Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children runs from 11th February to 30th October, 2011.
Monday, 29 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
A kitchen is not quite a kitchen without a beautiful clock bestowed upon its walls. From vintage-inspired finds to iconic pieces of design, here are a few of our favourite statement-making timepieces – each set to cause plenty of admiration in the abode.
Bamboo Doily clock from Uncommon, available on Etsy.com.
A little background on the brand: Uncommon are a husband and wife design duo who describe themselves as “a new branch of home décor design based on simple old-fashioned sensibilities and the precision of modern computer-aided devices”. The result? Striking, wholly unique pieces.
Scallop clock from Uncommon, also available on Etsy.com.
Retro-inspired ‘Milk’ clock. Available at newgateclocks.com
Not just for walls: from statement wall-pieces, to statement jewellery (we couldn’t help but add this to our list, it’s just so utterly charming).Grandfather clock necklace, available at Accesorize.co.uk.
Monday, 15 August 2011
One of the best things about London has to be that so many of the galleries are free for all to enjoy. It’s an opportunity for us culture vultures – veterans or novices – to get out there and experience some of the most wonderful pieces of art that are quite literally, on our doorstep.
Each year, the National Portrait Gallery brings us the wonderful BP Portrait Award too, which serves to recognise some of the most talent artists, both established and emerging. This year’s exhibition opened on 16th June (winners were picked on 14th) and runs at the gallery - just off Trafalgar Square - until 18th September.
With free admission and late nights until 9pm each Thursday and Friday, what more of a reason does one need to soak up a little culture in the heart of the city?
First prize: Distracted by Wlm Heldens
Second prize: Holly by Louis Smith with help from Carmel Said
Third prize: Just To Feel Normal by Ian Cumberland
BP Travel Award 2011: Flora MacGregor by Jo Fraser