Thursday, August 4, 2011

Passage to Africa V (London)

Eleven and a half hours in London is torturously inadequate. In spite of this, we did manage to walk the length and breadth of Chelsea, pop into a few shops (an old haunt of mine - Antiquarious - has been replaced by Anthropologie - sign of the times). And while my husband took my daughter on the London Eye, I hopped on the tube to the Notting Hill Gate Station, explored Portobello Road (which was less chaotic since it was a Friday) and found Westbourne Grove Road - which is a treasure trove of captivating shops and restaurants. Here are a few snap shots of what we saw. As you can see, I am rather obsessed with fonts and typography...

Fabulous cabinet in Anthropologie

Anthropologie, King's Road

Detail on a house, Chelsea

Brass knocker, Chelsea

Sloane Street window

South Kensington Station - beautiful terra-cotta tile


Window display - Pembridge Road

Window at AllSaints Spitalfields - Portobello Road

Vintage sewing machines - window display (AllSaints Spitalfields)

Salvation Army Building - Portobello Road

Westbourne Grove Road

Poster on Pembridge Villas Road - London


19 Onslow Square (for Mia)

Onslow Square - AKA dream address

King's Road restaurant with great font


Richard Wilson - 20:50 (site specific oil installation), Saatchi Gallery (Duke of York HQ)

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