STILETTO – a high pointed HEEL on a woman’s shoe or a small dagger.
WHEELS – a medieval instrument of torture or a vehicle for personal mobility.
I went to The Design Museum a couple of weeks ago to see an exhibition, Drawing Fashion, on until 6 March 2011. It’s been a good year for Fashion related exhibitions and this was another great selection of illustrations by a wider number of artists than the Somerset House exhibition. The Galerie Bartsch & Chariau put the exhibition together and their website is worth a look.
It had been a few years since I’d been across to The Design Museum but it was very wheelchair friendly with staff who helpfully directed us to all the access points.
We parked at an NCP just around the corner and ate at The Blueprint Café afterwards which is on the first floor of the museum and has fabulous views of the river and Tower Bridge. The Blueprint Café was Bistro-ish in look and feel and the food was pretty good – much better than most museum restaurants and totally worth a detour itself.
As you leave the restaurant, they have to call security to meet you at the lift because you have to go via the museum which closes at six pm and has to be unlocked for you. Waiting for the lift, a tall bloke held open the door and EaZyD said: “Oh, are you security?”
As the rest of us gaped at EaZyD – did he really think security were doing chef’s whites and aprons in the evenings? - Jeremy Lee, head chef, who clearly has a great sense of humour, laughed uproariously, saying: “No, but I see how you might think that!” He chatted with us for a few minutes about the food and our experience as we waited.
Nice guy, nice place, good food. Go, if you get a chance to.