Ian Caldwell

The lost art and etiquette of napkin folding

The lost art and etiquette of napkin folding

At Waddeson Manor is an unique exhibition, interspersed across the historic rooms, of the lost art of napkin folding which originated in Europe some 500 years ago.  Joan Sallas has researched and become an expert in this unique art and has created a rich variety of beautiful artworks.  The tradition continues in a small way […]

High Quality architecture at Denmark Hill – the Ortus Maudsley

High Quality architecture at Denmark Hill – the Ortus Maudsley

On the edge of the psychiatric hospital of the Maudsley at Denmark Hill is the new classical and contemporary Ortus Maudsley, a learning centre with a simplicity and high quality of detailing that suits its location at the bridge between the hospital and streets of residential houses. Designed by architects Duggan Morris’s, this building compliments […]

New twist on an old technology could revolutionise air cargo transport

Its the modern version of the old Zepplin.   The Aeroscraft developed by Aeros in Southern California has many advantages over traditional aircraft – it can take off and land vertically, thus eliminating the need for long runways and it is far more sustainable, using only one third of the fuel of a normal plane.   The […]

We are Stone’s Children

We are Stone’s Children

The Fine Art Society in Bond Street has an exhibition during September of the work of the British Sculptor Emily Young. Her stunning work takes the characteristics of natural stone and draws them into human figures; stone and humanity combined into a living sculpture. She describes her work: “I salute the stone as one of […]

Light, transparency and colour by Finnish artist H C Berg

Light, transparency and colour by Finnish artist H C Berg

Opening today at the Kashya Hildebrand Gallery in London  is an exhibition of the beautiful work by the Finnish artist H C Berg who was Finland’s Young Artist of the Year in 2007 and is represented in major museums in Finland.  This is his first exhibition in the UK, although he has exhibited around the […]

Colour and Geometry – David Whitaker

Finishing this week at Rebecca Hossack in London is the second retrospective exhibition of David Whitaker, who sadly died unexpectedly in 2007. David was born in Blackpool in 1938 and had a long career, through which time his abstract work developed into the brilliant geometrical and vibrant watercolours and oils, incredibly detailed at times, that […]

Is it Art or is it Achitecture??  –   New Image for Automobile Museum

Is it Art or is it Achitecture?? – New Image for Automobile Museum

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has proposed surrounding the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in a “cloak of steel ribbons” as part of major refurbishment. Housing one of the world’s largest automotive collections, the Petersen Museum  occupies a former 1960s department store on Wilshire Boulevard. In 2014, the museum will celebrate its twentieth anniversary and […]

The Longest Emboidered Tapestry in the World

The Longest Emboidered Tapestry in the World

The Great Tapestry of Scotland goes on display in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh tomorrow.  The project was developed by Scottish writer Alexander McCall Scott, artist Andrew Crummy and historical writer Alistair Moffat and involved hundreds of volunteer stitchers to create the longest embroidered tapestry in the world at 143 metres long, which is double […]

From Death to Death and other small tales in Edinburgh

From Death to Death and other small tales in Edinburgh

Just caught it before it closes this week, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art yet again has a show of international quality with this gem of an exhibition which puts together about fifty works from a private collection of a wealthy Greek collector, with a similar number of major works from its own collection. […]