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Victoriana: The Art of Revival

November 4, 2013

Why Do we Wait - Polly Morgan - Victoriana Art of Revival, London GuildhallThere is currently quite a cool exhibition running til 7 December at London’s Guildhall which celebrates the impact of Victoriana, curating the work of modern artists from Grayson Perry to the The Chapman Brothers and incorporating design houses like Timorous Beasties and trends such as steam-punk. On show are ceramics, taxidermy, print design, photography, graphic design and the most spectacular moths zoetrope by Mat Collishaw  (find the video I took of which at the end of this post).Read More


Lipstick for Walls – Favourite Wallpapers

June 24, 2013

CUSTHOM-_COLUMBIA-ROAD-WALLPAPER-BRONZE MetallicSo, I see wallpaper as the lipstick of home cosmetics. You can be as bold as you like, but I think wallpaper is most effective when used sparingly.  The old mothers truism about make-up transfers rather well to home design I think- paint your eyes or your lips, cleavage or legs, overkill leaves no room to think and nothing to the imagination. With this in mind, having filled downstairs with a bric-a-brac of objects and pictures, we have not ventured into wall lipstick. I am now tentatively turning my attention to the upstairs hallway and  bedroomsRead More