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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Leaf Art

I love this. These leaf animals are by Mortéza Esmaîli Sohi. With so many on the ground at the moment there’s no excuse not to make your own. I’m thinking Panda.

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 … Continue reading

A new Banksy

I love this Banksy has finally updated his website with a new piece of work on a wall in Los Angeles. Titled ‘Better Out Than In’, his latest creation features a person vomiting out some flowers and leaves. http://www.banksy.co.uk Read more about the artist     

London Design Festival

It’s that time of year again where there is just so much going on in London. Before Children (BC) and when I was working full-time I always found it hard to prioritise which events to attend during the London Design Festival (god my life was hard back then – sigh) There were always so many openings to … Continue reading