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Posts Tagged ‘Somerset House’

Pick Me Up London 2015 Review

So much to see and admire! Let me take you on a brief potted tour of the collectives and print studios showing at Pick Me Up this year. Loads to discover!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I’ve introduced you to the best new graphic artists as showcased by Pick Me Up Selects, now here’s my pick of the rest of the show, where collectives and print studios have the chance to show their wares. I don’t know if it was a conscious decision to focus on a fresh selection of talent this year, but it was great to discover new graphic art from collectives as far flung as Australia.

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These beautiful abstract 80s influenced risograph prints are by Gabriella Marcella for the Glasgow based Risotto Studio.

Pick Me Up 2015 Cassie Brock Supergraph
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Pick Me Up Selects 2015 Review

A quick run through of the artists chosen to display their work with Pick Me Up Selects 2015. Who will be your favourite?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pick Me Up is back! Here’s my run down of the twelve artists and illustrators chosen to exhibit as Pick Me Up Selects: this year the emphasis was on process […]

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Danielle Romeril AW15: London Fashion Week Presentation Review

New Gen designer Danielle Romeril showcased an apocalyptic collection in the bowels of Somerset House on Saturday 21st February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Gen designer Danielle Romeril showcased her A/W 2015 collection against an apocalyptic backdrop made fragrant with liberal scatterings of heather. Models wore tumbling quilted capes, asymmetric plaid skirts with […]

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Meet Katie Ponder: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Katie Ponder is a recent graduate of Falmouth University who has created The Weather Witches, a wonderful image inspired by tarot and the changing of seasons. Available as a beautiful limited edition gold leaf print!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Katie Ponder graduated from Falmouth University and was one of my favourite new illustrators discovered at New Designers this year. She was the winner of the 2014 AOI book category […]

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Bora Aksu: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Turkish born designer Bora Aksu was one of the first designers to show on Friday 12th September 2014 at Somerset House.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Aksu S/S 2015 by Jenny Zych. The marvellous Bora Aksu took an early slot on Friday morning to present a collection inspired by Queen Victoria’s paper doll of the […]

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Pick Me Up London 2014: graphic arts exhibition review

Pick Me Up is over for another year, but here's a reminder of the wealth of talent on show at the 2014 exhibition... be inspired.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year I went along to the Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House on a quiet weekday, giving me plenty of space to walk around the exhibits and chat […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Somerset House exhibition stands report

Lots of super pretty jewellery and some other great finds at the Somerset House exhibition stands, and beyond...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Before I finish my coverage of London Fashion Week for another season here is a quick pictorial round up of my favourite exhibition finds… gathered from the exhibition space at […]

Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza showcased Artemisia at Somerset House on Friday 14th February 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2014 by xplusyequals. For A/W 2014 Jean-Pierre Braganza showcased his signature intergalactic prints on assymetric draped dresses, boxy front shirts and a tie fronted pant suit. Up […]

Bora Aksu: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Bora Aksu showcased his new collection at Somerset House on Friday 14th February 2014. Dear Birsen was a tribute to his mother, inspired by her days at boarding school.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Aksu A/W 2014 a by xplusyequals. It’s been several seasons since I last attended a Bora Aksu catwalk show, and I’ve missed seeing his wonderful creations up close. This […]

Tata Naka: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

For their latest collection Tata Naka were inspired by the Ballet Russes, and their presentation took place in the new Studio space at Somerset House on Tuesday 17th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tata Naka S/S 2014 by Laura Hickman. My last write up for this season features the new collection from the ever wonderful twins behind Tata Naka. This season they eschewed […]

Holly Fulton: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Holly Fulton put together a 70s inspired collection for Spring/Summer 2014, shown on the new BFC catwalk at Somerset House on Saturday 14th September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fulton S/S 2014 by Yelena Bryksenkova. I visited the brand new tented showspace in the courtyard of Somerset House just once this season, for Holly Fulton. The new runway […]

Morphopolis: an illustrated computer game inspired by the natural world

Dan Walters and Ceri Williams are the architectural graduates behind a beautiful new illustrated game inspired by the tiny and fascinating world of bugs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Morphopolis is a visually stunning adventure game lovingly crafted by two architecture graduates and designers, Dan Walters and Ceri Williams. It was inspired by two other games: Machinarium and The Tiny […]

An Interview with Paul Tomlinson of Cocoa Hernando Chocolates

Cocoa Hernando chocolates come in mouth-watering flavours inspired by travels around the world, all beautifully packaged in packets designed by illustrator Rui Ricardo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first tasted Cocoa Hernando chocolates when I visited the Startup Showcase at Somerset House a few months back: so when founder Paul Tomlinson offered to send me some samples […]

Treasure Jewellery Show 2013: Review

Magical jewellery by a plethora of designers, discovered at Treasure - the huge show dedicated to jewellery and held at Somerset House between 14-16th June 2013 during Jewellery Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year I got my first taste of the Treasure jewellery show at Somerset House, a vast showcase now on its sixth outing during Jewellery Week. Here’s the familiar talents […]

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: A Review of Illustration Collectives

Old favourites and new discoveries are on display upstairs at the Embankment Galleries, including work from Soma Gallery, Print Club London, Day Job, Zombie Collective and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bird by Victoria Willmott. In the upstairs section of the Embankment Galleries at Pick Me Up are housed a plethora of hand-picked collectives, some of which have had a presence […]

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: Pick Me Up Selects Review

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House once again: here's my best of the up and coming talent section, featuring the likes of Hattie Stewart, Malarky and Rob Flowers, plus many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Banana vs Donut by MaricorMaricar. Each year I look forward to exploring new graphic art and illustration talent at Pick Me Up, and so it was that I trundled along […]

A review of the 2013 Startup Showcase from the School for Creative Startups

There were some great new creative businesses launched at this weekend showcase at Somerset House. Here are my pick of the bunch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This weekend the School for Creative Startups returned to Somerset House to celebrate the work of their graduates with a full programme of talks and workshops focused on ways to […]

Change Your Mind: 57 Ways To Unlock Your Creative Self – Book Review

Author Rod Judkins explores how creativity can be unlocked across 57 different mini chapters in this engaging little book, published by Hardie Grant.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Are you a creative person? Given the nature of my website I suspect that almost all my readers would regard themselves as creative in some way – and if not […]

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PPQ: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

PPQ delivered a thrilling neon display of tailored coats and party frocks on the catwalk at the BFC Courtyard Showspace on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Alex Kessler

PPQ A/W 2013 by Jordan Wester We waited – for what felt like hours – in the notoriously inevitable ‘PP-Queue’, but as the gorgeous PPQ party girls of all decades […]

David Koma: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Fashion Forward favourite David Koma had been heavily influenced by twelve inch… records this season, according to his Somerset House outing on the evening of Saturday 16 February…

Written by Matt Bramford

David Koma A/W 2013 by Krister Selin David Koma is a previous NEWGEN winner and continues to attract much attention with his sculptural pieces that push the boundaries of future […]