Even more breathtaking than a field full of flowers is a ceiling full of flowers, which is what London-based contemporary and installation artist Rebecca Louise Law is known for. She transforms urban public and private spaces into ethereal stages by letting nature take over, using flowers and foliage as her main material.
The British artist's inspiration was sparked by a field of daisies, shown to her by her father when she was young. She pursued studies in painting and printmaking at Newcastle University before finding her niche in sculpture and installation.
Working with fresh, dried, or pressed flowers which are meticulously arranged, spaced and strung from the ceiling, each installation aims to explore the relationship between humans and nature.
Her stunning flower installations have been suspended from the ceilings of London's Royal Opera House and Garden Museum, Athen's Onassis Cultural Center, and…
Most of us can probably remember our favorite toy store growing up (hopefully it wasn’t Toys R Us), which is part of the thrill of visiting Toybox in Victoria Park Village. Staunchly independent since 2009, the small Hackney children’s store is a true neighborhood gem. Piled high with all sorts of goods both classic and resolutely contemporary (think marbles juxtaposed with superhero Legos), the shop offers nostalgic memories for you and, more importantly, a mixed array of toys for the child or children you’re buying for. From stuffed animals to craft materials, board games to action figures, there is a little bit of everything. Since this is no cavernous mega store, the toys that make the grade here are carefully selected, primarily from toy-makers and game companies in the UK, USA and Germany. On our visit we were reassured to learn that traditional toys are still some of the most popular, with fishing sets, carpenter’s belts and puppets still capturing the imagination of the 21st…