Author Archives for Laura Ivill

2019 Articles

GoodWaste: The graduate designers creating unique homewares from scavenged marble
GoodWaste: The graduate designers creating unique homewares from scavenged marble
Sometimes success comes knocking at a young person’s door, and they are so prepared that they already have their coat [...]
September 27, 2019
Let there be light: The top lighting trends from this autumn's design shows
Let there be light: The top lighting trends from this autumn's design shows
Lighting is “one of the most important elements of interior design. It can completely transform the look and feel of [...]
September 20, 2019
Interiors: This on-trend shade could be the next millennial pink
Interiors: This on-trend shade could be the next millennial pink
When Dulux launched its colour of the year 2019 – spiced honey – a sense of weirdness descended. I have [...]
September 13, 2019
First look: The super-luxe apartments within a former army barracks in Chelsea
First look: The super-luxe apartments within a former army barracks in Chelsea
If ever there was a long-awaited London development, then Chelsea Barracks is it. Empty for a decade, and five years [...]
September 6, 2019
The secret of Monkey Island: A hidden retreat in the Berkshire countryside
The secret of Monkey Island: A hidden retreat in the Berkshire countryside
You would be hard pressed to find a foodie who hasn’t heard of Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck at Bray. [...]
July 26, 2019
Pinch brings boutique British interiors to Pimlico's design district
Pinch brings boutique British interiors to Pimlico's design district
Pimlico Road Design District is fast becoming a galaxy of interiors stars. From designers Rose Uniacke, Nicholas Haslem and Sibyl [...]
July 19, 2019
Clerkenwell controversy: The award-winning development that could be torn down
Clerkenwell controversy: The award-winning development that could be torn down
London’s walking tours are a great way to read the streets. Layers of history are all around us – every [...]
July 12, 2019
The Tide is London's answer to the Manhattan High Line
The Tide is London's answer to the Manhattan High Line
Taking place alongside this weekend’s Pride celebrations is Turning Tides, a brand new art, music and film festival on Greenwich [...]
July 5, 2019
Why this new build is already a Grade-I listed building
Why this new build is already a Grade-I listed building
It’s hard to think of a more enviable location in London to call home than Regent’s Crescent. With the 400 [...]
June 28, 2019
This new private members' club is only for successful start-ups
This new private members' club is only for successful start-ups
"I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member,” Groucho Marx famously said, reputedly [...]
May 21, 2019
Island hopping, dodging coconuts and chasing giant tortoises in Seychelles
Island hopping, dodging coconuts and chasing giant tortoises in Seychelles
Biking around the flat sandy paths of Desroches island in the Indian Ocean, with only birds, turtles and tortoises for [...]
May 10, 2019
Interiors: From lock ups to lock ins, we find out how London's prisons, courtrooms and police station are turning into bars and hotels
Interiors: From lock ups to lock ins, we find out how London's prisons, courtrooms and police station are turning into bars and hotels
Thankfully London regeneration isn’t all about new-build skyscrapers. Some of our historic civic buildings have been given new leases of [...]
April 5, 2019
Interiors: Now the clock has sprung forward, treat yourself to a smart tech shower that'll make you want to get out of bed
Interiors: Now the clock has sprung forward, treat yourself to a smart tech shower that'll make you want to get out of bed
Have you showered today? We might not talk about our hygiene habits, but the daily shower is a mark of [...]
April 1, 2019
Interiors: We delve into the world of knitted furniture, a crafty homeware solution with women at its core
Interiors: We delve into the world of knitted furniture, a crafty homeware solution with women at its core
If you know your Mayfair art galleries, then Hauser & Wirth and Messum’s will be familiar territory. In the past [...]
March 22, 2019