What would you say for a weekend in London? Feel invited to participate with me in this brief story about how I met the blogger in London, at the Meet the Blogger London 2013.
The Spot – ME Hotel
Hotel localized close to the River Thames, on the southern tip of Covent Garden, between the Strand and Fleet Street. Built on the site, which used to be the home of Gaiety Theatre, damaged during the war. The modern building has been designed by The Norman Foster’s architectonic office, Foster + Partners. The whole place can feel quite overwhelming, but, fortunately, the presence of so many bloggers revived it.
The company – admirable
On the Meet the Blogger conference you meet people you know very well but only from those small avatars on their blogs. Therefore, in London you could see the Heart Home team and a whole bunch of European and international (even from the Middle East!) bloggers. You can visit them here:
Chalk Board Living
Of Spring and Summer
Some inspirations – from the best ones
The keynote made by Yvonne (yvestown.com) was a breath of freshness. She presented the structure of your blog and talked about her most important influences (home, family & friends). Will from the Bright Bazaar showed how to use images in your blog and how to manipulate them to make the content even more appealing and pretty. Representatives from the Dulux comapny, the main sponsor of the event, spoke about colour trends for this season – and the trend is primarily an “ombre effect”, which is a smooth combination of two corresponding colours on the wall. PIXERS is also doing so, but with a wallpaper:
Workshops – interactions
There were also some enjoyable workshops to attend. At the Dulux workshop everyone could create her own effect, using the colours of the company’s newest palette. Ana Aguilar discovered the secrets of design terminology, suggesting as well how to create interesting posts. And the thing is just to BE DIFFERENT than everybody else and to know how to express things through words!
Colors – everywhere!
Colourful colours were present not only in the speakers’ presentations and in our paintings, but also on the plates. Cupcakes looked somewhat shockingly, I did not dare to touch the green ones…
Last but not least, of course, Sunday’s London Design Tour with Tina from Colorliving. We visited Tom Dixon’s Showroom, we were on the Portobello Road in antiquities shops (Les Couilles du Chien, Phoenix), then we visited Ceramica Blue, PEDLARS, SCP i MADE.com. Although it was terribly cold, someway I managed to survive, and now I can show you what I saw. I wish you could see all these wonders (and not necessarily in London).
Tom Dixon SHOWROOM
Waiting for the year next conference in Amsterdam and London!