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
Architectural Follies & Curiosities
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.
Here are some of my favourites from their portfolio:Read More
My favourite things at the moment: painted Stairwells, Two Greedy Italians chocolate ameretti pudding, Florian Illies 1913 and Madonna. Read More
So, 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.
Things 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
So, I’m doing a lazy post today as we have too much kitchen going on to breathe, but in the midst of kitchen chaos I have been thinking about what to do with our tiny bathroom. There’s nothing really wrong with our bathroom, compared to the horrendously dated earthy colors and horrid textures in the rest of the flat, the bathroom is relatively modern and clinical. However, I am really bored with it being such a blank canvas, not bored enough to spend a fortune but am thinking of updating it by painting the walls, re-tiling the floor, replacing the sink and making a feature splashback for it.Read More