Ideas Factory

Super Stockholm

As my recent trip highlighted, Stockholm is heaven for designers & artists. If you ever have the chance, a trip to this wonderful city should not be missed. With stunning architecture, hearty food and a plethora of design goodies, it really is the centre of the Scandinavian design scene.

Svenkst Tenn, a beautifully presented interiors and furniture store, epitomises the Swedish design ethic. Lively, colourful textiles sit next to hand crafted wooden furniture. A trip to Moderna Museet, the famous modern art museum, is also a must.

One word of advice however, even in June, be sure to pack a rain mac!

Art as Life

Please somebody find me a time machine and have it set for 1919, because this life just isn't as good as it was. This weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe when I visited Bauhaus: Art as life. Billed as the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years this new exhibition comes well planned, curated and laid out from the lovely people at the Barbican

Getting up close to see all the details (sometimes be it behind a perspex box) is a delight on the eye, If you're in some need of inspiration get over east London now — you've only got till August 12 to take in all the wonders, that is unless you find that time machine!