Tag Archives: British design

The Crossness Pumping Station

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
I love historical places and architecture that offer insights into the past. In London, there are never shortages of heritage buildings with significant importance; in fact, there are so many that we often forget their existence until the annual Open House weekend!
I enjoy visiting hidden gems all year round, hence when [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Architectural conservation, Design, British heritage and was tagged with London, British design, heritage, Architectural conservation


Hampstead's Modernist gem: Isokon gallery

Posted on September 8, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
Earlier in the year I wrote an entry on Hampstead's Modernist architecture, and I mentioned the Isokon gallery which opens only in the weekends from March until October.
I finally made another visit to this Grade I listed iconic building on a sunny and warm day (notice the contrast of the photos taken [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Architecture, British designs, Architectural conservation, Design, Modernist & Art Deco, Modernist design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, British design, Architectural conservation, modernist architecture, Hampstead


The Mackintosh trail in Glasgow

Posted on August 2, 2015 by Toothpicker

Mackintosh architecture exhibition at RIBA London

 
Back in May I visited the Mackintosh architecture exhibition at the RIBA, which coincided with my Glasgow trip a month later. I have long wanted to visit Glasgow and buildings designed by the renowned Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (I am gutted that [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, British designs, Travel, Architectural conservation, Design, Glasgow, British heritage and was tagged with architecture, British design, Glasgow, Charles Rennie Mackintosh


RCA show 2015

Posted on July 20, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
Due to traveling and busy schedule, I almost missed the RCA show this year. Luckily, I managed to visit the Kensington campus on the last day of the show, and here are the highlights:
 

Top: Textiles gallery; 2nd left & middle: Textiles design by Alicia Nader; 3rd & bottom left: 'Unflats' by [...]

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


New Designers 2015 (Part 2)

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
A delayed entry on the New Designers 2015, the annual design graduation show that took place on 6th-9th July at the Islington Business centre. As usual, it was a fantastic opportunity to spot new talents and meet them in person. Here are just some of the highlights from the Part 2 of [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Eco designs, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Contemporary craft, Design and was tagged with London, British design, contemporary crafts, New designers, illustrations


King's Cross Pond Club & the New Horizon pavilions

Posted on July 5, 2015 by Toothpicker

The pond club is the new art installation at King's Cross ongoing redevelopment
 
Last month, I attended a tour of the Of Soil and Water: King's Cross Pond Club organised by property developmer Argent ( responsible for the regeneration of King's Cross) as part of the London festival of architecture. If you are [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Eco living & sustainability, Art, Design, Contemporary, Irish design and was tagged with London, architecture, eco designs, British design, Kings Cross, London festival of architecture, outdoor art installations, Irish design


Modernist architecture in Hampstead

Posted on January 6, 2015 by Toothpicker

Isokon building/ Lawn Road Flats in Belsize Park
 
A lot of Londoners and foreigners love Hampstead for its history and villagey ambience, and the heath is considered a refuge for wildlife and nature in London. This area has always been a magnet for the rich and famous, as well as the artistic and [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Design, Modernist & Art Deco and was tagged with London, British design, modernist architecture, Hampstead, social housing


Hampshire's heritage railway line

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Toothpicker

No, I am not a trainspotter! Sadly, I don't have the knowledgeable nor am I geeky enough to be one. However, I have always loved trains, especially the heritage ones and whenever possible, I would choose trains over planes as a mode of transport. I think it is a shame that many [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, England, Architectural conservation, Transport, British heritage and was tagged with British design, heritage, Architectural conservation, Hampshire, trains


New designers 2014 Part.2

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Toothpicker

Bottom left: Kai Venus Designs' The cabinet of curiosity; Bottom right: Best stand award went to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee
 
The last design graduation show I attended this year was New Designers 2014 Part 2 at the Islington Business Design Centre. From my past experience [...]

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


Charles Holden goes west

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Toothpicker

Sudbury Town understand station
 
Last year, I attended an architectural walk organised by London transport museum to explore English architect, Charles Holden's iconic art deco underground stations (click here to read the blog entry) on the north east end of the Piccadilly Line. This year, I attended another walk (which was also [...]

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


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