Category Archives: Art

V+A + The Bern + Ronny Schwartz Gallery

Shooting Range  It’s the museum made for lost Saturday afternoons. Just when you thought the V+A couldn’t get any bigger or better, down a corridor, past five galleries, through two hallways, up three flights of stairs, a new gallery has … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Fashion

Venn Diagram When fashion and interior design collide…

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Mary Martin London + Fashion

The Collaboration It’s Friday evening and Lavender’s Blue HQ is bursting at the seams: there’s a makeup artist sorting out an assortment of overflowing MML branded bags and suitcases, a stylist hanging dresses and accessories on the resident tailor’s dummy, … Continue reading

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Gdańsk + Fragments

Remnants + Sacraments Danziger designers are good with fragments; maybe because they’ve had to be, historically. The largest city of Kashbubia, Gdańsk has been Prussian, German and Polish. It still bears the scars of 20th century troubles but wears them … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Radisson Blu + Gdańsk

Teutonic Nights | Love in a Hot Climate | Lighting the Trip Fantastic Naturally we’d end up a few miles from the Russian border this summer. It’s baking, and we mean fry-an-egg-on-the-pavement baking hot, but we’re cool as cucumbers on … Continue reading

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Mary Martin Fashion Designer + MML

Beyond the Veil | The In Crowd In haute couture it is called “le mouvement”. In Afrobeats it is called “workin it”. Combine the two and what do you get? A piece of Mary Martin London. Everyone wants a piece … Continue reading

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Inishowen + Lough Swilly County Donegal

Shot in Colour on a Tuesday Afternoon in Summertime Wherein is shown: nothing is ever truly black and white. The Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Parishes of Donegal I, 1833 to 1835: “Lough Swilly, though not the most frequented, is … Continue reading

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Africa Fashion Week London 2018 + Mary Martin London

Runway Success Lights! Cameras! Lots of action! Every mid August for the last seven years, Freemasons’ Hall Covent Garden has been transformed into Europe’s largest festival of African and African inspired design talent. Africa Fashion Week London brings the second … Continue reading

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Calais Grand Theatre + Gustave Malgras Delmas

Gilead’s Calling | The Innate Ordinariness of a Saturday Morning “This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” Marilynne Robinson The Grand Theatre, like the Town Hall, was built to belatedly celebrate the 1885 … Continue reading

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The Opal Coast + Calais Beach

Chartered Waters | French Kits | You’re Not From Here The past is a foreign country; sometimes so is the present. Golden crowns glisten upon the jasper sea off the Opal Coast. Waves beat in from an infinitude of azure … Continue reading

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