We found this glazed kitchen pot on our favourite first dibs. A rare and beautiful Chinese pot made in 1880, take a moment to feast your eyes on this cracker!
These beautiful images include a selection of Nic Fiddian's most recent work. Fiddian is known internationally for his signature sculptures of horses, inspired by his very own chestnut hunter. Working from his studio, located in a stable block in Wintershall, Surrey he uses the horses there as life models to create the sculptures from bronze, clay and riveted sheet metal, soapstone, carrara and connemara marble. He has exhibited at the Sladmore Gallery in London and has installations at Royal Ascot, Goodwood, Knowsley Hall and Glyndebourne.
This WOI issue we start with antique dealer Micheal Trapp's beautifully rustic master suite. In contrast we then move onto the vibrant interior of the stunning music hall 'Folies Bergerein' in Paris and appreciate its decor that has been miraculously preserved. We then have a peek at Micheal Davis's sculpture studio and finish with some winter wool inspiration! What a lovely way to start the festive period! Thanks WOI.
John Pawson's 'A Visual Inventory' gives a unique glimpse of looking alongside a designer famed for his remarkable eye. Each snapshot is taken from his personal archive and with illuminating captions; they offer lessons in creative visual thinking. A great introduction to seeing the world from an inspirational perspective!
White cube will be exhibiting the new works by Liza Lou. Her exhibition ‘Solid/Divide’ showcases her exploration of glass beads into abstract, monochromatic and duo-coloured ‘canvases’. As with all of Lou’s sculpture, every inch of each canvas, including the painting’s sides and edges, are beaded, skilfully discarding the line between sculpture and painting. Be sure to check out this exhibition!
Located just outside Mumbai this stunning house is a refuge from the hustle bustle of manic Mumbai. The 3000 sq ft house was built using traditional techniques. It is an interlocking structure made up of ain wood, a local hardwood. The interior finishes are also constructed out of all the local materials. What an beautifully designed sustainable space.
Loving these very cool solid brass book ends by one of our favourite designers. Aubock never fails to disappoint with his timeless and minimalist design.
Casa Wasbi set to open at the end of this week is owned by Mexican born Bosco Sobi. The complex consists of an 8,000 square foot art gallery, two studios and botanical gardens. It is a creative sanitary for artists as well as an educational fort for the local community. Designed by the very talented Japanese architect Tadao Ando, we love his minimalist style and his use of contemporary as well as traditional materials and techniques. If you ever in the area you must make take a look at the foundation.
Another dreamy issue from WOI this month. We start with a precisely designed Italian home and move onto an early 20th century concrete castle in Pennsylvania. We look at Henry Chapman Mercer's passion for tiles and collection of inspiring antiquities and architecture. We then head back to a beautifully restored estate in the Tuscan Hills. Thank you very much WOI!
The above space was created by the Belgian design legend Axel Vervoordt. The space consists of exquisite antiquities particularly placed along side soft linen furnishings. The variation in beautiful textures, pastel colour tones, weathered surfaces and ancient artworks are a constant source of timeless inspiration.