Month: May 2013

J.Crew pops up at London's Kings Cross

J.Crew pops up at London's Kings Cross

This weekend saw the flash pop-up shop of American brand J.Crew at Kings Cross’ Western Transit Shed for just two days. Set in a beautifully clean and modern open space in a stunning warehouse conversion, the store gave London a taste of what’s to come […]

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013: Highlights

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013: Highlights

Clerkenwell Design Week returned to the design centre of the capital for a fourth year this week, opening up over 60 show rooms as well as hosting an array of exhibitions featuring major homeware brands in a selection of architectural delights. We went to check […]

Beach in the East

Beach in the East

There’s a new pop up in town, and this one’s certainly making waves, based in an old swimming pool in the heart of Shoreditch. ‘Beach in the East’ is the result of an exciting collaboration between Yasmin Sewell (mentor and fashion consultant), a handful of […]

The Cloud Leopard

The Cloud Leopard

Taking over the gallery space of Craft Central in St John’s Square there is an amazing piece of work from Nahoko Kojima. Open until the 23rd of May, ‘The Cloud Leopard’ is a beautiful piece of contemporary Japanese paper cut art. Floating in this open […]

We own the night

We own the night

On Saturday night Victoria Park, in the heart of East London, was a blaze of neon orange. Who was responsible? Nike. The sports giant was hosting their first ladies only race – a 10km after dark race sponsored by Elle. We were amongst nearly 4,000 […]

9 Jewellers Pop Up

9 Jewellers Pop Up

‘9 Jewellers’, a collection of 9 jewellery makers, popped up at Craft Central in St John’s Square last week, inspired by the British Museum’s exhibition ‘Ice Age Art: arrival of the modern mind’. This unique collection of work showcased the diverse range of designers who […]

Kaffe Fassett: A Life in Colour

Kaffe Fassett: A Life in Colour

Here at BDA we rarely venture south of the river, but we do make an exception for the Fashion and Textiles Museum. Never one to disappoint, the ever changing space at the Fashion and Textile museum is currently home to the life’s work of Kaffe […]

David Bowie is at the V&A

David Bowie is at the V&A

The record breaking exhibition is not one to be missed, and if you don’t mind queueing, you might still be in with a chance of a visit, with the V&A releasing tickets each day. Guided around the exhibition by an “advanced audio guide system” provided […]

Selfridges Says…

Selfridges Says…

Selfridges plan to make sure you are bang on trend this summer with their “Seasonal Commandments” taking over their famous windows. Each window takes on one of the seasons hottest trends and pairs it with one of the most talked about events of the summer, […]

Moxham Pop-up

Moxham Pop-up

BDA London’s favourite hot new jewellery brand Moxham opened a pop up store in the heart of Covent Garden last night, and we were there to check out the latest styles, soak up the atmosphere and of course make a few purchases. The atmosphere was […]

PantoneView Launches

PantoneView Launches

With each organisation celebrating landmark birthdays this year, colour specialist Pantone have teamed up with inspirational publication ‘View’ to bring a new forecasting tool to the market. Pantoneview.com is a digital subscription service providing in-season retail, catwalk and cultural reports specialising in analysing current colour […]

London Exhibition: The Light Show

London Exhibition: The Light Show

The Light Show, showing at the Hayward Gallery on London’s Southbank, has proved to be one of the year’s most popular exhibitions so far, with tickets being sold out most weekends and an extending opening until May 6th. Consisting of 25 works, the interactive exhibition […]