Monthly Archives: May 2012

standen light

So beautiful I think, this light fitting found in the Standen ‘arts and craft’ house in Kent, and  made possibly in the William Morris workshop.  I will delve a bit more into my book and find the the name of his workshop and … Continue reading

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bali rocks

Putting aside William Morrris for the moment, I’ve just received this image from my daughter who’s been in Bali for a week or two, and it’s a big blow up on the back wall of Mamasan, a great restaurant there.  … Continue reading

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‘arts and craft’ philosophy

It’s  possible that this has become a bit of a cliche but  the man himself said it, and he is the embodiment of a commitment to an aesthetic, to  a purposeful life,  so on those grounds I concur absolutely.  I’m  inclined to … Continue reading

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himself

I felt the want to put a face to William Morris before I ventured on, lauding his creative genius.  So here he is looking intently into an early camera with unmistakable melancholy in his eyes.  He thought the Welsh in him responsible for that and is said … Continue reading

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a bower

I have struck a rich vein of images,  courtesy of my niece , Rebecca,  in England.  She often visits National Heritage houses on the weekends and last week it was an Arts and Craft house at Standen in Kent.  I guess this … Continue reading

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moldova

We do lots of kilims from this region and people nearly always look at us blankly when we mention ‘Moldova’ Well, here it is.  Warm and sunny they say, near the Black Sea ( though not on it) .  Which … Continue reading

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far from the madding crowd ?

Fields of rape seed, somewhere in Kent,  I’m informed by my niece who took this stunning image, and sent it to me just now,  so beautiful but a rather unexpected England.  I’ve seen mustard growing in the Punjab and it looks  like … Continue reading

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Avec lids !

  Dear reader, you may remember that I mused upon getting lids for these ginger jars that we have had in stock for a while without any, before we left for China?  Not that it is a matter of universal interest … Continue reading

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sojourning

Or just hanging out at the Icon in Hong Kong en route home.  A big part of why is the visual feasts that are dotted discreetly  throughout the hotel, this one in the check-out area of the 26th floor.  Fits the ‘art is … Continue reading

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