Goodwood is a wonderful, uniquely British spectacle. Originally held as a specialist race meeting for pre-1966 motor vehicles it now attracts 150,000 visitors over the weekend and features all manner of entertainment. Crucial to the events draw, the fact that everyone makes an effort with their outfits and mood; smiles set to full-beam for the weekend, despite the changeable weather. The main event is the race programme of course, however we also enjoyed the peleton celebrating the Tour de France centenary and the replica Everest Base Camp 60 years after the first ascent. The fairground, music and dancing on Saturday evening was pretty good too. Goodwood Revival 2013 highlights can be seen on the ITV4 program, link here. A particular thank you to our friend Mr Burton for his assistance throughout the weekend.
Design Junction is the must-visit show of The London Design Festival. This was the unprompted comment from many visitors to the Cherchbi stand. It’s well organised, well marketed and the calibre of designers and brands on show is high. In addition to all this; flash factories demonstrating all types of manufacturing, a wonderfully varied food offering, Tokyobike tours around the capital and an engaging seminar program. We were proud to show David Ellison‘s Cumberland Westmorland wrestling photographs this year, an interesting foil to our Cumbrian Herdwick in our wool tweed. We’re considering travelling with Design Junction to Milan next year. Watch this space.