September 15, 2022
From the 17th-25th September London showcases its supreme talents as Design Capital of the World. This special 20th anniversary edition of the London Design Festival celebrates the city's contribution as powerhouse and design innovator on the global stage. Presentations and events from London's best Museums, Design studios and universities cover all aspects of design, from Architecture, Art, Furniture, Fashion, soft furnishings, editorial and on...
WIth 2019 seeing record numbers of visitors from all parts of the globe, The LDF platform offers the opportunity to craft your week with a personalised programme so you can effectively plan your week here with events held in each corner of the capital from Tottenham to Richmond.
Highlights we have selected
'Henge' is a sculptural pavilion inspired by Neolithic stone circles such as Stone henge, set in the heart of London. Built from jurassic Limestone that itself is 150 million years old - the build is completely recycled and recyclable!
'A space to take a break from the hectic rhythm of urban life, in order to reconnect to our community – past, present, and future'. The sculpture is intended as a 'civic arena' for events and poetry readings to take place within, for all people of the community to engage with and enjoy.'
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Free, Henge at Canary Wharf
Panel Talk: How do Materials Shape Positive Experiences
A subject close to our heart, this panel discussion is centred around the understanding that the properties and attributes of different materials are essential for good design, not least for wearable products that you literally feel on your skin all day long! Dealing with how materials influence human behaviour, this discussion features a panel of eminent psychologists, lecturers, architects and designers: Ben Channon, Ekkist; James Halliday, Squire & Partners; Eleanor Ratcliffe, University of Surrey; and Roger Tyrrell, University of Portsmouth,
Hosted by Solus Ceramics in Clerkenwell.
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Weird Sensation Feels Good - The World of ASMR
Perhaps it was during the pandemic that the term ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) really became part of everyday parlance, whilst anxieties and how to sooth them were at the forefront of everyone's mind. Now the condition of experiencing pleasant physical sensation (tingling, comfort, calm, euphoria) through listening to certain sounds, has attracted worldwide attention. This exhibition by the Design Museum lifts the world of ASMR off the screen and into a physical space, the first of it's kind to do so. The exhibit creates an immersive experiential environment, and focuses on the creatives whose work it is to create content that will induce such feelings in others. Explore this new way of navigating a complex world!
The Design Museum 17th-25th September
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Are You Mad Carnaby - Plastic Recycling Studio
Sustainability is the hottest topic these days, and this is the first high street retail-based plastic recycling plant! Having collected plastic from the businesses, shops, residents and visitors to Carnaby Street, this collective have transformed it into a conceptual retail space, street furniture and products that are sold in the store.
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Past Present and Future Collide in Kings Cross
Check out this story article for a great read on the history of Kings Cross and the Coal Drops Yard area. From the battle between Queen Boadicea and the Romans, to the warehouse raves of the '90's, the area has a rich history and personality, and in it's current incarnation as London's design precinct is heralded for it's green spaces, big screens, markets and cutting-edge designers. In 2021 Kings Cross became carbon neutral, using 100% renewable energy.
Visit Coal Drops Yard to see the stunning architectural feat that was the 2019 regeneration project, incorporating the history of the area into a jaw-dropping design quarter, housing the best in restaurants, bars and boutiques - including our own Tracey Neuls store.
These are just a few of the hundreds of special events scheduled for the week, so be sure to browse the full selection here and have a super cool London design week!
September 25, 2022
How to Keep Your Shoes Fresh for Longer
Investment shoes need good care. Here are some reviving tips for keeping your shoes and boots in great condition, for a long life of adventure.
September 16, 2022
August 21, 2022
Dreamachine for Edinburgh Festival
This one's for our arts-loving customers heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. Based on Beat artist Brion Gysin's 1959 invention of a kinetic machine that naturally induces hallucinogenic effects in the viewer, 'Dreamachine' transforms the Art Deco former Ice Rink at Murrayfield in Edinburgh into a multi-sensory 360 degree spatial audio experience.