Pop Up Exhibition in Soho celebrating Neon Artist Chris Bracey, London

A pop-up gallery celebrating the life and work of artist Chris Bracey, who died earlier this month, has opened this week in London’s Soho. Launched as a partnership between Gods Own Junkyard and Lights of Soho, the temporary space showcases pieces from throughout Bracey’s 40-year career. Alongside the spectacular neon artworks for which Bracey is best known, the exhibition features upscaled fairground, film and circus signage. There are also references to Soho’s colourful past in the form of strip-club memorabilia and furniture rescued from nightclubs.

The retrospective is a fitting tribute to the vision and imagination of a man described by his wife as ‘a light that will never go out’. source : ELLE DECOR UK

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HABITAT : 50 years that changed the way we live

In 1964, Habitat revolutionised our homes with its affordable, desirable designs.

Habitat & Terence Conran changed the face of Britain :

“Without Habitat, it is doubtful that we would have duvets, woks, globe-shaped Japanese-style paper lampshades for pendant lights, flatpack furniture, Sabatier knives, chicken bricks or Le Creuset casserole dishes. As the satirist Craig Brown put it, before Sir Terence Conran and Habitat, “there were no chairs and no France”.” taken from the Guardian by Harry Wallop

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TOM’S, Notting Hill London

The son of Sir Terence Conran and half brother to Jasper Conran, Tom Conran has opened a delightful deli/diner in Notting Hill.

Tom’s Deli is a delightful little parlour, multicoloured, filled to the brim with delicious delicacies- reaching as far as the eye can see. Definitely a place to check out next time in London, for tea, for brunch or any other excuse….

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HEATHERWICK Studio’s latest project The Garden Bridge

Following Transport for London’s (TfL) tender for proposals to improve pedestrian links across the river, Heatherwick Studio and actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley have developed an idea for a new pedestrian ‘Garden Bridge’ across the River Thames; a scheme to connect North and South London with a garden. As one of the greenest cities of its size in the world, this precious new piece of landscape will add to London’s rich and diverse horticultural heritage of heathlands, parks, squares, allotments and community gardens and support many indigenous river edge plant species.

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Design styling savvy transforms a former studio into a 1 bedroom apartment

Pereen d’Avoine of Russian for Fish, along with her partner Mat, converted this London studio with a small sleeping platform into a bright and airy one bedroom apartment, all for only £30,000. Housed in a converted bakery, the former studio lacked privacy for the busy couple so d’Avoine redesigned the space to house a large open living area, a separate bedroom with en suite bathroom, a guest bathroom, and a private work area on the mezzanine level via Milk Design

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ONLY IN ENGLAND, Photography exhibit London till March 2014

Wonderful Photography Exhibit now in London at Science Museum. A must-see.

Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life. Humorous yet melancholy, these works had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr, who has now made a new selection including over 50 previously unseen works from the National Media Museum’s Ray-Jones archive. Shown alongside The Non-Conformists, Parr’s rarely seen work from the 1970s, this selection forms a major new exhibition which demonstrates the close relationships between the work of these two important photographers.

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The peeled house by Alex Chinneck

British designer Alex Chinneck created the installation – called From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes – by removing the facade of a detached four-storey house that had been derelict for eleven years and replacing it with a brand new frontage that leaves the crumbling top storey exposed, then curves outwards so the bottom section lies flat in front of the house.

Alex Chinneck is a London based artist and designer. He is the founder ofThe Sculpture House, a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design.

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Amazing Chelsea Home – Must see video Click on Link

Amazing Chelsea Home – Must see video Click on Link

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Home of Ruth and Richard Rogers in ’s Chelsea. What appears to be a typical Georgian terrace from the outside, complete with “a resplendent facade in  brick with uniform windows and smart stucco”, opens up into a bold, colourful and homely series of internal spaces that could only belong to Richard Rogers.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid, London

On saturday, september 28th, the serpentine sackler gallery designed by zaha hadid will open to the public. the renovation project has seen the transformation of the magazine, a former 1805 gunpowder store positioned a short 7-minute walk from the serpentine gallery, on the north side of the serpentine bridge.

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