The Blog

New products and services, interesting shops, ideas for your garden, our pick from design fairs, and other things we like...

Damien Hirst wallpaper

At the last International Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia, antique dealer Christopher Hodsoll had papered the walls of his stand in some of the medical-themed wallpaper Damien Hirst designed for The Pharmacy restaurant in Notting Hill Gate, which...

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The Tain mussel project

After the floral jockey jackets (see earlier post) we had to show you shell artist Blott Kerr Wilson’s amazing garments made from mussel shells. Her past projects include shellwork gardens and rooms as well as skilful restoration work, but this...

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The Shepherd’s Return

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Floral jockey silks

Hard to believe that these colourful and theatrical outfits are made of flowers… They were among the treats at this year’s Chelsea Flower show, and are the entries for the final round of the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the...

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Out of the house

We loved Katharine Morling ‘s ‘Out of the House’ installation at this year’s Collect Fair. Made up of unglazed, almost life-size ceramic pieces, each with her signature black outline, there was a ‘grass skirt shed’ furnished with lots of objects,...

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Quirky runners

Alternative Flooring have just launched their ‘Quirky’ Collection of British-made runners made on traditional Wilton looms but with bold new designs. There are spots, plaids, geometrics and a faux-zebra skin, in colours ranging from lime and pink to black, grey...

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