home: event [ Leighton House Museum ] 

home: event [ Leighton House Museum ] 

With various exhibitions running throughout the year, the architectural and interiors gem, Leighton House Museum, is definitely worth a visit. 


12 Holland Park Road London W14 8LZ

Monday to Friday: +44 (0) 20 7602 3316

Saturday and Sunday: +44 (0) 20 7471 9160

Time Out say; 

Leighton House reopened in April 2010 after a £1.6 million refurbishment which has uncovered and restored many of the decorative schemes and features of the house, as well as a previously unseen staircase. In the 1860s the artist Frederic Leighton commissioned his friend, the architect George Aitcheson, to build him a showpiece house in Holland Park, which he filled with classical treasures from all over the world, as well as his own works and those of his contemporaries. The house was a work of art in itself, with every inch decorated in high style inspired by the studios Leighton had seen on his extensive European travels. There were magnificent reception rooms downstairs designed for lavish entertaining, and a dramatic staircase leading to a huge light-filled studio taking up most of the first floor. Four extensions were added over the years, the most striking addition the ‘Arab Hall’, designed to showcase Leighton’s huge collection of sixteenth-century Middle Eastern glazed tiles. The house was created as a stage on which Leighton could play out his role as a great artist, contrasting with the tiny single bedroom, the only private space in the whole house. Today, the house is still an architectural treasure trove which belies its somewhat dour exterior and the museum holds, or has on loan, some fine paintings as well as drawings and sketches.

home: event [ Plywood: Material of the Modern World ]

home: event [ Plywood: Material of the Modern World ]

This new exhibition at the V&A museum, London is a must see for design fans, particular wood lovers. This new exhibiton explores the rise of plywood in manufacturing and design, from planes to chairs.

This fascinating show is divided into three sections by significant moments in production history of the material. The invention of the rotary vaneer cutter, the indroduction of moulding techniques to form modern furniture and the advent of digital technology and cutting.

Showing now until 12 November 2017 [ free entry ]

Vam.ac.uk

home: event [ ceramics exhibition ] 

home: event [ ceramics exhibition ] 

Our favourite, London, interiors museum, the Geffrye Museum, has another great exhibition running from Thursday 22 September to Sunday 24 September show casing works of some of the top UK ceramicists. 

‘Meet the makers, browse and buy at the Geffrye Museum’s vibrant annual celebration of ceramics which showcases the work of over 50 leading ceramic artists from across the UK.

An eclectic selection of ceramic work to suit all budgets will be on sale direct from the makers, from practical table-ware to ornamental objects and striking one-off collector pieces. Earthy stoneware will be displayed alongside delicate porcelain and vivid painterly pots will contrast with elegant muted tones in an extravaganza of texture, colour and style. Part of the London Design Festival.’

A definite date for the diary to have a shop of unique ceramics for you, your home or gifts for others. 

home: event [ Hackney Walk ]

home: event [ Hackney Walk ]

July is upon us, so get the diary out and start penciling in some great events. We have found some to keep your weekends busy and they can all be found at outlet district Hackney Walk. During July they are hosting Hackney Garden; a selection of plant inspired workshops, including bouquet arranging [ That Flower Shop ], candle making [ Earl Of East ] and terrarium building [ Grace & Thorn ]. Whilst you are there hang out after on the Darkroom designed deckchairs and enjoy food and drink.

Limited free tickets are available so be quick.

Also popping up this month is the fab Rockett St George with their first London warehouse sale [ 15th July ]. Full of seconds, samples and ex display, with up to 70% off! Be sure to get there early so as not to be dissapointed.

Hackneywalk.com 

home: event [ Designers At Home with OneFineStay ] 

home: event [ Designers At Home with OneFineStay ] 

 A definite date for the diary with a chance to hear from interiors experts, network and ask all the right questions amongst design experts. Book in for the event to be inspired plus enjoy refreshments, goodies and prizes! 

Date : Mon 26 June 2017 // 18:45 – 20:30

At : onefinestay 

300 St John St London EC1V 4PA

They say: Layerhome.com has teamed up with luxury home-rental destination onefinestay for this inspiring panel event, inviting three design greats to share the stories behind their established careers and offer a personal look at the designs of their own homes.

With a penchant for the avant garde and an eclectic trademark style, you’ll meet interior designer Shaun Clarkson who has led the way in the interiors industry for over twenty years. Secondly, Layer is delighted to welcome Harvard educated Dara Huang to the panel, the creative force behind international, award-winning architecture and design practice, Design Haus Liberty. Finally, hear from commodities trader turned luxury interior designer Rachel Laxer who will bring a fascinating insight into the value of investing in antiques that she applies to her loyal clientele from Silicon Valley, New York and London.

Join Layer, onefinestay and the panellists for an evening of design inspiration, sickeningly beautiful home images, stimulating discussions and a good glass of wine.

6.45pm Lovely people start arriving (and drinks are served)

7.15pm Formal chit chat starts

8pm Questions from the bright and the beautiful (aka audience members)

8.30pm End of the organised part of the evening

WHAT TO EXPECT

More than an hour of inspiring career talk

Shoulder-rubbing with fellow design-lovers

Time spent in the beautiful onefinestay offices

Prizes and treats

A glass of wine

home: event [ ceramic painting workshop ]

home: event [ ceramic painting workshop ]

If you are in London on the 29th of June and looking for a fun way to spend the evening then consider this workshop, hosted at West Elm by illustrator Niki Groom.

This beginners workshop will guide you through the materials and techniques required for painting on ceramics. Included in the price is a West Elm plate [ which you will be decorating ], paint and brushes which you can then take home with you after.

Thurs 29th June

18:30 – 20:30

Click here for tickets [ £50 ]

home: event [ make a lampshade ] 

home: event [ make a lamp shade ] 

If you’re in London today it’s not to late to get a place on the London Craft Club‘s ‘make a lamp shade‘ workshop in Highgate ( Lauderdale House N6) but if you miss out,  explore their website and find another great creative workshop and sign up. 

Other inspiring tutorials include embroidery, pyrography and decoupage. 

londoncraftclub.co.uk