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Design Meets Art: BD Barcelona in Clerkenwell

SEEN loved visiting the BD Barcelona showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 recently. The showroom displayed the playful and vibrant designs of Jaime Hayon, the Campana Brothers, Doshi Levien and Färg & Blanche, very much espousing the brand’s motto of Design Meets Art.

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Berry Street in evolving Clerkenwell is certainly enlivened by the colourful and bold furniture, mirrors and storage designs that are a refreshing contrast to industrial processes and bland modernism. Who can resist the smiling Happy Susto Vases by Hayon? Or appreciate the haunting ‘Invisible Personage’ armchair, taken from a painting by Salvador Dalí? Eclectic and eccentric, the designs belong to the individualism of artisanal processes and artistic practice. Long may they continue.

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Fever-Tree’s Very Own Gin School 

London has always had an enthusiastic relationship with gin; right from the days when the water was undrinkable, gin has become the city’s tipple of choice. Imagine SEEN’s joy therefore, when we heard that this month, gin and tonic experts, Fever-Tree, is launching its very own Fever-Tree Gin School.

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Bufle: Launch of the Bubble-Waffle

SEEN has heard much of the phenomenon of the Asian Bubble-Waffle and thus was very keen to sample this Hong Kong import for herself. My guest and I found ourselves in a bright, buzzy bar/café with tables and plenty of counters and high stools. It’s in Rupert Street, between Soho and busy Leicester Square.

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Arthur Hooper’s Weekend Brunch

SEEN has been a huge fan of Arthur Hooper’s since their May opening. It’s handily located close to Borough Market (where much of their ingredients are sourced), so it is with great delight that we hear weekend brunches are now on the menu too.

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Adam Prince King’s New Single

SEEN has been enjoying the latest offering from London native and lyrical pop artist Adam Prince King, who has announced the release of his new single ‘Before The Sun Goes Down’. The single is the follow-up to his debut hit ‘Flamingos’, which went viral upon its release in 2016.

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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.