THE WALLACE COLLECTION INTERIOR. london

THE WALLACE COLLECTION INTERIOR. london

postcards from london

postcards from london

ORIGIN: THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR. london

ORIGIN: THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR. london

Yesterday evening we met our friend Paul McAllister at Origin.  It is London Design Week, and many shows that I’ve seen this week were highlighting craft, which is refreshing since usually craft and design are seen as separate entities.

Here are a few of my favorites from the show:

Anthony Theakston

Gary Allson

John Alfredo Harris

Momoko Kumai

Pacha Design

Paul McAllister

Soungcheul Park

THE POWER OF MAKING. london

THE POWER OF MAKING. london

Recently saw a great exhibit at the V&A called “The Power of Making.”   It is a great show highlighting the work behind beautiful objects, which so often goes unnoticed.  The process in itself can be the art form.

TO LONDON!

TO LONDON!

I saw this on a label at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and thought it was a very appropriate image for today.  I am moving to London tonight!  Posts may be slow to start until I settle in, but there will be plenty of great new photos soon.

Here’s to new adventures!

BIBENDUM. london

BIBENDUM. london

By far the coolest building I have seen in a while!

It was the old UK headquarters for Michelin tire, built in 1910.  In the late 80’s it was converted into a French restaurant and Oyster Bar called Bibendum (the name of the Michelin man!), partially run by Terence Conran.  I love this building, especially the stained glass windows, and celebrate that the restauranteurs preserved the unique features of this space.