Fog free London

Fog free London

In film, London has invariably been portrayed as a grimy, seedy and of course, fogbound city. From Sherlock Holmes and Oliver Twist to the classic thriller, “Midnight Lace”, starring Doris Day, as a tormented woman hearing voices in the fog, the...
Go East

Go East

Last night I was in the new Squint showroom in South Kensington celebrating the first anniversary of Heart Home Magazine. The showroom, in a converted carpark is in a part of London synonymous with upmarket interiors shops. From B&B Italia, Skandium, and of course...
Light Fantastic

Light Fantastic

From one extreme to the other. My last post concerned a small dark chapel lit by candles alone. Next is a loft designed by Susan Quirke, with an explosion of colourful light effects. Well, who said light had to be white?    ...
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...