Category Archives: ARCHITECTURE

Silver End Art Deco Modernist Village, Witham, Essex

Made a chilly January trip to a very unique place recently – Silver End in Essex, an enclave of Modernist housing with some supreme examples of Art Deco.  Sadly pics have a slight grey January tone! But their wonder still … Continue reading

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Beachlands Modernist 1930s Bungalow estate – Pevensey Bay

Happy new year! In the post Christmas pre new year no man’s land I went in search of sea air to blast away the cheeseboard cobwebs and ended up in Norman’s Bay, a slightly bleak yet atmospheric looking East Sussex … Continue reading

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Alvar Aalto Muuratsalo Experimental House, Finland

On a mission to find the Perala museum full of Finnish product design in my recent post, I accidentally but happily stumbled upon the 1952 ‘summer cottage’ of seminal Finnish architect Alvar Aalto called the Experimental House, on the sleepy island … Continue reading

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Vintage French Illustration

I found this illustrated paper folder at a rural antique shop in Normandy a while back – I think Le Cygne Noir was a grooming product and am guessing this is from the 1940’s perhaps I loved the print quality … Continue reading

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Portugese Vintage Book Covers & Serralves Art Deco Villa

I spent a week skipping around Porto in Portugal a while back and was cheered to find some playful book graphics lurking at flea markets and in musty back street shops.  Some colourful 1960’s and 70’s psychedelic numbers here: I … Continue reading

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1950’s interiors article

Some colourful mid-century inspiration here using a classic 50’s palette of reds, yellows and greens. Nice ‘indoor gardening’ tips for transforming your window into a den of foliage Found by my Dad, a useful creature who spends a lot of … Continue reading

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Brest Fortress, Belarus

Currently more than a little enamoured with the sensational Soviet War memorial at Brest Fortress, Belarus built to commemorate the 1941 battle on the site. Epic proportions of stern stone – makes me also think of the gutsy Treptower Park … Continue reading

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