‘If they’re original I love them. If they’re fake I hate them.’
Readers, we need your help again. This time, on behalf of my friend Mia, she of the expensive mega trend and of the above quote. It relates to her new house in South London, an amazing
building site early Victorian Coach house – yeh with character, original features, all that. I got a tour of it just before Easter. It’s still at the early bit of renovations when all of the budget seems to be going on damp problems and roof replacement, but despite that it’s totally exciting, not least because of the controversial stairs.
Feature flooring – flooring that has a decorative element strong enough to carry a whole room – is big news right now. We’ve already covered lots of exciting geometric tiles on the blog, plus the inventive ways you can use black and white tiles to create an op-art look. But at the affordable end of […]
The last day in Milan, and it was off to explore the latest ‘design district’ established for the fair, set in San Gregorio, an area once known as ‘Petit Paris’. Arriving on Sunday morning it looked pretty unpromising, but it in the end I think it was my favourite district of all. Despite half of […]
One of the real pleasures of the Milan Design Week is that you get the chance to see inside places in the city that would usually be closed to you. I went with the fella this year, who in a previous life lived and taught in Milan. He said how nice it was to see […]
Just back from Milan’s 2014 Design Fair. I have a suntan, a hangover, a suitcase full of design bumpf and a canvas shopping bag that Jill was immediately envious of. Jog on Jill, it’s mine.