Illustrated Home

Illustrated Home

Artist, Jess Quinn’s home in Bristol, is full of characters. Some drawn directly on the walls of her daughters’ bedroom, but mostly toys, made of fabric, spilling out of her studio space and inhabiting much of the living space. There is something of a...
Converts

Converts

A bowling hall, an underground public toilet and a garage, have all featured on this blog. Homes have been converted from the most unlikely of uses, but now finally I have shot a less unconventional conversion, namely a former Weslyan chapel in Lincolnshire. This...
Olympic Lions

Olympic Lions

So much seems to have happened while I was away on holiday, not least the spectacular Olympic opening ceremony. I also managed to miss the publication in the Times of 2 of my features, including one about the home and work of artist, Shauna Richardson, whose...
A Salon to Amuse

A Salon to Amuse

For creative types, it’s often difficult to separate work and home life. Jewellery designer, Jessica McCormack has a novel solution. Her Clerkenwell salon/showroom is also where she entertains, leaving her tiny West London apartment as a private retreat...
Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas

Loft living, as far as I’m aware, began in Manhattan in the 70s, or possibly even as far back as the 60s. It was mainly artists who saw the potential of large redundant industrial buildings, both as vast studio spaces and as unconventional and cheap places to...