Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House

I was delighted to be asked to contribute to an exhibition which opens on the 13th December at the Museum of Childhood.

Set with a brief to design a miniature fantastical room, I set about thinking how London could be brought to life for kids. How about swinging in Big Ben, doing your homework in the Houses of Parliament or sleeping in the London Eye?

The exhibition reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the UK’s best loved dolls’ houses, taking you on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing family relationships. My room features in the Dream House section of the exhibition, an installation of 19 miniature rooms by different designers.

Room with a View

Room with a View

Room with a View

Room with a View Detail

Was really pleased to see my room featured in Time Out’s Things To See feature of the exhibition..

Things to See - Time Out London

Things to See – Time Out London

For further details of the exhibition visit the Museum of Childhood website or the Guardian website here.

 

More London and More Shard

Walking along More London Place, I was struck by the geometry of the view of the Shard against the surrounding buildings.

I particularly liked the juxtaposition of the natural trees against the epic buildings.

Shard

Regent’s Canal

Having lived very close to the Broadway Market stretch of Regent’s Canal I have passed the striking gasometers countless times, particularly while heading towards one of my favourite London green spaces, Victoria Park. Now, I am no longer as close to these iconic markers in the Hackney landscape, I felt it time I captured them. I miss the Canal, the warehouses, the house boats, the waterway itself  and of course those Gasometers. This is therefore a fairly nostalgic piece for me, a little tribute to beloved Hackney.

Hackney Gasometer at Sunrise Hackney Gasometer at Dusk

These are both available to buy as prints.

We Make London – A Great Success

I exhibited at the incredibly well organised We Make London fair at the weekend. It was a huge success, there was some great stuff on display, and I got a chance to show my latest skyline – the view from Primrose Hill.

The view from Primrose Hill

The press for the show was also great, and I was pleased to see that I was featured in both The Guardian and Time Out London.

I also showed some of my latest handmade books, which I am hoping to make a series of soon. These will be available to buy via the website, but do not hesitate to contact me if you want one before they go online.

Critical Tensions

I attended the 10th Annual conference at the St Bride Library last week. There were some fascinating things discussed, and it was very inspiring.

A couple of the highlights were as follows:

GraphicDesign& – Creates and Commissions new work to explore how graphic design connects with the wider world and the value that it brings. GraphicDesign& partners graphic design with other subject areas in order to publish books, host events and bring news to the culturally curious of collaboration that demonstrates just how much good design matters.  I particularly like the collaboration between Graphic Design and Literature, check out Page 1.

Stack Independent Magazine Subscriptions – Stack is a unique service that brings together the best independent English language magazines from around the world and delivers them direct to your home. Beautifully made and offering an intelligent, alternative view of films, music, art and whatever else crosses their pages, they guarantee a fresh perspective on the world. Every Stack delivery is a surprise – you never know what you’re going to get next, but you do know that it will be an excellent independent magazine that you probably wouldn’t otherwise have found. Check them out.

Origami takes over!

Sorry for the delay in posting. I got rather involved in my wedding, and making origami flowers for the big day.

I will be back to my usual line of work now, but in the mean time here are some photos of a few of the flowers!

Origami Flowers for the Tables

One of the many buttonholes.

My bouquet

Southbank London Skyline

I have just finished a south bank skyline, as viewed from the top of St Pauls.

It will be on the website soon, but in the meantime here is a preview..

The South Bank is coming..

I am currently working on the South Bank skyline, so those of you who like or have purchased the London skyline (North side). Watch this space.

It won’t be long now.

Christmas…

With only a few weeks to go until Christmas, I have started a few Christmas card designs. Hopefully some more to come!

Salty Liquorice

I have recently completed an illustration for the local sweetshop. They sell salty liquorice, which if you have never had before…is what it says on the tin..liquorice that is salty!

You can’t find it in very many places, so having a shop on my doorstep that sells it is a luxury.

If you like salty liquorice, check out their website at suckandchew.co.uk

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