Pop Up Design @ Stour Space

Business card from the event and photographs curtesy of Eva @ Pop Up Design

Last Saturday I headed down to Stour Space, Hackney Wick, to check out the very first Pop Up Design boutique.

Situated amongst Dan Ainsworth's 'An Exhibition of Sculpture' with the backdrop of the Moon, the essentially British collection ranges from established brands to talented graduates. The variety of jewellery, homeware, textile and station has been selected upon their unique, fresh, innovative designs.

The organisers were loverly and keen to help with the designs. What a perfect way to introduce my visiting friend the best of my local area. 

I have totally fallen in love with this stunning upcycled hand jewellery piece by Emma Ware. The artist uses rubber and designs wearable art that frames the body whilst reflecting our curves to "emphasize the beauty in nature." I need one of her statement pieces in my life please! 

However, my budget suited the cute heart keyring shown below.

Don't miss out on Pop Up Design Boutique at Stour Space for a perfect Saturday brunch/lunch, exhibition and shopping. Still to come:

Saturday 28th April
Saturday 5th May 

Looking forward to following the group to see how the collection develops and where they pop up next!

Grab breakfast, culture and something unique for you or your home.
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Treats of the Tate Modern

Last week, I was lucky enough to be treated to lunch at the Tate Modern's Members Room. The salad selection was the perfect reward for achy feet after we'd enjoyed a tour of the Houses of Parliament.  We both chose the salmon, spiced aubergines, couscous and wild rice. The flavours, sunshine and view couldn't have better. 

Before heading to the Lucian Freud exhibition at the Portrait Gallery, we couldn't resist a sugar hit from the gorgeous almond tarts.