Some of the highlights of Chelsea Flower Show of 2015, 2018 and 2019 in 2020, the year that the Chelsea Flower Show was cancelled because of the Coronavirus. It includes Tom Dixon, Ikea and Tom Raffield in 2019, a Myeloma UK Garden in 2018 and the Garden of the Decade by Mark Gregory.
Stay Home a collecting project launched by Museum of the Home wants to find out what home means to people right now, at this extraordinary moment in time – from changing uses and habits, to personal feelings and the impact of lockdown on our relationships with families, friends and neighbours.
You can contribute here: https://www.museumofthehome.org.uk/explore/stay-home-collecting-project/. Hashtags are #stayhome #museumfromhome.
Design for the NHS is a collection of designs from 15 small design brands who are donating a percentage of their sales to support the NHS in their fight with Coronavirus. The following designers are participating:
Tee and Toast, Elementary Design, Headsprung, Michelle Mason, Linda Bloomfield, Damdesign, Luna Lighting, Julie Hutton Ceramics, Hello Grimes, RubyKite, So Klara, Lua Lua, Baldy and the Fidget, Cosmic Light Union, Gilbert13 and Ralli Design
In addition Hidden Art also donates a percentage of its sales to the NHS.
This is the time of the year that the global design community heads for Milan for the annual design celebrations. It doesn’t only consist of a massive design fair but also of a myriad of exhibitions in Milan itself. So instead of the real thing this year, here are links of past event.
Masses of small businesses just saw their livelihood disappear. With the economy being so interconnected and global, it is affecting huge sectors of the economy and not many are spared. Therefore, the same day that the UK went into lockdown, 23 March, the government introduced a whole series of support measures to help businesses survive and where possible ride the storm.
Update. Dieneke Ferguson, Hidden Art’s CEO, ran with the Olympics Torch in Brazil and represented the Airbnb London hosts. This is her account of the trip that also took in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. And what happened with the torch afterwards.
Review of major exhibition of Olafur Eliasson at Tate Modern spanning 30 years. Unmissable experiences challenging visitor’s perceptions of reality, and covering his multifaceted interest including sustainability and climate change.
Fashion and Textiles Museum 21 June – 8 September 2019 Review by Dieneke Ferguson Weavers of the Cloud showcases the colourful art and textiles of Peru. It includes costumes, tapestries,paintings, photographs, illustations and accessories.