Art room

Art room

Art room

A gallery for art, photography,
design, books, film and poetry.
Explore the extra layers that
not just the new, but some new,
some well-trodden,
some extra-mossy.
All of it quite wonderful we think.

Dressed to quilt

I have always admired the quilted trend. The craft of quilting has utilitarian roots that date back to the Crusades, but as far as fashion history is concerned, it all began with Chanel’s iconic 2.55 bag. Quilted fabric gives objects […]

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The Metal of the Moment

Black has always been one of my favourite colours. The colour resonates in many of our products, but the black metal trend is hardly new. In fact, medieval nobility were the first to use wrought iron as decorative accents in their homes. […]

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Protrait Of A Ceramcist

  • 28 January 2015    
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A ceramicist’s conversation with his materials at the wheel results in achingly simple, inspired forms.

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Whatever You Are, Be A Good One

  • 11 January 2015    
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As the cogs begin to turn on this newly minted year, I’m enjoying revisiting Irving Penn’s ‘Small Trades’ series, a study that includes more than 200 different artisans and traders. Romancing the idea of old school graft in a way that makes it no wonder the artisan-maker is now so in vogue – and bigger than ever.

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The Lady Wears TM

  • 2 December 2014    
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A short film interview with Teresa Martins, designer in chief of TM Collection clothing of Portugal. Official supplier of apparel to Weylandts, and creator of this rather extraordinary dress for Lady Gaga, made of cork, gold and silver.

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High Design-Art: The Afromoderns

  • 22 November 2014    
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The royalty of Southern African design-art, as showcased by Southern Guild. An extra special package of cleverness, beauty and style.

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THE GENIE IS OUT OF THE BOTTLE

  • 6 November 2014    
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The colours, textures and tones of Jaipur, in a collection of modern heirlooms for your floor. Hand spun, knotted and dyed in pure silk, by hands that know their stuff. The carpet industry is being revolutionised by new stunning new techniques.

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