If you are thinking of remodeling your home or adding space via an extension to your existing property then this book is well worth checking out.
Award winning architect Clarke explains simple and clearly things you should be considering when planning any project like this. Full of hints, tips and ideas of how to make the most of both your existing space and any you may be thinking of adding.
With any extension to your home I would always recommend using an architect rather than purely a builder. An architect will come up with solutions you won’t have thought about are trained to get the most out of the space with considerations on maximising light, space and flow throughout the property.
To help choose an architect you can also refer to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) website which lists those architects who are registered and who have gone through formal training.
They also hold some great exhibitions there if you are ever in London.
Another great photography exhibition for me to recommend. Little known Letier never received the recognition for his pioneering work with early colour photography which can be traced back to the 1940’s. Shot from a 35mm camera he bought up old, out of date film to save money, which gave his images an edge. Drawn to muted colours, shapes, shadows, surfaces and textures he is best known for abstract and figurative New York Street Scenes.
His exhibition is currently on at the Photographers Gallery, London.
Another exhibition well worth a look and is on at the same venue is Easter Rising 1916: Sean Sexton Collection. This portrays the Irish Independence Rebellion
Through the lens of a camera it captures key events including the role of women as active participants of the rising.
Both exhibitions are on until the 3 April 2016
This is well worth a visit if you are in London. Stunning images and excellent narrative, the exhibition documents the evolving and developing role of women during the second world war.
Miller, formerly a model for Vogue Magazine who then turned Vogue photographer and finally war photographer. The exhibition displays this women’s extraordinary life and the influences that shaped her becoming one of the most remarkable female photographers of the twentieth century.
As a woman it gave Miller greater access to situations in which she could really portray the impact on women's lives during WWII both in Britain and across Europe.
One of the best photography exhibitions I have visited and comes highly recommended. There is also a book to support the exhibition and I also notice that Kate Winslett has been chosen to play her in an adaptation of Millers life.
The exhibition is on until 24 April 2016.
I love the original BTC lamps and have used them in several schemes. Drawing inspiration from Britain’s rich post industrialisation history as well as incorporating modern tastes and trends they deliver very latest innovative designs. Originally unsatisfied with the finish of commonly-used plastic lighting flex, the founder Peter Bowles replaced it with woven cotton braid snipped off the family iron. This soon becoming one of Original BTC’s best-loved design features.
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My aim here is to capture moments or thoughts around design. I am constantly inspired by the London design exhibitions, photography and design publications. In fact I get my inspiration from so many places.. By sharing these experiences and thoughts with you I hope to both educate and inform.