Sometimes when I am asked if I would like to get involved in something, it just feels right. It can be the craziest idea, but if it feels right, you just have to go for it. This is how I felt when I was asked if I wanted to take two Calligaris chairs around London and take photographs of them. This is a pan European project called #styleyourcity, so not just me but other ‘mad’ bloggers have being doing the same this summer. As someone who loves the Italian smart design that Calligaris embodies, I readily starting choosing the chairs and fabrics that I thought would work best.
Choosing where I would take the chairs, and where for me the iconic locations are in London was tricky, as I’m not from the London but Nottingham which has a very different feel to it. I had some definite ideas, and I asked a few of my blogging friends for some of their top places, and here are the results.
Loved all of the pretty coloured houses here.
Taking them next to the deck chairs (which are totally a British thing aren’t they?) and the couple in the distance. I loved that this was a more witty way of showing the chairs.
A Tudor style boat house
Can you spot the Beefeater in the distance?
Queen Victoria Memorial
A London Bus
I knew I wanted to get a photograph by a iconic red bus, but the style of them has changed so much hasn’t it?
So that’s why I headed down to the South Bank and got this shot of the very cool converted one on the side of the Thames, selling Oysters and Bloody Mary’s.
Also on the South Bank, you can spot the London Eye in the skyline, as well as an ice cream van.
Top of my list was to take an image of the chairs by Graffiti, something I think London is definitely famous for. I had being trying to take some next to a Banksy, but it didn’t quite go to plan. The skaters at the skate park, weren’t very impressed with me and knocked the chair crashing onto the floor.
I think my favourite has to be this row of red phone booths though.
So what do you think, have I captured in a small way a taste of London?