Prague: the city of Art Deco and Art Nouveau

Designing a carpet for the grand ballrooms of a hotel in the old town of Prague in the Czech Republic, I looked around this beautiful city for inspiration and found boulevard after boulevard of ancient buildings, including the world’s first university. Art Deco and Art Nouveau treasures are everywhere and every style of architecture before [...]

2017-10-30T01:03:12+00:00August 29th, 2017|Art, Interior Design, Travel|0 Comments

The Art of the Dutch

My friend, the talented photographer Anna Maryke Grey, spent seven years putting together a body of work which she exhibited last year in Sydney. I bought a work a particularly moody still life that depends so much on a perfect shaft of light that illuminates its dark centre. All the works shared this quality but [...]

2017-08-20T03:28:29+00:00August 20th, 2017|Art, Interior Design, Travel|0 Comments

A Source of Inspiration

I recently found myself in a glittering palace of crystal admiring chandeliers whose designs had been created for Marie Antoinette and Napoleon themselves. My inspiration is water and the project is in Jinan (China), which is famous for its natural springs and the large reservoirs and waterways which connect the city, a bit like Amsterdam. [...]

2017-08-20T02:32:38+00:00August 9th, 2017|Hotels, Interior Design, Travel|0 Comments