Mayer of London

Mayer of London

Vienna in the 1920s was a cultural hothouse. Since the turn of the century, the creativity emerging from the city’s artists and designers had heralded a new age, and the seeds of modernism were being sown. At the vanguard of this renaissance was the Vienna...
Towering Ambition

Towering Ambition

How things change. Until a decade or so ago, nobody, at least not in Britain,¬†aspired to live in a tower block. Councils up and down the land had built towers to house those who couldn’t afford the cherished Victorian terraced house, thirties semi, or detached...
The Birds and the Bees

The Birds and the Bees

There was a rare burst of spring recently at Grosvenor Waterside. Birds, bees, and even butterflies were in abundance, though mostly in decorative form. Jess Lavers had just completed her latest project, a show apartment overlooking a Thameside wharf between Pimlico...