Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Buildings’

INDIA TRAVELS : MINISTRY OF NEW

I had been dying to visit the most talked about new spot in Bombay – the Ministry of New ever since I wrote about their interiors on Design Sponge and finally managed to orchestrate a pit-stop during our annual Christmas holidays to India at the end of last year. Launched in 2016 by Dutch art director Marlies Bloemendaal […] Read more…

Home Office Goals

2017 has got me thinking about my own space. As a freelancer in my twenties I would hot-desk, work on the dining room table and then when we moved into our own home our guest room doubled as an office. Somehow renting an office space or a desk never appealed to me it never felt like […] Read more…

Modern Magic at Versailles by Olafar Elliasson

Whilst we are dreaming about 17th century Versailles – something entirely magical is happening in 21st century Versailles. Each year the Palace (of Versailles) holds an exhibition on its grounds by a major contemporary artist – this year Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson – best known for bringing a colossal sun into Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for […] Read more…

New Show! BBC 2 Versailles

Versailles anyone? Based on life in the French Court during Louis XIV’s reign and his strategy for strengthening his hold on the country by the moving of political stronghold from Paris to the then tiny village of Versailles. The show’s luscious production reportedly cost 20 million, was partly shot in shot in the staterooms, bedrooms and gardens […] Read more…

New Book! The Making of Home

“In 1900, a young girl in a strange land was asked by a resident why she wasn’t content to remain in their ‘beautiful country’, but instead longed to return to the ‘dry. grey place she came from. She was astonished. She wanted to return there, she said simply, because there was ‘no place like home’ […] Read more…

A New Look for Waterstones!

Earlier this week on my way back from the Heals Modern Craft Market, I walked down the busy main drag of Tottenham Court Road with my eyes darting all about the place as usual – trying to drink in the ever-changing landscape of retail on that side of town. Tottenham Court Road has never quite been […] Read more…

City Break: Long Weekend in Lisbon

I have just returned from a short but sweet first trip to a city that has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Lisbon – Portugal’s capital city boasts a year round Mediterranean climate [it was a cat in the sun stretching 20 degrees this past weekend] old world European charm with cobbled streets and traditional […] Read more…

By Loom, Kolkata

Kicking off the first in a series of posts from my trip to India, is a shop profile of a unique store nestled in a rambling mansion in the leafy alleyways of Kolkata [or Calcutta]. By Loom – run out of their family home by husband-and-wife team Rumi and Bappaditya Biswas is a treasure trove of intricately hand-woven textiles, […] Read more…

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