• London calling!

    by  • September 20, 2014 • 0 Comments


    If you’re out and about in this great capital city of ours this weekend, there’s plenty to see and do. Here is a short list for you to consider:

    September 20th & 21st, Open House London 2014 How many of the 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours can you do?

    September 21st to 24th: Decorex 2014 @ Syon Park The must-see international design show; don’t forget to visit the Homes & Gardens stand and the winners of our Fabric Awards 2014 while you’re there.

    Sunday 21st: Dazzle Ship London at Totally Thames Go aboard the “dazzled” HMS President (1918; above, photographed by Chris Wainwright), moored on Embankment, and discover the story behind this eye-boggling World War I naval camouflage and its connection with avant garde art

    Until Sunday 21st: FLASH graffiti outside Brixton Underground Station Catch this giant piece of street graffiti by fashion designers Eley Kishimoto to promote Brixton Design Week before it disappears.

    September 20th & 21st: The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Go crafting with Kirstie Allsopp and her expert makers at this first making craft fair; make a pompom and aim for #worldpomination



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    London Design Festival: H&G interviews Chester Jones

    by  • September 18, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Chester Jones is, according to art dealer Danny Katz, “one of the few designers who, while working in a modern idiom, has a total understanding of the classical principles of architecture. He applies this to produce some of the most beautiful interiors I know.” A trained architect and former managing director of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, Chester has for the past 20 years run his own studio creating highly individual interiors

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    London Design Festival: Decorex at Syon Park

    by  • September 18, 2014 • 0 Comments


    With an exhibitor list that reads like a who’s-who of interiors, Decorex is one of the biggest events in the LDF calendar. More than 350 brands take a stand (about a third are new to the show this year) and there’s a lively seminar programme. This year, it moves to Syon Park, one of London’s great houses, which will make a stunning stage for an exhibition that
    is taking the Georgians as its theme. To tie in with this, the entrance is inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. Created in collaboration with Sir John Soane’s Museum, it will feature contemporary takes on

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    On top of the world

    by  • September 10, 2014 • 0 Comments


    The gardens designed and built by landscape architects and garden designers Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam are renowned for their exciting and creative ideas, exhilarating and distinctive planting, and for their intense attention to detail.

    I caught up with the pair, fresh from another Gold and Best in Show medal-winning appearance, this time with their garden, Sacred Grove (pictured), at the Singapore Garden Festival.

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