This was my first visit to the Geffrye Museum in East London. I had a look at their permanent collection, which shows living rooms of British middle class families from 1600 until present day.
It was very interesting to see, from room to room, how the tastes in furniture and society evolved throughout the centuries.
In the basement of the museum the Useful + Beautiful exhibition was currently on display.
This couch is made of bungee jumping cords.
Quite an original foldable chair (back). I didn't sit on it because it didn't look very comfortable.
I will bear this quote in mind the next time I'm doing my spring cleaning.
After my brief stop in Shoreditch, I went across the city to South Kensington to see what was on at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I purchased a ticket to the Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 exhibition but while I had to wait for my timed entry, I looked another temporary exhibition: Disobedient Objects.
The displayed objects (t-shirts, posters, video, car, paintings, banners, etc.) from various places in the world were all linked to protests against injustices.
This exhibition made me quite sad as I was thinking about the suffering that many people have gone and are going through. There are so many things in life that I take for granted and struggles that I will never have to experience.
I moved to the fashion rooms to see the wedding dresses. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed. The original wedding dresses of Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese were shown amongst others. Famous designers included Gareth Pugh, Vera Wang and John Galliano.
Contrary to Disobedient Objects, this exhibition was like walking through a dream. Until now I have never wanted to get married, let alone in white, but I caught myself thinking about the dress that I would like best and wear if I had to make a choice.
For late lunch/dinner, I went to Khan's of Kensington for prawn masala with spinach and rice. The restaurant's reviews are pretty poor on Tripadvisor but I quite liked the food. The service was a bit stiff and could have been better though. Overall an acceptable experience but I'm sure that there are many Indian restaurants in London where you get much better value for money.
Khan's of Kensington
3 Harrington Road
London SW7 3ES