The Victoria & Albert Museum never fails to inspire me and the latest offering is no exception. Very Cool Britannia: British Design 1948-2012 has just opened which is perfect timing for the London Olympics. The show celebrates all the cool stuff and iconic products and images that British designers have come up with since the Second World War. Everything from street signs to the infamous Vivienne Westwood/Malcom Maclaren Sex Pistols t-shirt, as worn by Johnny Rotten to Alexander McQueen near-couture dresses. Fashion, music, art and everyday objects have evolved through different movements in Britain; from 60s Swinging London, to 70s Punk, to the Cool Britannia spirit of the 90s. So much of British design has been influenced by tradition versus revolution, subversion and innovation – which has led to the creation of iconic products and images. Definitely an exhibition to check out; it runs from now until August 12th 2012 at the Victoria & Albert museum. For more ideas for your trip to the London 2012 Olympics: Part I and Part II.