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2.3.12

OUR 1ST DIBS FAVOURITES: TOWNHOUSE BIRDCAGE



Love old birdcages and not often you see them in this style. A beautiful 19th Century American piece.




1.3.12

INTERIORS INSPIRATION: OLD FARMHOUSE IN TUSCANY, ITALY







Another from interior our favourite part of the world. We stumbled across this old farmhouse whilst researching and decided to share with the world. There's a beautiful, raw, authenticity feel running throughout the space but subtly  manages to work in a contemporary environment. There will be plenty more Italian farmhouses and interiors to come.


29.2.12

EMILY YOUNG : THE METAPHYSICS OF STONE | BERKELY SQUARE



FANA AND TEMPESTA

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One of our favourites, Emily Young is currently showing her latest, and largest, show in Berkely Square.

'In an undertaking which is set to be the largest and most complex of her career, Young is creating a series of sculptures from ancient, complex, volcanic stone.  She sources the boulders for her works from a disused quarry on Monte Amiata, near to her studio in a semi-ruined 17th century monastery in the Maremma, Italy.  The heads, weighing up to 3 tonnes, will be grouped in a circle, clearly visible to all those passing through or around Berkeley Square.'
Is on until the end of April and is well worth a visit. Thanks for FAS and particularly young Willoughby for the images and blurb. 



28.2.12

HONG KONG PART VII : GENERAL STORE | HONG KONG'S MOST BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE STORE






The last of our Hong Kong series. Whilst hunting HK for the new project out there, we were introduced to the General Store, ran by one of Hong Kong's most stylish, Shelly Hayashi, thank goodness we were! Unfortunately, there's a huge lack of good antique stores out there so to have a store of this quality was a real treat. The items range from American and European furniture, industrial to mid-century and sofas to small antiquities. 
If you're in HK and in need to furnish your space, you'd be foolish not to come here. If they don't have the exact piece you're after, they will be able to find it somewhere in the world in no time - perfect.

HONG KONG PART VI: RESTAURANT | LEAF DESSERT

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A stark contrast to our previous HK restaurant post. Leaf Dessert is located in Soho, near to the antique and furniture shops we visited. Despite its rather refined look, Leaf Dessert has been highly praised over the years and we noticed it through Hong Kong's Time Out. Famed for its red and green bean soup, we also suggest trying the Black Sesame Soup if in need of a quick bite and wanting something more authentic. 



27.2.12

HONG KONG PART V: PHOTOS BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS









PHOTOS BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS

More images from our trip to Hong Kong. 

HONG KONG PART IV: RESTAURANT INSPIRATION | LINGUINI FINI + POSTO PUBBLICO






The downtown New York interiors vibe has been bubbling in London for the last 2-3 years. Any formula which works in New York and London will tend to hit other parts of the world at some point and is now starting to be seen in Hong Kong with a number of restaurants, including Linguini Fini and her sister restaurant, Posto Pubblico. Both Italian restaurants, Linguini Fini is the more contemporary of the two, aesthetically speaking. Posto's vacade looks like it's been copy and pasted from  Keith McNally's Pulino's in New York and doesn't look too bad, however, the interior is really trying for the downtown NY vibe and because it's so forced (fake bricks for example) it looks fake and lacks the authentic feel. 
Our top tip: try avoid mozzarella in HK. 






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