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How was your weekend? We made a flying visit to London Town on Saturday for David’s belated Christmas work get together.

We didn’t have much time so after checking into our hotel, which was a couple of minutes walk from Buckingham Palace, we headed over to the South Bank. It was an enjoyable and refreshing walk (it was rather cold) across Waterloo Bridge towards The National Theatre. I do love the ecclectic atmosphere around there with the incredible stark concrete brutalism of the National Theatre, the graffiti, the street art and The Southbank Centre amongst other delights.

I had my eye on an original print in the Southbank Centre shop by Paul Catherall. After much indecision (justifying the price to myself) and a coffee and a lemon tart in between, I bought it. As soon as I get it framed I will take a few pics and reveal it in all it’s glory.

In the evening we had Champagne in Claridges and then a fantastic meal in the private dining room of Quilon which is a Michelin star restaurant.

All in all a very enjoyable weekend.

 

WE7 WE6WE9All of the pics above were taken by me except for the last one which was taken by David.

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The Eames House needs you! It’s now nearly 65 years old and needs some tender loving care lavished upon it to preserve it for generations to come.

The Eames Foundation are working on a 250 year project and the goal is to raise $150,000 to preserve the house along with the legacy and philosophy of Charles and Ray.

You may be wondering how can I help? Well you can by buying one or even all four of the limited edition Eames prints. There will only be 500 of each design and each one is hand numbered. They cost $75 each and Herman Miller and Vitra have created an Authenticity Fund to provide matching donations of $75 for each print purchased.

I think this is such a great way to raise funds for the preservation of such an iconic and important piece of architecture and design history. I just had to have them so I’ve already bought all four!

Go on, buy one, you know you want to and you can also say that you had a hand in saving an icon…

 

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Happy New Year 2011 everyone!

Hope you have all had a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year so far. We have just about recovered from our partying and are looking forward to the year ahead.

I have some exciting new projects coming up and it’s going to be full steam ahead to get our flat finished once and for all. I’ve managed to get a few outstanding DIY jobs done at last over the Christmas break and the loft is coming along well. I do have a self enforced deadline which is July 3rd…it will be ten years since we moved here!

Pics via Livingetc, Ffffound








I came across pics of this place designed by Bruce Bolander a while ago and I loved it instantly but I couldn’t remember where I had seen it until it popped up on the fantastic Plastolux. The green sofa is delicious and the view just incredible.