Category Archives: Art

Drummonds Bathrooms + Chelsea Design Quarter Party

Summertime King’s Road Chelsea is bookended by kings of retail. At the Sloane end is Peter Jones, considered “the most civilised place in London” by Sir John Betjeman. At World’s End is Chelsea Design Quarter where Drummonds Bathrooms resigns supreme. … Continue reading

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William Laffan + Abbey Leix Book Launch

Holland Days Source Neither a Monday evening nor (apropos to an Irish shindig) drizzly weather could possibly dampen spirits. Not when it’s a party hosted by the dashing Sir David Davies and the lovely Lindy Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood last Marchioness of Dufferin … Continue reading

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Lee Broom + Wedgwood

Breakfast at Harrods Ever since he started pottering about in 1759, aged 29, Josiah Wedgwood’s surname has been synonymous with feats of clay. Just 11 years later the self proclaimed ‘Vase Maker General to the Universe’ wrote to his business … Continue reading

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Two Temple Place + Sussex Modernism

Retreat and Rebellion “It’s a virtue of the venue,” affirms Dr Hope Wolf. “There should be friction between an exhibition and its setting.” A lecturer at the University of Sussex, Dr Wolf is the curator of a major London exhibition … Continue reading

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Christmas Champagne Breakfast + sketch Mayfair

The Morning and Night Before Christmas Afternoon tea and champers are, by definition and nature respectively, not before noon. But this is sketch Mayfair, the restaurant cum bar cum gallery which invents the rules. Or abandons them altogether. Case is … Continue reading

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SPPARC Architecture + The Music Box Southwark

White Cube Missed it, impossible. An enigmatic form; a legible plan. Classical with precedence; original with credence. Absence of colour; presence of brilliance. Monochromatic look; colourful character. Box clever; clever box. The morphemes of negative space; the polyphemes of architectonic afterimage. … Continue reading

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Zaha Hadid Design + Porcelanosa Vitae

Water Feat | Always Ahead of the Curve The art and architecture worlds were shocked by the death of Pritzker Prize winner Dame Zaha Hadid last Easter. Age 65 is young to die and even more so for an architect. … Continue reading

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Fronteira Palace Gardens Lisbon + The Black Swan

The Knowing and the Now | The Last Battle You’re Free Nestled in the Monsanto Hills, on the city’s edge, glimpses of modernity far below, sits the Fronteira Palace. The seat of the Marquesses of Fronteira, it is Portugal’s premier example … Continue reading

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Wallace Chan + Rise of Heart

Drill Thrill Dream | Light | Water. World renowned Chinese born Hong Kong based London visiting Masterpiece exhibiting jewellery creator and artist extraordinaire Wallace Chan talks exclusively to Lavender’s Blue about nature, gemstones and the dentist. “When I see a flower … Continue reading

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Masterpiece London Preview 2016 + London Art Week

Here Come The Men in Red Coats  “Almost 75 percent of Kensington and Chelsea is covered by conservation areas,” Rock Feilding-Mellen duly told us over dinner at Clarke’s Restaurant on Kensington Church Street. He’s Deputy Leader of the Borough. “We’re … Continue reading

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