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February 18, 2015

Well known is my love for chinoiserie. Originated in the seventeenth century it refers to the incorporation of Chinese imagery in western designs. Everything and everywhere from Palaces to the more modest bourgeois dwellings has been influenced by this aesthetically l...

August 12, 2014

Many of you may have passed by it many times when up and down the nowadays trendy Kingsland Road, in Hoxton.

 

Although impossible to miss due to its straightforward beauty you may have wondered however, what this remarkable building is.

 

Built by the Ironmongers’ Company...

April 9, 2014

Architecture, interior decoration, painting, sculpture design, furniture, metalwork, book illustration, theatrical design, costume and landscape gardens. William Kent touched it all. And all of it he excelled in some degree or other.

 

The V&A is currently holding an exh...

March 20, 2014

I was recently invited to a friend’s country house in the Highlands.

 

I love the countryside. There, nature and lifestyle are intertwined, the pace slows down and the mind has time to wander free from interferences.

 

It was my first trip to the Highlands and on arrival w...

November 20, 2013

Ceramic art is a consubstantial part of human existence.

 

Utilitarian or decorative; artisans, potters and artists have all thrown, moulded, glazed and decorated clay for more than 30,000 years.

 

Paul Gaugin defined pottery as a “central art”. From refine minimalism to d...

November 8, 2013

Long gone are the days when cushions allow French nobles to sleep incorporated, avoiding associations with a “lying in state”. In XVII century Spain cushions were a symbol of aristocratic authority.

 

These days whether fulfilling a merely pragmatic or an ornamental purp...

October 25, 2013

What could a Japanese Architectural Designer and a Danish Architect come up with? Beautifully crafted furniture.

 

Such is the case of this exquisitely crafted chair. The dark, gamine profile of this chair reminisces of those black-and-white photographs of Scandinavian l...

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