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Luxury development launched on Winchester's Sleepers Hill

Luxury development launched on Winchester’s Sleepers Hill

It’s wonderful to see the launch of ‘The Holt’ in Winchester, Hampshire.  It’s a magnificent development of four luxury properties on Sleepers Hill – one of Winchester’s prime property locations. We’ve been working with the developer – Millgate (Winchester) – since the very early stages of the project. We started by advising on interior plans […]

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Design Junction moves to London's Kings Cross Creative Quarter

Design Junction moves to London’s Kings Cross Creative Quarter

Another big development at the upcoming London Design Festival this month is the relocation and expansion of Design Junction.  It started in a basement in 2011, before moving to London’s Old Sorting Office on New Oxford Street in recent years, and now the show is expanding to take over four locations in Kings Cross as […]

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Designer product sourcing at London’s Conran Shop

Designer product sourcing at London’s Conran Shop

I was in London’s Conran Shop in South Kensington last week. It’s always been a great place to go for interior design products, and the quirky mix of furnishings and lifestyle items has never really been matched elsewhere, even in London. I thought you’d like to see some of the stylish and fun design products […]

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A wonderful visit to Uppark in West Sussex

A wonderful visit to Uppark in West Sussex

I was lucky to be able to visit Uppark in West Sussex recently. Not far from our design studio in Hampshire, this National Trust property is a fabulous country house with a magnificent interior that has been decorated, restored and maintained beautifully. The House The house was built in around 1690 for the first Earl […]

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Lego (again) and reflecting on the design of Le Corbusier

Lego (again) and reflecting on the design of Le Corbusier

  To get me in the mood for returning to the studio today, the final day of the holidays was spent with Lego’s model of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, from their Architecture range.  Another wonderful gift from an inspired wife! At the risk of turning this into a Lego blog (see also the Architecture Studio), […]

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Small can be beautiful

Small can be beautiful

  Small is often beautiful too, as shown in this lovely video of an apartment refurbishment in Paris. Well, apartment could be an overstatement.  I’m sure many of us could downsize, but eight square metres might be pushing it! But this interior design project by Kitoko Studio in Paris shows that it’s at least theoretically possible. […]

2 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on Small can be beautiful
London's New Designer Mondrian Hotel

London’s New Designer Mondrian Hotel

  I visited the new London hotel from the Mondrian group last week, on the Southbank between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge. As it’s located in the existing Sea Containers House building, the work of designer Tom Dixon is focused mainly on the interior design, but even from the outside his renovation of the […]

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Benchmark Furniture's Design Development Day

Benchmark Furniture’s Design Development Day

  I was recently lucky enough to be invited by Benchmark Furniture – the furniture design and production company set up by Terence Conran and Sean Sutcliffe – to the first of their professional development days, called “The Love of Making”. We listened to talks from a number of different producers, including Benchmark, and I […]

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