Blog: London 2012 Olympics

Belén Mena designs celebrate Ecuador’s winged beauties

A sleek splash in the Olympic pool by Samantha Arevalo Salinas of Ecuador in the women’s 800-meter freestyle heat yesterday inspired your scribe to refresh her interest in Ecuadorean rugs (alfombras). Olga Fisch was a significant figure in the global promotion and national protection of Ecuadorean crafts, particularly rugs. She founded Quito’s Folklore shop –… Read more »

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Celebrate equestrians with Patricia Urquiola’s horse rug for Moroso

“Ancient Olympians” was a topic on BBC Radio 4 this morning, and it inspires your scribe to present Patricia Urquiola’s delightful horse motif rug from her Sardinian collection for Moroso. The human/horse bond is ancient as is the weave technique specified by Urquiola. But there is a third “ancient” reason for today’s motif. We are… Read more »

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African inspired Art Moderne rug at Geffrye Museum

Not far from the Olympic Stadium, in an area at several removes from the famous museums of central London, is The Geffrye Museum. Housed in a terraced row of 18th century almshouses with a shady green as buffer to the busy main road, this small museum is devoted to “English domestic interiors” and the furniture… Read more »

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Just dive in to a cool pool of Aquasilk!

Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield still have time to read COVER’s post before today’s synchronised 10m Olympic platform dive. Just dive in boys and let the good times (Olympic medals) roll. Your COVER scribe would like to dive in too, but 10m is 9.5m too high. Vertigo followed by belly flop on a bad day,… Read more »

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Stephen Sprouse “Static Screen” TV curtain

On the rare occasion the BBC has network problems your COVER scribe enjoys looking at the fiery Armageddon Clown 502 Bad Gateway message. Clown chappy looks quite chipper given the firestorm behind him. Return from whence you came, instructs the BBC. Very droll. And a firestorm is just what US Olympic broadcaster NBC is getting… Read more »

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Think Olympink!

Think Olympink. Yes, inspired by the colours of the fractured Olympic 2012 logo, pink has been declared the navy blue of the Olympics (to paraphrase Vogue magazine impresario Diana Vreeland‘s 1962 colour declaration.) We at COVER do believe it’s possible to wear head to toe pink and not look like a waitress at the Hello… Read more »

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Hey nonny nonny – it’s the Olympic Opening Ceremony!

Ding Dong! National bell ringing at 08:12 tomorrow morning followed by a giant ding dong on a 27-tonne bell at the “Isle of Wonders” Olympic 2012 opening ceremony tomorrow night. It’s the official Olympic launch! Although still surrounded by James Bond-style secrecy, this we know. The Olympic Stadium will be transformed by director Danny Boyle… Read more »

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