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Some of the scarves have two sides, each side a distinct story. Side by side yet interwoven, the sides influence and transpose each other. The scarves are a metaphor of our lives: the gritty function decorated with art, our external and internal selves.

Daniel Harris at London Cloth Company. Not only does the imagery celebrate London, the scarves commemorate its industry too. This shawl cloth was hand woven at London’s first ‘micro mill’, the London Cloth Company. Using antiquated industrial looms, Daniel Harris usually makes tweeds for men’s suits. This was his first venture into a bespoke material […]

My collection is inspired by the urban and particularly, London. After years of working in the ‘City’, the metropolis had become for me a place of repetitive, meaningless work, noise, endless people, and wet feet. My creative time at Chelsea has allowed me to see the beauty of London in its gritty, urban patterns.

Up to 1956 and the passing of the Clean Air Act, coal was the main source of heating fuel in London. In the wealthier parts of town, a hatch, a coal hole, was bored into the pavement so that the dirty, dusty, coal could be delivered direct to the coal bunker under the road. With […]

London is one of the greenest cities for its size with 27m2 of green space per inhabitant. The trees work at keeping the pollution at bay. The London Plane tree was planted en masse when London was black with soot and smoke from the Industrial Revolution and the population expansion forced greater urban planning. The […]

Outside a Pimlico school gate, the children mingle and wait for friends before entering. As the school has a ‘no-gum’ policy, this grate with its raised squares, becomes the receptacle of the spherical splodges. These splodges, can also be seen in their multitudes outside the entrances to underground stations. Through my eyes, they are transformed […]

Each urban development is marked from space by its twinkling lights, essentially light pollution. So much so, that the real stars are not visible to urbanites. But at the same time, light brings safety, energy and life to city streets. These lights were taken on the first day the tallest building in London, the Shard, […]

“Sewer covers” started off as slabs of stone or pieces of wood allowing access to covered trenches that carried sewage. This basic design was in use from 3500 BCE through the1850s. With industrialisation sewers evolved into an underground system of pipes, grates and access points. The oldest known foundry catalog for these sewer covers dates […]

The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the world’s most loved museums for design and the decorative arts. Founded in 1852, located in the heart of Kensington’s museum quarter, its exterior displays the passage of time. The capitals near the new entrance exhibit the WW2 bomb damage which has been reinterpreted for this series […]

In Alexander Square, Chelsea SW3, the pavement was laid in 1820. Nearly 200 years of passing feet: people who have walked, tramped, run and skipped. Few have left their mark; a chewing gum, a gas cover, otherwise there is little evidence of the passing time, except the erosion of the stone, to the elements.