit all of these. But if I only make it to Wilton’s Music Hall I’ll be happy. The oldest music hall in London to survive in its original form, complete with papier-mâché balconies, barley sugar iron columns and unique … Continue reading Open House Highlights

The Poundshop Mobile

I love this. A Pound Shop but not as we know it. Created by the Designer Sitraka and art project The Poundshop, the Poundshop Mobile is  a platform for designers to sell designer goods under the strict brief that the product is to be sold within the affordable price bands £1, £5 and £10. I’m not sure if it’s still touring  – If anyone sees it around London please let me … Continue reading The Poundshop Mobile

Melting Moments

Now this is cool. British artist Alex Chinneck has unveiled his new work—a life-size two-storey house made from wax. Called ‘A pound of flesh for 50p’, It has been built using 8000 was bricks and is designed to melt using special heat devices. It is designed to celebrate an old candle making factory that is located in the same area. The house is located on Southwark Street in London … Continue reading Melting Moments

Supermarche Studio

I love London and I especially love a London-centric business. Supermarche Studio has been set up by some talented friends of mine. Selling homewares, art, silk ties and scarves – most of the products can be custom designed by changing characters, features and colours. Brilliant ideas and fabulous designs. Pigeon Cushion – Printed on Cotton Sateen £65 This is what they do…. At Supermarché Studio we give … Continue reading Supermarche Studio

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

While our kitchen is being extended we’ve had to move out of our house for a few weeks. Perfect excuse to jump in a hire car and head to Sheffield to visit some friends. We rented a house through airbnb (thoroughly recommended!) and spent 2 weeks exploring the Peak District. Such a beautiful part of the world. One of my favourite days was spent at the … Continue reading Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in ancient Columbia

On Sunday we went to this fabulous exhibition at the British Museum. It was a bit off my usual modern art track but when American Airlines, travel partners of the exhibition, invited me to go along I jumped at the chance. It’s been years since I’ve been to the British Museum.  It’s a great place for families. Etta and Jasper loved running around in the … Continue reading Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in ancient Columbia

Guided – Online travel guides

I love this  beautifully designed site. Created by the makers of Cereal Magazine, Guided is an online bespoke travel guide. There are currently 10 city guides available and 10 new guides will be added this year. An annual subscription of £20 gives you access to all of the online guides which you can download and print to take on your travels or view on your phone … Continue reading Guided – Online travel guides

New life for old books

First of all sorry for the radio silence. My daughter has just started nursery school and I’ve been trapped there amongst the 3 year olds singing ‘If you’re happy and you know it…’ arrrgghhhhh. Now that she’s settled it’s great to be back in the land of the big people. These fantastic works of art caught my eye. Artist Keri Muller transforms old books to give them … Continue reading New life for old books