Category Archives: bits + pieces.

happy halloween.

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Avifauna is a series of conserved bird species moulded in textile, by Dutch designers Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters.  More, here

Happy halloween.

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The beautiful garden at Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park, for Modernist Monday.

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happy weekend.

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Of all the things to see at Tent London (and there is a lot to see..), my favourite was the porcelain ceramics of Korean collective SenaGu. Quirky and fun, in the manner of Fornasetti.

Other highlights are the beautifully crafted Design and Crafts Council of Ireland stand, with refined oak furniture and beautiful, subtle textiles. The Korean contribution Consistency and Change was an unexpected highlight, with traditional crafts utilised in contemporary ways, using paper, metal, bamboo, lacquer; everything a work of beauty.

Have you visited yet?

Tent London + Super Brands until 27 September 2015, part of London Design festival.

See more on my instagram, here. Happy weekend.

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The elegant, lyrical foyer of Highpoint Two, the modernist delight designed by Berthold Lubetkin in 1937-38. Highpoint is open as part of London Open House next weekend; details, here:

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happy weekend.

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A stunning display by Japanese flower artist, Azuma Maoto. More, here.

There’s a fascinating read in the NY Times Style magazine on another flower artist, Satoshi Kawamoto, the artist and creative director behind installations for brands like Filson, Gant and Mr Porter. Read it here. (Via)

Happy weekend.

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The wonderful Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Catch the Dolce Vita exhibition if you can, (until 13 September) highlighting the Liberty, Futurist and Rationalist periods of the early twentieth century in Italy, with works by Carlo Bugatti, Carlo Scarpa and Gio Ponti. Bellissimo.

Photo by owl’s house london. Follow me on Instagram, here

summertime.

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It feels like it’s been forever coming, but at last it’s time for a little break. Happy weekend.

Above image, by PipkornKilpatrick via owl’s house london Pinterest.