A cool riverside café in Barking that even Instagrammers haven’t discovered yet…

There’s nothing quite like ‘discovering’ a new secret part of London that no one, not even Instagrammers are raving about. But then how far do all these famous London travel bloggers really go? You’ll...

Welcome to maximalism

Sure having a lot of belongings means a home can get messy more quickly and may need extra dusting, but being surrounded by colour, patterns and beautiful things doesn't half improve mood and creativity....

I’m giving a Colour Talk at Tate Modern!!!

It's true! And I'm so excited I may burst!!!! Back in December I got a call from the Tate Modern Tate Lates team (who curate monthly events on Friday nights), when the biggest and most...

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism and Pussy Riot at Saatchi Gallery, London. Exhibition preview

You’ll either walk out of Art Riot fuelled with passion ready to make your own artistic political statement, or you’ll leave feeling inadequate that you’ve never been brave enough to truly stand up for...

Indian Horse Toy

Too good to be a toy we have a complete crafty crush on this textile trojan. Hand-crafted from block-printed Rajasthani organic cotton and draped in finery it's based on traditional Indian wedding horses, upon...

Colourscape is coming back to London: it’s a must visit for #colourlovers

Ever since I watched Pulp's video for Lipgloss, back in 1995, I have been completely obsessed with inflatable tubes. There’s was called an ‘Eggopolis’ and consisted of four giant egg shaped inflatable rooms linked...

Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok: Crafts from the Hands of the Hills…to the Hands of the...

Colourful, character-filled and creative, Crafts from the Hands of the Hills…to the Hands of the Queen is a textile-based exhibition which opened at The Queen’s Gallery in Bangkok on August 1st 2016 as part...

Stitch & The City: Interview with Tapestry Artist Hannah Bass

Put down Google Maps and start appreciating the beauty of a real one. Contemporary Tapestry Artist Hannah Bass has a lifelong appreciation for maps and colour, so after a decade spent in a day...

London Design Festival 2019 – 10 best colourful exhibitions

If you’re looking for Instagrammability in London this coming weekend, head over to the London Design Festival September 2019. There are exhibitions, talks, events and installations across the capital and for seekers of aesthetically...

Hotel review: Why I want to live inside Haymarket Hotel

Is Haymarket Hotel an art gallery or a hotel? I’m going with both. A colourful, creative, oasis of sheer delight, Haymarket Hotel (run by the Firmdale group) takes sleeping away from home to a...

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