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finding yourself at home...

  have you ever needed to sit thirty-six people in your home?a client approached us recently with a request for a dining table to seat twenty four. we worked out that their room could fit a single table at five and a half meters long and two meters wide. we love the pure shape of a ellipse. it functions well...
on August 07, 2015

finding yourself at home... 18/06/15 newsletter detail

in kerala, southern india this january i discovered a tropical paradise. pepper vine and jackfruits became the inspiration for one of our carpet designs that were then crafted in northern india. i always thought that pepper grew on trees till I watched this skilled man harvesting a crop up his nifty bamboo ladder. if you look carefully you can see the dangling clusters of...
on June 18, 2015

finding yourself at home... 4 june newsletter detail

indigo dye has been used for thousands of years. it has played a major role in many civilisations having been associated with religious paintings dating back to 500 AD and at the time of the crusades, it was considered a highly valued 'spice'. the dye has been used across the world from asia to europe and this colour is still being used today. originally,...
on June 05, 2015

finding yourself at home... 21 may 2015 newsletter detail

pashmina is the finest type of cashmere. a wool which comes from three breeds of pashmina goats that are native to the himalayas. these materials share a long history with india and nepal having been hand spun and hand woven for thousands of years.  hand spinning and weaving is an extremely lengthy and skilful task that requires patience and dedication.  the...
on May 21, 2015

finding yourself at home... 10 may 2015 newsletter detail

we have loved and presented szilvia gyorgy's work for many years and are exited about a new collection from her studio, the 'dint' series. these pieces (above) are traditionally thrown on a potters wheel where she intentionally forms each piece differently. this is something that she believes reflects the reality of our own individuality. szilvia throws multiple shapes and before...
on May 10, 2015

finding yourself at home... 28 april 2015 newsletter detail

the tea ceremony is a japanese cultural activity involving the preparation and presentation of matcha, a powdered green tea. the ceremony is steeped in tradition and is very choreographed and ordered which results in a specific range of equipment. aesthetically speaking, there are many variants of dōgu (tools) that are chosen for different levels of the ceremony. these tools are seen as...
on April 28, 2015

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