Marcus has done a brilliant job with this Pop-Up Dezeen Temporium shop in Covent Garden. Located at 65 Monmouth Street, it is his most ambitious shop to date and at weekends is heaving. We love the watches, WOOP posters, toys for children, oyster card holders and luminous diamond lights. Go before it closes on the 24th if you are in London.
Last night I went to Gallery Libby Sellers to the opening of ’Fortune’by Berlin based designer Mark Braun in conjunction with Austrian glass company J. & L. Lobmeyr. Originally part of Vienna Design Week, each water carafe, handcrafted by Lobmeyr, is engraved with one of seven glaciers, seven lakes or seven rivers from across the globe.
She never knew a day she wasn’t famous. This week, Christie’s New York is auctioning some of the most beloved possessions from Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor. An exhibition that previewed the auction is a snapshot of her glamorous life. From the recreation of her ‘jewellery room’ to costumes from her most notable films and all three of her Oscars. There is a whole room dedicated to her couture fashions, a display of gifts from Michael Jackson and even the 33.19 carat diamond given to her by Richard Burton on her 40th birthday. A portion of sales will go to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Opened on Monday, The Delaunay follows its sister restaurant The Wolseley’s recipe for success in both concept and decor: a European-style brasserie menu, a beautiful huge retro clock at the back with two private dining areas on each side, calm, subtle lighting. Interesting art adorns the rich wood paneled walls in between which London’s glitterati and power lunchers meet: we saw Nigella glide in full winter wonderland attire.
One of the most beautiful pieces I saw is a sculpture by Henry Moore. Titled, Mother and child block seat in bronze it dates from 1983. Adjacent to this piece is an enchanting smaller bronze by Moore entitled Reclining Figure from 1945.