With less than a week until Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 commences there are a lot of tired looking faces running around Clerkenwell in preparation! After every year we always wish we had planned better, picked out the things that we must take time to see. This year, it's happening. Here are our suggestions to help you out:
First things Feet
Do yourself a favour and for the bulk of the day, lets go flat ladies. Espadrilles are house favourites of the moment and are as comfy as they are good looking. Why not get your order in today for delivery just in time...
You know you are going to be covering some distance at CDW so why not ease into it with a bike ride? Even better, do so on a Vello high performace folding bike as part of an hour tour which starts and finishes at Icon House of Culture between 11am and 3pm.
Get up close and personal with the renowned fashion designer Pam Hogg who boasts clients like Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Milliken are hosting Pam on Tuesday 24th May at 6:30pm, register and come along to learn about her work and inspiration followed by a Q&A session.
With all that walking and talking you are going to need refuelling. If you want a Red Bull F1 style pitstop you cannot go past Pixxa, in our opinion the best pizza in London. Located down the end of St Johns Street just near Smithfield Market there are plenty of options for the carnivores, the veggie heads and the vegans along with cold drinks and ridiculously good desserts. The handmade tiramisu is dreamy.
If you are are like me and shudder slightly when you walk past someone and smell your signature scent on them, realise that it's not actually yours at all then you will love this. Sarah McCartey, the curator of 4160 Tuesdays specialises in creating scents that are inspired by a person or place special to you. at 12:30pm on the 25th and 26th she will be holding workshops where you get to create a scent that is actually yours.
So much incredible and inspiring design, so many people, so many parties, so many blisters, but let's go out with a bang. This year, Benjamin Hubert of Layer Design is hosting a closing party at Clerkenwell London which will celebrate the launch of GO, a made-to-meaure, 3D-printed wheelchair. If you can get your hands on a ticket you can expect live DJ's and food and drinks a plenty.
Wherever you end up, we hope to bump into you along the way...see you there!