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London Craft Week: My Best-Of, Part II

London Craft Week broke down the barriers between art and craftsmanship, no better than in Mayfair where we admired ceramic vessels in handbag boutiques, painted cork bowls in Louboutin store, avant-garde paintings in clothing haunts, silversmithing at Georg Jensen and glass painting at Thomas Goode. Hopping from store to mews to ateliers, we accessed, admired (and at times acquired) an incredible variety of skills, artists and goods, bringing our happiness-o-metre to its highest level.

London Craft Week: My Best-Of, Part I

The London Craft Week (LCW) program took us across the city from Bank to Kensal Green, Southwark to Mayfair. With over 300 ateliers, workshops, artists’ demonstrations, lectures and exhibits, it was impossible to do it all. We chose to concentrate on jewelry-related activities but could not pass on the opportunity to visit the private members club at The Ned for a glass blowing demonstration, Louboutin boutique for spectacular wood painted bowls, Little Alstock for furniture design and marquetry handbags.

Join me for Jewelry & Architecture in Barcelona

I was blown away by the city on my research trip: it’s gorgeous and so alive. The exceptional food (17 Michelin star restaurants), vibrant street life and ubiquitous art keep you wanting more. The city’s centuries-old history is ever-present and what could have been an architectural hodge-podge is more like a treasure hunt.