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Liam Treanor – Contemporary design with a mid-century aesthetic.

May 13, 2011


I’ve long been a fan of the simplicity of mid-century furniture design, as readers of this blog will no doubt attest. However, once in a while, a contemporary designer comes along that captures my imagination. Liam Treanor is one such designer. He has taken the ethics of mid-century design and applied them to his own […]

The James Bond Lifestyle – James Bond’s apartment.

March 8, 2011


When it comes to the production design on the James Bond films, we’ve been truly spoilt. No other film series can truly claim the lavish and inventive sets associated with the Bond films. We’ve seen hollowed-out volcanoes transformed into rocket bases. We’ve seen supertankers transform into a submarine pen. We’ve seen the towers of gold bars […]

Living Homes: Design-driven, ecological solutions to modern housing.

September 20, 2010


  One of the biggest problems many of us face when considering purchasing a home is compromise. We compromise on the design, the location, the affordability. For the environmentally conscious of us, we recognize that many new builds are often wasteful and damaging to the environment. For those of us who lust after the modernism of the […]

Stark Modernism – Tony Stark’s Malibu home from Iron Man.

September 8, 2010


It’s no secret that I am a fan of Modernist architecture and of  all the great architects of this movement, I have to say that John Lautner is one of my favourites. It is something of a dream to live in one of his creations, all sweeping concrete and majestic views. So, which of his […]

Mad World – The production design of Mad Men.

September 8, 2010


To celebrate the UK premier of Mad Men’s 4th season tonight, I thought I’d take a look at the simply incredible production design of the series. Seldom has a television series looked as stunning as Mad Men. For those that have been living under a rock for the last three years, Mad Men focuses on […]

Five Easy Peaces – Chill out in one of Casacinco’s five unique rooms.

July 29, 2010


Mention a holiday in  the South of Spain and many of us would be forgiven for getting images of the beaches of the Costa Del Sol, crammed to capacity with sweaty, lobster-pink Brits. Not particularly my cup of tea, but if that’s your idea of a holiday, then more power to you. However, for those […]

All in a Day’s work – Robin & Lucienne Day: Britain’s great design duo.

February 22, 2010


It’s no exaggeration to say that Robin Day is one of Britain’s greatest designers of the Twentieth Century, and his contribution to furniture design should not be underestimated. It all started back in 1940, when Robin Day met Lucienne, a fellow student at the Royal Academy of Art, at a dance. She was specialising in […]

Tri this at home – The Hans Wegner Ch07 lounge chair.

February 11, 2010


In 1963 Hans Wegner introduced the CH07, or Shell Chair. Made from form-pressed plywood, the chair seems light, delicate and with a unique beauty born of its function. Supported on just three legs, and sitting decidedly low to the ground, the chair is surprisingly stable and supportive. The CH07 was produced in a limited series […]