A Masterpiece with Art Historical London

The EmptyChair team was lucky enough to experience an Art History seminar lead by the charming Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff, Director of Art Historical London,  with an intriguing insight into the Portrait of Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame (1763-4). The work, by François-Hubert Drouais, captures the Marquise of Pompadour for the last time, bringing to […]

Crafting with Papershades – Lampshades don’t have to be boring!

Who said lampshades have to be boring? We at EmptyChair were able to join an amazing Papershades workshop on making the exciting lampshades! Ros Freeborn, a specialist in the art of paper collage, led the workshop in her enviable home near Crouch End. Her workspace was a visual representation of her mind, Ros explained, with […]

What could a calmer, more focused you do?

We at EmptyChair are all about learning, discovering, and experiencing new things. So, we had the pleasure of attending an Introduction to Meditation – led by Jillian Lavender, Co-Founder of the renowned London Meditation Centre. Amid the bustle of Covent Garden sits their enviable Neal’s Yard location; a perfect representation of their mission to help […]

Not-so-spooky Halloween; Succulent Pumpkins with Green & Envy

Halloween is nearly upon us, so we at EmptyChair decided to experience the amazing Autumn succulent Pumpkin Workshop. Led by Lucy Boyd, founder of Green & Envy, the workshop took us through how to create our very own decorative pumpkins adorned with small succulents! The Garrison offered a perfect intimate and private setting in their […]