I photographed my friend Julia de Pauley's house here a couple of years ago. It changes all the time. She was designing some belts under her pseudonym, 'shophound' but her perfectionism meant that things were never finished. There again in Septembe...
October 23rd, 2016
Peepshow in London E2, Simon Costin's Museum of British Folklore by Adam Richards Architects.
At Unit 1, Cremer Business Centre, 37 Cremer Street https://architecturediary.org/london/events/4970 there's a peepshow that you can visit for the RIBA London Open Studios / London Festival of Architecture this weekend.
June 6th, 2015
My friends Bridie Hall and Ben Pentreath are a decorative artist and an architect, both designers and interior designers who also keep an excellent shop, Pentreath and Hall. This week we are doing something together. It's called London : A Cabinet of...
October 30th, 2013
The hounds of spring.
'When the hounds of spring are on winter's traces...'Atalanta in Calydon, by Algernon Charles Swinburne.
Photography by Liz Neville, www.lizneville.com/
model, Flora Neville, grateful thanks to both.
vintage tweed coat by A...
May 23rd, 2013
A.N. Wilson's Wedgwood.
A.N.Wilson writes: I grew up in North Staffordshire, where my forebears had been potters since the end of the eighteenth century.
My brother Stephen and I sometimes look at our hands and think - we are the first men in our branch of the family n...
April 18th, 2013
The National Collection of dahlias.
Winter is icumen in fast, now, over the dahlia meadow at Varfell Farm, where they keep the national collection, blackening the edges of leaves and petals. Over 275 miles off from London, it is a comparatively modest operation, but this year they ...
October 25th, 2012
Barbour - Green is the colour.
Black Barbour jackets are on trend in Cobham, Crouch End and the Cotswolds. That's why you should stick to your old green one.
September 17th, 2012
Buck the Trend. Epitaph added, December 2014.
- and live happily ever after
Epitaph for a lovely house, a work of genius that was also a home, December 2014.