Modernist icon: Charlotte Perriand at the Design Museum

‘There is art in everything, whether it be in action, a vase, a saucepan, a glass, a sculpture, a jewel, a way of being,’ writes Charlotte Perriand, in a quote that perhaps best captures the spirit of the maverick designer who helped shape the story of modern design. Over the long arc of her career spanning much of the last century, Perriand made furniture and objects, and designed interiors and buildings that helped shape and advance modern... Read More

Exploring the narrative of shopping

I try to shop locally, favouring smaller groceries, the butchers and fishmonger, fruit and veg markets, the independent bookstore and the few boutiques in my neighbourhood who support smaller designers. It involves a little more effort trekking from shop to shop and navigating crowded markets in the rain, but the experience is hugely rewarding. Each one of these establishments offers a very different experience, an unexpected find, fun conversation,... Read More

Court of Justice by J. Mayer H Architects

These are images of the new Court of Justice in Hasselt, Belgium. Designed by Berlin practice J. Mayer H Architects who worked with a2o-architecten and Lensºass architecten, it references the image of the hazelnut trees in the Hasselt’s coat of arms, and steel structures in the Art Nouveau influenced former industrial city. #gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align:... Read More