Sunday, 25 March 2012

Some new art

We visited the Pick Me Up contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House and bought some new art! I could have come home with a hundred pieces if I had the money (and wall space) but in the end we chose three cute prints for L's room by Alice Hoult, featuring a cheetah, hippo and elephant. I LOVE them!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Sticky dots

For a little girl who has become a little obsessed with stickers, I think this was her favourite exhibition EVER! Part of the current Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Tate Modern, the Obliteration Room began as a completely white space, where visitors are given a sheet of sticky dots (the size, colour and finish were all chosen by Kusama) and free to just stick them anywhere they want (even on the toy cat!). It was a great place to let the kids have some crazy play time and oddly, it also felt quite relaxing and calm in there.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Making friends

Lily has found some new friends (beside the fish) at the Horniman Museum...she runs around the display cases saying "hiya" to the monkeys, birds and big cats, and particularly loves the creepy collection of dogs heads. I can't work out how to tell a 15 month old that they don't have any bodies!

Friday, 9 March 2012


A little artist in the making....chalk, crayons, water-based felt tips and 'magic' colouring books using just water (not quite as magical as I remember!).

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Colour play

I came across this fantastic exhibition today at the Hauser & Wirth gallery on Savile Row while I was cutting through Piccadilly to see the new kids department at Liberty (gorgeous!). I fell in love with the simple colour-blocked and woven chairs (would look great in kids rooms), and the bold canvases in unusual blocky shapes that flowed across the gallery walls.
'Visions, Waves and Roads' by Mary Heilmann is showing until 5th April.

"Heilmann's practice overlays the analytical geometries of Minimalism with the spontaneous ethos of the Beat Generation and the influences of American pop culture" - press release.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Faberge Big Egg Hunt

Some of my favourite designs from the Faberge Big Egg Hunt - over 200 eggs created by artists, designers, architects and jewellers that have been hidden across London and will be auctioned for charity. I'm hoping to visit some of the 12 Egg Zones over the next few weeks and hunt them out for myself.

(left to right, top to bottom) Danny Sangra, Luke Irwin, Clare Bassett, Rebecca Sutherland, Physical Pixels, Jane Morgan, Rob Ryan, Susan Entwistle, Emma Clegg, Silken Favours, Joanne Holbrook, Josh Stika, Louise Dear, Julian Brown.