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Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010

Winner: Best Hangover


There were loud gasps in the office when it was revealed it would be taking place in Hackney next to Waterloo Estate and not Waterloo itself.

When we finally found it, the party was held in a massive warehousey-gallery, with a team of stupidly handsome waiters on hand to top up champagne should the need arise. Heaven. Unfortunately we didn't bring GayPartyCamTM with us, but trust us they just got prettier and prettier as the night wore on.

Little known fact we picked up (sadly the only thing we picked up, goodie bag aside): Designers don't dance. There was an invisible barrier protecting the slightly raised dancefloor on the second floor. Another brilliant moment was when a stunning girl in a Viktor and Rolf dress (with a huge dramatic, angular tutu) caused a design block on the stairs.

Packed full of hot design bears, (specs de rigeur) the room was an elegant mass of charcoal. And controversially, Navy. Is Navy the new charcoal? We were just grateful that we'd splashed out on an oxfam jacket to cover our hideously over coloured shirt.

We're now sat a little worse for wear at our rubbish-strewn desk and dreaming of a more stylish, minimal existence.

*le sigh*

P.S. the boy in the bath on page 45 of the new issue of Wallpaper* is hot mc hotness meal deal.


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