Shake The Dust

Shake The Dust

About this time last year, getting cold and dark! I was getting ready to do the ELDS – a design show in Shoreditch. When the time finally came I arrived with my table and my lamp to be welcomed by a flurry of activity going  on in the stand next to me. Kathy Shenoy of … Continue reading

Carl and Karin Larsson

Carl and Karin Larsson

A book on this swedish couple sat in my mums house for a long time. I occasionally had a quick look but it was not until recently that I sat down and read it properly. Carl Larsson is described (in the book) as ‘Sweden’s best-loved artist’ and has had a hugh influence on the mega … Continue reading

Bou Design New In: Ceramics

Bou Design New In: Ceramics

To co-incide with the re-launce of the Bou Design website a new ceramics section has been added. I have been lucky enough to find some beautiful stoneware made locally to Bath. Westend Pottery (near Glastonbury) and Trevor Lillistone, who works from Bath. Stoneware is fired at extremely high temperatures and is very hard wearing. Scroll … Continue reading

Children’s Porcelain Dinner Set

Children’s Porcelain Dinner Set

With the new website comes a few new exciting products. One of them are these lovely Children’s Diner Sets from Galicia, Spain. Once set (Animals) is hand painted with animals, birds, flowers and fish while the other set is displays indians, horses and trains. Available on the website HERE . Not available elsewhere in the UK … Continue reading

A Buyers Guide to Leather Antiques

A Buyers Guide to Leather Antiques

Leather is a wonderful material for furniture. It is long lasting and durable. I am not an expert in this so antiques expert William Robinson has put together this guide to buying leather antiques. Buying leather can be a tricky business especially when you’re attempting to purchase antique leather furniture. Before seriously considering acquiring any antique … Continue reading

Beautiful Glassware by Susan Sinclair

Beautiful Glassware by Susan Sinclair

I recently went to an exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery in Somerton of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen. I saw some beautiful coloured glass vessels and plates there which I just wanted to take home with me on the spot!. The glassware was the work of Somerset based artist Susan Sinclair. Susan creates both vessels … Continue reading

New Shop Items for May

New Shop Items for May

I have just finished uploading some new items into the shop. Among them is a lovely large Fruitwood Mule Chest and a unique Lambing Chair. Scroll down to see images of the new items and click on the pictures to follow the links:

Maria Fatjo Pares

Maria Fatjo Pares

I have recently discovered the paintings of Spanish artist Maria Fatjo Pares who lives and works in Barcelona. She works with oils and though not formally trained has developed a very distinctive style and has exhibited both in Spain and internationally. Maria states that one of her main influences is the Barcelonian artist Pere Torne-Esquius (1879-1936). She … Continue reading

Buying Wooden Vintage and Antique Furniture

Buying Wooden Vintage and Antique Furniture

Buying vintage and antique furniture is a great way to add character to your home while ensuring, in many cases uniqueness. It can also represent value for money since even though the initial cost might be higher than a mass produced alternative (though not always) there is the two fold advantage of its potential re-sale … Continue reading