Roaming Report: Redchurch Street

Becky Morrison | September.20.2013

The smell of Perfume, Sir? hits you before you see its unusual exhibition. A heady mix of pepper and earthy essential oils hangs in the air around a suspended display of objects inspired by the humblest of spices; the peppercorn.

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The designers have created items inspired by Le Labo’s well-know Poivre 23 scent. The results are as diverse as the spice itself, spanning everything from dinners, cocktails, installations and workshops.

A veritable treat for the senses – Perfume, Sir? is definitely worth a visit.

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Further along Redchurch Street is (the equally beautifully-scented) Aesop, containing designer Joel Muggleton of Listen Studio’s striking ‘Column Lamp’ light installation, a series of tube-shaped floor to ceiling lights that are dynamic and unusual.

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Weaving amongst the dazzlingly bright glass tubes is an experience in itself. Their cast Jesmonite bases mean they differ slightly, making each one unique in an otherwise uniform series.

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Balancing on the spokes of a bike tyre in the Tracy Neuls boutique further down the road are shoes from her new collaboration with tokyobike. The Putty-soft shoes have ‘cat-eye’ reflectors emblazoned on the back to effectively improve a rider’s visibility.

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