• Serpentine Pavilion 2016: now there are five

    by  • February 10, 2016 • 0 Comments

    big_greenland_national_gallery_of_art_image_by_big_and_glessner_2With memories of José Selgas and Lucía Cano’s colourful, transparent and mirrored plastic Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Hyde Park last summer still fresh in mind, news just in reveals that this year’s Pavilion will be designed by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG, of Copenhagen and New York). Mark your diaries for 10th June, not only to find out what form Ingels’ pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery will take but for a whole new extension (or four) to this annual summer event. For the first time…

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    Pancake Day 2016

    by  • February 9, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Homes-&-Gardens-pancakes_What’s not to love about Pancake Day? Providing us with the perfect excuse to stock up on maple syrup, get messy in the kitchen and indulge in a little guilt-free gluttony, it’s quite possibly our favourite day of the year.

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    Dream rooms: elegant Barcelona apartment

    by  • February 8, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Minotti-Anke-Summerhill-Barcelona-Apartment-Homes-&-GardensOverlooking the Plaça de Sant Jaume, this Barcelona apartment oozes sophisticated glamour and elegance. Home to Anke & John Summerhill, the Creative Director and Managing Director of Minotti London, the space combines Minotti furniture with pieces from Gubi and other high-end brands, and is the first of Anke’s development projects. We talked to her to find out more about this Gothic Quarter gem…

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    Camellias on perfect form

    by  • February 7, 2016 • 0 Comments

    CopyrightHomesandGardenscamellia3February can be a hard month, in my opinion, but the appearance of camellias in the gardens and parks of London are a definite highlight. My own potted plant has yet to flower – the buds are still tightly furled, like sage green-coloured knots – but I spotted the first fully-fledged blooms on a large Camellia japonica shrub in Hyde Park last weekend, the deep pink-red semi-double flowers popping up like pomegranate seeds, out of the glossy green leaves.

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