Today I love… black taps

Recently I’ve been working on a project for a very famous celebrity chef (no name dropping here), and due to his incredibly busy schedule, I haven’t had a chance to meet with him and his wife to discuss ideas of what they envisage. Which is a blessing and a curse; on the one hand I get to suggest my own ideas and visions for the house without stepping on any toes, but on the other, they could hate it all and mistrust all my decisions for the remainder of the project. So I took option one, and designed what I thought would look amazing.

When presenting the drawings to my boss (who was going to a meeting with said celebrity and wife, in one of his London restaurants), he exclaimed ‘matte black taps?! Are we going back in time here?!’.

The answer to that is no. Black brassware may have been popular around the 70’s, but like many things,  they have been subject to a ‘revival’ movement that have brought them slap bang into the industrial era we are living in. And its not just black matte! Bronze, gold, rose gold, brushed brass, even neon pink! Leave the chrome taps in your memory and open your eyes to the world of finishes. With big brands like Hans Grohe offering the majority of their products in a wide variety of finishes (they will even make your tap in a RGB colour that you give them; how crazy is that?!). The world is your oyster!

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Have you got a unique tap in your bathroom? Do you hate matte black too? I’d love to hear your thoughts – leave a comment!

Today I love… Geometry

Like most academic creatives (yes, that is a thing!) I do get alot of satisfaction out of sharp crisp lines and straight edges. And today I am really loving the use of geometry in a creative setting (because no one likes it in the maths setting). What do you love today??

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Trend Spotting: Ironic Art on huge scales

I moved into a new flat a couple of months ago that is twice the size of my last one (thank you London crowding!) which isnt a bad thing. But now all my framed art looks really out of scale with the space, which is worsened by the double height living room (yes, I’m bragging a bit).

So I’ve been on the hunt for a whole new art collection. I know; poor me! I want something witty, that people look at and smile to themselves or suppress a snigger. I think this one may be a little too brash though…or is it?!

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Your turn. Do you have any statement art? I’d love to hear about it

Spotted: Beautiful Architecture pops up in the oddest of places

A few stumbles away from Pacha and a bar that sells 2 huge beers for 5euros, is this stunning bit of architecture – the Templo Ecumencio de San Salvador. I love that an area so engineered to tacky bars and nights out can invest so much in a religious building. So Saturday night drinkers can go and repent their sins when the sun comes up…

 

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