Posts in Architecture
BUCKET LIST: MODERNISM WEEK IN PALM SPRINGS

I just discovered something amazing, and I have to share it. As if the 60s midcentury modern vibes of sun-soaked Palm Springs wasn't enough on its own, I recently found out via Instagram that they also play host to a little something that's run every February called Modernism Week, and it's blowing my frickin' mind. 

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A TOUR OF LONDON'S BEST KEPT SECRETS WITH THE HP SPECTRE AND LOOK UP LONDON

Have you ever realised how little you know about your own city's history and architecture? I think about it a lot, weirdly. London is one of those places that people can save up for and have the trip of a lifetime here. But for me, because I live here I often forget (slash take for granted) the amazing sights and rich history that we have on our doorstep. Well, doorstep ish... (Croydon doesn't really count as London but whatever!)

When I was recently challenged by HP to test drive their new Spectre 360 laptop's 12 hour battery life by taking it around London for a day I saw it as the perfect opportunity to school myself on some London 'ish.

Step in my incredibly cute and clever friend Katie who runs Look Up London - a tour company that runs one of the best walks in London. She helps people to discover the secrets hidden above London's eyeline - Could it be the perfect combination?

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A LITTLE TRIP TO THE COURTAULD INSTITUTE

One grey and raining evening this week, I was invited to meet a friend at the Courtauld Institute to discuss some secret future antiques plans (stay tuned for more). I hadn't ever visited before and didn't know that there was a gallery and university based within Somerset House just on London's Strand, so it was fun to be invited in to the building by Harrison and even get to go behind the scenes, with my meeting taking place in the slide room!

I was gratefully allowed to take some snaps around the beautiful building, and got one of the best views of Somerset House.

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A BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT AND AIRY WORKSPACE

I've recently taken a new job as the editor of Smarta. I get to travel around a little, and last week we were in Bristol, this week Birmingham. Our first event of the day was at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, which when we pulled up outside just looked like a big barn door that I thought would be leading to some warehousey-type studios. When we opened the door to enter, we literally all took a breath!

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THE BEST INTERIORS, DECORATING, PROPERTY AND LIFESTYLE BLOGS + NEWSLETTERS

I'm a sucker for a great newsletter or blog post. Regularly I'll check up on blogs and sign up for newsletters in the fields that I love most: interiors, architecture, property development and antiques. I wanted to share with you my favourite blogs and newsletters so that you can get your daily fix too!

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A DAY OUT AT CRYSTAL PALACE PARK

I haven't been back to Crystal Palace park since I was a teen, but now I have a daughter I thought it would be lovely to take her and my family out there for the day. As we meandered around the old palace grounds, I wondered how many of the area's new trendy residents knew the rich history behind its name?

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