Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema

You could have been living in London for more than twenty years. You might be in spitting distance from the place and still not know about one of London’s best kept secrets ‘The Cinema Museum‘. A couple of weeks ago I had the rare privilege of being invited to the viewing of a film in…

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The Ultimate High Chair by Royal Approval

To celebrate the birth of HRH Prince George, The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers ran a competition to “select a designer with the very best design to make a high chair celebrating excellence of British furniture design and craftsmanship”. Katie Walker one of our favourite furniture designers won it. As a stand holder upstairs in…

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Proud to work with Brindisa

You may have heard that the fabulous Brindisa chain is opening a new tapas deli and restaurant on Atlantic Road in Brixton this very week and we here at Modern Shows are proud to be part of it having eaten at their Borough restaurant for years.  As if having the best Iberico jamon and Spanish…

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Valentine surprise at Nobu

    Who needs red roses when you can get your very own valentine ceramic? If you are lucky enough to get an invitation to Nobu in Berkeley Street this Valentine’s Day you will become proud owner of this dimpled double-lipped cocktail jug with pink interior and sipping cups created by a potter very close…

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Print Parade

Love Midcentury and Modern? There’s a riot of pattern on the radar for 2014, right across the board, from fine art to fashion, textiles to furniture. The work of Esther Cox (main pic), Louis Reith, and Marcus Oakley nods respectfully at mid 20thC art but with a decidedly 21stC palette and a whole lot of…

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Mile High Poster Club

At Midcentury Modern there is one illustrator’s work people come back to again and again. It is so hard to keep your eyes off it. The images not only emote, big time, they proved, early on, how commercial art could succeed without words to draw people in. Back in the 1950′s TWA hit advertising gold…

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Cockenzie Power Station

One of our biggest lessons, in our eleven years working with Midcentury dealers, has been finding out how much time they put into restorative work and the passion they have for their own pieces. When we hear the occasional mid-century fan grumbling about the price we think of the patina built up over years of…