Here are some of our favourites from Cockpit Summer Open Studios, Holborn. So many beautiful unique products to furnish the home or adorn the body. Deptford Open Studios starts this Friday so if you are in South London this weekend do go and have a look around.
TheKarl Blossfeldt exhibitionat theWhitechapel Gallerywas a must for me. His photographic plant portraits are a mix of both scientific observation and sculptural form. They display the tactile qualities, intricate form and mystifying details of flora and reminded me of my childhood observations of fern growing up in the Lake District.
I visited the Isamu Noguchi Garden museumin the village of Mure on the Japanese island of Shikoku. It was was here that he carved the large granite and basalt sculptures that culminated his career. I visited his studio and house which were are a sanctuary for his superb sculptures, inredable forms of stone like I have never seen.
Visited some incredible shopping arcades in Tokyo yesterday. Some of my favourite shops were in the Shin-Marunouchi Building. A must stop for me was Arts&Science, an amazing fashion and lifestyle store.