The London Design Festival was huge - I wish we had more time (and energy!)
The V+A Museum alone could have taken up two or three days! Highlights at V+A were the art installations, the Heatherwick Studio retrospective ( Thomas Heatherwick and team are multi skilled designers responsible for the Olympic cauldron and the new London Buses), and the Ballgowns exhibition, which had many designer gowns from the 1950's to now.
|Art Installation at the V+A Museum Entry|
|Entry Installation at 100% Design|
After the Forbo trip, I visited my sisters who both live in London with their young families. As they both hold down full time work, I had a few days to visit the shopping areas (my credit card took a bashing at Liberty, Paul Smith and Harvey Nichols), the Tate Modern, the amazing art of the Wallace Collection, the modern works of the Serpentine Gallery, and of course time to source some goodies for beading.
VV Rouleaux is a wonderful trimming shop - it was under refurbishment, so had moved to a smaller temporary site - the selection was somewhat reduced but the ladies who work there were so helpful. I stocked up on striped ribbon and tassels (not sure what I will do with it all....).
All in all, a great trip, with huge thanks to David and Sam at Forbo.. .... better start planning the next holiday!