Some of my favourite and very useful links to share with you.
www.tepilo.com – Sarah Beeny’s property website. We blog for Sarah on interiors and gardens- lots of ideas and tips for your property.Tepilo is a platform that allows you to take independent control of buying, selling or letting your property – with no charges or commission! Tepilo is completely free to use, with no charges for uploading your property or commission to pay. They are also starting a new directory of vetted contractors and services.
www.primelocation.com – great site for what’s selling, renting and a myriad of helpful menus like a list of property developers and what they are selling right now.
The Foodie Bugle - an on-line magazine started by Silvana de Soissons which is a collaborative enterprise dedicated to the enjoyment of food in many guises. From artisans, to purveyors, chefs to food lovers, supper clubs to foodie events, the magazine fulfills the eyes, the palate and the soul with stories and writings of seasonal food. A stunning site. The photography leaves you wanting for more and the writing is first class.
Kelly Swallow Patchwork Chairs - I love these. We interviewed Kelly Swallow a while back (check out our interview here) on her amazing re-use, re-cycled and re-loved old chairs! Stunning textiles, my favourite is the Queen Anne Mangle, made from Hungarian Linen Mangle Cloth. Her imagination knows no bounds and they are stunning.
http://www.gardendesign.com/ - an American publication on Garden Design and all things gardening. Fabulous photos and interesting gardens in the USA for me to visit at some point. Always interesting article to read. This is the on line version.
www.modenus.com – a community of designers and design lovers. Great new products and designs showcased here from USA and UK.
www.designsponge.com – design blog by Brooklyn based writer Grace Bonney. A fab design site, continuously updated.
www.rightmove.co.uk – also a great property site, lots of search menus for properties for sale, properties for rent and finding out house prices. I like the price comparison report and market trends sections too.
www.theselby.com - quirky, crazy, weird, odd, but definitely a design must see. Todd Selby is a portrait photographer and on this website he offers an insider’s view of creative individuals from all ll walks of life and snaps them in their personal space. I go back to this again and again!
Aaronson Noon - a leading glass studio in West London. The products are designed by Adam Aaronson, one of the UK’s leading glass artist’s. From lamps, to handles, finials to vases, the range is stunningly beautiful. I was lucky enough to get a private demonstration this year and I can still remember the hot furnaces and the sheer hard work to lift some of those very large lamps out of the ovens! They do glass blowing demonstrations as well as workshops for beginners.
Fallow Fields - a hotel, restaurant and wedding venue. This link is here because they do amazing food with the vegetables from their own Potager! So how could they not be included?! Anthony the owner is also keen on sustainably rearing his Tamworth Pigs and his Dexter cows! Lovely gardens, orchard, Potager and I just like his philosophy. Plus they are a lovely family!
Footprint- Hattie Hartman is sustainability editor for the Architect’s Journal. Always a good read, informative, interesting and no greenwash chat here!
http://littlebrownpen.blogspot.com/ – A blog which chronicles the Paris Colour Project – a collection of amazing photos of everyday vignettes of Paris. inspirational and you can also buy prints.
http://www.raymears.com/blog/ - the one and only Ray Mears with his Woodlore and Bushcraft website. I like his TV series because it reminds me that this planet has much more to give and in return we can give so much more back if we utilised all its resources properly. Also a bit of a bushcraft geek along with foraging! So a great place to get your fix!
http://www.wildfoodschool.co.uk/index.htm - and here is a great foraging website. They offer courses for all interested in foraging and wild foods. Based in Cornwall and run by Marcus Harrison – I am booking a few courses myself!
www.havendaledesign.co.uk – Jonathan Yates and his team are great and we have started working with his company to offer better and more comprehensive design illustrations and visualisation to our clients. Havendale worked on the visuals for terminal 5 and the latest training grounds for Southampton Football Club. Specialists in 3D visualisation for landscapes and architecture.
www.thirlwall-associates.co.uk – Claire Thirlwall is a Chartered Landscape Architect and a specialist in flood alleviation schemes, habitat creation and river restoration projects. A great lady with bags of enthusiasm we have begun to discuss collaborative work for the design and management of public spaces too.
www.the-sbp.co.uk/Home.aspx – we are members of the Sustainable Business Partnership and active members of the Sustainable Construction Network.
www.fontedeimarmi.com – a great place to visit in London for amazing bathrooms – super service, fitting and knowledgeable staff