home: made [ concrete furniture ]

home: made [ concrete furniture ]

We love the use of concrete within the home. It’s an affordable, versatile and a very beautiful material.

Concrete fans will love the collation of great DIYs with concrete that Remodelista have brought together.

Some are so simple purely using the weight and strength of concrete to create the structure.

home: event [ Barbican tour ]

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.

They say;

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: featured [ Dorothy ]

home: featured [ Dorothy ] 

Roaming around the customer shopping area of this year’s Design Festival Design Junction show, we found the full range of a brand we’d already found love for when spotting their prints in The Barbican shop. 

Alternative Love Blueprint – A History of Alternative Music

Dorothy is a graphic-designed heaven for music lovers, film lovers, typography lovers, brutalist lovers, culture lovers – so many great intriguing and clever art works in print to choose from, as well as a few extras of tea towels, mugs and ornaments. 

They create prints that we can imagine were dreamt up over a pint of two and then laborious hours from there spent designing and creating the content for them. 

We love the process and train of thought for the print works and our favourites include the ‘Alternative Love Blueprint – A History of Alternative Music‘ (£35) and the ‘Lost Destination: The Haçienda‘ (£35) 

Science Fiction Star Chart – Original Open Edition

Visit them now at www.wearedorothy.com