Joy of Living……….

Last night I was very fortunate to attend the opening of the Joy of Living  at Somerset House.

100 new and established designers were asked to create a one-off artwork out of a single sheet of A4 graph paper in a bid to raise £50,000 for Maggie’s Cancer Centres.

Masterminded by Max Fraser of the London Design Guide, each artwork is priced at £250 and only once sold will the name of the artist be revealed. For more information I recommend you read the interview with Max over at Confessions of a Design Geek.

The diversity of ideas and the creativity was astonishing and it was probably no surprise to anyone present that a third of the exhibits were already sold after only half an hour.  Please don’t let that put you off though, the exhibition is well worth a visit and is on until 21st March.

Joy of Living, Somerset House, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 1LA. 

15th – 21st March, 10.00-18.00



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    July 8, 2011

    Hello Carole, I’ve just bought my first flat and am looking for an interior designer. I love that you love Kit Kemp as she is my favourite designer, but she doesn’t do private commissions. I wonder if you could send me photo’s of your interior design work? Do you have a website?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

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      July 10, 2011

      Hi Naomie,
      thanks for your enquiry.
      You can see some of my work on the ‘Portfolio’ page on my blog.
      Not enough I know. It’s one of those things that I just never seem to have enough time to spend updating.
      If you would like an idea of my fees please email me at

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    March 16, 2011

    Wow, that looks like a good event! And for such a good cause too! I wish I lived nearer to London sometimes! 🙂

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    Anna @ Around My Table

    March 16, 2011

    Hi dear, how have you been? Love the creativity of the pieces!

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    March 15, 2011

    Wonderful. I love these pieces and can imagine it was a fun event.

    Darling I have just nominated you for not one, but two awards. Please come over and pick them up. I so want you to have them.


    x Charlotta

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    March 15, 2011

    Hi Carole,
    Loving your Blog and all the great inspirational ideas you have 🙂


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