On Sketches for Regency Living

Pablo Bronstein, Large Cabinet / Office, 2011 There’s one particular moment in Pablo Bronstein’s great show at the ICA Sketches for Regency Living where the idea of architecture, style, ideology come together, where his ping ponging of reference shudders to a strange conclusion. Illustration of Chippendale furniture from Style In Furniture by R. Davis Benn […]

The Massed Gadgets Of Albion/Saxe-Coburg

This really should be a super long essay, but for now these short notes will have to do. Of course it’s obvious, but moments of British pagentry like the Royal Wedding display the intense choreography of state and crown. The wedding deployed gadgets as diverse as bombers, Alexander McQueen dresses, Gothic architecture, William Blake, and […]