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V&A New Cast Court Opened

Dec 30, 2014 | No Comments
V&A New Cast Court Opened

The cast courts at the V&A have always been a thing of wonder and I think these were my original favourite rooms in the gallery when I first went as a teenager. Victorian visitors went to the gallery in the late 19th century to marvel at works that they had no chance of seeing in […]

Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London

Nov 20, 2014 | No Comments
Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London

The Museum of London presents history through the lives of Londoners and is a huge opportunity to learn and marvel at the wonders of London. Next to the Roman London Wall in the City of London, the museum of one of London’s free jewels, best to visit in sections in my opinion, to avoid overwhelm. […]

V&A: The Human Body in the Sculpture Court

Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments
V&A: The Human Body in the Sculpture Court

The V&A’s long sculpture gallery is a buzzing thoroughfare between the garden court, cafe, the shop and the ground floor galleries, but in it’s own right it has some very special pieces of sculpture. I love to see head’s turn as something catches the eye and many people sit on the benches taking a rest […]

Pevensey Castle, East Sussex

Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments
Pevensey Castle, East Sussex

Pevensey Castle in Sussex is a Norman Castle built within the walls of a Roman fort dating from around 290 AD. William and his troops landed nearby in 1066 and made a temporary fortification before heading for Harold’s armies, at what is now the town of Battle. In the decade following as Norman control of […]

Open House Catch Up 2014

Oct 8, 2014 | No Comments
Open House Catch Up 2014

This year’s Open House itinerary was focused broadly on guilds and corporate architectural design innovations. As usual, it was a mission to get around places without dropping from exhaustion. Several of the choices brought me a queasy feeling of what can be our rather ‘closed-shop’ society, rooted back to the medieval times and still ongoing […]

London Design Festival at the V&A

Sep 22, 2014 | 2 Comments
London Design Festival at the V&A

The V&A was alive with new pieces of art for the London Design Festival last week. There were installations placed in nooks and crannies that are usually bare, like staircases or lift lobbies. Human Nature by glass artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, is a collection of large coloured glass cylinders arranged on top of each other. […]