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  1. Victoriana

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    Ross and I headed down to the City of London gallery to see the Victoriana exhibition. It’s a wonderfully curated collection of art and design from the past 20 years inspired by Victorian revivalism. The exhibition concentrates on the reinterpretation of the Victorian age and tells a romanticised vision of a time of parlours, industry and a whole heap of sexual repression. It ranges from the reinvention of William Morris as a super hero, to the retro futurism of steampunk and is all aesthetically dazzling.

    www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

     
  2. Pics from Santorini… the other week

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  3. The art of Burning Man

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    A couple of weeks ago I made the trek to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to join the annual temporary community and arts festival that is Burning Man. Once inside nothing can be bought or sold – the community relies on self-sufficiency of the inhabitants as well as the act of gifting between total strangers. The ‘leave no trace’ policy means that after the event has ended the desert will be as if it never happened. A big part of what brings the community together is art projects, from large static sculptures to ‘mutant’ vehicles, which roam the ancient dry lakebed or ‘playa’.

     
  4. The prince of prints takes over your home

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    Matthew Williamson unveils his debut collection of fabrics and wallpapers for Osborne & Little for September 2013.

    www.vogue.co.uk

     
  5. Big Gas Savings from Kmart

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  6. Gone Home

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    Gone Home is a first-person interactive story developed and published by The Fullbright Company. The plot focuses on exploration of its setting. It takes place in June 1995 at a house in the Pacific Northwest, with a young woman who returns after travelling abroad to find her entire family gone from their home.

     
  7. The Future is Here – Design Museum

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    Last Thursday we went to see the Design Museum’s latest exhibition on the future of manufacturing. A great example of a single idea well executed. The exhibition looks at the latest technologies used for the large-scale, highly technical production of plane engines, down to simple CNC machines, which produce bespoke, cost-effective furniture. One area contains a workshop manned by the in-house design team. They are continually experimenting with a desktop 3D printer, laser etching and cutting machine as well as other fabrication machines to see what is possible. The output is quite varied, but gives a great insight into the possibilities an individual can achieve without breaking the bank.

    www.designmuseum.org