Apologies for missing the Blog for a whole YEAR!!  It’s a shame as last summer was great in London. It felt like it was sunny all the time (though I’m sure it wasn’t). London was in party mood as soon as we all realised that The Olympics wasn’t going to be the disaster that the … Continue reading

letter from london | june 2012

by Melanie Nelson The Jubilee and the weather dominated June. Unseasonal baking heat (for London) immediately followed by the misery of cold and rain just in time for the country’s biggest party since the last one. The main beneficiaries, being the purveyors of flags and bunting. I shall be happy if I never ever see … Continue reading

letter from london | may 2012

by Melanie Nelson I had planned on visiting a bunch of galleries this month, but instead May was all about design events. The first I attended was the launch of the new David Gill showroom in St. James  “Must be the world’s poshest new gallery”  (Richard Morrison- The Times). Starring the fabulously cool glacial tables … Continue reading

letter from london err…hong kong | april 2012

by Melanie Nelson Didn’t have much time for anything in February/March except preparations for the AND Furniture launch in Hong Kong. But did manage a 2 day visit to China, which was an eye opener as ever. One highlight being to pass through the recently opened Shenzhen North Railway Station in China, to catch the new … Continue reading

letter from london | february 2012

by Melanie Nelson Building the Revolution Soviet Art and Architecture Despite the cold and wet, trekked across to the Royal Academy of Arts to catch the last day of Building the Revolution Soviet Art and Architecture. We had to fight off the David Hockney fans to make it to the upstairs gallery but glad we … Continue reading

letter from london | january 2012

by Melanie Nelson Well, managed to see the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition after all for – free and without queuing – so feel very privileged.  It was a bit too crowded but the punters being mostly over 60 and a cultured bunch it was pretty well behaved.  Oddly enough I found it easier to view … Continue reading

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