Olympiaturm Munich

I think when I retire I will go and travel the world to visit every single telecommunications tower there is. That doesn’t mean I can’t visit them now, so when I was in Munich recently one of the first things I did was go up the Munich Olympiaturm. Although planned before Munich was awarded the 1972 Olympic games it was integrated into the Olympic park and has amazing views over the stunning Olympic stadium, Olympic pool and other buildings as well as the whole city. In fact you can see the Alps on a clear day I have been told.

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Bauhaus Dessau

I recently fulfilled one of my lifelong dreams and visited the holy shrine of design and architecture: The Bauhaus in Dessau. When in 1925 the Bauhaus moved from Weimar to Dessau, Walter Gropius, the then director of the Bauhaus, designed the building and it’s still there today, looking as wonderful as always. In fact it must have been quite the sight back in 1926 when it first opened.

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The main entrance.

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Theo @ designjunction

Thank you to you all you lovely people who came to see us at our little pop-up at designjunction during the London Design Festival.

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Ruhrtalradweg

Even though I went to Australia as my main hoilday earlier this year I still managed to squeeze in the odd long weekend away here and there.

For the last weekend in August I finally managed to cycle for 4 days along the river Ruhr, from the source to where it meets The Rhine, all 230km of it (well, almost all of it as it bucketed it down for one day so we only managed 25km that day before giving up).

So, we started at the source near the town of Winterberg

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SALE

Spread the word and get ready for OUR BIGGEST EVER WAREHOUSE SALE.

We are planning to re-locate in the near future so need to clear some space…and when I mean clear, I mean CLEAR!!

Up to 90% OFF selected products. We are going to be ruthless!!!

Pigeon Lights (Seconds) from £ 25.00
Plant Cups (Seconds) from £ 25.00
Antlers (Seconds) from £ 15.00
Wooden Clocks from £ 5.00
Metal Toys from £ 2.50

…and many many more items from as little as £ 1.00

Opening times:
Friday 04th of July: 11am – 8pm
Saturday 05th of July: 11am – 5pm
Sunday 06th of July: 11am – 4pm

Location:
Unit 14-15
10-14 Hollybush Gardens
London E2 9QP
2mins from Bethnal Green Tube Station.

Tile tastic!!!

I’ve just come back from a lovely little weekend break to Lisbon which was great, unfortunately the weather wasn’t too great.

Thankfully the city is full of wonderfully cheerful tiles (or to use the local lingo, loads of wonderfully cheerful azulejos) on the buildings which I clearly had to phoptograph. Here is just a small selection of the countless pictures I took. All I need now is a house I can cover with those tiles, sorry, azulejos.

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Stuwwelpeter

I don’t know how many of you know Struwwelpeter. Struwwelpeter is a collection of stories of misbehaving children and the disasterous consequences which followed. Think Grimm’s fairytales….but much Grimmer (Ha…you see what I did there!!).

Well, when I was in Frankfurt recently I stumbled upon the Struwwelpeter Museum. On 4 floors you can learn everything about Struwwelpeter, Suppen Kaspar, Hans-Guck-in-die-Luft as well as the author Heinrich Hoffmann.

As a native German of some age now, I remember these stories all too well and consequently must have been a complete angel as a child as I’m sure my parents can confirm. Ahem.

Struwwelpeter Museum 
Schubertstr. 20
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0)69 747969

SALE

We are having a Spring clear out!!!

UP TO 80% OFF regular prices!!!

Please come and join us for an exciting SECONDS & DISCONTINUED LINES SALE on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of February. We are joining up with Donna Wilson’s Mid-Winter Sample Sale  so even more reason to come!!

Dates & Times:
Friday, 21 Feb (6-8pm)
Saturday, 22 Feb (11am-5pm)
Sunday, 23 Feb (11am-4pm)

Location:
Donna Wilson Studio
17 Pundersons Gardens
Unit 8a (Ground Floor)
London, E2 9QG

1 min walk from Bethnal Green underground station.

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Nice wheels

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Today’s treasure are a couple of pictures of lovely old East German motorbikes!!

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Now do you recognise the above? Do you?? You do???

Today I went to see ‘The Young Dürer’ exhibition at the amazing Courtauld Gallery in Central London.  I have honestly no idea why I’ve never been before as it has a relatively small but incredible collection of art. But I digress.

I’m generally not a big fan of Renaissance art but Dürer is a bit of an exception for me. One thing I particularly noticed though is how amazing his monogram is, even more than 500 years after he used it for the first time.

In terms of logos….I think it’s most definitely still up there with the very best.

The exhibition finishes this Sunday the 12th so if you want to see it you better hurry!!

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