Julie and team are in London, ready for tomorrow’s Remodelista Market at The New Craftsmen. How have they spent the week? Yes, there’s been a little shopping. Plus a lot of sleuthing. Design dispatches on where to stay, eat, and shop in London:
Above: What happens when two avant-garde Swiss art dealers open a farmhouse inn in Somerset, the ancient, storied land of King Arthur? Julie checks into Durslade Farmhouse. With the neon installation by artist Matthew Creed, the art center, book shop and artists residencies also on the property, she wonders if it might just be the next Bloomsbury.
Above: There’s a reason we want one of everything at Workshop, a new general store in Brighton. Margot makes a day trip to the seaside town, and finds A New Emporium Devoted to the Tried and True, from horsehair dustbin brushes (too pretty to stow away) to an extensive wall devoted to white enamelware.
Above: The British do wicker like nobody’s business. Megan investigates The Almighty Wicker Basket in this week’s Object Lessons.
Above: It’s no surprise that we have a soft spot for four-legged best friends-and utilitarian fabrics. Christine found both of our interests wondrously expressed at The Magnificent Hound, a London- and Wales-based purveyor of leashes and accessories “raising the sartorial stakes for pampered canines.”