Inspirationsresa

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4 days ago

Rachel Whiteread's beautiful 1995 installation called 'Untitled/One Hundred Empty Spaces' in coloured resin, formed from empty spaces under chairs. Whiteread's most famous work 'House' a concrete cast of the inside of an East End Victorian terraced house to be demolished. It was made 1993, the same year she was the first woman to win the Turner Prize. #tatebritain ... See MoreSee Less

Rachel Whitereads beautiful 1995  installation called Untitled/One Hundred Empty Spaces in coloured resin, formed from empty spaces under chairs. Whitereads most famous work House a concrete cast of the inside of an East End Victorian terraced house to be demolished. It was  made 1993, the same year she was the first woman to win the Turner Prize. #tatebritain

1 week ago

Another BM favourite - The Lewis Chessmen, made in Norway in 12C, discovered in a sand dune on the Scottish island of Lewis in the 1830s. Made of walrus ivory and whale teeth, with bulging eyes and glum looks. Absolutely charming group of characters not to be missed! #britishmuseum ... See MoreSee Less

Another BM favourite - The Lewis Chessmen, made in Norway in 12C, discovered in a sand dune on the Scottish island of Lewis in the 1830s. Made of walrus ivory and whale teeth, with bulging eyes and glum looks. Absolutely charming group of characters not to be missed!  #britishmuseum

1 week ago

Another British Museum discovery, a canopic jar in painted pottery from the Egyptian Vizier Senebhenaef who lived more than 3,500 years ago. Lovely orange colour and interesting posture of the head and huge ears! I wonder what he was like? ... See MoreSee Less

Another British Museum discovery, a canopic jar in painted pottery from the Egyptian Vizier Senebhenaef who lived more than 3,500 years ago. Lovely orange colour and interesting posture of the head and huge ears! I wonder what he was like?

1 week ago

Preparing for Friday's tour I came across these exquisite paintings depicting Egyptian "bean counter" Nebamun's party almost 3,500 years ago. Could be today, look at the unmarried girls dressed in see-through linen fold dresses, sitting on chairs with cushions and smelling flowers. I love their earrings! #nebamuntomb ... See MoreSee Less

Preparing for Fridays tour I came across these exquisite paintings depicting Egyptian bean counter Nebamuns party almost 3,500 years ago. Could be today, look at the unmarried girls dressed in see-through linen fold dresses, sitting on chairs with cushions and smelling flowers. I love their earrings! #nebamuntomb

2 weeks ago

Detail from Pascale Martine Tayou's work at Frieze London. Cameroon born, Belgian based, self taught artist who collects and re-uses objects from his trips. Here wooden dolls and crayons. He also created this year's annual Somerset House courtyard installation called "Summer Time". Very joyful! ... See MoreSee Less

Detail from Pascale Martine Tayous work at Frieze London. Cameroon born, Belgian based, self taught artist who collects and re-uses objects from his trips. Here wooden dolls and crayons. He also created this years annual Somerset House courtyard installation called Summer Time. Very joyful!

2 weeks ago

Another beautiful porcelain wall sculpture by Valéria Nascimento. Seen in CAA exhibition "Home away from home". ... See MoreSee Less

Another beautiful porcelain wall sculpture by Valéria Nascimento. Seen in CAA exhibition Home away from home.

2 weeks ago

Picture from my first ever Frieze party! Celebrating Lisson Gallery's 50 year anniversary together with the Vinyl Factory and held at the Store Studios in the Strand. Incredible with art by Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long etc and a fabulous view of the river. Not a bad start, wouldn't mind going to another one! ... See MoreSee Less

Picture from my first ever Frieze party! Celebrating Lisson Gallerys 50 year anniversary together with the Vinyl Factory and held at the Store Studios in the Strand. Incredible with art by Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long etc and a fabulous view of the river. Not a bad start, wouldnt mind going to another one!

2 weeks ago

Unbelievable, these beautiful vases are made out of soap! Korean contemporary ceramic artist Shin Meekyuang uses soap to imitate historic Chinese export ceramics and Korean porcelain. She adds pigment and perfume to increase their sensuousness. She is interested in question of how objects are perceived when dislocated from the original cultural context. #v&a ... See MoreSee Less

Unbelievable, these beautiful vases are made out of soap! Korean contemporary ceramic artist Shin Meekyuang uses soap to imitate historic Chinese export ceramics and Korean porcelain. She adds pigment and perfume to increase their sensuousness. She is interested in question of how objects are perceived when dislocated from the original cultural context.  #v&a

4 weeks ago

Had the most interesting morning in Clerkenwell ending up in the 18C Old Sessions House, a court house where they used to make decisions about sending convicts to Australia. Now totally different, owned by Swedes and temporarily with a pop up photography and fashion show by Burberry, along the lines of last year's show inspired by Henry Moore. Really amazing and a "Must see"! ... See MoreSee Less

Had the most interesting morning in Clerkenwell ending up in the 18C Old Sessions House, a court house where they used to make decisions about sending convicts to Australia. Now totally different, owned by Swedes and temporarily with a pop up photography and fashion show by Burberry, along the lines of last years show inspired by Henry Moore. Really amazing and a Must see!

4 weeks ago

Detail from a medieval tapestry that inspired the installation 'Transmission' by designer Ross Lovegrove. It is placed in the unique setting of V&A's 15C tapestry gallery. The folds in the ladies' dresses have inspired the industrial designer used to working in 3D, to create a 3D version of a tapestry and he obtained the colour scheme from scanning them. He has used a man made suede - usually used for car seats - called Alcantara. Very tactile! #londondesignfestival2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Detail from a medieval tapestry that inspired the installation Transmission by designer Ross Lovegrove. It is placed in the unique setting of V&As 15C tapestry gallery. The folds in the ladies dresses have inspired the industrial designer used to working in 3D, to create a 3D version of a tapestry and he obtained the colour scheme from scanning them. He has used a man made suede - usually used for car seats - called Alcantara. Very tactile! #londondesignfestival2017

1 month ago

Saw this "Bionic Chandelier" by Julian Melchiori at the London Design Festival. It purifies the air indoors through photosynthesis performed by living micro-algae (bought off the internet!) enclosed into bionic leaves, absorbs carbon dioxide and exhales breathable oxygen. Interesting thought for the future! #V&A ... See MoreSee Less

Saw this Bionic Chandelier by Julian Melchiori at the London Design Festival. It purifies the air indoors through photosynthesis performed by living micro-algae (bought off the internet!) enclosed into bionic leaves, absorbs carbon dioxide and exhales breathable oxygen. Interesting thought for the future! #V&A

1 month ago

Managed to see Hyde Park's Serpentine Pavilion by Burkina Faso born, Berlin based architect Francis Kéré before it disappears. I loved the oval shape, stacked wooden blocks in a beautiful, deep, indigo blue and shelter by a slatted timber roof. The form of a tree canopy inspired by a tree in the village Gando where he grew up. In Burkina Faso a tree is often a public space. So inviting! ... See MoreSee Less

Managed to see Hyde Parks Serpentine Pavilion by Burkina Faso born, Berlin based architect Francis Kéré before it disappears. I loved the oval shape, stacked wooden blocks in a beautiful, deep, indigo blue and shelter by a slatted timber roof. The form of a tree canopy inspired by a tree in the village Gando where he grew up. In Burkina Faso a tree is often a public space. So inviting!

1 month ago

What a fascinating place - the 16C council room in the Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell. This is where Henry VIII stored his tents and where the father of 18C painter William Hogarth had a café where all the clients had to speak in Latin. Needless to say, the venture did not succeed and he ended up in debtors prison! ... See MoreSee Less

What a fascinating place - the 16C council room in the Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell. This is where Henry VIII stored his tents and where the father of 18C painter William Hogarth had a café where all the clients had to speak in Latin. Needless to say, the venture did not succeed and he ended up in debtors prison!

1 month ago

What an explosion of colours! Seen in British Guyana born Frank Bowling's 'Little Bird Overhead' 2016, exhibition called 'Fishes, in Summertime Blue' at Hales Gallery in Shoreditch. His work is also on display in Tate Modern's exhibition 'Soul of a Nation'. ... See MoreSee Less

What an explosion of colours! Seen in British Guyana born Frank Bowlings Little Bird Overhead 2016, exhibition called Fishes, in Summertime Blue at Hales Gallery in Shoreditch. His work is also on display in Tate Moderns exhibition Soul of a Nation.

1 month ago

Looking forward to Friday's visit to Brazilian ceramicist Valéria Nascimento's studio. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to Fridays visit to Brazilian ceramicist Valéria Nascimentos studio.

2 months ago

The Stockholm archipelago is definitely special! ... See MoreSee Less

The Stockholm archipelago is definitely special!

2 months ago

Highly recommend the exhibition "Hundred years of Finnish Design" at Stockholm's Kulturhus, celebrates the centenary of Finland's independence. Objects from the private collection of Rafaela and Kaj Forsblom. Very exciting to see one (only three remaining) of Alvar Aalto's original Savoy vases from 1936. It is the yellow one to the left. It received a very negative press review at the time. Journalists chucked them out of the train windows on the return journey. Considered too simple. ... See MoreSee Less

Highly recommend the exhibition Hundred years of Finnish Design at Stockholms Kulturhus, celebrates the centenary of Finlands independence. Objects from the private collection of Rafaela and Kaj Forsblom. Very exciting to see one (only three remaining) of Alvar Aaltos original Savoy vases from 1936. It is the yellow one to the left. It received a very negative press review at the time. Journalists chucked them out of the train windows on the return journey. Considered too simple.

2 months ago

"Natura morta" 1962 by Giorgio Morandi famous for still life, already in the 1920s he inspired the modernist British painter Ben Nicholson and later artists such as David Hockney and Tony Cragg. Stockholm's trendy art venue Artipelag has a joint exhibition with Morandi and Edmund de Waal, the latter claims he is obsessed by Morandi's work. Very atmospheric, particularly given the beautiful setting in the archipelago. ... See MoreSee Less

Natura morta 1962 by Giorgio Morandi famous for still life, already in the 1920s he inspired the modernist British painter Ben Nicholson and later artists such as David Hockney and Tony Cragg. Stockholms trendy art venue Artipelag has a joint exhibition with Morandi and Edmund de Waal, the latter claims he is obsessed by Morandis work. Very atmospheric, particularly given the beautiful setting in the archipelago.

2 months ago

There is nothing like Stockholm on a sunny August afternoon! #nybroviken ... See MoreSee Less

There is nothing like Stockholm on a sunny August afternoon! #nybroviken

2 months ago

Looks like the English countryside but these sheep are from Kåseberga in southern Sweden #skåne ... See MoreSee Less

Looks like the English countryside but these sheep are from Kåseberga in southern Sweden #skåne