Reporter: Mariya Grinina | Sub-Editor: Alina Isachenka The Design Museum opens to the public in its new location today. The museum moved from a former banana warehouse in Shad Thames to a mid-century building on Kensington High Street. The former Commonwealth Institute was restored into a spectacular minimalistic space by architectural designer John Pawson. New building is three times bigger than the old one, and is filled with natural light coming from its parabolic copper roof. It houses three exhibition spaces, a designers-in-residence studio, learning spaces, a library and archive, a restaurant and café. And the good news – the permanent exhibition is free, for the first time of the museum’s existence since 1989.
With just more than a month left before Christmas Crafty Fox Market is a right place to get your gifts sorted Reporter: Alina Isachenka | Sub-Editor: Mariya Grinina Wonder where to get your one-of-a-kind Christmas present? Then Crafty Fox Christmas Market is for you. Aiming to connect handmade design talent with savvy customers, this family-run market features over 60 handpicked stalls with everything from jewelry to homewear to textile. Come to Oval this Saturday, November the 19th and find your unique piece, from Retro Graphic Set of Coasters to the accessories brand inspired by architecture. Fox Market also features a handicraft workshop, where you can how learn the art behind the screenprinting, so the visit will pay you with the new skill. Address: 29 - 32 The Ova
Overpopulated cities, cheap-labour workers and smog-wreathed urban landscapes - what else can one think when it comes to describing China? The ‘mecca’ of fake-goods, Shenzhen is to scrap the conventional stereotypes and attract more tourists with its brainchild creative hub. Reporter: Alina Isachenka, Subeditor: Mariya Grinina Looking at the striking landscape of the fast-paced city, it’s hard to believe that only 30 years ago Shenzhen was a small fishing-village best known for its close location to Hong Kong. Now Shenzhen envisions itself as an emerging creative hub, welcoming a new wave of visitors and creative professionals within the shores of a communist China. In 2007 the southeastern Chinese city saw the launch of the OCT loft – a creative hub of art and design in the S
The annual London Illustration Fair begins today, bringing together illustrators, publishers, buyers, and graphic and print designers. From exclusive original pieces to small stocking fillers for under £10, there is literally something for everyone... Words: Bea Renshaw, Subeditor: Tenelle Ottley-Matthew London’s contemporary illustration event returns again this weekend, with over 70 UK illustrators and designers who are meeting to exhibit and sell their artwork. The three-day extravaganza boasts a new location at the Bargehouse - a four storey warehouse on the South Bank. The London Illustration Fair is an artist-led event, offering illustration lovers the chance to meet their favourite artists. Alongside this, the event will showcase the work of 30 emerging creatives, who have