September Fairs & Events

Monday, 29 August 2016

Hard to believe how fast summer has flown by once again, but Autumn is on its way.  I’ve had a lovely July and August spending time in France with family and friends and now that back to school feeling is settling in. Can you actually believe its September this week?

September however is shaping up to be a busy month, in fact a VERY busy month. The beginning of the month sees my little one turn four – wow that’s happening fast – and we have a fun party planned to celebrate. However before I even get to that I’ll be heading out to Berlin to the IFA the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.  As always September sees me back to Paris for Paris DesignWeek and Maison & Objet. Then hot on the heels of Paris Design week is London Design Biennale closely followed by the London Design festival (see dates below).  Plus somewhere in the middle of that I am running a mini festival in Brighton. I think I might need to lie down for the whole of October at this rate!

If you haven’t yet got your pre-registrations in for the fairs and events that happen as part of the London Design festival I recommend you take a look at my handy dates summary and plan which ones you can not afford to miss.  

I’m also delighted to have been nominated again for an Amara Interior Blog award, in the ‘interior designer or stylist’ category. I'm up against some incredible blogs and I am speechless to be in such illustrious company. I would be so honoured and ever so grateful if you would take a moment to vote for me.
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Australian mid century modern - Grant Featherston

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

As I think is quite clear I have a rather large soft spot for mid century modern both in architecture and furniture.  And while I think I know a fair bit about the designers and architects who are iconic from this period I’ve recently come across a designer who was producing wonderful pieces in Australia that I had never heard of before. Please let me introduce Grant Featherston.

Grant Featherston (1922-1995) was a self-taught designer based in Melbourne who after serving in the war produced a series of chairs.  In 1951 his iconic plywood shell Contour chairs were put into production and in 1956 he opened the Featherston Contract Interiors furniture.  

stop, question, think, plan

Friday, 5 August 2016

August is going to fly by and I'm going to be a little quieter across all my social media channels. Why? I'm taking time out to spend quality time with my family in the South of France and also do a little bit of navel gazing. I've got some plans that need fleshing out and that means I need to ponder, procrastinate and perpetually fine tune. Watch this space!

design tourist - London’s newest hotel citizenM

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Last week I had the thrill of socializing with the We Blog Design community at the newly opened citizenM hotel at Tower Hill. As a working mum I don’t get out much on my own in the evenings unless I’m away for work, so I definitely stayed up way past my bedtime.
Citizen M London, Julian Opie

ART - not stuffy institutions

Friday, 1 July 2016

The opening of the new Switch House at the Tate Modern must have been the biggest art story in recent history. It’s now arguably the biggest museum of modern art and with that comes a lot of expectation. My expectations when I went to visit on the opening day were all about the space and the building. Ridiculous really when its actually a temple to art.
Hellopeagreen explores the Tate Modern Switch House
The Switch house though did not let me down. The new extension by Herzog & de Meuron is a monumental success as a piece of architecture, the interior of the building features raw concrete folded into dramatic angles. Grand sweeping staircases that quite frankly if Fred and Ginger glided down them I wouldn’t be surprised.  
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