Category Archives: Places
Some of our favourite places in the world
Lynda and I have just come back from working in Seoul, we managed to get a few hours to take a look around the city and visited an area called Insadong. This is a long shopping street where old meets new, independents and multinational brands share space, and a boiling pot of cultures.
Here are a selection of snap shots from our wander around this amazing area.
Ending up at Shorditch overground station on Sunday after an afternoon adventure in and around Hoxton, we noticed the beginnings of an interesting exterior art instillation on the fences outside the station. People have been leaving padlocks attached to the fence, some with messages, some with drawings on them and some just left as they are. Also parts of the fence have been woven with wool into hearts.
I love that this type of art is organic and will take on a life of its own, and can’t wait to pop back to see it growing.
Is this happening anywhere else?
After popping into Williams Sonoma I went next door to see how sister company Pottery Barn was looking and I wasn’t disappointed. The store was looking great lots of visual displays and great products.
Whilst in the big apple the other weekend I popped into my favourite bookshop Williams Sonoma.
The store has never looked so visually good, they have gone all out for summer and created lots of tempting displays.
Here are a selection of photos from a whistle stop visit to the big apple, I literally spend 24 hours their, the weather was amazing and I managed to get a few snaps of some interesting things. take a look.
Loved this amazing visual feature wall created in the Gant store.
Simple yet very effective window scheme in the Rag and Bone store
Quirky exterior store planting, makes the store and the street look great.
NOHO or North of Houston
Just north of Soho the Noho design area has been up and coming for the last few years, it defiantly the place to hunt out quirky new ideas.
Love this Gap billboard made up of real T shirts on one of the main roads in the area.
Talk about street art, Desigual know how to grab your attention.
This is another great example of grabbing your attention, this time a little more subtle than Desigual but still effective.
This trail leads you to an exhibition by Tom Dixon.
Great example of the Upcycling trend, this time using pallets as A frame ad boards.
Guerrilla street art, lampposts have been given some treatment to improve their look. They have been covered in thousands of coloured cable ties.
Here are a selection of the best of the rest to finish off my Heathrow Terminal 5 week.