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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?

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Christopher Jenner: the Artist behind Drummonds’ London Showrooms

Continuing SEEN’s articles about Award-winning designer Christopher Jenner, he is the artist behind the spectacular showrooms of English luxury bathroom makers Drummonds. With a boutique showroom in the heart of the rapidly-growing design district around Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, Jenner has also designed the brand’s flagship London Chelsea showroom on King’s Road.

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The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 with the aim to promote an appreciation and understanding of men and women through portraits. The gallery holds the largest collection of portraits in the world, however, the entire collection is not actually displayed in the London gallery. The collection is exhibited across a number of locations all around the UK, including a number of prestigious houses managed by the National Trust. Much like the National Portrait Gallery on St Martin’s Place, each location provides a special and historic backdrop, perfectly suited to host each collection.

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Luxurious Lip Oil Balm by 3INA

If there’s one bit of kit in every lady’s makeup bag, and I daresay in a few gentlemen’s pockets as well, it has to be lip balm of some sort. Life in London can be hard on the skin and certainly on the lips, so it was with great interest that SEEN had a look at 3INA’s Lip Oil Balm.

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Airbnb and Pantone Invite the Outside In

SEEN had the pleasure today of visiting an unusual iteration of Airbnb up in Dingley Place in Clerkenwell. It’s easy to spot behind a door painted in this year’s green – 15-0343 Greenery (thank you Pantone). Once past the door, you’re inside woodland; darkly mysterious, replete with humidity and strange animal noises…

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The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery first opened 25 years ago, and is currently situated in The Duke of York’s HQ on the popular, and glamorous, King’s Road, Chelsea. The gallery offers a fabulous space to view contemporary art, with its high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms and wonderful lighting.

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The Collaborative Store’s Flagship at Marylebone

The Collaborative Store, the space hub to discover an edit of niche independent labels, launched last autumn in its first permanent concept store after two successful pop-ups in Shoreditch (in late Summer 2015 and then early Spring 2016) in central London’s Marylebone Village.

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diptyque paris at Leadenhall Market by Christopher Jenner

Leadenhall Market, the modern retail centre set within a historical Victorian market place, is where London-based designer Christopher Jenner has created a jewel-like space for legendary French perfumer diptyque Paris. Located in this architectural gem, right in the centre of London’s financial district, not far from Bank tube, Jenner succeeded at the major challenge of this project: showcasing the whole repertoire of diptyque fragrances and perfumes in a 16-square-metre micro boutique.

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Dover Street Market: Beautiful Chaos

Visitors to London’s Haymarket will be struck by the arresting façade and calm white window displays of Dover Street Market, a building and concept that embraces new young design, even as it pays homage to London’s architectural past. Rei Kawakubo of Commes Des Garçons conceived and designed the store in its former home in Dover Street and now in its latest incarnation on Haymarket.