Visit London Blog » swarovski Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Textile Field Comes to the V&A for London Design Festival 2011 Thu, 12 May 2011 14:51:01 +0000 Award-winning architects AL_A will create an installation at the entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum Textile Field: The Bouroullec Brothers' designs for the V&A's Raphael Gallery The Finnish Institute in London will present Reddress, designed by Aamu Song Noma Bar will open a workshop where you can make your own artworks based on his designs, using a giant hole punch Noma Bar's Night Train to London was inspired by a sleeping passenger on a train John Pawson will create a metal and Swarovski crystal installation on this geometric staircase at St Paul's Cathedral

Ever fancied relaxing on the floor of the V&A and contemplating the artworks? That’s exactly what visitors will be encouraged to do during this year’s London Design Festival.

French design duo the Bouroullec Brothers will cover the museum’s Raphael Gallery with a coloured foam and textile installation.

“It’s a really huge installation,” said Erwan Bouroullec. “I was born in the countryside so it’s a textile field. It’s quite soft so people will walk and lie on it.”

Other highlights of the festival include:

  • A dramatic new installation at the entrance to the V&A
  • Power of Making, a V&A and Crafts Council exhibition aiming to bring visitors closer to the process of making things
  • Reddress, an enormous dress made from 550m of fabric, which will be worn by a performer and fit an audience of 238 people inside its folds
  • A workshop where you’ll be able to create your own prints designed by Israeli illustrator Noma Bar using a giant hole punch
  • A Swarovski crystal installation by John Pawson in a tower of St Paul’s Cathedral that’s is normally closed to the public

In total, there are expected to be around 250 events across London. “Every year we try to be different and better and more inspiring,” said festival director Ben Evans.

London Design Festival runs from 17 to 25 September. For more details visit

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Covent Garden Apple Market: Valentine’s Day Shopping Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:38:56 +0000 Covent Garden Apple Market is a great destination to head to if you’re running out of time to find gifts for Valentine’s Day. With a large selection of unique, hand-made gifts, including Swarovski encrusted heart pendants, vintage-inspired jewellery, luxury bath soaps and hand-painted silk ties, you’re sure to find something suitable.

One of our favourites is the Tom Kosmala soaps; they look like cupcakes, but they’re actually bath soaps! Confusing perhaps, but they do smell divine.

Covent Garden market is open Monday to Sunday 10:30 am until 6:00 pm
For more information visit or follow Covent Garden on Twitter.

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