Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What's New in London Is.......Underground

Or maybe not so new......In 2008 Boundary - By Conran was opened in Shoreditch.

The hotel/restaurant complex including the Albion  (where the brownies are SERIOUS, I do recommend them)
is the latest project by Sir Terence Conran.

And as usual, Sir Terence was way ahead of all of us insofar as his design choices.

Four years after opening, this stairwell, by Javaid Alvi, Muralist looks like the newest thing.

I don't think you would see something like this in a high end hotel or restaurant in the U.S. yet.  If ever.

The stairwell goes down quite far and is very narrow.  It's very Dickensian that way.

We did not follow it up to the roof terrace.  It apparently lightens in palette as you ascend.

We are saving that adventure for another, hopefully sunny, day.

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