We all need a bit of bling sometimes

Looking up at the ceiling and lights at ACME’s Victoria Gate, Leeds
Looking up at the ceiling and lights at ACME’s Victoria Gate, Leeds Credit: Jack Hobhouse

All that glitters is not gold – well of course not, we know that from a thousand chocolate coins. But magicked up from behind your ear or discovered at the bottom of a Christmas stocking it still provokes a smile. Hung in Victoria Gate, Leeds, gold lanterns give a sparkling glow reflected in the curvaceous glass. The copper and gold (and occasionally bronze) highlights of the last few years could be read as a reaction to austerity, they certainly have a warming metallic fire that reassures you all is well with the world. And when politics is throwing you a curveball and the value of Stirling and the dollar are fluctuating, perhaps a little gold is what we need.