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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 08

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 08 It’s Friday – which can only mean Fish & Chips.  Love the signage on this chippy in East Ham. Proportionally everything on this shop front really works- almost like a Mondrian painting. ©Barnaby Barford 2015

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 07 With Russian planes increasingly flying into or near UK Airspace perhaps this shop will be looking forward to an increase in trade… ©Barnaby Barford 2015 On the Lea Bridge Road before Bakers Arms.

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 06 Forgive me for being a bit sentimental today but it’s my little boy’s birthday so how about this little independent toy shop in Clapham, been there for over 30 years. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 05 It’s London Fashion Week so I thought I would share some of the capital’s lesser known fashion houses. ©Barnaby Barford 2014 Brixton Road, Stockwell, SW2.

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Shop of the Day 03 It’s Sunday morning; let’s bring Him into it. ©Barnaby Barford 2014 Let me know your favourite London shops.

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 02

Shop of the day – 02 It’s Saturday night so let’s go for Pizza – Brockley’s finest – loving the updated super man logo   ©Barnaby Barford 2014 Let me know your favourite takeaways…

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As promised I will be blogging a ‘Shop of the Day’ every day until the Tower opens.  I will endeavour to give you a bit of background to the shop if possible.  All these photographs that I will be putting up have been Photoshopped ready to make into ceramic transfers. Let me know your favourite shops… ©Barnaby […]

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The Tower of Babel – 200 days to go!

200 days to go! The Tower of Babel will open on 8 September this year. This is an exciting time as we (amongst a million other things) finalise samples, prepare artwork, finish photography and build the website.  Soon we will be going into full production of the 3000 bone china London shops. Through this blog […]

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Time capsules, finding the unexpected in buildings and objects. Part 1

One of the benefits of working in old buildings is that they often conceal secrets that are just waiting to be discovered. Before joining the V&A, I used to work at St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the world’s most iconic buildings and filled with glorious art. In the Cathedral’s crypt, I found a fascinating object […]

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