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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Tracey and Ron

As per usual, I've left going to see two exhibitions I've wanted to visit all summer, 'till their last weekend.  On Friday night, we went to see Tracey Emin's retrospective, "Love is what you want" at the Hayward, and today, I popped along to See Ron Arad's Installation "Curtain Call" at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm.

I really enjoyed Tracey Emin's show.  I wasn't sure how I'd like it, I wasn't a huge fan of her "Everyone I've Ever Slept With 1964-1995" at the Sensations Exhibition, but  seeing all her work together really put it in context for me.  It must be extraordinarily difficult to expose yourself on so many levels, especially to the British Public, who are perhaps a little more reserved than most.  Not counting Bermuda, of course.  Then there would have been protests and boycotts of the gallery.  Tracey Emin, Love Is What You Want

Ron Arad's installation at the Roundhouse in Camden was a nice experience.  It was basically a giant 360 degree curtain of hanging silicone rods, with various artists videos being projected onto the backdrop. I have been a fan of his work as a designer/maker, and would love to get to the Design Museum Holon  he built in Israel (, but I wasn't blown away today. Nice videos projections, and an interesting experience, lots of interesting shadows and light patterns. I like how he used the architecture of the building to dictate the installation, and I liked the simplicity. Ron Arad, Curtain Call

Some happy snaps below. As usual, the gallery police were about, so no shots of the show, but it's always great down on Southbank.  Also, still getting to grips with the new camera, so please excuse the lack of focus!  But you get the general idea of what was going on.



Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Folly for a Flyover

On Sunday night, we popped over to Hackney Wick for an outdoor cinematic experience!  The Folly for a Flyover team created a lovely wooden structure poking it's roof through the East and Westbound traffic on the A12.  

They hosted a slew of summer events and I meandered over for the last night, a screening of "Spirited Away", a Japanese Animated film.  Sadly, as it was a Sunday, I couldn't stay to the very end, and had to make a mammoth trek back to Camden (missed the last train).  I was told there were lanterns on the canal after the film finished, and magical boat rides.. next year, I'll make sure I go earlier on!  

Magical Island in the Canal

One of this year's rare summer picnics

Film Shorts before the main event

For some great shots of the construction, click on the link below.

Moody Saturday

Busy on Saturday afternoon, working on some mood boards for my client's new stomping ground.  Barry purchased the Barclay's Bank building in Barnes a while ago, and is turning the top 3 floors into a single dwelling.  

After sifting through the plans, and re-arranging the space, we are now developing the look and feel of the kitchen/dining areas.  We are doing a lot of structural changes to the building, so it's an exciting time!  

Here are some pics of the building, the "secret garden" aka, "AMAZING BBQ SPACE!", some early visuals I did back in May/June and the developing mood board.  I'll keep posting development of the project!

Barnes Pond, just opposite the building.

Initial planning diagram

View from Entrance into Chef's Kitchen

View from Casual Lounge to Dining Area.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Pop-Up! Alexandra Mosher Jewellry

During my trip home I met with jewellery designer Alexandra Mosher to discuss a collaboration with her for a Pop-Up Christmas Shop.  An inspirational and driven designer, her studio is a treasure trove of creativity. Really excited about this new project!


 Just popped across the pond to visit family and friends.  Playing around with my new Olympus PEN, found myself focusing on the little things I miss so much about Bermuda..