California: Designing Freedom

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There is no doubt how vastly the world has changed in the past fifty years.  The internet has revolutionised the way we live.  Computerisation of industry, smartphones and social media, all aspects of modern culture that have become so intrinsic to our everyday lives it is almost impossible to imagine a time without them.  Yet […]

Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid by Jaime Hayon reception

Jaime Hayon – Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid

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If there is one designer that invokes a sense of fun in everything he does it has to be Jaime Hayon.  He has turned his hand to numerous creative endeavours during his incredibly successful career so far, producing furniture collections for iconic product and design houses, exhibiting in museums and galleries worldwide, designing spaces for […]

London Design Festival 2016

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Not long to go now until London Design Festival, don’t know about you but I’m well excited!  Whilst compiling my own festival schedule I thought I’d share a few of the events I’m particularly looking forward to and ask in return for any suggestions you may have? The festival is spread throughout various parts of […]

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016

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It became apparent rather quickly that my high hopes for this year’s Summer Exhibition weren’t going to be met.  Having visited in previous years I’ve enjoyed the democracy of seeing known artists displayed alongside unknown names, the unlabelled works allowing an objective opinion to be  formed and in that respect this year’s selection isn’t any […]

This is England

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This is England-not a statement as such but rather an exclamation of surprise.  It was my first visit to Norfolk this weekend and I certainly didn’t expect to be walking through sand dunes!  I say walking, perhaps it would be more correct to say fighting a blizzard because that’s what it felt like.  Seriously,  walking […]

Milan Furniture Fair 2016

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I’m writing this post with weary limbs and blistered toes after a manic weekend in Milan! It was my first time in Milan and my first experience of the Salone del Mobile and what an experience it was.  Due to real life work commitments I could only go for the weekend so jetted in on […]