A Little Gem In The Heart Of Dalston

Last week I went to the Print House to meet Les, from East London Food Access project (a fabulous organisation) and have a chat about work related things. I spent waaaaaay to much time there, one, because Les and I couldn’t’ stop talking and two, because the building is such an exceptional place.

Loveliness in the stairwells …

and a place to chill out on the roof.

Solar panels on the roof …

and the energy meters monitoring and displaying usage.

Upon leaving I found out that the space, known as Dalston Roof Park and run by Bootstrap Company has loads of events on including vintage clothing sales, gigs and parties. And flexible working spaces too!

If you’re ever in the Dalston area, poke your head in. It’s a really nice space.



Projects I like

Before I Die I Want To …

A sad and abandoned house is awaiting its demise. Rather than watch passively as it confronts its fate, artist Candy Chang decided to create a place for others to empathise with the house by facing their own mortality and sharing the things they’d like to do before they die.

This is one of those public art projects that is so imaginative, so inspirational and so good you wish that was in your neighbourhood. But, by the sounds of it, Candy is in the process of sorting out large stencils so it’s easy to reproduce. I can’t wait! It’s such a beautiful, original and interactive project.

(Spotted on Brain Pickings)