17 Feb 2012
Earlier this week we spent fleeting visit to London, the main reason was to visit some exhibitions and search for inspiration for Hollie's final project for uni. Our first stop was to the Design Museum to see the Terence Conran and Designs of 2012 exhibitions. The Conran exhibition was just great, curated really well with cracking visuals and displays mixed in with in-depth details about the designer's life. I'm the first to admit that I don't know as much about him as I'd like to but it was instantly clear to see how much influence his style had on the proceeding decades and future designers.
Here's a bunch of photos from our time down in foggy London time -
Best quote I've seen in ages
A man of many talents
There was a large selection of his work from his Habitat days, it all felt so ahead of its fine.
This tool cabinate was a gifted to Trence Conran on his 80th birthday, what a present! Up close you could see that each piece was finished to the highest level, wonder how much this is worth.
I've never been down the back of the Shad Thames, what a lovely little area.
For all your skinhead needs
A squirrel with its nuts on show, wicked display in Paul Smith's window on Floral St.
A plain outfit was brightened up with polka dot socks from Tabio, with Clarks Desert Trek's
The plan was to go to the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy but they queue was huge and we were pressed for time. Gutted. So we ended up wondering around the Regent St. area to make up for it
Brilliant window displays in the Hackett store on Regent St. They must have spent hours perfecting it.
Anthropologie, boy there's tones of interesting stuff going on in there, here's a couple of things that took my eye. I did snap a ton more in here but they came out a bit blurry
Had a play around with Ben Sherman's high tech window display on Carnaby St. You can press buttons down turn the clothes around, to see all angles, cracking idea. Lovely looking store and I regret not buying something now actually. I'll save it for another time.
L.L Bean & Harris Tweed bucket had spotted in Beyond Retro
We took a detour up Shoreditch High St. to visit Present, it's the kind of menswear store that women love just as much as men.
If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen me asking for some recommendations of interesting places to visit while we were down. Jen from Styleeast complied her top 10 places to go so we worked our way through most of them. It was a mixture of vintage shops, coffee shops and restaurants. After dashing from place to place down East we finished out trip of with a very tasty coffee at Nude Espresso on Hanbury St, just off Brick Lane. Then we packed our bags and headed back up North.