How do you recharge your creative batteries?

Exhibitions and Christmassy things we’re going to catch before they close in January. We are all looking forward to the Christmas break and use it as a chance to recharge our creative batteries. So much to see and do during these next few weeks, it’s difficult to fine tune but here are our top picks for some visual and creative inspiration….

photo Hannah Fishwick

Christmas lights throughout central London are always worth a night time visit – after the shops have closed, when it’s a little quieter..We love Soho ho ho ho ho – this year’s clear winners!

Renzo Piano at The Royal Academy
The Art of Making Buildings

Not to be missed- on until 20th January 2019.
There aren’t many opportunities to get such an in depth exhibition about how a designer/architect works and thinks. This exhibition feels like you’re in a working studio – full of models and drawings, with a centre piece model of The Shard.

Japan House
Subtle, delicate or infinitesimal 

Quick – it finishes on 24th December!
the ultimate exploration of Japanese minimalism and the delicate art of paper”

photo Lynne Rossington

Tate Modern

Anni Albers – until 27th January 2019

The queen of Bauhaus textiles. Geometry and colour combine to make some stunning woven pieces – from large wall hangings to exquisite small pictorial weavings, as well as some of her prints and exploratory drawings.

“Annie Albers combined the ancient craft of hand-weaving with the language of modern art”

These are just a few things we will be doing to recharge our creative batteries over the festive season.

What will you be doing? How do you recharge and do you have plans to do something creative in 2019?

We have several courses and inspiration days coming up in early 2019, why not come along and get your creative juices flowing? You could always encourage a loved one to give you a gift voucher as a present!

The Interior Design school attracted me because of it’s focus on a really broad range of disciplines and I wanted to explore the inner architect in me. Colour and finishes are just part of the spectrum and the course is perfect for those who truly have a love for interior spaces and want to take it seriously. I turned my back on a corporate career and joined the school after a short taster course – the tools given by Iris and her team are many and you will leave with the training and confidence to go out into the world and start designing commercially for others.

Dee Gibsonowner Velvet Orange Ltd.