Archive for June, 2012

SHOP: FOLKLORE OPENS SHOP IN ISLINGTON « LONDON DESIGN GUIDE. I like the look of this new shop in Islington. Related articles Folklore (

Virginia and Leonard Woolf bought their house in Sussex, Monk’s House in Rodmell, in 1919, for £700. Two years later, she had a small writing room in the garden constructed out of a wooden toolshed below a loft. It had big windows and a view of the Downs across to Mount Caburn. She wrote there […]

Where the wild things are | From the Observer | The Observer. What would an anaconda paint given a blank canvas? And what are the artistic sensibilities of a Great White Shark? Art duo Olly & Suzi‘s unique animal ‘collaborations’ show we are all wild at art The Observer, Sunday 15 July 2001 ‘You have […]

Welcome to the official BILL VIOLA website. An article from the Guardian 19/ March/ 2002 by Mark Kidel The last week in November of last year: Robbie Knott, Hollywood’s top flood-and-rain man, supplier of downpours and deluges to the film industry, is checking the last details of a complex system of tanks and pumps from […]

Home – Watts Chapel. ‘It is no exaggeration to say that the Watts Cemetery Chapel is one of the most beautiful, one of the most extraordinary, original, marvellous and magical buildings in the whole of the British Isles!’- Lucinda Lambton Designed and built by Mary Watts, the Chapel is a unique fusion of art nouveau, […]

Cornelia Hesse Honegger: Contemporary. I first came across this work in the Pitt Rivers and Natural History Museum in Oxford in 1997. I’m going through old scrapbooks at the moment and was reminded of them. I liked the repetitive nature, natural history illustration / fine art, multiple, deformities within the natural world, the impact of […]

S.E.H Kelly — Clothes made in England and the British Isles. In my occasional series of posts featuring the best of British Design, I’ve come upon S.E.H Kelly a design duo based in London who source all of their lovely fabrics from across the British Isles, from mills in Bradford to wool from the Scottish […]