We’re a passionate kind of bunch here at 4D. When we like something, we tend to REALLY like it. Some might say adore or obsess might be more appropriate…
With it being Valentine’s Day we’ve put together a selection of some of the things we love – we hope we might improve your life just a tiny bit.
More pictures on our Facebook page and we’ve launched them day by day during Valentine Week on twitter #4DLoves.
Lots of love from us all at 4D
Land Rover Defender championed by Richard
These were first designed in 1948 and are still the best 4×4 available to buy today. The design is totally utilitarian, almost ‘form follows function’ in a Bauhaus kind of way. I think they are extremely beautiful but it also holds very fond memories of my childhood as these were our family car. They would take me to school, go to town to do the shopping or be pulling a trailer full of straw bails. They are still used by the Army, Farmers and Mums all over the world!
Old posters from the Underground adored by Kathryn
Old posters for the Underground are amazing. I’d love to collect them. My favourites are by Horace Taylor – the colours and the sophisticated style – particularly one of well-dressed Londoners smoothly ascending and descending escalators. I wish the morning commute were that snazzy!
Photograher Evgen Bavcar idolised by Dani
I love Evgen Bavcar. He is an art photographer and he is completely blind.
Although he lost his sight accidentally just before he was 12 years old his photograph work is wonderful. The paradox becomes clear, as he said, ” one must distinguish between the visual, that which our eyes see and the visible, that which our mind sees.”
Gerhard Richter’s Domplatz, Maitland dreamed about by Kim
I love this painting.
I first saw it many years ago when working for Sotheby’s. I kept the poster on my office wall for many years afterwards, and never got bored of it, whereas other pictures came and went. It came up for sale again in 2013 reminding me how much I still love it.
If only I had £25million burning a hole in my pocket.
Ryoii Ikeda’s Spectra gazed at by Alex
My choice is a sculptural light installation that was used at the end of last year in Westminster as part of the 100 year centenary of the First World War. Light is everywhere, which makes it a perfect medium for this type of sculpture. What I find interesting about this is how something ephemeral can transform its permanent surroundings, the familiar and iconic structures of the London skyline are dwarfed by these vast pillars of light shooting up into the sky as though it were coming from somewhere deep in the ground. I also like how anyone could appreciate it – it was free to simply observe it and consider the context of why it had been positioned there.
Princess Diana wallpaper at Kensington Palace wowed Rachel
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this wry and colourful Cole and Son wallpaper in the rather traditional Kensington Palace. The drawings of Di are taken from media moments throughout her life showing her in iconic outfits and a less than flattering light. But its fun and witty and I thought ‘Wow. Well done Historic Royal Palaces!’I wonder if the Queen has seen it?