Inspiration from London
Just back from a short trip to London with lots of inspiration from wandering the streets and big name stores. The Tate Modern was ridiculously packed with visitors but managed to get photos of pieces by two of my favourite sculptors – Donald Judd and Anthony Caro before the hustling got too much. I retreated to the foyer and turbine hall where Richard Tuttle had installed a massive work made from plywood and fabric. Interesting to see the new extension by Herzog DeMueron Architects is taking shape nicely at the rear of the building and will hopefully dillute some of the millions of visitors every year. Check out the exhibition room on the build if you are visiting. It could be one of their best buildings in my view, the new concert hall in Hamburg being one of their low points.
Always great to take in one of my favourite shops in the world – Liberty on Regent street for a beautifully curated mix of design, fashion and interior products. Took the usual meanderings through Shoreditch, Brick lane, Spittalfields market, and the inevitable visit to Rough Trade records – the best record store you could imagine and the great graffitti on surrounding streets. A new find was the ‘Bounce’ Table Tennis club in Holborn where you can book a table, have a beer and amazing pizza all in the same venue. Great concept