We ventured over to Lido by ferry. This thin strip of land protects Venice from the Adriatic Sea. It had the feel of a seaside town shut down for winter (largely because it was a seaside town shut down for winter). It’s a curious place, there’s a broad range of architectural styles from hotels that resemble the “The Grand Budapest Hotel” to residencies that would befit Kim Jong Il’s holiday home.
If you haven’t been… it’s exactly as you imagine it. Every street is a picture. Travelling the 8 miles from the mainland to Venice by boat took longer than the 1000 mile flight from the UK. Food and drink, as you would expect, are pricey.
My pals from WRG sent me to Doha to work on some great design projects. Always exciting to work somewhere new and they looked after me very well. The view from my West Bay apartment was stunning by day, or night.
Situated on the Corniche the Museum of Islamic Art is an impressive building with beautifully crafted exhibition spaces.
This imposing building is Rothschilds’ Waddesdon Manor. The grounds are immaculate and the architecture incredible. A visit to the wine cellar is recommended.
Brands Hatch in the sunshine. Some incredible machines and a really relaxed atmosphere.
Another great show. There’s always so much to inspire at the event. If you’re involved in anything creative, you should go.
I never knew you could get from Demark to Sweden in 35 minutes by train. It’s all possible thanks to the Oresund Bridge, made famous by the TV crime drama ‘The Bridge’.
This art installation in Copenhagen encourages expression by allowing the audience to flip coloured doors, like giant pixels, to create a message. This has been reappropriated by visitors whom have taken to writing messages on the doors.
Such an atmospheric place. The curators and organisers, Artliner, were very friendly and enthusiastic. The design and typography used to promote the show was beautifully executed.
I’m always amazed when art venues prohibit the use of photography (a medium which they are supposed to be encouraging). So I was relieved to hear that they welcomed the use of cameras (for personal use). It’s such a photogenic place.
The sound installations perfectly suited the space and to top the day off the Red Arrows popped in and posed for photographs. Sadly the show’s over now, but I believe that Artliner will revisit the site in 2016.