Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Runner Beans Are Growing Fast

Image above by Sara Midda from the book - In and Out the Garden.

Growing excited at the growth of our runner beans, at the bottom of the garden. Although a quiet afternoon so decided to visit the V&A shop to browse gardening and DIY. Should keep me trendy and up with the neighbours while in the garden!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Fav Book from Sara Midda

Today is a pattern day, beautiful book and still a favourite. I also see on Flickr it is whimsyandstarsstudio favourite book too, great choice!

Shopping for Wallpaper

Gorgeous inspiring wallpaper books and the history of wallpaper from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Gallery and Museum Shop Images on Flickr

1489 Shop, originally uploaded by andy linden.

Here is our gallery which is still in progress.. If you have some great Gallery or Musuem Shop images let us know. Gallery and Museum Shop Images on Flickr

Monday, 21 June 2010

Bombay Sapphire cocktails in designer cardboard Martini glasses anyone?

Designer in Resident Giles Miller has been commissioned by exclusive drinks brand Bombay Sapphire to create a batch of pulp Martini glasses for a late night event at the V&A next month. Think drinks party with a twist at the V&A Summer party where Giles will also design a ‘log cabin-esque’ cardboard encased bar from which the Bombay Sapphire cocktails will be served. Hopefully see you there on 30 July, Friday Late: V&A Summer Camp.

Friday, 18 June 2010

V&A Quilts exhibition ends soon..

Horrockses fashion range from the 1940s and 1950s has taken over the V&A shop. Gorgeous girlie and if you haven’t visited I suggest running like the wind before the exhibition ends and the shop changes.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Breathtaking Photographs Appearing in Brighton

What a lovely surprise when taking a wonder along Brighton seafront when we came across giraffe’s, penguins and swimming elephants. I could only describe the photographs as magical, capturing a glimpse of life through a camera in seconds, which might have taken months of patience and persistence by the photographer. We salute you, as these images are truly stunning and creative.

The touring Natural History Museum shop is in the middle of the billboards near the pier and well worth a visit. I was lucky enough to be given the Wild Planet book that day as a birthday gift so we looked through the book on the way home from Brighton; a perfect ending was seeing the Pelican looking at me while I looked at him.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Win with Culture

Win with the Royal Academy £100 of London Graphic Centre gift vouchers Enter Here

Win with Tate a copy of the new Rude Britannia Book Enter Here

Friday, 11 June 2010

Hello Jewellery

Viewing Hello jewellery and the little label even has a heart cutout instead of a hole. Cut detail you have to love it..and these owls need we say more?!

Mark Hearld Curwen Print for Tate Britain

This exclusive Tate Britain print was created using the Curwen Studio and designed by Mark Hearld. The limited print will be available in September 2010 for sale from Tate.

Printing with Spirit litho below was created to celebrate 50 years of the Curwen Studio exhibition

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Fathers Day Gifts - What type of dad is yours?

The Adventure Dad Wild Planet Book
The Dad Who Has Everything I-Sobot

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Gallery: How vintage posters highlighted a modern new Britain

Your Britain: Housing by Abram Games (1942)
© Army Bureau of Current Affairs © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010

Antony Gormley blinds viewers with brilliance in new London show

Breathing Room III is exhibited in the lower ground floor gallery of the White Cube, comprising 15 interconnecting photo-luminescent 'space frames'. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Looking forward to Saatchi's new stars we hail Sensations..

Every good art book shelf should have a copy of the Sensations Book. Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection