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Valentino Exhibition, Somerset House

Posted on October 18th, 2012

Now eighty, Valentino Garavani dressed iconic women ranging from Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow for 45 years. I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor so was thrilled to hear Somerset House in London has united 130 of the legendary designer’s haute couture creations to explore his life and … (More →)

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Kusama for Louis Vuitton at Selfridges, London

Posted on October 4th, 2012

Luxury goods giant Louis Vuitton has created extraordinarily well-received collaborations with artists like Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami but apparently it’s latest venture with Yayoi Kusama, one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists, is its most successful to date. Both sides of the partnership have gone the extra mile at Selfridges, London where Kusama has … (More →)

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Frieze Art Fair

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Photo: Graham Carlow

Now in its 10th iteration, Frieze is more than your standard art fair – it’s a moment when the art world and associated glitterati descend on Regent’s Park in London and commercial galleries and institutions throughout the city step up their programming to welcome them. Frieze is an excellent way to take … (More →)

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Design Museum Designers in Residence

Posted on September 12th, 2012

The Design Museum in London is one of my must-see venues whenever I’m visiting the city. I find their exhibitions interesting and innovative, their exhibition design inspired and I’m a sucker for the beautiful objects they have for sale in their well-curated shop. I also admire how supportive the institution is of both British design … (More →)

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Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun

Posted on August 8th, 2012

I am sorry I missed Olafur Eliasson’s The Weather Project in which he created a virtual sun dominating the great Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. Eliasson has, along with engineer Frederik Ottesen, collaborated with the Tate again to create Little Sun which the museum describes as “a work of art that brings solar-powered light … (More →)

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Another Olympic Alternative: London Art Picks

Posted on August 7th, 2012

The summer of 2012 undoubtedly belongs to London with the extraordinary pomp and circumstance of the Queen’s Jubilee and the excitement of the Olympic Games. For those of us who aren’t Royalists or sports enthusiasts, London is a city known for being steeped in culture of all kinds but with particularly deep holdings of art, … (More →)

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CitizenM London

Posted on August 3rd, 2012

All eyes are on London right now and a number of new hotel properties have popped up to capitalize on the international attention. The city is host to the latest outpost of the Dutch budget-boutique hotel concept CitizenM, and its Bankside location, reasonable prices and contemporary aesthetics promise to quickly turn this hotel into … (More →)

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Zuma: Wabi-Sabi Short Film

Posted on August 1st, 2012

I am a staunch believer that you eat with your eyes first. This short film, a composite of Thomas Brown’s still life photography of the Japanese cuisine of Zuma, the celebrated izakaya restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge, is veritable food porn. Capturing the delicate, precise and beautifully presented ingredients and dishes of Head Chef Li … (More →)


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