Above is a selection of quirky images taken from an auction of antique books and manuscripts. These unusual Russian and European illustrations are great source of graphical inspiration.
With the festive season in full swing we definitely thought it was time for some trusty WOI inspiration. This 1998 issue takes us from original 18th Century paneling and delft tiles, to furniture maker Lincoln Cato's cool coastal home. We are particularly intrigued by the flame red walls and Amelie Dillemann's very beautiful cardboard furniture. Take a moment to revisit.
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This quirky farmhouse has a single table able to seat 20 people. The idea is 'a dinner party in a farmhouse'; designer Nicholas Gurney has created a relaxed space, whilst managing to keep the interior fresh and unique. The matte black facade and the contrasting insterior strikes a happy medium of contemporary and aged. Tan leather drapes overs the bench and industrial pendents hang between stained beams. The rustic vibe matches the daily menu and interior. Who wouldn't want a four course meal in this beautiful space?
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GRAND OPENING : FIRST IMAGES OF BAR BBQ ON ICE POP UP RESTAURANT | BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS
Yesterday saw the opening of the Bar BBQ on Ice pop up, Exchange Square. Set in the city, this quirky pop up restaurant and take away offers a delicious array of warming winter treats. Ranging from 14 hour hickory smoked pulled pork shoulder, mulled wine and very tempting cocktails - nothing could scream comfort food louder and what a perfect way to warm up this winter!
Inspired by American deep South traditional dining, the design brings authenticity to the BBQ experience. Diners can step out of their wintery city office and into a bona fide American grill house. The communal tables hope to bring people together, creating an unpretentious and relaxed dining atmosphere. With the juxtaposition of rough textures and boldly coloured furniture, the design aims to ring a playful nature. Whilst the raw timber bar adds an organic flexibility to the space the brilliant neon signs bring a warm urban glow to the exterior.
All in all, Bar BBQ on Ice looks to brighten up Exchange Square. Whether you're after a skate, some frozen cocktails or wood burning grilled delight, this pop-up is set to get everyone into the festive spirit.
These beautiful African creations are just a small selection of pieces taken from Allan Stone's vast collection of indigenous art. Over the past 50 years the contemporary art dealer has built a very impressive and important private collection of Primitive art. The auction takes place on the 15th November, New York. You'd be a fool to miss it!
We were delighted to stumble across this rather beautiful Baroque olive jar. We especially love the combination of its cylindrical shape, rustic texture and delicate raised moldings. Many thanks, 1st Dibs!
Sexantio Albergo Diffuso is a hotel located in the medieval village of San Stefano di Sessanio. Designed by Architect Orinao Assciati, this extraordinarily unique boutique hotel is situated in the rural mountains of Abruzzo.
Positioned in a national park, the historical meaning of the architectural structure has been preserved and it's authentic design elements complement the surrounding rural community. The rustic living space successfully incorporates modern luxury and refreshes the organic beauty of the historic space. What a heavenly and sustainable retreat.
Set in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House, Beyond Limits is one of the most exciting selling exhibitions of outdoor sculpture. The exhibition is one of our highlights of the year and a key event in the art world calender.
The sotherby's collaboration with Chatsworth is known for its dynamic and contemporary artists. The above images are a selection of this year's magnificent creations. The exhibition runs from September 9th to October 27th. We assure you, it is definitely worth the trip to Derbyshire!