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


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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.

dinsdag 24 februari 2015

Binnenkijken bij Floortje en Ruben

 
De bank is van Loods 5
 
 
De steigerhouten eettafel is op maat gemaakt, de stoelen zijn van Zuiver en het Indiase kleed is van Wehkamp.

woensdag 11 februari 2015

Houses of Josephine de Beauharnais. Still busy with this blog.


Napoleon and Josephine lived in a house in Paris’ Rue de la Victoire. It was the only house Napoleon owned as a private citizen. The house was located in a fashionable and elegant part of Paris called the Chaussee D’Antin. Josephine made several new improvements to her new home. She turned the terrace of the house into a veranda under a wooden tent which was hung with cotton draperies and decorated with painted or carved flags and pennants. After his marriage to Josephine on March 9, 1796, Napoleon took up residence at No. 6, Rue Chantereine.


 

After his return from Egypt on October 16,1799, he lived here for a time until November 14 of the same year when as First Consul he took up residence with Josephine at the Petit Luxembourg Palace. Toward the end of the Consulate, the property was remodeled and added to by buying up some surrounding real estate. In May, 1803, a parcel of land of some twenty square yards was purchased which represented the porter’s lodge the property of the Marquis de Saint-Chamans. In May 1804, the property’s garden was extended eastwards by parcels of land of a thousand square yards.
 
In July 1806, Napoleon gave his former home on the Rue de la Victoire as a dowry to his cousin Marie-Louise-Stephanie-Rolier Benielli. Benielli married Colonel Charles Lefebvre-Desnouettes, Napoleon‘s Master of the Horse. After the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, Madame Lefebvre sold the house and was exiled with her husband to the United States. After returning from exile, Madame Lefebvre once again recovered the house on August 13, 1823 and kept the property for over thirty-five years. Guerrini wrote that ”In 1830 and in 1837, she bought further parcels of land to enlarge her garden and to make an exit on the Rue Saint Lazare, where she bought a house and garden.” In 1857, a banker named Joseph Goubie acquired the property and paid over a half million francs to Madame Charles Lefebvre. This sale paved the way for the demolition of the house that served as the haven of Napoleon and Josephine. The house was demolished in 1858 as part of the town-planning and road-works program during the Second Empire of Napoleon III.

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