colours burst in wild patterns, sending your senses a swirl in a dream of precious fabrics and playful furniture: you’ve reached Squint Limited. Each piece is unique due to handcrafted decoupage and asymmetrical patchwork techniques. If your heart is already set and throbbing, you can take an exhibit home. With a few weeks of patience, the object of desire can be designed to order, making extra wishes, like unscrewable legs or even softer cushions, come true.
178 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6HU
being inside and outdoors at the same time, it’s sort of like sitting in the wardrobe to Narnia. Four surprising flashes catch you off guard, and while you jump from one foot to another, waiting for the strip to fall into the slot, you chat with the next travellers in time, sharing the excitement of watching the chemicals develop, it seems, ever so slowly. There’s a beautiful black-and-white picture-taking machine in Shoreditch:
83 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
and delicious tiny cakes at Fika, Swedish relaxation restaurant with roof garden and skilful cuisine. You might end up spending the rest of the day here, exploring tasty foods like reindeer salami, lingonberries and unknown mushrooms, smoked on oak planks.
161a Brick Lane