Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Edit

July 25, 2013


My favourite things at the moment: Summertime, Hendricks gin limited edition teacups, Regents Park open air theatre, a wirework house at Rockett St George. Read More


Curiouser and Curiouser

July 15, 2013

Architectural Follies & Curiosities

Landmark Trust The Pineapple House in Dunmore, Scotland

On this gloriously sunny day when I have a date with a book in the garden I am writing a very quick post in homage to grand follies, which I like to think of as the Alice in Wonderland’s of building design. Nothing delights me more than Victorian and Georgian architectural follies and I think one of my favourite British organisations is The Landmark Trust. The Landmark Trust takes on dilapidated old buildings of special note and restores them sympathetically to their original condition. It then rents them out as holiday lets which funds the restoration of future buildings, we have stayed in one before and it was an amazing experience. Landmark has taken on a truly formidable array of buildings from castles to cottages, follies to railway stations and much in between including The Pineapple House (above) in Dunmore, Scotland.

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The Edit

July 11, 2013

painted patterned stairs

My favourite things at the moment: painted Stairwells, Two Greedy Italians chocolate ameretti pudding, Florian Illies 1913 and Madonna. Read More


Beside the Seaside…

July 8, 2013

vintage_seaside_travel_postersSo, I have been in bed with flu the last few days, hooray, and just like the Robert Louis Stevenson children’s poem The Land of Counterpane I have been dreaming of the things I’d like to do when I’m well. One of which, given the  glorious weather, is to go to the seaside. Whitstable, Southwold, Saltdean, Broadstairs, Brighton, so many beautiful places close to the city.

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The Edit

July 4, 2013

Chloe sevigny's apartmentThings I love at the moment: Chloe Sevigny’s New York apartment, Tennessee Williams Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic, the De La Warr pavilion and spring storage boxes at House Doctor DK.Read More