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We are busy finding trees to go inside a warehouse in London. So we are off to look at Clifton Nurseries and their hothouse...and perhaps sit in their greenhouse cafe too... http://www.clifton.co.uk/ Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
What a find...oh what a find.. FERMOIE *the clever clogs fabric company in SW3 and the team which were the brains behind Farrow & Ball. You'd want to live in the showroom... http://fermoie.com/ *pronounced Fermoy Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Instead of a traditional rocking horse for the Royal Nursery we designed a rocking unicorn. Set in a perpetual circle like Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man it is a more contemporary design and the unicorn, a fitting symbol for a... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Christopher Chanond design their version of the Royal Nursery for Hello magazine published on Monday the 22nd April, with a completely bespoke range of furniture, wallpaper, lights, rug and upholstery. The design is inspired by Jules Verne’s Around the World... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Tools of the trade in a bronze foundry and the piece being worked on. We love the contrast. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
A shower in the midst of two sinks....rather like it... Designed by Benedikt Bolza http://www.architecturaldigest.com/decor/2013-02/architect-benedikt-bolza-umbria-italy-farmhouse-slideshow#/slide=12 Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
Blue John stone...part of our childhood... and the only place it comes from is in the Peak District... http://www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk/pages/history.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_John_Cavern Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
Good old brass banisters... Hec School of Management, Jouy-en-Josas by David Chipperfield Architects www.davidchipperfield.co.uk/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
We're on the look-out for some new ideas...for a little restaurant we are doing. We thought of colouring-in the window frames in a sun-bursting yellow to wash away this April weather... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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We covet this Series 1 Land Rover. Lovingly restored it's a classic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
Ah...the mirror trick to make a room feel bigger... Nicky Haslam http://www.nh-design.co.uk/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
Etagere coming up for sale on the 20th March in Paris. http://www.coutaubegarie.com/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
Nothing quite like a cheese-holed structure for children to play in. Put in a slide ...and hey presto... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Mmmmm....colour blobs...that's what they are - and rather lovely too.. Anne Harper http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Acrylic-Persuasion-2/284363/1361402/view Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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What a door, so like good old Bangers ( Bangkok) and what food too... Naamyaa cafe by Alan Yau - feels like you're in Thailand - without the jet-lag...cos' it's by Angel Tube. http://www.naamyaa.com/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Whoa......look at this hot pink fireplace seen in Lonny Magazine.... http://www.lonny.com/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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This is our first of our favourite inspiration blogs: http://studioannetta.blogspot.co.uk/ A designer who is on the design look-out. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Daffodils seemed better than a buch of leeks to celebrate the 1st of March. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_David's_Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissus_(plant) Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Designed in 1953, yup 1953, Miller House in Indiana is now owned by a museum. All the textiles were chosen by the interior designer Alexander Girard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Girard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_House_and_Garden http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eero_Saarinen Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Brass shelving - easy access, neat and great to look at. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Lighting is everything...in photography, in flats, houses..you name it.. Aim for gold light...it's hue makes everything warm and comfortable.. We have one client who even uses coloured light-bulbs.. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Studio Apartments and small flats can be luxurious....we are long way from the depressingly bleak one-room flat where you went to sit in the bathroom just for a break... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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We are busy with a small London flat - and we are creating an extra 'bed' by putting in a day bed...in a small drawing room which will also be 'extra' seating.. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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Carleton Varney's scheme for painted green palm fronds in a hallway.. http://dorothydraper.com/History.html Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER
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A tone on tone kitchen - who knew blue could work so well... Athena Calderone http://www.harpersbazaar.com/magazine/feature-articles/closet-athena-calderone-brooklyn-home-0213 Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at DESIGN INSIDER