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Times they are a-changing

In Uncategorized on February 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

The week started with a trip to ‘the office’, at News International for a meeting with Darren Hendry to talk about the syndication of interiors features, followed by lunch with The Times Magazine’s Director of Photography Graham Wood. It was an interesting catch up with the latest developments in print journalism, or more realistically the trend towards on-line publishing and the rise of digital media.

On Wednesday I packed my bag and took the Eurostar to Paris for the launch of Ikea’s new Stockholm collection

Cave-like dining pod at the Pompidou Centre roof top restuarnat

Cave-like dining pod at the Pompidou Centre roof top restuarant

That night we dined at the eight floor restaurant of the Pompidou Centre with amazing views over the city. The next morning we were taken to an apartment furnished with Ikea’s new walnut furniture, bone china, glassware, fabrics and lights where we were talked through the product ranges by Peter Klinkert and designer Ola Wilborg

Journalists giving Peter Klinkert their full attention

Journalists giving Peter Klinkert their full attention

In the afternoon I made my way to Neuilly sur Seine to meet with Mette Degn-Christensen and Pauline Brillouet of Alexandra Public Relations (apr) to talk about their clients’ various projects, and on my way to the metro station got a great view of the high rise buildings of La Defense.

The arch of La Denense in the distance

The arch of La Defense in the distance

Friday lunchtime it was back on the Eurostar to London, and although not quite time to start humming the tune to ‘Paris in the Spring’ there were distinct signs of sunshine and blossoms on the way.

 

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