For Interiors Hotel Project - Inverness
In the heart of Canterbury is the wonderfully curious Art Gallery, Museum & Library - The Beaney. The permanent collection spans Ancient Egyptian and Greek artefacts, objects from the East Kent area to around the world, birds and butterflies, stain glass, paintings and drawings. These fascinating collections are beautifully displayed following the careful refurbishment of this historic building and its galleries. A wonderful collection of curiosities and beautifully displayed.
Oliver Heath is a leading figure in biophilic design, sustainable architectural and interior design focused on improving health and well being in the built environment. I was very pleased to be asked to loan some of my glassware to dress out his set at the 2015 Sleep Event. Room 5: Into the woods and far away -
“Forests are often portrayed as magical places where incredible things happen to our heroes and heroines. In today's ever connected, urbanised society the same is still true - an improved connection with nature has been demonstrated to reduce stress levels.”
Oliver Heath, Oliver Heath Design, with Interface Hospitality
As I snuggle up on the sofa in layers of clothes it seemed appropriate to have the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson as this months post:
"Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the withered air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden's end.
The sled and traveler stopped, the courier's feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, and housemates sit
Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed
In a tumultuous privacy of storm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
This festive season the clear crisp weather on the Kent coast treated us to these beautiful scenes. The hoar frost on the shingle was magical.
Looking forward to showing some exciting new work at Sleep 2014, Stand G50. Interior accessories and artwork for discerning designers.
Sleep 2014 is "London's most important show for hotel design, ideas and inspiration...
With the UK’s best hotel suppliers, a sought-after international collective plus exhibitors exclusive to Sleep who you won’t meet at any other UK show. The event presents an edited collection of stunning hotel furniture, bathrooms, fabrics, surfaces, wallcoverings, flooring, lighting, technology plus much more."
Come and see me on Stand G50 in the Gallery
Catch up with me at Made London. I will be there with a great collection of designers from Design Gap, Stand C2 in the Crypt. Take a look at the amazing exhibitor list for this year - it couldn't be better for crossing off some early festive gifts, for birthdays or even treats for yourself. Hope to see you there...
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Happy and Summer Garden artwork as featured in this month's Ideal Home. (pg90)
A chance meeting with a sandblaster inspired interior designer and mum of two Sara Newman to start a new career as a specialist in upcycled glass – and led to a commission from The National Portrait Gallery. We find out what inspires her, and what advice she has for other mums.