Monthly Archives: September 2015

Through the Aperture: Architours

September 29, 2015

Art Deco surprise in Tooting

Art Deco Suprise in Tooting.

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Design Junction & Tent London 2015

September 25, 2015

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Had so much fun at Design Junction and Tent London. I started the day at Tent London arriving in Shoreditch at 10am bright eyed and bushy tailed, very far from how I felt 6 hours later with 5 canvas bags with a million pieces of paper and a particularly cumbersome piece of concrete! But wow, what an experience. I genuinely feel a bit spoilt for choice, there was so much great eye catching design at an accessible price point. I come away with a couple of pieces, but my wish list for our next house is now immense – some serious thought on the design brief is now required! As we are going away for the weekend today I am horribly time poor (will probably forget all essential baby supplies at this point) but I wanted to update at least some of the thrills from today’s visits to the shows.
I give you today’s Design Festival through the Aperture:

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Decorex 2015: A Picture Postcard Wishlist

September 23, 2015

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As a magpie excited by things that sparkle, or a kid in the best sweetshop ever, or even a magpie in a sweetshop(!) I was so excited, I headed off to Decorex 2015, as a part of the London Design Festival this week, to see over 400 exhibitors interpretation of the future of luxury design. Decorex is widely regarded as quite a big deal in the design world Read More


Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust and Interiors

September 21, 2015

Vintage Kitchen collectionImage: Villa Hemma

This month I saw a fabulous exhibition, which ends on the 27th September, at the Royal Academy of Joseph Cornell’s work. Wanderlust is a wonderful and surprising exhibition based around the life’s work of an artist whose obsession with collecting and curating stories led to meticulous research around and amassing of objects. Amongst his cabinets of curiosity were stories of European ballerinas, a Medici slot machine, a huge fairytale castle and one of the best television montages I have ever seen. I loved his Thimble TheaterRead More


Design Crush #6

September 19, 2015

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I love to find a bargain version of an expensive piece and no-where is this more true than with this recent discovery above.  I tend to have disgustingly expensive taste in lights and find sourcing things within budget really challenging, but also hold to the design adage that spending on certain things is a necessity for overall look.  Almost 2 years ago I featured a vintage light I have been in love with ever since. Read More