London canteens and Indian tea houses

Today, I'm relying on photos to tell the story, rather than words. These are two beautiful spaces that crossed my desk this week:

Pop Up Canteen is, as the cafe branding suggests, in London, a feature of design junction, the London design festival now in its second year, from 19-23 September 2012. Here's what they say about the space: 

"Pop Up Canteen, a special collaboration between the Canteen group of restaurants, Transport for London (TfL), with furniture supplied by Modus and lighting from Very Good & Proper. Canteen, which has a number of permanent sites across London, draws heavily on TfL's utilitarian chic for its interiors, which is what made this collaboration such a perfect fit. The canteen will be designjunction's largest eatery on the top floor and the space will be art directed by Michael Sodeau." 

And my second-favourite image this week is the Best Exotic Marigold Tea House, at Floriade, Canberra's own celebration of Spring, running 15-23 September 2012. 

"Floriade visitors can enjoy a selection of exotic Indian teas and treats whilst being swept off their feet by the beautiful Indian inspired surrounds," promises the press release. 


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