I’ve a real soft spot for the red phone boxes designed by Gilbert Scott, they’re just so brittish, so I was intrigued when I stumbled upon my first BT ArtBox in Kingly Court.
The project celebrates the 25th anniversary of Childline, a charity that gives children someone to turn to in times of need. It’s also a showcase of British design as they have been created by some of our very best talent.
Here’s a selection of my favorites, spotted on my travels around London.
Mr S snapped this one for me whilst visiting BT for a meeting. I would love to have a red version of this somewhere in my house.
Sadly, the boxes have now been shipped off to a secret location, before being delivered to the homes of the successful bidders in todays auction.
I went to the site to see how the auctions were going and spotted the ‘Design your own BT ArtBox’ link. My nephew and niece love making things (and it was a great excuse for me to have a go) so I printed some off, and went over with a bag full of crayons and art supplies.
They both cut out their own, and my nephew even cut out the door on his, ‘so the people can get in to use the phone’.
I will miss the BT Artboxes when I’m out and about in London, but we had loads of fun making our own. You can download the template here, please tweet me a photo if you make one :)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!