PRIDE 2018

Love is love and nothing in the world can change it.  Being a part of a pulsing crowd is transformational. Everybody smiling, everybody sharing their happiness, everybody welcoming everyone. At Pride, love is all that matters, regardless of colours, genders, ages or anything else. Although many say ‘yes, I support same-sex relationships’, when it comes to action, some tend to shut up and stay silent. … Continue reading PRIDE 2018

Print! Tearing it up (exhibition review)

It can change lives, it can re-write history, it can capture a story, it can inspire and let free. It can be torn into pieces and taped back together. One thing print cannot do is to be forgotten. Print has played a key role in the communication world for centuries and the Somerset House is only one of the many institutions who are determined to … Continue reading Print! Tearing it up (exhibition review)

Serpentine Pavilion 2018

It’s a girl. Finally, in its 18-years-long history, the Serpentine Pavilion was finally designed by another woman! Surprisingly, the first architect to introduce the tradition of the Serpentine pavilions was also female, the legendary Zaha Hadid, but has ever since been followed by a strong lead of men, from Sou Fujimoto (2013) to Bjarke Ingels (2016) and Francis Kéré last year (read my review here).  … Continue reading Serpentine Pavilion 2018

The British Restaurant Celebrating the Art of Eating

The Shed brings a celebration of the British seasonal wild food right to our tables. Located on the edge of Hyde Park, right behind the Czech Embassy, it is a hidden gem every Londoner should try.  In Czech, we have a saying that love goes through the stomach. The Brits believe that a way to a man’s heart if through his stomach. Well, I am … Continue reading The British Restaurant Celebrating the Art of Eating

So Picasso… 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy (exhibition review)

Picasso, his collection of artworks produced, finished or left incomplete in 1932. A breath-taking journey undertaken by one of the greatest artists of all time.  How much is a year in a man’s life? For some, it might mean completing a year of education, maybe finished with a diploma, for some it might mean entering a new life stage, maybe accompanied with a ring, for … Continue reading So Picasso… 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy (exhibition review)

Hallelujah, Alaïa! High Fashion at the Design Museum

What a fantastic installation! Exhibitions often fail to impress me (like Balenciaga) but when they succeed, they are unforgettable. Such was the case with Azzedine Alaïa: The Courtier currently at the London’s Design Museum.  Frankly, as a failed couture-enthusiast, I have never followed the Maison Alaïa. Other courtiers came first and thus when deciding whether to attend this exhibition, I was unsure. Advice to any hesitant as me? … Continue reading Hallelujah, Alaïa! High Fashion at the Design Museum

Harry, Do You? (The Royal Wedding Edit)

And so it ends. The moment the whole Commonwealth has been waiting for has arrived. The beautiful American, a former actress, married the cute ginger, a former Prince.  Yesterday, the two became Duke and Duchess of Sussex and, although heartbroken, I join the billion-plus crowd in wishing them all the best.  I will, Harry said. And that was the moment when it all ended. There might … Continue reading Harry, Do You? (The Royal Wedding Edit)