Gustav Klimt, Standing Female Nude (Study for the Three Gorgons, ‘Beethoven Frieze’), 1901
Blog — Go & See
Tate Modern is definitely one of our favourite galleries to visit when we are out and about. Always full of inspiring and thought provoking exhibitions it is a must see if you are visiting London. Next on our list is Jenny Holzer's exhibition which focuses on words.
Copyright Jenny Holzer. Photo: Jack Hems
We really enjoyed the Frida Kahlo exhibition currently on at the Victoria & Albert Museum showcasing a collection of her belongings and clothing.
It was amazing to see her iconic dresses and jewellery so close up, we predict lots of embroidery and Mexican inspired florals in the coming seasons!
The exhibition is on until 4th November, so plenty of time to go and see it!
Images Copyright of Lemon Ribbon Studio
It is the first ever solo show of Picasso at the gallery and it does not disappoint!
With over 100 artworks the exhibition takes you through Picasso's life in the year 1932. It was incredible to see the amount of work he produced in just one year.
The exhibition is on till the 9th September, so plenty of time to get down there!
Young Woman with a Mandolin, Picasso 1932
Happy Monday! If you're looking for a trip down memory lane this week, then look no further. The beautiful Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition at the V&A is a must see. Walk through the wonderful world of Pooh and Piglet and co, which is brought to life with drawings, photographs, toys, audio tracks and letters. Oh and don't forget to play Pooh sticks on the bridge! This exhibition runs until Sunday 8th April 2018.
Copyright of Victoria & Albert Museum, London
It's the last few weeks of the amazing Jean Basquiat 'Boom for Real' exhibition at The Barbican Centre and if you haven't been yet then you must get down there! Bringing together a huge collection of his work spanning his short but prolific career, there is so much to see.
The show finishes on 28th January, head to the Barbican website to book tickets.
Photo: © Edo Bertoglio, courtesy of Maripol. Artwork: © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Hope everyone had a lovely, snowy weekend!
Last week we were at the Tate Modern to see the amazing Amedeo Modigliani exhibition. Alongside his sculptures and portraits were his famous nudes and an incredible VR experience. We could have looked at his paintings all day long and it left us longing for the Paris 1910.
Make sure you when you go you try out the VR experience, it's really fascinating. You may have to queue but it's so worth it!
Modigliani is on at the Tate Modern until 2nd April.
Amedeo Modigliani Nude 1917, Private Collection
Over the weekend we took a trip to Brighton to visit BIF ( Brighton Illustration Fair ) It was a great chance to see the best of Brighton's local artists and designers. Fun workshops to get involved in and exciting prints and design goodies to spend the pocket money!
The Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library exploring health, life and our place in the world. Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? is a really great exhibition looking at the use of graphic design within healthcare. From advertising, to design within hospitals and packaging design from pharmaceutical companies.
It's a really interesting look at how graphic design influences us everyday and everywhere.
Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? is on until 14th Jan 2018 at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Last week we headed down to the lovely Fashion and Textiles Museum to check out 'The World of Anna Sui'.
A great exhibition with so much to see, you really feel as if you're in New York.
The show is on until 1st October, so make sure you get down there!
We also went to a talk 'Fashion Trend Forecasting' from Gwyneth Holland and Rae Jones, which was great, really interesting and informative. The Fashion and Textile Museum has a fantastic programme of talks and events, see their website for what's on.
P.s A date for your diary, from 25th May 2018 there will be 'Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern' on at the Fashion and Textile Museum. We can't wait!
Happy Monday everyone! This week we think you all need to get down to the Alberto Giacometti retrospective at the Tate Modern. It is a huge show with over 250 pieces of work from the sculptor and painter. As one of our favourite sculptors that we studied at school, it was great to see so much of his work in the flesh.
The show is on until the 10th September, so there is plenty of time to get down there!
Alberto Giacometti Man Pointing 1947 Tate © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017
Happy Monday everyone!
If you haven't yet, then you have to go & see the brand new Design Museum! It is an amazing building and space. The current exhibition Designer, Maker, User is great, and worth a visit alone.
224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG
To start we have SMUG, a lovely lifestyle shop run by Lizzie Evans. Full to the brim with stylish, inspiring products it is a really beautiful store. Tucked away on Camden Passage there is also a cafe downstairs. Don't forget to check out the rest of Camden Passage, it's a treasure trove of vintage goodies.
This week make sure you go and see David Hockney's '82 Portraits and 1 Still Life' at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, which is on until 2nd October 2016.
It's a lovely exhibition full of great colour and mark making, which makes the personality of each sitter shine through. Such a clever, simple idea it's well worth a visit.
Barry Humphries © David Hockney Photo credit: Richard Schmidt
Celia Birtwell © David Hockney Photo credit: Richard Schmidt
Happy Monday everyone! Today we have a round up of some of our favourite stores in Paris that we visited back in July. There were so many lovely shops but below are our top 3!
First off is Bonton, a lovely French brand with a few stores around Paris. We visited their flagship store Filles du Calvaire. Full of colourful, fun products for kids & babies, beautiful displays and even a hairdresser! Super inspiring store, it's definitely worth a visit.
5 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003, Paris
We also visited Smallables' amazing new concept store full to the brim with amazing brands. A fun atmosphere has been created in a natural and modern space. There is so much to look at we could have spent hours there. Make sure Smallable is top of your list if you're in Paris.
81 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris
Womb (World of my Baby) is a cool lifestyle hub for the modern parent across three floors. It is a beautifully thought out space with some fab kids decor inspiration. Another top find!
93 Réaumur Street, 75002 Paris
This week we recommend you go and see the Jeff Koons exhibition at The Newport Street Gallery. It's super fun and shiny!
Feel like a kid again surrounded by oversized objects and re-imaginings of childhood toys. It's great for colour, texture and inspiration.
Newport Street Gallery, is the new gallery from Damien Hirst. It's a beautiful space and we can't wait to visit again soon.
The exhibition is free and runs until October 16th 2016.