Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Ring, ring at Kiosk No. 2

The K2 kiosk was Britain's first red telephone box. Designed by British architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the K2 was introduced in 1926, after which around 1,700 models were placed mostly in London. Now some 200 examples remain on Britain's streets and have since acquired Grade II listing status. The K2 design had one distinguishing feature: a domed roof, said to inspired by a lantern design at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Now you can find a fine example of  K2 at the aforesaid gallery. It may not be in working order but it is a charming backdrop, as is the lovely gallery garden, for a few snaps. I'm wearing a vintage dress from Mabel, Melbourne Grove in SE22; studded sandals by Ash; a pair of kiosk-red vintage sunnies by Revlon; some cowrie-shell jewellery, and a basket from my unnecessarily large collection. The lipstick, as ever, is by Dior: Dolce Vita.
N.B. Catch the last few days of the Art and Life exhibition, ending 21st September.

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