David Batchelor

The Summer of Bubble-Gum Nails

Nicola Shaw | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Shaw

The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.

A Mixture of Modesty and Ambition

Nicola Shaw | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Nicola Shaw

On entering the gallery on the left is the American artist Spencer Finch's show: The Skies can't keep their secret which is his first public gallery exhibition in the UK for five years. Finch introduced the collection himself and explained that it has been curated to reflect the changing coastal light of Margate.

Terrace Wires: Who Is Responsible for Keeping London Beautiful?

Nicola Shaw | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

David Batchelor's Chromolocomotion has been well received since it's unveiling on 7 April. The bright colours definitely stop the St Pancras International visitors in their tracks and bring smiles to the early morning commuters as they make their way through the station.

Inside / Outside

Nicola Shaw | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK
Nicola Shaw

In the warmish sun of Spring I headed along the Thames and into the Richard Deacon exhibition at Tate Britain. Posters showing wicker-like curving structures have been scattered across the city for a few weeks and I have been looking forward to exploring the exhibition further.

How Public Art Looks Upwards to Encourage Reflection and Recuperation

Nicola Shaw | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

You might ask why we support art at the station. Well that's easy, we do it because we believe that people want to be in places which hold interest for them, which stimulate their thoughts and which provide a little respite to what can otherwise seem a very mundane world - particularly for those who commute every day to and from their place of work.

Strong Innovation and Creativity in Design Will Keep Britain Rooted on Global Radar

Nicola Shaw | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nicola Shaw

St Pancras is at the heart of a huge redevelopment area and here too the balance of the old and the new is very clear - we have retained the British Library whilst attracting a new approach to knowledge management with the Google HQ.