Friday, 17 December 2010

London 2011 - look forward to..

Art + design
+Will Alsop- Proper behaviour in the Park at the RA
+Gordon Matta-Clark, Laurie Anderson and Trisha Brown show at the Barbican Art gallery
+ MirĂ³ at Tate Modern(and if you happen to be lucky enough for a Cornwall Tate St Ives visit see Simon Starling: Recent History: Design Research Unit 1942 – 1972)
+Projects by Olivia and Alison
+Pick me Up graphic art fair at Somerset House
+Southbank Centre's 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain (wallpaper a wall in celebration?!)

+Purchasing Natasha Solomons' The Novel in the Viola in hardback (signed copy please Tash)
+Nicole Krauss' Great House
+Craig Raine's How Snow Falls (already in print but let's include it in this listing!)

+Richard III at the Old Vic directed by Sam Mendes
+The Children's Hour at the Comedy Theatre with Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men's Peggy Olson)
+ Almeida's Spring season: Penelope Wilton in A delicate balance and David Eldridge's first play since his Festen adaptation, The Knot of the Heart
+ Peter Hall's Twelfth Night at the National
+Toneelgroep Amsterdam Antonioni Project at Barbican

+Deerhoof electro-pop at Alexandra Palace
+Remembering how good The Decemberists are
+Rufus Wainwright at the Royal Opera House
+Beach House supporting Portishead at the Palace

+Jerry Seinfeld's first UK gig in over a decade (why the O2? Could we not have had a 40 night run at Soho Theatre?!)

+Architecture on Film: Dark Days
+Black Swan (Charlie Rose interviews)
+The King's Speech
+Miranda July's The Future
+Wim Wenders Pina Bausch documentary (release date tbc)

+Breakfast at Bill's in Covent Garden (the Brighton branch made me happy)
+Tom Dixon's recently expanded Dock Kitchen

(image by Mama Borchard who always reminds me how lucky we are to live in London!)

The Royal Tenenbaums

More pencils. Note the hand-typeset in Futura Medium in keeping with Wes' film font.

Margot: You probably don't even know my middle name. Royal: That's a trick question. You don't have one. Margot: Helen. Royal: That was my mother's name. Margot: I know it was.

(via The Scout)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


Rushmore's pencils! I want to join the beekeepers.
(via the pitch perfect A Cup of Jo)


ECC = Experimental Cocktail Club = after hour drinks during this lush time of year.
Rose martini
(via NY Times)

Monday, 13 December 2010


(Barbara Hill designs via SeeSaw designs)


David Kohn Architects built on a Tooley Street roof to create Architecture Foundation's event space. Open for after work cocktails this week and next. See for opening times.
*Possible venue for next year's 30th birthday celebrations? Includes star gazing.


A new shop opens in Paris in March 2011.

Same time, same place, same table

A year on, my favourite conversationalist lunches again with his Grandada.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

AA School of Architecture

3 exhibitions at the AA school. Annoyingly, I missed Alex Laing's The Americas but still time for Linda Brownless and Serie Architects.
(images by 1) Linda Brownlee, 2) Serie Architects, 3) Alex Laing)

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Phaidon announcement

In 2011, I will be part of a collective that writes for Phaidon's online architecture pages. Agenda has a gorgeous style and I'm so excited.

Do judge a magazine by..

Boneshaker + Anthology. Two new magazines have launched with playful front cover illustrations.

Ticket to Ride

Oh yes. A railway themed board game that's better than Monopoly with David and Katy. Winning tastes sweet. Particularly if you have an older brother and never won at Monopoly.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Happy Golden Hanukah

A few ideas to go with the gelt.

Midas Collection

A wishbone via SeeSaw Designs

A recipe for golden (apple)latkes via Smitten Kitchen

Boxed Water is Better!

Let's make the transition from plastic bottles to cartons: recycled packaging + 10% of profits donated to water conservation foundations and 10% to forestry foundations.

A prolonged cold moment

Let's all hibernate in the Tate. While we are there we can see Rosa Barba's exhibition.