The Shop at Bluebird in London’s Covent Garden won recently a Drapers Award for Best Store. It is nice to see an independent brand winning a major award against big global brands. Continue reading
London V&A Museum exhibits best work inspired by Islamic contemporary art. Jameel Prize award is presented every other year for almost ten years. It gives a real treat to discover emerging art from Middle East. Image by Kamrooz Aram, Ephesian Fog, 2016, Dubai Continue reading
Art can embody memory. Memory Place is the latest exhibition at the White Cube gallery. It includes more than 90 recent works by over 40 artists reflecting on the forms and themes of memory. Continue reading
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