Monthly Archives: July 2013

The House of Peroni

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
With so many events and festivals happening throughout London during the summer, it's hard to keep up with everything sometimes. But one of the interesting places to visit throughout July is The House of Peroni set inside a beautiful building at 41 Portland Place.
The house showcases contemporary Italian culture, featuring art, design [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Italian design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Italian design


Museum of the year: William Morris Gallery

Posted on July 19, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I have been wanting to visit the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow for a while but never seem to get a chance... Last month, the gallery has been awarded the winner of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013, and so I was determined to pay the gallery a [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, British designs, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Gardens & parks and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, gardens, British design, traditional crafts, William Morris


Summer fashion accessories from Asia

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

I rarely write about fashion here because I am not a fashion blogger, nor do I follow the current fashion trends. These days, I would rather buy less but spend on quality items that are well-made, timeless and slightly unusual. As a huge fan of all things Japanese, I am surprised by [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Shopping, Fashion, Anything Japanese, Hong Kong design, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, shopping, fashion, Hong Kong design


Dalston House by Leandro Erlich

Posted on July 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

I missed Barbican's Rain room installation earlier in the year because there were always long queues outside ( 12 hours was the record!) and I lack the patience for queuing... Luckily, the new outdoor installation supported by Barbican is most accessible, and it is perfect for this hot July!
Dalston House is an [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Music & Sound, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, music, Dalston house, performance art


New designers 2013

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Part 2 of the New designers 2013 at Islington Design Business Centre; Bottom left: A table for two by Daniel Liss
 
I have visited the New designers shows a few times and it is always a good event to spot new design talents from the U.K. This year, I visited Part two [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, design show, British design, New designers


Charles Holden's iconic underground stations

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Toothpicker

Arnos Grove station designed in 1929 and opened in 1932
 
Most Londoners have a love/ hate relationship with the Tube/ underground. While it can be efficient and convenient on some good days, it can also be crowded, hot, disruptive with long delays on many bad days and most of us seem to experience [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Architectural conservation, Design, Modernist & Art Deco, Transport, British heritage and was tagged with London, architecture, walks, heritage, London transport museum, Charles Holden, art deco architecture


RCA degree show 2013

Posted on July 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

Darwin building in Kensington: Enfatung (unfold/expand/develop) by Jule Waibel
 
Being one of the top art and design colleges in the U.K. ( if not the world), the annual RCA degree show is where you will find the design stars of the future. Out of the two sites, I only visited the Kensington one [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, design show, British design, RCA show


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