Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Buildings’

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…

The Dean, Providence

Who amongst us hasn’t fantasised about the bookish glamour of elite American colleges and dorms characterised in Hollywood films and TV sitcoms? I know for me it’s the functional but homely interiors featured in these narratives that really set off my daydreaming – nestled in a quintessentially American university campus with green and sprawling lawns […] Read more…

Faye Toogood NY Times House Tour

  I have written about London stylist Faye Toogood many times on my blog, I hugely admire her work and was lucky enough to have worked with her whilst I was an intern at The World Of Interiors many moons ago. She is also a lovely lady! Over the years she has developed an amazing […] Read more…

I Love Abode Hotel, Bombay

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s only apt that I dedicate today’s post to the city that has my heart – Bombay. Earlier this week, thanks to the wonderful mind-expanding world of Instagram I discovered a most beautiful new hotel and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. The Abode Hotel is […] Read more…

One Leicester Street

Last night was the press launch of One Leicester Street – a new hotel and restaurant venture by Michelin Star chef Tom Harris, located at the former St. John Hotel site in Leicester Square, London. Re-designed by interior design practice Universal Design Studio [founded by Barber Osgerby and perhaps most popularly known for their striking re-brand of […] Read more…

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