The East London based local food and retail destination Mare Street Market is a hybrid of restaurants, cafe, and retail stores in one location. It is run independently by local resident and celebrity chef Gizzy Erskine, who have sourced the food from local producers. Continue reading
Key trends from a recent local London design event concentrated on craft and furniture design. Most trends were evolution from previous years, nothing radical or new. The Scandi look was most popular as the event moves even more from residential to office design. Continue reading
Bloomsberg New Contemporaries is one of the most important yearly exhibitions to showcase emerging art. This year it takes place in Brixton, outside central London in a much smaller location.
Hostem is an independent fashion and lifestyle store with a very strong and distinctive brand DNA. During London Craft week they hosted an open house in their curated guesthouse, which is a brand extension of a private residency available for renting. Continue reading
Hackney Wick in East London is one the world’s most concentrated creative communities. Last weekend was the 9th year of Hackney WickED, DIY open studios. Continue reading
This year’s Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso. He is the first African architect to design the Pavilion; following the more recent, posistive direction of choosing emerging architects rather than well known names to design the building.
Flexible, colourful and cosy workspace was one of the key themes at this year’s Clerkenwell Design week. Many designs looks like they are meant for a relatively short ‘pitstop use’ with little emphasis on the ergonomics and more on lounging and relaxing than serious work. In this year’s show the exhibitions were more spread around the area than before, concentrating on furniture and less on traditional craft. Continue reading