“OH HELLO SEPTEMBER – HOW ARE YOU DOING? WHAT’S THAT?
YOU’RE EXCITED TO READ MY LATEST EDIT ON ALL THINGS YOU?
OKAY THEN, HERE YOU GO!”
I’m increasingly asked where to go, what to watch out for, where to get stuff from over on the ‘gram and I’ve been thinking of writing this monthly post for a while now – it probably took Greg of the wonderful Headless Greg featuring me in his July favourites to get my butt into gear.
Expect a round-up of the best exhibitions, events, reading tips and music recommendations as well as some good ol’ product wishlists and friendly link sharing. If you’ve got something you think I’d like for future EJP edits, just give me a shout!
Nestled behind Liverpool Street Station, Broadgate London is an urban office dream, the home of suits yet filled with modern eateries and shops. Behind the glass and concrete, you’ll find amazing sculptures such as the current collaboration with London design house, Marokka and The Aspinall Foundation in a unique, tech-inspired exhibition. WILD LIFE combines an imposing three-metre tall gorilla sculpture (named Gus) with augmented reality to help raise awareness of endangered animals. You can catch it there for the next few weeks before Villa Walala takes over for London Design Festival.
The area is buzzing during the lunchtime period with so many yummy eateries around and you’re likely to also find some great places for a tipple or two (here’s looking at you The Botanist). I recently chowed down at Island Poké which was first and foremost absolutely delicious and secondly in a really cool spot with a relaxed vibe overlooking the central Broadgate circle.
Matisse in the Studio
Step into the studio of Henri Matisse at the Royal Academy of Art’s latest exhibition which focuses on the artist’s most treasured objects and how they played an important role in his work.
This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the artist’s personal collection, as well as the paintings, sculptures and drawings it inspired, revealing how Matisse’s vision of rich and masterful energy first stemmed from the collage of patterns and rhythms seen in everyday objects.
Royal Academy of Arts, 5 August – 12 November 2017, £15.50
London Design Festival
September brings around the much acclaimed London Design Festival which takes over the city from the 16th – 24th for nearly two weeks of design, culture, and creativity. Stay posted for the EJP London Design Festival Guide which will explore the best exhibitions, installations, workshops, talks and more – I cannot wait!
London Design Festival, Various sites, 16 – 24 September 2017, Mainly free admission
WALALA x PLAY
It’s your last few weeks to visit the extremely popular WALALA X PLAY exhibition, located at North Greenwich’s Now Gallery. Pattern, colour and mirrors your thing? See my experience of the Walala Wonderland and get your tickets reserved now.
Now Gallery, Until 24 September, Free admission but tickets must be booked.
This month is all about the Sixties for me and I’ve been listening to The Factory Girl soundtrack NON-STOP. Nothing beats a bit of music to dance to, so grab your biggest earrings and get your groove on to these fine tunes. Should I start making some Spotify playlists?
The Wishlist: Palm Springs
While Summer appears to have made a return appearance, it’s time for a pool party and to grab some last-minute summer inspired prints! Think pink, David Hockney-inspired pieces with palm trees and water galore. Just don’t forget your flamingo lilo and the Piña Colada to boot!
1 // A4 Palm Springs Print by Jacqueline Colley | £15
2 // Pool Side Screen Print by Charlotte MacMillan-Scott | £60
3 // A Green Palms Blush by Clare Halifax | Print Club London | £70
4 // Palm Tree II Print by Freddie Payne | £50
5 // Take a Dip Print by Benjamin Craven | £25
The Link Love
♥ Get total bathroom envy from the 2 Lovely Gays’ pretty in pink bathroom renovation project.
♥ Discover Hull on mine and Natasha’s G . F Smith adventures, the world of Humber Street awaits.
♥ Explore the essentials of a Graphic Designer in this post from Chloe Ford (ogle over her lovely blog design while you are there)
♥ Check out this interview with Niccy Iseman, founder of Type and Story, from Emily Beeson of Young Gold Teeth
♥ Marvel over Charlotte MacMillan Scott’s wonderful new website featuring her gorgeous illustrations and buy the Poolside print as featured above.
The Star Buy
This month I picked up this rather adorable pot from homeware favourite Urban Outfitters. Grab your little Henry now!
SO FAR SO GOOD, September is looking pretty ace, right? Let me know what you have planned in the comments below. EJP x