A photo journal of the some of the interior and exterior moments of the Calile Hotel, St James StRead More
Why I love stores.
These spaces are an expression of personality, someone’s creation. A physical snapshot of their creativity often far more than they dare to do in their homes, which often doesn’t stray far from what we perceive as home. Stores can be places to catch-up, meet like minded people, talk interests and tastes.
Some have stuck closely to the traditional shop keeper and some have evolved to much more.. full immersive experinces.
This one I discovered yesterday, J Glinert on Wilton Way, stocks beautifully crafted homewares and smelled of Palo Santo, evoking memories of people + places.
#stores #local #senses #london #brands #retaildesign
Stores to visit in 2018Read More
Inspiration for a healthy Interior. Including different ethical homeware suppliers, recycled material suggestions and how to make more eco-friendly choices whilst maintaining your style.Read More
Working in Retail design for the last 3 and a half years, I like to keep my finger on the pulse of what is going on around the globe. I've put together a couple of my favourite retail experiences for 2017, ranging from Instagram perfect branding to disruptive innovation.Read More
Jack Windmill and Mill House is a collection of two Grade II* listed windmills; Jack Windmill and the earlier Duncton Mill, a sixties Modernist home and a converted Granary building. The project described by the RIBA as 'progressive conservation' and 'inventive re-use and adaptation of existing fabric', won the South East Conservation Award this year.Read More
Last week I had the pleasure of being shown around the former Bon Marché department store converted by Architecture firm Squire and Partners. The conversion of this Edwardian building from is dereliction to new HQ, took around two years on-siteRead More
Jotan, the Norweigan paint manufacturer shares it annual colour card, a culmination of a year of global lifestyle research, and the unveiling of the 32 shades that will define interiors around the world in the year to come. Entitled Rhythm of Life, the colour card is a snapshot of the ideas, realities, values and aspirations shared by people around the world.Read More
Santa Clara is the latest collaboration between design-led hotelier João Rodrigues and Architect Manuel Aires Mateus. Opening at the beginning of this year as a breath of fresh air across the city and the hotel industry.Read More
Hotel Saint Marc is a boutique hotel in 2nd Arrondissement of Paris. Built in 1971, the corner block facing the Opéra Comique, was most recently an office block before Nadia Murano and Dennis Nourry, began their 3 years renovation, which was led by the Milanese Dimore Studio.Read More
We've been lucky enough to style some beautiful spaces at Harts Farm, a working farm in East Sussex. The building pictured is one of the outbuildings on the estate a converted OLD STABLES.
5 Columns is a beautifully restored 18th Century townhouse within Essaouira Medina. The house is a short walk from the the small gate Bab Chbnate into the Medina. Designed by London based designer Lisa Bourke, the house is split into three floors with an additional bedroom on a top terrace.Read More
Is a beautiful guesthouse with just 6 rooms situated off a long dirt track in the country surrounding Essoauria. Set up by Dominique almost 15 years ago, the dwelling had no power supply for the first 7 years but evolved with help of Business partner Léah from what was initially a home into a stylish boutique retreat.Read More
Les Jardin des Douars is Boutique hotel in the Essaouira countryside. 12 Kilometers outside the main Medina, the hotel sits fortress-like on the banks of the river. The hotel whilst using typical Moroccan Architecture, construction and finishes, has a grandeur and luxury created by the sheer scale of the spaces, and the depth and warmth of the colours and the rich decor.Read More
Trevose Harbour House is a breath of calm yet bold quirkiness in one of St Ives's most charming streets.Read More
The more I see what I would call 'ugly' furniture and ceramics, the more I like them. These strange objects are often raw , misshapen and even deformed-looking. Placed on their own or amongst more generic pieces, these objects become tactile artefacts, pieces of abstracted art in their own right.Read More
With tailoring a forerunner of the current fashion trends, we thought to share a brand that extends the sophistication beyond the tailoring of the suits to the shop fit.Read More
Inside the former arts club, Susan Stuart has transformed the listed Georgian house into quiet and considered retreat.
Located on Chapel Street, a street which is a pocket of small boutiques strangely reminiscent of those on Colombia Road; such as the Cornish Barn and no.56 home-wares store in an otherwise hardy Cornish town. The entrance is straight off the street immediately immersing you in what is a curious mix of being welcomed into someone’s home and that of an antiques museum.Read More
'When we no longer see the flaws (or strengths) in our homes, we reach a state that the Swedes call “home blind.”'
Long winter evenings mean more reading, a recent interesting article I came across was in Kinfolk's Home Issue (Issue 21). The word Swedes call 'Hemmablind' which, roughly translates to 'Home blindness'. It means adapting to environments without questioning fault. We stop seeing problems to the extent that finding a solution slowly makes its way to the bottom of the to-do list until it drops off into passive acceptance. The article cites Mark Vacher (Associate professor of Ethology at the SAXO Institute in Copenhagen) explains: 'You don't mean to ignore the problems you just don't see them anymore' but its not just the flaws we stop seeing, we become blind to its strengths, it beauty.