Monthly Archives: September 2013

London design festival 2013 (final part)

Posted on September 29, 2013 by Toothpicker

Endless stairs at Tate Modern, designed by dRMM Architects, in collaboration with American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
 
Like I mentioned previously, there were no major landmark projects at the V & A museum this year, but there is the Endless stair installation at the Tate Modern ( open until 10th October), which is [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Talks, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, talks, British design, London Design Festival


Designersblock & Design Junction 2013

Posted on September 28, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main & bottom right: Gerald paper dog collection by Lazerian design studio; Bottom left: I am a sundial by Joshua Barnes
 
I went to Southbank on my last day at the London design festival where Designersblock took place. In the past, I haven't been so taken back by the work at this show [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, design junction, designersblock, London Design Festival


100% design & Tent London 2013

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Paper space by Studio Glowacka and Maria Fulford Architects. Top right: Adaptive City Taipei pavilion; Bottom left: Tunnel lighting system by Thomas.Matthews and studio design UK; Bottom middle: Ceramicstudio "Mee" by Ji Hyun Chung at Korea design pavilion; Bottom right: Bubble chair by KEV Design studio
 
Perhaps the reason why all the [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Taiwanese design, Korean design, Design and was tagged with Tent London, 100% design, London Design Festival


London design festival 2013 (V & A)

Posted on September 19, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left and middle: The Wind Portal by Najia El Zein; Main: Oki Naganode by Julia Lohmann
 
The V & A museum has always been the hub of the annual London design festival, and for 10 days every year, the museum becomes a backdrop for the hottest designers to showcase their talents. After [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Talks, Design festivals & shows, Italian design, Design and was tagged with talks, British design, Italian design, London Design Festival


Caledonian Road & The Cally festival

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
 
When the weather was still fine last Sunday ( sadly it's no longer the case), I joined a free walking tour provided by the Footprints of London as part of the Clerkenwell and Islington Summer Free Walks Festival. I had previously joined their lunchtime walking tour in Clerkenwell, and so decided to sign [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Photography, Hiking & walking, Street life and was tagged with London, architecture, walks, Caledonian road, street life


Make, do & meet workshop

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
We have been selling on Notonthehighstreet.com for almost one year now, and it has helped us to grow our U.K. market. And as Christmas is approaching, we are anticipating our busiest Christmas yet.
I have never attended their events or workshops before because they are usually sold out early. I registered on the [...]

This post was posted in London, Business, Talks and was tagged with London, talks, business, Notonthehighstreet.com


In this place, in this time exhibition

Posted on September 7, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Living in London means it is impossible to run out of cultural and arts events to see or visit. As much as I enjoy visiting the world-class museums and galleries, I still favour the more intimate, quirky and less touristy galleries dotted around the city.
I only found out about The Crypt gallery [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Photography, Art, Anything Japanese, Contemporary crafts, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Japanese art


Last summer walk in the South Downs

Posted on September 1, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I never realised how 'addictive' country or hill walking can be, once you start, there is no turning back! Now that I have been doing it for a few years, I simply cannot stop doing it. This is also partly due to my keenness to explore the picturesque British countryside and my [...]

This post was posted in Nature, Hiking & walking and was tagged with walks, nature


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