Category Archives: Design

Masterpiece London Preview 2017 + Iván Navarro

Defining Moments Everyone is here, every age is represented, from now to antiquity. The Oxford Dictionary needs to update its current definition of masterpiece: “a work of outstanding artistry, skill or workmanship”. Add an upper case M and it becomes, … Continue reading

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Angela Jupe + Bellefield House Gardens Birr

Lavender’s Blue in Conversation with Ireland’s Leading Architect + Garden Designer “I’ve been at Bellefield House 12 years now. Everything was derelict except the house. When I arrived, you could only get 10 feet through the walled garden. Only the … Continue reading

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Drummonds Bathrooms + Chelsea Design Quarter Party

Summertime King’s Road Chelsea is bookended by kings of retail. At the Sloane end is Peter Jones, considered “the most civilised place in London” by Sir John Betjeman. At World’s End is Chelsea Design Quarter where Drummonds Bathrooms resigns supreme. … Continue reading

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William Laffan + Abbey Leix Book Launch

Holland Days Source Neither a Monday evening nor (apropos to an Irish shindig) drizzly weather could possibly dampen spirits. Not when it’s a party hosted by the dashing Sir David Davies and the lovely Lindy Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood last Marchioness of Dufferin … Continue reading

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Lee Broom + Wedgwood

Breakfast at Harrods Ever since he started pottering about in 1759, aged 29, Josiah Wedgwood’s surname has been synonymous with feats of clay. Just 11 years later the self proclaimed ‘Vase Maker General to the Universe’ wrote to his business … Continue reading

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Quique Dacosta + Quique Dacosta

Arts and Roses Evelyn Waugh called life a “hamper of perishable goods”. Suppers literally are but this one’s for the memory bank. A triple starred Michelin chef cooking specially for Lavender’s Blue. It may be a long way from his … Continue reading

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Adventures in The Urban Jungle + C P Hart Bathrooms

Underneath the Arches Lights! Models! Guest list! There’s a clash of fabulous invites but we’ll always have Home House. Bathroom showrooms are the new members’ clubs when it comes to fun times. We’re off to the opening of a door. … Continue reading

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Merchant Taylors’ Hall City of London + The World Boutique Hotel Awards

Guild Secrets | Articulate Laurels | Materiality Tonight’s the night! We’re down at the seat of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, one of the 12 Great Livery Companies of the City of London. This medieval guildhall, protected from the … Continue reading

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The International Property Awards + The Music Box Southwark

The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square Gala Dinner “My Lords, Ladies and gentlemen and very special guests…” Taylor Wimpey Central London’s latest scheme has won a High Commendation Prize at The International Property Awards. The awards are sponsored by The Telegraph … Continue reading

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Bourne + Hollingsworth Fitzrovia

Most Flaunted Oracle of our orbit, balancing on a notional pedestal, we don’t need a doctorate in aesthetics to enjoy Bourne + Hollingsworth’s revamped salon. It’s the antithesis of a mesmeric void. Kaleidoscopic covered antique chairs and floral banquettes fill … Continue reading

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