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Villa Patumbah Zürich + Zollikerstrasse

Smoking Hot It’s official. Smoking is good for your wealth. Or at least it was if you happened to be a tobacco plantation owner a century ago. With money to burn from his Sumatra based enterprise, in the 1880s Carl … Continue reading

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Villa Wesendonck Zürich + Museum Rietberg

Overtures in Exile | Canon Balls | Isolde’s Tower Its deep loggias are deliciously Palladian. Vicenza comes to Zürich. Its painted decorations are supremely Pompeiian. Naples arrives in Zürich. Although being Swiss, Leonhard couldn’t resist adding window shutters. The von … Continue reading

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V+A + The Bern + Ronny Schwartz Gallery

Shooting Range  It’s the museum made for lost Saturday afternoons. Just when you thought the V+A couldn’t get any bigger or better, down a corridor, past five galleries, through two hallways, up three flights of stairs, a new gallery has … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Zürich

Well Insured | A Ulyssean Effort Like all the best photographers writers, or at least James Joyce anyway, we’ve ended up in Zürich.

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Lavender’s Blue + Switzerland

The Dark Edges Breakfast in England; lunch in Switzerland. Gotta be done. Swiss air. We’re going Dada from Dammsteg to Dammweg.

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Lavender’s Blue + Autumn

One Day in Heaven After the fall the banquet will be ready.

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The Private Dining Room + The Goring Hotel London

Reel of Fortune It’s quite simply London’s classiest hotel so an invitation to a party in the Private Dining Room of The Goring is frame worthy. A promotion from mantlepiece to wall no less. Saturday night turns out to be … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Fashion

Venn Diagram When fashion and interior design collide…

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Mary Martin London + Fashion

The Collaboration It’s Friday evening and Lavender’s Blue HQ is bursting at the seams: there’s a makeup artist sorting out an assortment of overflowing MML branded bags and suitcases, a stylist hanging dresses and accessories on the resident tailor’s dummy, … Continue reading

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Coopershill House County Sligo + Francis Bindon

Louder Sang that Ghost Really, it’s the perfect Georgian box in the perfect grouping in the perfect setting. Coopershill House took 19 years to build; over 240 years later the house and estate are still in great shape. Dr Roderick … Continue reading

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