donderdag 5 november 2015

Autumn and candle light.

Writing desk of Jane Austen

The Bronte sisters tabel they were writing on


zondag 6 september 2015

House of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant


The Artist's Studio in Charleston, which was formerly the home of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, members of the early 20th century Bloomsbury intellectual set, but is now a preserved historical heritage site.


woensdag 26 augustus 2015

Cressida Bell's house. (Granddaughter of Vanessa Bell)

Having Bloomsbury Group painter Vanessa Bell as your grandmother could be daunting. But for textile and pattern designer Cressida Bell, her link to the heroine of Life in Squares — BBC2’s new drama about the bohemian elite who triggered a cultural revolution — is a spur.

Cressida, 55, is a dynamo of creativity. In her Hackney studio, her main work is producing a range of sheer, large silks, sold through her website and also at Charleston, the Bloomsbury Group’s country home in East Sussex, where her grandmother retreated in 1916 with artist Duncan Grant. “People have no idea what physical work printing is. It’s hard slog,” says Cressida.

All the Bells were and are artists. Raised in a farmhouse near Leeds by her father Quentin, a potter and academic, and her mother, Anne Olivier Bell, an art historian, Cressida was the youngest of three. Her elder brother, Julian, is a painter, and Virginia — now Nicholson — is a writer. “There were sculptures all over the garden and my father hand-sponged the bedroom I shared with Virginia.”

dinsdag 23 juni 2015

Jaren 20 huis in Amersfoort


Het was één groot opknapproject, van vloer tot zolder, waar Sjak en Corrien zich op stortten. Hun jaren 20 huis levert het bewijs dat je ook met een klein budget – en vier rechterhanden – grootse dingen kunt doen


zondag 21 juni 2015

The house of Ronny Wood of the Rolling Stones.

Ronnie and Jo bought the house in 1997 for just under £2million, and over the years it has hosted many lavish parties, dubbed ‘Woodfests’ by Jo. She once said the police would turn up on a regular basis — ‘they always came to tell us off’.
And in these photographs of the property, called Holmwood House, the decadence of the Woods’ rock’n’roll lifestyle is evident. The mansion has seven en-suite bedrooms over three floors. There is a separate cottage, lodge, garage building and swimming pool house. Jo, 55, had planned to keep the house after her 23-year marriage broke down when Ronnie, 63, left her for a Russian cocktail waitress in 2008.

But she recently told the Mail: ‘That house needs a big family with lots of kids running around. I don’t use most of it.’

maandag 8 juni 2015

James Dean's Manhattan Apartment

James Dean moved into a fifth-floor walkup at 19 West 68th Street in 1953, right before he was cast in starring roles in "East of Eden," "Rebel Without A Cause," and "Giant," according to The Selvedge Yard. The studio apartment was miniscule, with just enough room for a bed, built in desk and a hot plate. The young actor didn't even have a private bath, and instead used a communal bathroom in the hallway.
Photos of Dean taken by Dennis Stock for LIFE magazine show the young actor inside his NYC home, amongst the many books and records with which he surrounded himself. Check out the photos below the link to see inside the studio the iconic actor once called home.

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