So to give you some ideas on how to get your hands busy, we decided to put together a list of the top 5 most romantic things to make this Valentines, with added recommendations of where in London you can make them.
Nonetheless, for a little special this week, we have asked our guest writer Anne “Mimi” Marie to put together the most common chairs and personify them to help you answer the age old question: What chair are you?
The team at EmptyChair decided to spice up our Friday evening with a bit of Spanish Olive Oil Tasting with the Spanish Olive Oil School. In a lovely space off Clapham High Street, the amazing duo that is Mar and Elena took us through a wonderful variety of olive oils from Spain. We learnt about […]
At a colourful studio nestled in the heart of Barnet we at EmptyChair found a group of ceramic crafters. Parents and children alike painted and decorated the adorable figurines lining the walls of the studio. In the back on the studio a large kiln whirred away, firing the painted creations into glazed masterpieces. Lyuba, a […]
Over the weekend, the EmptyChair team met Nidhi, founder of Meri Rasoi – a chef based in the UK with a passion for making real Indian cooking accessible. Her mission: to help widen peoples understanding of Indian cuisine through simple recipes, fresh produce, and a welcoming kitchen environment. In her kitchen to die for, Nidhi […]
In a colourful studio, a short walk from Shakespeare’s Globe, we find Sam and Diana – a delightful couple – who eagerly shared their creative knowledge with us through their vision, MYO London! Before the class started, I had a chance to walk around the studio and peered at the different mediums that artists worked […]
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 […]
Without a doubt, the most wonderful people make pottery! We arrived at a quaint cottage in the park, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, where we were welcomed by a kind group of students and an even kinder set of instructors. We sat down in the warm studio and after an introduction […]
Tyler Durden and Jos from Token Studio share a mutual love for crafting soap, but with one using ingredients a little less sinister! Once again, the EmptyChair team was taken through their shop – an art and craft nut’s dream – to the studio at the back; moulds covering the far wall, a concoction of […]
This year, the EmptyChair team decided to take on Halloween a little differently; still getting our creativity going, but not into crafting costumes and trick or treating. Instead, We went along to one of our most popular workshops: PopUp Painting! We share similar visions for the people of London – we both want to encourage […]