Paul’s shed

By all accounts, Paul Smith is fashion’s (cycling nut) nice guy. I like to think you can somehow extract this sentiment from the incredibly lovely shed he put his name to for LDF14. It was exhibited in the garden at the V&A and was part of The Wish List project in collaboration with Sir Tel (Conran), Benchmark furniture and the American Hardwood Export Council. Ten big wigs from design and architecture were asked to nominate an emerging talent to collaborate with on this subject: “What have you always wanted in your home but never been able to find?” Sir Paul asked designer Nathalie de Leval for this.

Paul Smith shed  LDF14  The Wish List project Both sides of the shed were fully glazed in semi-mirrored glass and there was a desk just opposite this little seating area making it feel like the perfect writer’s room. Apparently PS worked on the interior design, which was pretty on the money I thought – I’d happily hole up here for days. It even smelt delicious.


New shop Monologue

From the wilderness to consumerism. Diversity innit. Today while pretty much everywhere else is about monumental things happening with the UK, here it’s going to be about a new interior shop on Redchurch Street called Monologue, which I believe opened just this week. I popped in on the way home from Tent – a trade […]

British Standard Shepherd's hut LDF14

Shepherd’s hut chic

To Hoxton Square. When I first moved to London this little patch of green was home to the legendary White Cube gallery and loads of clubs that were hard to get into and not as fun as you thought they’d be. The White Cube has moved to Bermondsey and the bars and clubs are now […]