home: event [ The Design Museum Market ]
After a successfull first year, The Design Museum is bringing back its Christmas market full of independent designers and makers.
Shop ceramics, homeware, gifts, jewellery, graphic design and textiles with opportunities to meet the makers and learn all about their products.
This free event runs from 1st – 3rd December at The Design Museum in Kennsington, London.
home: event [ Grain & Knot ]
Learn the art of crafting a spoon from reclaimed wood with Grain & Knot. In the 2.5 hr workshops you will learn the techniques of wood carving and how to care for you spoon afterwards.
A brilliant fun workshop to try!
Held in various pop-up locations around London during November & December.
Tickets £50 in London.
home: favourite thing [ sofa ]
The London Transport Museum, known for their incredible homeware ranges and interior styling products, have raised their game with their current moquette fabric (famous from the London tube train seats) sofa which not only comes in all the amazing fabrics from all the various underground tube train lines but also even more patterns – including a truly fabulous leopard print. Custom made to order, one of these investment pieces could be yours for £1964.99.
home: event [ Christmas past at Geffrye Museum ]
Step back in time with historic interiors given the festive overhaul. See how real people decorated their homes at Christmas at the exhibition running from November to January at the Geffrye Museum in East London. Get inspired for your home with period details from Christmas Past
The Geffrye is in Hoxton, East London. Admission to the museum is free.
The nearest Overground and Underground stations are Hoxton, Liverpool Street and Old Street.
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays (unless Bank Holiday), Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day
The period gardens and herb garden will close for winter at 5pm Sunday 29 October. The front gardens are open until 5pm all year round
The café is open until 4.45pm
The shop is open during museum hours
Exciting news … We are about to embark on a transformational £18m development project – Unlocking the Geffrye – which will mean the museum will close on 7 January 2018 for almost two years. Although the main museum building and period gardens will be closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a busy programme of events, activities and installations in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.
home: event [ The Big London Flea ]
If you are looking for some great vintage finds and collectables then you must visit Londons largest indoor market – The Big London Flea on Nov 19th. Hunt out lighting, furniture, accessories and curiousities.
‘On the day, you’ll find over 50 handpicked vintage traders, some veteran vintage sellers from established markets like Spitalsfield/Bermondsey, selling alongside locals clearing out their loft’
‘Come find an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items, that include, 20th Century furniture, salvaged French homeware, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitschenalia, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electricals, and unexpected oddities’
Find all the details on eventbrite.co.uk or visit hackneyfleamarket.com
Back again with their huge range of modern artists and designers print works, Art Snug are at West Elm, London, in October.
This popular affordable art prints pop up shop will yet again be bursting at the seams with unique and diverse pieces. The prices start from around £20, ensuring getting great new unique art for your walls isn’t as expensive as you thought.
this weekend we will have with us 400 individual artworks by a selection of our fabulous artists working in as diverse fields as collage, illustration, drawing, printmaking and photography. and with prices starting at only £20 you can find something unique without breaking the bank.
Open : October 27th – 29th
home: event [ neon workshop ]
Fancy learning all about neon? Somerset House in London is hosting a 2 hour neon workshop with Neon Workshops where you will be introduced to how it is made and have a chance to create your own.
‘See glowing examples of neon art explained, expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity. Experience the chance to have a go yourself under tuition. If you want to take home your neon, Neon Works can turn it into a working light after the workshop, for an additional cost’
Head to somersethouse.org.uk for tickets
Sat 28th or 29th Oct – £140