Monday, 22 February 2010

A Forest of Gold

This sculpture has been recently completed at Regen'ts Place in London, isn't it stunning!  
From Yatzer:
The street corner is now alive with a public experience of space created through a joint collaboration of London based  Carmody Groarke and Arup engineers.  The rectilinear canopy resting 8 meters above the street scape is balanced over a series of thin posts.  The project created quite a challenge for the engineers because there are no cross supports, several models had to be developed in order to securely suspend the 3mm thick piece of metal above.

Viewing the sculpture at night even further accentuates the height and depth of the public pavilion.  The recessed lighting makes the installation come to life as it highlights shadows and illuminates the ceiling above.
It's almost as if the hardness and the structural quality of the material used is softened through the soft gold light as it become something you want to touch and bend.  The floor is filled with color and creates the shape of the canopy above, providing a book end at the floor to mirror the canopy above.

Sunday, 21 February 2010


I wish I could say that I was here and took these photos myself, but sadly non.  Alors, a girl can dream...
La Patisserie des Reves opened in rue du Bac in the chic 7th arrondissement in Paris by French pastry chef Philippe Conticini.  Another one to add to the list along with Laduree, Collette, Merci, etc etc...

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Beautiful Interiors

I found out the other day who the designer is for some of my favorite places in London, David Collins.  I used to walk past Fortum & Mason and The Wolseley on Piccadilly on my way to work and the windows at F&M were just so delightful!  It is the loveliest, prettiest department store. I used to wish that my Nan could join me from Melbourne just so we could browse all of the pretty things like soaps and fragrance, powder puffs and notebooks. I'm sure she would of loved it as much as me.
Anyway, how seriously beautiful are these blue interiors?  Now I'm not a 'blue person' at all however I'm in love with these luxurious sapphire blue interiors.  Apparently Collins indulged his love of blue and all things luxurious with his own home in London, 3rd image down.  It's on the cover of Belle this month, check it out!


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