the 100% Design conference (stay tuned next week for highlights from the show). When we weren’t recording new trends in color and materials, we were walking the streets and taking in the colorful sights, sounds and flavors of the city.
It had been several years since my last visit to London, and while many things have changed – Heathrow airport has a whole new look; more US retailers on Oxford Street – some things stayed the same. Harrods is still the most amazing department store on the planet, the Tube makes it easy to get anywhere, and corner pubs are definitely the best place to get some local flavor. Here are some colorful snapshots from the trip!
Elegant brick town homes lined the streets of the neighborhood where we stayed. Window and door frames were most often trimmed to contrast in white paint.
Other neighborhoods boasted graceful residences with pristine white facades. These were often accompanied by colorful doors in striking colors. Otherwise it would have been difficult to distinguish one entryway from the other!
Traditional pub colors, as seen around town.
Camden Street Market was an old stables converted into a shopping area. It was a labyrinth of clothing boutiques, souvenir and antique shops, restaurants and food stands.
Iconic London – Underground station and phone booths.
No visit to London would be complete without a hearty English breakfast, a high tea with cream and scones, and a helping of fish and chips with mushy peas on the side…not all at once of course!