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Shoreditch to Stockholm

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2013 at 10:46 am

I have long admired the work of Freida Gormley at House of Hackney so it was a pleasure to meet her at the opening of the flagship store on Shoreditch High Street where the unusual fabrics, wallpapers and clothes are now all on show under one roof. At the front of the store is a flower shop where the displays picks up and highlight the colours of the fabrics on show inside.

The new House of Hackney store in Shoreditch

The new House of Hackney store in Shoreditch

Leaving the cool, grey overcast weather of London behind I headed to Stockholm with photographer Darren Chung to shoot the home of the couple behind the American lifestyle company Lexington ( yes, I know, American lifestyle, Swedish company!)

On an early evening stroll through Stockholm

On an early evening stroll through Stockholm

We had a sun filled day with Kristina and Tommy and the house was a dream to shoot because , in true Swedish style, it was light and airy with crisp white walls.

Kristina and Tommy on the side deck of their home with Darren doing a bit of last minute 'tweaking'

Kristina and Tommy on the side deck of their home with Darren doing a bit of last minute ‘tweaking’

Then back to London for Friday’s shoot with Alexander James at the apartment of Tarja Visan, the Danish ex-model who is the dynamic woman behind the Buddha bar company, we were shooting for an autumn issue so lit the fire and pulled the curtains to make moodier, cosier room shots, as a result we were sweltering but we had an interesting time and have lots of tales to tell in the copy, when I sit down to write it next week.

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