Categories DesignPosted on

Clerkenwell Design Week: Anglepoise at Albion Clerkenwell


SEEN totally recommends that you attend the Clerkenwell Design Week next year. It’s going from strength to strength, showcasing the best in British design in all disciplines whilst bringing together disparate areas of London that are currently reinventing themselves in the area around Farringdon. With any luck, the week will be extended to the full five or even seven days, there’s so much to see and do.

From architectural practices to solo designer makers, there’s something to admire on every hand as you take the well-signposted route from Exmouth Market in the north, to Smithfield in the south. SEEN’s first visit was to the new Anglepoise HQ in the basement of Albion Clerkenwell, right next to Farringdon Station, in fact.

Anglepoise is of course, a design classic. SEEN can remember doing her homework by a seventies version in dark green. Like all classics they bear a degree of reinvention with each passing decade and the designer Paul Smith has collaborated on a new iteration especially for CDW17.

The lamp is available in bright colours and pastels and is now available as a giant version for a huge room or as a smaller version for the desktop. Other versions of the Anglepoise were finished in a soft metallic silver and a lovely warm gold effect. They are all compatible with LED lighting, so are worth investing in.

Type 75 Giant Lamp Paul Smith Edition One 2

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Gold Lustre 1

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Paul Smith One 1

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Silver Lustre 3

Anglepoise at Albion Clerkenwell
63 Clerkenwell Road

Seen this week

Categories FashionPosted on

MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

Categories ArtPosted on

Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

Categories MusicPosted on

Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

Categories GuidePosted on

Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?