Travel

When I got back from the Milan Design Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano), my head was spinning from all the stunning products and concepts I saw there and its taken awhile to go through it all. I was told that in a city...

To live in London, as I did for 17 years, is to be surrounded by history and architectural beauty, but one of my favourite historic sites is Chiswick House, situated in the heart of a West End residential neighbourhood that once formed part of its...

We recently got back from a holiday in Arizona, and I took the opportunity to wander through some of my favourite landmarks down there, taking dozens of photographs and thinking about some of the fascinating influences this area has had on North American design.[caption id="attachment_4184"...

We’ve just arrived home from my first visit to Stockholm, and I don’t know why it took so long to happen. Stockholm was a wonderful surprise, a beautiful city in an exceptional setting on an archipelago of small islands. The oldest part of the city...

While in Belgium I had an opportunity to visit the internationally renowned interior designer and entrepreneur Axel Vervoordt’s eponymous company outside Antwerp. We toured the Kanaal, the company’s sprawling showroom/gallery complex reclaimed from an old brewery, and Vervoordt’s family home, the Castle. The sites are...

Sadly we are now leaving Paris, our last stop before going home. Following my daughter Isabel’s university graduation in London, we went off for a week together in Paris for a little pleasure mixed with a bit of business. Paris is always a treat –...

London is always overwhelming. It’s a city I know pretty well, having lived there for many years, but that just makes a visit that much harder. The more I know to do, the more difficult to fit it all in!...

Well, Belgium is over, and we are now here in London. Belgium was a whirlwind! We went to meet Axel Vervoordt and see his home and studios outside of Antwerp, which was a highlight of the trip so far. So much to say about it...