Monday, 28 September 2009

V&A Museum of Childhood

Beautiful and inspiring exhibit.
This museum is AMAZING! Well worth a visit if your heading to Bethnal Green.
The exhibition "Make do and Mend" combines the talents of local designers and school children. Jon Male, Lou Rota and Max McMurdo rework salvaged domestic and industrial waste to create stylish, quirky new products. Pieces featured range from lampshades to teacups and saucers to sock bunnies. Absolutely love these plates.

1 comment:

Clare said...

Ah I used to live round the corner from the museum and loved visiting. That exhibition looks wonderful, wish I had all those plates on my wall and that I was still in Bethnal Green!

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