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Mayfair: In the Detail

Mayfair: In the Detail

Mayfair has come a long, long way since the 17th Century. What is now the affluent hub of London’s West End, was – between 1686 and 1764 – a rural area which served as the site of an annual “May Fair”. The event was a magnet for ruffians and...
A Beautiful Object: Diego Giacometti console

A Beautiful Object: Diego Giacometti console

“I love Chevreuil, Biche et Bambi because it incorporates animals and elements of landscape in a way that is extremely simple, yet crafted so beautifully that they are all sculptures in their own right.  They are classical in material and proportion, as delicate as...
The birth of a beautiful tile

The birth of a beautiful tile

Tiles, in their earliest form as a decorative artwork, date back over 3000 years – to the glazed brickwork found in the Elamite Temple at Chogha Zanbil. A particularly beautiful example of hand-painted, relief brick tiling can be found in the Achamaenid...