Kit Kemp is the genius behind the Firmdale group hotels, and I find them lush. All clashing prints and beautiful lighting, and so much attention to detail. Check out a space at the Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery in London, of which Kemp has created a space to illustrate the vast possibilities of commissioning art and craft for the home environment and how it can transform a room.
I’ve not yet had the chance to try this out, but it’s a great idea. Marky Market sources the best meat and fish from various markets around London, and delivers to your door. Prices are reasonable, and the produce no doubt tastes a million times better than what you’ll find in your local supermarket.
An exhibition of photographs by Jason Bell has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London. It features British people who have swapped old blighty for that very lovable New York City (something I’d LOVE to do, if the visa situation weren’t so difficult).
Take a look at an audio slideshow from BBC News of Bell’s photographs.
Want, want, want. I would probably get extremely frustrated trying to build it, but it’s very cool!
For the past five years or so, my fella has been getting his suits made-to-measure from Gresham Blake. On my visit to the London fitting rooms yesterday, not only did I become a little obsessed with Gresham & Fal’s (the couple behind the fabulous suits) gorgeous pug dog, but I kind of fancied being a man for a day so I could dress up in all the fineries!