“I had a childhood fantasy of having a tea shop with mismatched cups” — Tony Hornecker Tony’s Pale Blue Door installation/performance/pop-up restaurant has been one of our very favourite happenings of 2009. No surprise, then, that his installation Christmas at Number 42, at the Architecture Foundation, is a triumph. Having eaten there a couple of weeks ago, Tony invited me back last night to take some photos before the guests arrived. Pix here. Click the image for a slideshow.
The first issue of Fire and Knives — Tim Hayward’s quarterly magazine of new writing on food culture, is now out. Currently subscriber-only, so if you want to check it out, visit the link above. Anne-Fay and I contributed a photostory/interview of Tony Hornecker’s Pale Blue Door restaurant/performance/installation. I’m not going to include the photos here (tho they’re on FLickr if you go hunting) — we encourage you to go get yourself a copy of the magazine and support some independent writing.
Fire and Knives — a new quarterly print magazine of food writing — launches in November. Editor Tim Hayward has commissioned us to put together a piece on Tony Hornecker‘s Dalston restaurant pop-up The Pale Blue Door. Stay tuned for the final article, but for now, some of the shots we might use are up on Flickr….
Thursday night saw Tony Hornecker and Ralf Obergfell team up for a one-night-only architectural/performance takeover of Dalston Superstore, for the private view of Beautiful Freaks, an exhibition of Ralf’s nightlife photos. Jonny Woo, Ryan Styles, A Man To Pet, Pia Arber, John Sizzle and Per QX were amongst the performers/participants. An amazing launch. Pix here.
Birthday-eve, Anne-Fay took me for dinner at Dalston’s underground pop-up art/dining experience de jour, behind The Pale Blue Door. All a bit shhh at the moment, so can’t share any more detail than that as to where it is, who is organising, or how to book a table, but we had a lovely evening, and very enjoyed the show from the wonderful-as-always A Man Da Pet. Some pix here, to give you an idea of just how special the evening turned out, up in the boudoir, through the tiny tiny door.