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Hail Britannia in Contemporary Ballet

Shaadi Dance

George Balanchine, who was one of the early promoters of contemporary ballet, described his work as a melange of different influences weaved into a form which itself is a mesh of classical ballet and modern dance. “God creates.  I do not create.  I assemble and I steal from everywhere to […]

Put a Hex-agon on Your Room

B&B italia hive collection

Hex-quisite Design.  Design Hex and the City.  Interiors Hex-traordinary.  Please, someone stop me.  The bad puns just keep popping into my head.  In addition to geometrics generally, it seems the interiors world has gone crazy for hexagons, specifically. One of my favourite mid-century modern designer, Isamu Noguchi, created a design classic […]

A Subtle-Luxe London Flat

poggenpohl kitchen

Just in case you think I have a general disdain for property developers, I should clarify that you can get some really good developments.  What separates the good from the bad just comes down to the care given to the details and finish. I visited a new development on Saturday […]

A Facelift for a Mock Tudor House

mock tudor

We bought Casa del Dumpo with two alternative planning permissions in place.  One option allows for the refurbishment of the current house which would result in a modernised  Mock Tudor house.  The second option allows for a total rebuild but along traditional lines. With its brick facade and a pillared entrance, in […]

Favourite Finds from Decorex 2014


Decorex 2014 showcased luxury interiors and design as part of the London Design Festival in September. As one would expect, the glam and glitz was on full throttle with some fabulous stands and products on display. In honour of the 300th year anniversary of the Georgians ascending the throne of […]


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