home: event [ craft classes ]
Creating something yourself for your home is so rewarding.
Rag rug making is fun, accessible for all ages and a great way to bring colour into the home.
Search through at CraftClasses.com and find a class near you across the UK to have a go at making your own.
Prices from £30
home: event [ Clerkenwell Design Week ]
Back for it’s 8th year Clerkenwell Design Week is the place to be to see the latest in architecture and design through exhibitions, installations and showrooms.
‘Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world’
For all the exhibits and to register head to Clerkenwelldesignweek.com
home: event [ garden tours ]
For those of us with green fingers or those with a love of outdoors, considering design, layout and purpose of their exterior space, whether it be a garden, land, balcony or courtyard, is just as important as indoor space design.
Explore our capital’s gardens over a weekend in June, to discover and learn ideas on horticulture, self sufficiency, garden design and making the most of whatever space you have. Spend the weekend in London’s ‘secret gardens’ that you might not ever get to see otherwise.
June 17 – 18
Time Out say: Discover London’s secret gardens over this weekend of viewings and openings. In 2017 more than 200 gardens will unlock their gates for a weekend to take part in this annual event, held in association with the National Trust. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafes. 138 of the gardens taking part this year are normally closed to the public. A range of walking and cycle tours, special garden tours, family activities, art trails and poetry events will be announced closer to the weekend.
home: event [ A Home for All ]
Selfridges, London is running a season of workshops and events exploring the ideas and objects that make house a home.
‘Drawing on the creative spirit of The New Craftsmen’s makers, A Home for All is themed around a series of domestic rituals, which you can journey through to nurture your inner maker. Whether making sourdough bread around the table or albering in.haystacks – craft and materiality combine the physical activity, encouraging a sense of community, discussion, play and imagination.’
Running from March 31st – June 9th 2017.
There are still tickets available for May and June. Pick from sourdough making, rug weaving, maquette making and much more.
Head to Selfridges.com
home: event [ interiors lectures ]
It’s all about expanding your knowledge about interiors and home design. Time to enjoy learning from the experts with a series of lectures on interior design. Already popular in 2016. Look out for further 2017 dates at The Royal College of Art on their website.
Following on from the huge success of the series, the Interior Design department at the RCA has confirmed the Inside/Out public lecture programme for the next academic year.The talks feature international architects, designers, curators and writers who will discuss their own practice and dissect the role of interior design. Forthcoming speakers include Andrew Stevens from London-based design consultancy Graphic Thought Facility; French industrial designer matali crasset; Roberto Feo of post-disciplinary studio El Ultimo Grito; the director of London’s Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic; Alannah Western, former Creative Director of Selfridges and now Deputy Chairman of Selfridges Group; the leading British interior designer Ben Kelly; the visionary architect and designer Gaetano Pesce; the Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art Paolo Antonelli; Christophe Egret of architecture and urban design practice Studio Egret West; the renowned sculptor Richard Wentworth; and the architect David Chipperfield.
Talks take place in Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU at 6.30pm
home: event [ Breathing Colour ]
The Design Museum, London is a great place to be inspired and get the creative juices flowing, and this up coming exhibition is no exeption. Breathing Colour explores how we use colour and how it behaves through shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.
‘Drawing on years of research, designer Hella Jongerius presents Breathing Colour; an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, the exhibition will make us question one of thr most elemental aspects of design.’
28th June – 24th September 2017
home: event [ inside an almshouse]
Visit the Geoffrye Museum for their latest step back in time for interiors. There are various opening dates and times for this special exhibition, onwards from April 19th, with audio guides available. Visit their calendar of events for full listings.
Geffrye’s restored 18th-century almshouse, which has been taken back to its original condition and offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s.
‘An almshouse is charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community.’