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Stop Look Listen: Three things to do this week

It would have been an obvious choice to recommend the Frieze Art Fair this weekend, but if you want to escape the crowds and get off the beaten track, I’ve handpicked three events for you. Head east for a pop-up bookshop, pop-up art exhibition and, oh, pop-up film festival (there might be a theme there..). Enjoy! STOP What: Bibliothèque pop-up bookshop Where: Hoxton Arches, London When: 17-19 October London-based design studio Bibliothèque is curating an interactive installation and pop up bookshop with Artwords at Hoxton Arches. There will be a coffee bar from Climpson & Sons, while you can relax in furnishings provided by Vitsoe.  Friday 17 October, 12 – 7pm Saturday 18 October, 10am – 6pm Sunday 19 October, 10am – 3pm LOOK What: Open: An exhibition of UK artists on Where: 5th Base Gallery, London When: 17-19 October Online handmade marketplace Etsy is hosting its first ever art exhibition. A panel of experienced curators – Katherine Mellor, Matt Roberts from a-n and Lena Nix of Space Studios – whittled down over 600 Etsy art sellers to create an exhibition of fifteen UK artists, covering disciplines ranging from …


Stop Look Listen: Three things to do this week

I wish you all a happy weekend! Here’s three things you could be doing in London: an exhibition on The Moomins creator Tove Jansson, an exhibition reflecting on the transience of rented accommodation in cities across the world today, and a rooftop film screening in Peckham. STOP What: Tove Jansson: Tales from the Nordic Archipelago Where: ICA, London When: Until August 24 To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson – the creator of The Moomins – this display in the Fox Reading Room presents original unseen photographs and material relating to her life and work, illustrated books and early first editions. Image courtesy The Finnish Institute in London.   LOOK What: A House is Not a Hotel Where: Pi Artworks, London When: Until September 10 We move from city to city, rented accommodation to rented accommodation at an ever-increasing pace. For those that can take advantage of it, this freedom of movement opens up exciting and liberating opportunities while for others it ebbs at the sense of security that stability and continuity can bring. Nevertheless, for both …


Stop Look Listen: Three things to do this week

Here’s my pick of three things to do this week– step back in time with a vintage fair in Clerkenwell, take a guess and see if you can pick a piece of work by a famous artist at RCA Secret, and lastly, the must-see film of the month, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Enjoy! STOP What: Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair Where: Old Finsbury Town Hall, London When: March 23 This Spring fair has some of the finest vintage clothes dealers London has to offer– with 50 traders there is plenty to choose from whether it’s an evening dress for a special occasion, 1960′s men’s suits, 1940s day dresses or trimmings for your own masterpiece. Prices start at a few pounds to over £100. There’s also a 1940s style tearoom and a pop-up nail salon! LOOK What: Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2014 Where: Royal College of Art Battersea, London When: Exhibition: March 13- March 21, Sale open: March 22, 8am-6pm Stewarts Law RCA Secret is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks, by internationally …


Stop Look Listen: Three things to do this week

Here’s my pick of three things to do this week- the Pop Art exhibition at the Barbican, Sarah Lucas at the Whitechapel Gallery and a film about Harpers Bazaar and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland. Enjoy! STOP What: Pop Art Design Where: Barbican, London When: Until February 9 Brash, colourful and playful, Pop Art burst onto the scene in the 1950s, shaping a new sense of cultural identity, with a focus on celebrity, mass production and advertising. The Barbican’s latest exhibition brings together around 200 works by over 70 artists and designers, including Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, as well as objects by Charles and Ray Eames and Ettore Sottsass. All images © Gar Powell-Evans. LOOK What: Sarah Lucas: Situation Absolute Beach Man Rubble Where: Whitechapel Gallery, London When: Until December 15 The bawdy euphemisms, repressed truths, erotic delights and sculptural possibilities of the sexual body lie at the heart of Sarah Lucas’s work. She first came to prominence in the 1990s with a show at London’s City Racing memorably titled, Penis Nailed to a Board. Her work consists of stained mattresses, …


Jeune et Jolie by François Ozon

I’m so excited for this latest film by Francois Ozon. It is a ‘Belle du Jour’ portrait of a 17-year-old girl played by newcomer Marine Vacth in four seasons and four songs. It was shown last week at Cannes Film Festival and you can read a review of it on the Guardian here. You might also like.. French Film Club: 8 Femmes by François Ozon I haven’t featured a French film on the blog in a while, so I thought it was about time I did, and with Cannes Film Festival at the moment, I went back a little more than a decade and watched 8 Femmes by François Ozon.

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Stop Look Listen: Three things to do this week

STOP What: Pae White: Too much night, again Where: South London Gallery When: Until May 12 Los Angeles-based artist Pae White has created an installation in which vast quantities of coloured yarn span and criss-cross the room to create supergraphics spelling out words that can only be deciphered by navigating the space. LOOK What: Rachel Whiteread: Detached Where: Gagosian Gallery, London When: Until May 25 This exhibition of new sculpture by Rachel Whiteread features a cast of the empty interior of a garden shed in concrete and steel. The large scale sculptures render negative space into a physical form, and record every nuance of the physical object, such as the bolts or the grain of the wood shown in the image above. LISTEN What: The Place Beyond the Pines Where: Cinemas across London When: From April 11 Derek Cianfrance’s much-anticipated follow-up to Blue Valentine stars the hotly popular Ryan Gosling. The film follows Luke (Gosling) as he tries to support his family and depicts the impact of his struggles on his son. It also stars Eva Mendes (Gosling’s current squeeze) …


Before Midnight trailer released

I recently saw Before Sunrise, a story of Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) who meet on a train in Europe and end up spending a day together in Vienna. Ten years later Richard Linklater followed it up with Before Sunset, in which Jesse and Celine’s paths cross again in Paris. (I also really liked Julie Delpy in her self-directed 2 Days in Paris and 2 Days in New York). Now the romantic, articulate couple Jesse and Celine are back almost two decades later for Before Midnight, this time in Greece to debate questions of commitment, family and love. You can watch the trailer below.


Stop Look Listen: Three things to do this week

Here’s my pick of three things to do this week STOP What: RCA Secret Where: RCA Dyson Building, London When: Exhibition March 14-22, sale March 23 8 am-6pm RCA Secret is back for its twentieth anniversary. RCA Secret is an annual exhibition and sale of over 2,500 postcards by professional artists, designers and illustrators, including alumni and postgraduate students at the Royal College of Art. Each postcard is priced at £45, and include famous names such as David Bailey, Manolo Blahnik, and Orla Kiely. The catch is you don’t know whose artwork you have bought until you turn the postcard over and see their name. LOOK What: Miss G- The Private World of Greta Garbo Where: Belmacz Gallery, London When: Until March 19 This exhibitions displays items from the personal wardrobe and New York home of one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, Greta Garbo, alongside contemporary designs by accessories designers Manolo Blahnik and milliner Stephen Jones. The aim is to demonstrate how her personal flair remains inspirational today, nearly a century after her Golden Era Hollywood heyday. On …


Take a moment: five things that caught my eye this week

Here’s a pick of some of the posts I enjoyed the most on my favourite blogs and design websites this week. 1. I discovered Blogshop,  a Photoshop bootcamp for bloggers across the world. Set up by Bri of Design Love Fest and Angela of, it is a full weekend spent learning the tricks of the trade on how to make a blog look unique and eye catching. The next one in London is on March 16-17, you can see details here. 2. Ok, so perhaps this article was from more than a week ago, but I’m so excited about this film! It’s Nice That featured details of Michel Gondry’s latest project, Mood Indigo, starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. 3. The World Looks Red featured a post about Fjällräven Kånken bags, with a 30% discount on the 13 at Olive. You can read her post here. 4. A Cup of Jo featured this mouth watering recipe for every chocoholic- the best chocolate pudding you’ll ever have. You can see the post here. 5. I discovered this blog, Fit Foodie …


French Film Club: 2 Days in Paris

For the latest film in the blog’s series French Film Club I watched 2 Days in Paris, directed by and starring Julie Delpy. 2 Days in Paris is an amusing account of an eccentric New York couple, French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack, as they stay in Paris and meet Marion’s family, friends and ex-lovers.         Marion and Jack attempt to enjoy the most romantic city in the world, despite Marion’s overbearing non-English speaking parents and her array of flirtatious ex-boyfriends. The trials and tribulations of the couple are hilarious and reminded me of the humour in a Woody Allen film.     2 Days in Paris also has a sequel, 2 days in New York, starring Delpy’s lovable alter-ego Marion and a new boyfriend, played by Chris Rock. And if that doesn’t pique your interest, Delpy also stars in a similar series, the films Before Sunset (2004), Before Sunrise (2005) and Before Midnight, out this year. Watch the trailer for 2 Days in Paris below.