Category Archives: Design

Africa Fashion Week London 2019 + Mary Martin London

More Than Many Sparrows “Mary Martin London stole the 5pm show with a colourful menswear collection.” Africa Fashion Week London official spokesperson Multi award winning fashion designer Mary Martin took the capital by storm at this year’s Africa Fashion Week … Continue reading

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Queen Diambi Kabatusuila Tshiyoyo Muata of the Bakwa Indu People of the Luba Empire Kasaï Democratic Republic of Congo + Lavender’s Blue

Remember Us This Way In the midst of the boldness and brilliance that is Africa Fashion Week London, Her Royal Highness Queen Diambi arrives peak afternoon with Her Royal Entourage. The African Queen graciously shares her wisdom: “It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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Mary Martin London + Mary Martin Men

Apollo “My God is my foundation in whom I serve,” declares fashion designer Mary Martin. And what God given talent she possesses – in reams! Electrifying the catwalks, flooding the fashion spreads and raining down pure glamour on clients in … Continue reading

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Pullman Dining Car + Great Western Railway

Pirates In another of life’s satisfyingly alliterative moments, we’re punch happy on the Pullman from Paddington to Penzance. Great Western Railway calls it “one of Britain’s best kept secrets”. This is the West Country’s very own Orient Express. Starched linen, … Continue reading

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St Michael’s Church Creeslough Donegal + Liam McCormick

A Response to Place Really, it’s the ultimate expression of architecture as sculpture as terrain. The design of St Michael’s Catholic Church in Creeslough, County Donegal, owes as much to its humpbacked Muckish Mountain backdrop as it does to Le … Continue reading

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Daphne’s Restaurant South Kensington London + Bamford Haybarn

Some Like It Very Hot Macaronis and cheese anyone? That’ll be our movie. Moving on, we’ve got the hottest table in the coolest restaurant on the hottest day of the year. More Sahara than Siberia. Hot in the city. While “Daphne” … Continue reading

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Museé des Beaux-Arts + Conquête Urbaine Calais

Calaisfornia Dreaming On a summer’s day. Liberal Christian philosopher Marilynne Robinson speaks: “What is the errand you came to flesh upon? It’s yours, not somebody else’s. Do you know what I mean? And it’s beautiful, and it has much potential … Continue reading

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Hôtel Meurice Calais + Lavender’s Blue

Schmotel From Paris to Berlin Calais, we’re always at home in Le Meurice. C’est bon. C‘est très bon. Tout suite.

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Masterpiece Preview 2019 + Lavender’s Blue

You Made Us Feel So Free Title as quotation. Business (card) as usual. We’re on it like a Jane Austen bonnet. Walking down an emerald aisle. One hundred years of San Sebastián style.

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Carlo Scarpa + Banca Popolare + Castelvecchio Museum Verona

Strings Attached The paradox. His architecture is so legible yet he defies classification. His work is half a century old yet timeless. His influence is widespread although he wasn’t especially prolific. His oeuvre is so Italian but he still inspired … Continue reading

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