Ian Caldwell

London Design Week: 100% Design at Earl’s Court

London Design Week: 100% Design at Earl’s Court

One of the largest exhibitions to run alongside London Design Week, 100% Design is now in the second year of its new revitalised format.   Separate zones cover the best of contemporary office furniture, bathrooms and kitchens and eco-conscious materials for the building industry. The most interesting zones are the international pavilions and the emerging brands. […]

London Design Week: designjunction in New Oxford Street

London Design Week: designjunction in New Oxford Street

In the surroundings of a dereict old sorting office, designjunction exhibited a wide range of exciting new furniture, lighting and product design from around the world, including both leading global brands and emerging enterprises. This year, designjunction returns to the centrally-located 1960s Postal Sorting Office, where a powerful line-up of renowned international brands, smaller cutting-edge […]

Light and sound installation at Waddeson Manor

Light and sound installation at Waddeson Manor

In the stables block at Waddeson Manor, light artist Bruce Munro has created his third contemporary light artwork for Waddeson Manor.  Sounds, light, mirror reflections and changing colours combine to create a sensory experience that compliments its historic setting. It is great to see an innovative programme of contemporary artworks enrich the historic collections. Tweet

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 […]