Today in 1926: James Stirling was born. (22 April 1926 – 25 June 1992) Working with James Gowan, he designed the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, commonly considered the UK’s first Postmodern building. Continue reading On this day: James Stirling
Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair is back in Leicester on Sunday 4 October in their fab new venue, The Grand Hotel on Granby Street. Continue reading Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair returns!
Coming soon this Autumn is the long-awaited exhibition of the work of Charles and Ray Eames, who as fellow modernists will know, are among the most important designers of the 20th century. This new exhibition at the Barbican is a … Continue reading Preview: The World of Charles and Ray Eames
Timed perfectly for Wimbledon and the grass court season Fred Perry have launched a rather natty Court range of mens and womens tennis inspired gear. Referencing the tailored elegance of the 1930s and the typical style of Fred Perry bombers … Continue reading Anyone for tennis?
There’s a great blog post here on Historic England, with a couple of sites in the Midlands here too. Although not perfect, these sites demonstrate how England’s listing system has developed over the years. Moving on from stately homes to … Continue reading Just Listed: 20 Unusual Places given Protected Status this Year
The London Art Car Boot Fair Sunday 14 June 2015 Collecting contemporary art isn’t always the most accessible avenue. Fraught with expensive artworks and a myriad of editioned prints, digital and original works it can be hard to find a … Continue reading If it’s good enough for Damien…