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Back with a Vengeance

Most of us have a People Will Always Need Plates’ cup dangling from the mug rack. Some of us own the whole set of architectural icons not to mention the bold graphic plates and tea towels. But, lest you were a little worried People Will… had gone off the boil, having not seen anything new emerge…

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Robin Day’s 675

It is always exciting to hear a behind the scenes story like the one where a sixty year old lady  came to our Lord’s show hoping to find a  rare table her grandfather had created. Serendipity was kind and within minutes she had spotted it on one of the stands and offered to buy it.…

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Future Collectables

Bright pops of colour  and the occidental were the main trends at Collect this May 2014 at the lovely light filled Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road. The leading international art fair for high end collectable contemporary objects, saw 36 international galleries welcome museums and collectors from all over the world to this hallowed art…

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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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Classic Race to the Finish

We love seeing our Midcentury Modern and Midcentury East shows come to life from the outset and having the chance to get first dibs on some of the iconic pieces that emerge from under blankets and out of lorries outside is just one of the huge perks. But another thing we delight in is hearing…

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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Proud to work with Brindisa

The fabulous Brindisa chain has  opened a new tapas deli and cafe 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 sherry on your doorstep is…

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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…