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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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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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Min Hogg + The Seaweed Collection of Wallpapers + Fabrics

Finding Material “It’s sort of feeble really,” says Min Hogg. “Open the property section of any newspaper and you’ll see page after page of boring beige interiors. I blame technology. People just want to switch on this and that but … Continue reading

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Luxury Living Group London + Alberto Vignatelli

And So To Bed There are parties and there’s the not so laboured or conservative but very liberal London launch of Luxury Living an equidistant plumped up embossed cushion’s throw from Harrods and Harvey Nics and Hyde Park and Harriet … Continue reading

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David Linley + Highclere Castle

Inside the Box Thanks to a certain Sunday evening wind down from the wild weekend historisoap, Highclere Castle is as recognisable as the Houses of Parliament. Golden Bath stone Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite pilasters framing corner turrets ascend to … Continue reading

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Pitzhanger Manor + Sir John Soane

Let’s Dance The hypothesis of this essay is that the genre of architecture that has become known as the Soane Style is the product of not just one man’s thinking but two. Both architects had commissions built in Northern Ireland. … Continue reading

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Finchatton + The Lansbury Knightsbridge

Postcode Perfect There are the golden postcodes of Belgravia, Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge and Mayfair. Then there is the platinum Knightsbridge address of Basil Street, sandwiched between Harrods and Harvey Nics. Bronze torches light the winter’s night. Silver railings cordon off … Continue reading

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