home: event [ interiors advice ]
There’s still time slots available on the super (and free) New London Architecture consultations with an interior designer for guidance, tips and knowledge about working, designing and extending your own home. Invaluable advice can be gained from these meetings.
Book your time slot on September 7th at NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street WC1E 7BT – now
NLA’s Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries offer FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.
Various architects, an engineer, interior designer and party wall surveyor will be on hand for free one-to-one consultations on how to improve your home. This booking is for a consultation with an Interior Designer.
home: event [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]
This September head to the Design Museum and explore Beazley Designs of the Year, an exhibition showcasing the most innovative designs from fashion, architecture, graphic design and more.
‘Now in its twelfth year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves’
Tickets go on sale 20th July
home: event [ lino printing ]
Head to the Barbican, London at the end of this month to experience a top workshop with expert Jamie Temple.
Learn lino printing with a brutalist edge and create a piece of art inspired by the Barbican itself. If you love architecture this is the perfect workshop.
Included in your ticket will be a tour of the building before you take part in the workshop. All materials are included.
29 – 30 June
[ £75 ]
home: event [ Barbican tour ]
Whether you love brutalism, are interested in architecture, love the Barbican or just love history of buildings then book in for one of the exciting and informative tours of the Barbican area and architecture.
Follow our Barbican guide on a 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Walking along the Barbican highwalks, you’ll learn more about the construction, design and influence of the estate, along with surprising and rarely seen sights and discoveries plus little known insights into this unique architectural endeavour.
From concrete styles to architectural motifs and insightful facts, our Architecture tour will leave you thinking and looking at the Barbican from a fresh perspective…
Architecture Tours are available throughout the year. If you are planning your visit beyond the dates available online, please contact our Box Office on 0207 638 8891 for further information on future tours.
home: event [ London Design Biennale 2018 ]
Back again this year at Somerset House, the London Design Biennale will let you explore the best design, architecture, writers and artists, including energing talents.
‘The 2018 London Design Biennale is devoted to the theme, Emotional States. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, it will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. Visitors will enjoy engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world‘
home: event [ LCW ]
Back for its fourth year, London Craft Week is the perfect place to explore and celebrate British & International creativity.
The festival brings us over 200 makers, designers and brands located around London in gallery spaces, shops and museums. Running over 4 days you can take part in workshops, listens to talks or wander the exhibitions.
‘London has long had a Fashion Week and a Design Festival. Now there is London Craft Week. A magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best – made of things’
On from 9-13 May / visit londoncraftweek.com to view the programme of events and book tickets [ half of the events are free ].
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 [ 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 [ 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 [ The Japanese House ]
First of all Happy New Year to all our readers and followers. We will aim to bring you a 2017 full of new homeware, interior trends, unmissable events and workshops, as well as lots of inspiration for your home.
Today we bring you an exhibition well worth putting in the diary. The Japanese House at the Barbican will be an amazing insight into architecture and design in Japan through the decades.
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 is the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now , a field which h as conistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design.
Barbican.org.uk. [ 23rd March – 25th June ]