Thomas Heatherwick World

Designer/artist/architect - Thomas Heatherwick - his work is never the same twice.

Longchamp store/NYC

Bleigiessen - The Wellcome Trust/London

The B of the bang/Manchester - sadly no longer there

Rolling bridge - Paddington Basin/London

Extruded metal seat/sculptures - Haunch of Venison 2009

East Beach Cafe - Littlehampton/West Sussex

www.eastbeachcafe.co.uk

Photo - Pleatfarm.com

British Pavilion/Shanghai Expo 2010

I think it will be fun to live in Thomas Heatherwick’s world!

I wait to see what he has up his sleeves next - it will be great whatever…

Check his website for more -

www.heatherwick.com

Jean Nouvel comes to London [finally]

All of a sudden a giant Jean Nouvel bubble has burst over London!

First - the Serpentine annual pavilion

In all its red glory

The Serpentine Pavilion is a brilliant once a year project for amazing architects unknown in the UK - the competition is open for architects who have not built in the UK at the point of selection. It’s a great platform to show their work to a wider audience. Last year’s pavilion by SANAA and Frank Gehry’s pavilion before it were a great success.

Second - One New Change

The first ever shopping “mall” for The City

Due to open in October 2010 on the East side of St Pauls - complete with a rooftop restaurant terrace. It’s one in the eye for Prince Charles’ rather pedestrian Paternoster Square!

The French architect has never built in the UK - to have these in the capital is very lucky and very exciting!

To those who have been to Barcelona - you may have seen Nouvel’s Torre Agbar and in Paris - the Arab World Institute

Here’s an interview with the great architect -

www.designboom.com/eng/interview/nouvel.html

His favourite colour is red!

See more

www.jeannouvel.com

Alan Fletcher

I picked up a piece of Alan Fletcher at a carboot one day! - It was the covered dish that formed part of the three piece set - commissioned for Time Life.

The set consisted of a mug, plate and square covered dish.

Here is more Alan Fletcher…some more familiar!

If you want more - go get Beware Wet Paint and The Art of Looking Sideways

Stephen Gill

The cover to Alpha’s second album “The Impossible Thrill” featuring a beautiful cat against a mottled blue-grey-green background was shot by Stephen Gill.

Here is his more recent work -

From the Hackney Flowers series