We present to you, the beautiful Oyster Catcher Cottages. A couple of us at hám recently visited the beautiful Grade-II listed 17th century former net loft, idyllically located directly on the harbour's edge in the quaint harbour town of Mousehole, West Cornwall. We admired the exquisite interiors, charming styling and really enjoyed the experience. The place exudes a certain ethereal elegance and calm, here are some photos of what you can expect to see...
Location: Beak St, London Hám Team: Joanna Barr and assistant Ilana Carr
Activity: Sourcing for Future Projects
Neon man, Chris Bracey has turned what used to be very much the preserve of seedy Soho strip joints into a certain kind of ironic metropolitan hipness. Now it’s a staple of art, fashion shoots and high end window displays, co-opted post Cool Britannia as the go-to material for a certain kind of ironic metropolitan hipness. We are due to work on a pretty underground job soon, so took some time to browse through some of Bracey's designs.
Location: 220 Latimer Road, The property is located in the up and coming area of W10 close to Portebello and Notting hill gate with excellent transportation links to the West End and Heathrow. Designer: Joanna Barr, assisted by Ilana Carr
Brief: To design, fully furnish and dress the first floor show apartment. The project was located at an exclusive new development of 5 luxury units. The interior holds elements of industrial inspired furniture with a nod to the elegant style of London living. With quirky touches and British tones running throughout, this apartment is dressed to impress.
Designer & Antiques dealer, Richard Shapiro has built a Malibu beach front retreat that wreaks of historic beauty and rich texture, take a look inside...A 19th-century Uzbek suzani covers Shapiro’s bed; the 17th-century Italian Savonarola chair stands alongside an antique Burgundian roof corbel. The library walls feature tadelakt, a traditional Arabic polished plaster. An 18th-century French chair is paired with a Spanish desk of the same period; the Garouste & Bonetti bronze desk lamps are fromStudiolo, and the ottoman and sofa are Shapiro designs.
Steel windows fabricated by Pierre Quinton open to a view of the Pacific Ocean.
The dining area is centered beneath a pair of 18th-century inlaid Cosmatesque panels from Phoenician Stone. Rattan chairs and a bench designed by Shapiro are pulled up to a Tense table byMDF Italia.
A sculptural staircase with a steel balustrade winds up to the master bedroom and bath. At its base is a 19th-century replica of an ancient Greek statue; the nail-studded walnut front door is 17th-century Italian.The spartan open kitchen occupying one end of the living space is anchored by an island made of basalt. The same volcanic stone is used for the backsplash and counters; the cabinets are black lacquer. A vintage glass waterfall table by Pace is paired with a linen-covered sofa custom fitted to the alcove
Location: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London Event: Decorex 2012
Reporting: Ilana Carr
The Little Greene Paint Co had an impressive installation art piece showcasing their colour ways. These are Little Greene paint brushes dipped into Little Greene paint and set into a pantone style grid, this was a crowd pleaser and we loved their approach. Our favourite stand of the day...
Christopher Guy's installation was also rather impressive, a white noise of polystyrene was a talking point throughout the day.
We enjoyed Le Deun Luminaires LED and bronze designs, taking a nod to the traditional chandelier and injecting modern and durable lighting methods. There were an array of designs, for indoor and external lighting...
We also visited the Andrew Martin stand, based on the up coming sci-fi film, Prometheus, this was an impressive stand already spotted by hám at Maison Objet in Paris... this was an impressive stand, however may not have showcased Andrew Martin products in their best light. This was still an enjoyable aesthetic experience..
we look forward to next year's show and enjoyed 2012's edition...
Hám designed Circleplane's new office suite on Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London from spatial planning to furnishings
Joanna Barr headed up the design.