Monday, March 5, 2012

From Place To Space: London



Today we are traveling to a city that I've visited many times and will keep visiting as I have many good friends living over there: London. The UK capital is the perfect weekend get-away destination for those moments when I feel bored, uninspired or in need of a bustling city adventure and shopping spree. 


It is not new to any of us that London is also the home of so many stunning interiors and interior shops and brands. Thus, I think I could write dozens of 'From Place To Space' blog posts about London. For today's post I've picked the East London based modern and sleek home of interior stylist Abigail Ahern. I adore her talent to make such strong design statements without overdoing it - a cautious number of design classics, neutral and natural hues, a variety of textures for tactile highlights and lots of natural light - sounds like the recipe for an immaculate sense of style.

Moreover, I've come across a fabulous London based photographer with a stunning interior photography portfolio - Jake Curtis. Here are a few snippets of his amazing work. You must visit his website and see his opus of photography - he's shot for great names such as Elle Decoration, Esquire, Living Etc, Marks & Spencer.

So, after all these inspiring people and their work, let me get back to London itself. Some of my favorite spots are the Columbia Road Market on Sundays. You can enjoy the great flower market, inspiring little shops and cute cafés. For a sunny afternoon I love to take a walk in one of the many parks - an all time favorite is Primrose Hill with a beautiful panorama view of the city and shops and cafés galore dotted along the streets (make sure you visit the sweet Primrose Bakery). And for a good and (un-)healthy shopping marathon I love to head to Regent's Street. Well, why do I feel the need to book my next London trip now? Happy Monday!

Photography: Abigail Ahern home via Interiormagasinet; Jake Curtis's work via Jake Curtis; all other photography by Igor Josifovic. 

18 comments :

  1. Love this post. London is one of my favorite cities. I think I have 13 London stamps in my passport from the last five years...and it's never enough. Now I have a new reason to go back and explore some new places! Thanks Igor.

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  2. i adore london. i like that you've found the non-twee interior pics. it's a very special place. whenever i'm there i'm recharged and ready to tackle a new point of view in my design. there frankly is just an amazing history that morphs into a incredible modern aspect to design.

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  4. Love your post. Thanks for sharing!
    Hope to visit the market one day.
    Hege

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  5. When the skies are blue and the sun is shining London is just beautiful! (p.s. columbia road is a serious addiction and should come with a warning...!) Have a great week!

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    1. Actually, you are the one to blame. You recommended it to me:-) have a happy week, too!

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  6. I have to go back soon , so I can visit Columbia Road Market. It sounds very nice.
    Wonderful pictures you are showing - I miss London already.

    Have a lovely week, Igor!
    Nina x

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  7. I really like Jake Curtis. Lovely shades and colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Hi Igor. Great London post. I love Abigail Ahern's use of mustard & grey. Beautiful complement. I have to say you look like you're trying to pick someone up standing in that pic in Columbia Rd Market ;-)

    BTW you need to head South of the river as well... lots & lots to see. I highly recommend Bermondsey St for starters.

    Hv a good week :-)

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    1. Thank you Gerard for the tip! Indeed, haven't had the opportunity yet to discover the southbank.

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    2. You're welcome. The Southbank, Tate Modern, Bankside, The Design Museum, Bermondsey Street... loads to see ;-)

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  9. feel like getting on a plane and go there! happy monday!!!

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  10. This is such a beautiful and inspiring post. I like that idea of just going to London if one feels bored. Why didn't I think of that? ;-)

    I'm off to view more Jake Curtis photos.

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  11. I love London. It is such a wonderful city and it makes me feel alive :) Next time you head over you let me know! :)

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  12. Great interiors / photog!!! Hmm, is that 'you' by the post at the Market?

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  13. I'm with Nordic Bliss, I love London! It's such an amazing city, I don't think I couls live anywhere else!

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  14. Well all I have for that is, welcome past the giant wood doors to Toronto!

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