Tuesday, 28 June 2011


Peter Zumthor designed this year's Serpentine pavilion. Click here for my Phaidon article.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Anyone for tennis?

Federer vs Nadal

WIM•BLE•DON from BRYANKU on Vimeo.

(via Seesaw Designs)

A woodturner

“I try to make bowls as my clients wish them to be. Often I will make a bowl out of wood from a well loved tree, so that the tree can live on after its natural death. All of my bowls are for everyday use for fruit, salad, cheese, or bread. As you use them they will gain the marks and patina of your household, they are not intended to be marooned on a shelf as an ornament.”

My aunt Katherine Hallgarten at work.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Alice Stevenson

I've been researching illustrators and remembered a friend of a friend's friend Alice Stevenson. She is a prolific book cover designer, one of which is featured on today's Design Sponge...The design makes me want to leap to Greece with the book in a straw bag.

Wit + Delight Tumblr

Pretty inspiration via Wit + Delight and the main reason I'd like to wear brogues today.

Film night

Long time readers will recall the last time Audrey and I tried to go to a Film4/ Somerset House 2010 summer film night. See here for a reminder. We plan to try again as Pedro Almodóvar's latest, The Skin I live In, will be screened on the 27 July. Picnic baskets should be designed to fit golfing umbrellas.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Barbican 2012 announced

Book for Binoche, Blanchett and Bausch tickets at the Barbican. Make a note for the Bauhaus exhibition too. Barbican, I salute your programming. If you like to plan for tomorrow and never for next year, take a deep breath out, tap a few keys and book. And then revel in the fact that the Barbican has made you a planner.


Check out my other blog, garden wedding. It's a mood board more than anything else. A slapdash, doesn't that look lush, let's cut and paste blog. So nothing fancy but lots of garden wedding shots. Really it's so I don't send you unopened envelopes with countless wedding images!
(image via J Crew)