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London Design Festival


The streets of London outside my fish and chip shop near #tentlondon

After a dash through Berlin a few weeks back (see previous post here), I jumped on another plane and flew to London to drop into London Design Festival for the first time. It was great. You gotta go. London is a beautiful, bustling place with a vibrant and very different design tradition than the US. I scoured Design Junction and Tent London, skipped 100% Design (didn't get a good review) and, in between, walked the streets. Here's an overview.


London! The airport is beautiful, new and clean

>> London Design Festival is a week long celebration of design, within which the following shows are for furnishings and home:
>> 100% Design
>> Design Junction
    • Highlights from our own Claire Bock
My posts:
    • Agape Design
    • Pinch Design & Eoq Design
    • Anglepoise and Jake Dyson
    • Conran & IO Kids Design
    • Demelza Hill & Ercol
    • Another Country and Toyko Bike
    • Authentics & Native Union

>> Tent London & Super Brands
My posts
    • ERCOL, Codolagni Design Studio, FreshWest, Blue Marmalade, Oree Design, AOI.Cycle.


Why aren't all cabs like London cabs??? The design seems far superior to me. They're more spacious, easier to get in and out of and it's much easier to load luggage in and out as well.


LIGHT English breakfast in Kensington. It's so nice not to worry about only being able to speak English.


The Pelham Hotel


Pelham Hotel, red flowers and doubledecker bus.

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Drowsing on the Tube.


Great clothing store I'd never heard of! YMC - You Must Create


Design Junction's main lobby... This year DJ was the best show I saw (and other's concurrred) as it was a mashup of a few shows, including last year's Tramshed.

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Very tall London style outside of Design Junction


Favorite new home store in London - Ben Pentreath


Just another design head at Design Junction London


Pure English styling here at the Pelham Hotel in South Ken


Pure London Tube


Pure inside of London Tube


Girl on the Tube, London


In work mode at Design Junction, London - Sept. 21


One more from Design Junction London

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.