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11.11.11

ANTIQUES: FRENCH CAMPAIGN BED


We unfortunately came across this piece after it was sold in auction in the states, even more frustrating was the fact that it went for a tediously low price. 

10.11.11

INTERIORS: COQUI COQUI, MEXICO






A little piece of paradise!
James Alexander Interiors will be in Mexico for new year and are definitely planning a trip here. A minimal colonial retreat set atop a perfumery,"Casa de los Frailes," it stands out in this sleepy Yucatán town thanks to its 'frangipani' scented courtyard, thatched-roof spa and 1 utterly exquisite room including a balcony with a pretty decent view. 
The space is enhanced by the combination of local pieces mixed with foreign influences, including hand-carvings, fine antiques, coloured tile flours, touches of gilding and old textiles, all surrounded by unpretentious raw materials. The gardens also look quite magical, various species of palm trees, frangipanis, gardenias, limes and peppermint were planted by the owners and are not only aesthetically beautiful but extremely practical as are used for their fresh fragrances.
Pretty excited to see the space.


9.11.11

DETAILS



Love the styling to these, the mood of the lighting, the monochrome colours of the pieces and the  apparent randomness of the pieces all mixed together which looks cluttered yet seems to give of a strange air of calmness. 


ARTISTS: BIBIMICHELE






As a creative expression, Alexander Waterworth Interiors adore the sculptures by the Dutch mother and daughter duo Michèle Deiters and Bibi van der Velden.
Down a discreet cobbled road in the heart of Amsterdam and through a dark corridor you will find BIBIMICHELE’s magical studio, The White Space, as seen above.
BIBIMICHELE present their project “Confronting Time” which explores the perspectives of time; time past, time eternal, time perceived, time frozen, time shared and so on, influenced by its inevitability and transience. This project comprises a series of mixed-media artworks and installations where the viewer is confronted with themselves through reflection and abstracted traditional. 
We look forward to having one in the garden one day!

8.11.11

PETRA, JORDAN: PHOTOS BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS




PHOTOS: ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS 


We recently returned from a one day trip to Petra, Jordan. Those who have seen previous posts would have seen some design inspiration via the horses of Petra and their various layers of materials. Through a few requests, we've added some more photos from the quick trip (see the below link). One of the most amazing experiences we will ever have, truly a humbling place and something we'd highly recommend, even if it's just for a day. 

FAIRS: FERIARTE, MADRID







For the antiques lovers out there:  enthusiasts from around the world will converge on Madrid for Spain’s largest art and antiques fair, the thirty-fifth annual FERIARTE trade show from 19th to 27th of November. In this show, which will combine the best Spanish galleries and antiques, as well as a wide selection of the most prestigious international art galleries, you will find a broad and complete tour of the arts of the past, through singular objects, decorative arts and painting, full of beauty and artistic value, belonging to different styles, eras and specialties. 

Don’t miss this great artistic event if you are in Madrid between the 19th and 27th of November at pavilion 4 of IFEMA.
We have added some images from last year of some of our favourite pieces which includes Manolo Valdés. We’ll update the blog as soon as we get images of the new show.                                                            


Para los amantes de las antiguedades, FERIARTE  celebra su 35 edición en Madrid entre el 19 y el 27 de noviembre. En esta feria, en la que se reúnen los mejores galeristas y anticuarios españoles, así  como una gran selección de los mas prestigiosos internacionalmente, podremos encontrar un amplio y completo recorrido por el arte del pasado, a través de objetos singulares, artes decorativas y pintura, llenos de belleza y alto valor artístico, pertenecientes a diversos estilos, épocas y especialidades.

Si te encuentras en Madrid entre el 19 y el 27 de noviembre, no dejes de visitar este gran acontecimiento artístico en el pabellón 4 de IFEMA.
Hemos añadido algunas imágenes de las pasadas ediciones de Feriarte entre las cuales incluimos a unos de nuestros favoritos, Manolo Valdés. Actualizaremos el blog una vez comience la feria con fotos de esta edición.

7.11.11

ARTISTS: JOHN MCLEAN

 BOOK COVER: WRITTEN BY IAN COLLINS

 'RED LICHTIE' 2006

'DANCER' 2004 POULSEN GALLERY

'COMMOVENTE' 1977

Mr McLean may not be a house hold name but we'd happily admit he's one of our favourites and as the Tate have purchased some of pieces recently, there's a good chance we may hear much more about him in the future, even at the tender age of 71. 

Our first John McLean purchase was in the summer of 2007 and since then have go on to purchase 5 more, varying in size from 3'' x 4'' to 63'' x 36''. The simple movement of the shapes, the softness of the paint mixed with the bright colours were the main reasons we were drawn to the paintings. His paintings are summed up perfectly in his own words below.

'My pictures have no hidden meaning. To understand all you have to do is look. Everything works only in relation to everything else in the painting. If you mull over a part at a time, you still take in the rest peripherally. Looking triggers imagination and association.' JOHN MCLEAN

A new book about his life and works is now available: http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-McLean-Ian-Collins/dp/184822012X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1320795742&sr=8-3

SCOTTISH LEATHER LIBRARY CHAIR


SCOTLAND: LATE 19th CENTURY

We'll admit that we stumbled across this piece rather randomly, though we are thankful for it. Made by Morison & Co in Edinburgh, Scotland, the piece has it's original leather, buttoned back, metal studded detail around the edges and it's original iron casters, with its shape similar to that of other tub chairs of the Victorian period. Although similar it shape to it's age group family, this exact style of piece one doesn't see often. 


6.11.11

INTERIORS: CHATEAU DE MOISSASC-BELLEVUE












A great example of how to sympathetically update an old property. Although a typical 17th century provincial chateau, the refurbishment has a subtle Belgian style running through the rooms. Muted tones of beige, light linens, natural stones and unfinished timbers give the space a simple yet elegant feel throughout.