Friday, 22 June 2012

Coffee Table Reading Part 2...By Saul Wilks

Back in the merry month of May, my girlfriend took me to the V&A as part of my birthday celebrations to catch the British modern design exhibition, which was pretty decent as these sorts of things interest me greatly.

While exploring the caverns holding the cream of British ingenuity, which held everything from furniture to a life size recreation of Manc's iconic Hacienda dance floor, including all original artworks and posters from the original Factory club, I couldn't help but muse how very particular we are when it comes to attention to detail.

The V&A is a top place to visit and the gift shop is pretty special to, having all manor if independent British films, posters, books and prints available to buy. For a culture vulture like me it was a little piece of symmetrically perfect heaven, seeing Tom Ford's 'A single man' next to 'A Clockwork Orange'

While browsing around I noticed the coffee table book that showcased everything that was in the actual exhibition but seeing as we were on our way to dinner afterwards, I didn't fancy carrying it around with me for obvious reasons - i.e -  looking like a tit while swooning it in Sketch.

Anyway, as it happens two of her flatmates gave it to me as a birthday present a few days later, which ranks up there as one of the coolest presents I've ever had... Remember the days when you thought getting a book for a present was a grave miss justice?

Well this isn't just any book... It's basically packed with image after image of all weird and wonderful things, all British of course, which is a always nice to know and is exceptionally pleasing on the eye.

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