Monday, October 15, 2012

From Place To Space: BlogTour London



When it comes to world metropolises, the good thing is you can go back there over and over again and find new inspiration. Well that rule certainly applies to London. I've been many times to London but ever new time is over again a revelation. So I was pretty sure I will get back with loads of ideas and new tips for you after the fabulous BlogTour. Ok, I promise we will round things up this week with my ongoing BlogTour coverage. But there is just so much to share with you. A sunset cruise on the Thames, loads of design, inviting shops and yummy markets. Here we go.


Despite of our tough BlogTour schedule we had some free time to use to discover some corners of London by ourselves. Well, a great invitation to the Conran Shop Party was reason enough to head over to the fab flagship store and enjoy  yummy cocktails and great furniture design - moreover, we all celebrated the famous Conran red with our dear hosts. The next morning we surely needed a good brunch - luckily our dear sponsor Mr. Steam took us to Bill's, a great venue for feasty brunches.


In between great design shows such as 100% Design we used the little gaps for shopping marathons. I prepped up properly by asking my London blogger friend Will to take me to some great stores and we visited Summerill & Bishop and Ben Pentreath Ltd. Both stores great addresses for amazing homewares and utilities in simple yet striking designs. 



After that we headed to the Dock to visit the Tom Dixon store and the London pop-up store of Paris based super brand Merci. There were too many temptations so the way back was way more difficult - after all, we were loaded with shopping bags. 


But it is not only design and homewares that make me go all weak and inspire me. It is food markets, too. Luckily, our hotel was just around the corner of the famous Borough Market and believe me, a sunny Saturday morning at the market is just the right thing to do - just make sure to come hungry! 

That's it for today, friends. Let us start a great week with these images and inspiration. 

Photography by Igor Josifovic

24 comments :

  1. what a fun recap!! so glad that you get to go off a little to venture the city on your own. ... Love Conran and funny I already knew that was Will in those killer burgundy pants before reading your comments. Lucky you to have gone shopping with MR B. Can't wait to see you both again!

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  2. What great photos of my home city!

    I like that Will showed you the less touristy shops and what great choices. Also glad you saw the Dock which, I know you'll agree, is quite spectacular.

    I missed the Conran Party but heard it was fun.

    Great recap Mr. Igor and London surely misses you!!!

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  3. mihihihihihi! Igor! Also bei Bill's könnte man ja wohl einziehen, oder? Das sieht dort urgemütlich aus und ich glaub es Dir aufs Wort, dass das Frühstück der Knaller war.

    Prächtigen Montag!

    Herzlichst
    die Baumhausfee

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  4. It was so much to spend the afternoon showing you and Raina around town! I started cracking up when I saw that coffee cup in my hand... Flat White! LOL. Have a top week!

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    1. Flat white & pain au chocolate!!! We are too predictable my friend LOL

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  5. London looks so different, depending on the light, time of the year, the neighborhood and of course on who you're with. Looks like you were in good company & in a cool neighborhood too. Those figs make me hungry!

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  6. Such lovely photos Igor! Was fab to finally have met you xox

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  7. Looks like you had an exciting and inspiring time in London!

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  8. Fantastic recount of your trip to London, love the photographs. I now know where to visit when I'm in London next. Thank you.

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  9. Toller Ausflug nach London. Super Bilder. Danke für den Einblick.
    LG Yna

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  10. Ooh la la Ben Pentreath-have always wanted to go there. Great recap of your trip Igor!

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  11. Fabulous post Igor! Love how you capture 'moments'. Pure joy.

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  12. You're inspiring me and making me love my own city - great pics and tips, thanks Igor!!

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  13. LONDON my love!!Igor i love your photos!!Thank you so much for the London trip inside your camera!!!:)
    Happy week!

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  14. An AMAZING recap of your trip! Love all these photos, you can really feel the energy and comradery between all the bloggers.

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  15. love this, and loved meeting you igor! what a delightful time we had.

    oxoxo,

    c.

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  16. Thank you all for your great comments:-)

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  17. I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog. Thanks to Christian May's Facebook post!

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    1. Hi Madina, very glad you came to visit me:-) I hope you like it and you will come back!! Hugs from Munich!

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  18. Das ist ja herrlich hier! Sich an einem nebeligen Sonntag morgen solch wunderbare Bilder von französischen Baguette anzuschauen, welches in der Sonne strahlt, dass man die leckere Kruste förmlich riechen kann, ist die größte Freude. Tolle Eindrücke. LG, Claudia

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  19. Love this feature Igor. It was great to meet you finally whilst on the blog tour too.
    So glad you guys had so much fun.

    M x

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  21. How beautiful your this tour is,i am thinking of such tour in my holidays,to do buy gifts,do some Homeware shopping and much more.



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