Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

On my recent trip to London my first stop was the Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum.

Slightly pricey in comparison to other similar exhibitions but worth paying to get a glimpse in to his fascinating world.


Maybe its because i’m a bit nosey (aren’t we all!?) but the chance to have a look at what his design space looks like and the images that provide his inspiration and ideas was absolutely captivating.

My favourites were without doubt the wall of images, especially the hand drawn pictures, saved envelopes and thank you notes he has received over the years.  They provided an insight in to his world but also made me want to know more – “who drew it, what letter did it contain, why was it so special that you decided to frame it?”

I rarely stop to watch a film in an exhibition, I am too impatient to sit still for long enough! However, give me a glimpse behind the scenes of a fashion show: it had me hooked, I even sat down.

This one is definitely worth a visit if you can;  have a look at the teaser film here to make your mind up!  Inspiring and fun. ( it’s on until 9th March)

We spent time looking at the museum collection, which never really gets dull – but the highlight of the other exhibitions was the the Designers in Residence collection, showcasing four new and emerging designers early in their career.  3D printing, fascinating stuff.

Next up: Pop Art (and Gin) at the Barbican.