Honing in on Soane

14 March 2011 § Leave a comment

For someone like leading antique dealer and ardent collector Peter Hone, any attempt at reviving the classics should by no means be watered down by modern proclivities. His West London flat – a Georgian conversion in Ladbroke Grove – is evidence of such a sentiment, a veritable paean to the neoclassical maestro that was Soane.

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Casting About

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The title of this post is a phrase that could very well capture what British artist and designer Kathy Dalwood does best. Through the seemingly limited possibilities offered by weighty and abrasive materials like concrete, her imagination ventures far and wide, casting about for sculptural novelties.

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The Boys Next Door: Caruso St. John at 12 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

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The interiors of Sir John Soane’s Museum are characterised by an enormous and engaging variety made up of objects, furniture and space. Soane’s genius is as much about a splendid organisation of light and space, as it is about a connoisseur’s eye for precious objects and an ability to bring seemingly disparate things together.

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Paragons of Style: Sir John Soane

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Minimalists, neat-freaks, and all other haters of clutter and chaos would likely find the home of Sir John Soane utterly unbearable. But for the dedicated hoarders and pack-rats among us, Soane’s Bloomsbury home is very much a beacon of inspiration.

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