LINKS TO SHARE
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.
www.spaceeffects.com - original space memorabilia. A fascination I have had since a child - the ultimate frontier.
Salvoweb - is the gateway to the world of Architectural Salvage and Antiques. Find anything from door knobs to ironwork, old radiators to window casements and old stones of all sizes as well as bricks and fireplaces to name a few things. I also write a regular monthly blog now for their SalvoNews which you might be interested in. My first blog was about Recrafting an Edwardian shopfitting into a new Kitchen and the other on visiting a Super size architectural salvage American style.
SPAB - The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is an advisory, educational and campaigning organisation. Run as a charity its manifesto was written by William Morris. Involved in all aspects of the survival of buildings which are old and interesting. They are principally interested with the nature of the restoration work that takes place in old buildings - looking to encourage repair and restoration with a minimal impact on the fabric of the building.
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.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. Stone and flooring also supplied. Laufen, Grohe, Rocca, Alessi, Armani to name a few of the manufacturers they represent.
www.easyart.com - a leading provider of art print and framing. They have all my favourite artists and they print on canvas too. Perfect to get that to die for painting but at a fraction of the price!
Herman Miller - an amazing company that provides design-led but ergonomic furniture for all kinds of working environments. Function and aesthetics go hand in hand to offer award winning products. They are committed to the environment and social responsibility. I visited their showroom and was blown away but the breadth of their offerings - the showroom is in Aldwych, London.
Mel Starr Elemental Blog - a champion of sustainability, the built environment and the construction industry. Mel's blog is one of the eco blogs I read regularly. No nonsense info, to the point, focused on what;s happening in the industry and I like her pro and con views. A great resources for any questions I may have on sustainable interiors and the environment - a fab starting point for all my research.
Savvy Woman - this website is fantastic and up to the minute information on all things finance - aimed at women but not exclusively for women, I find this website chock full of good info. From money and your property to the Money Basics, it's savvy (!) and the brainchild of Sarah Pennell a financial journalist.
Huntwriter- an award winning writer with an interest in sustainability and the heritage environment. Roger is particularly interested in the materials and techniques used in vernacular architecture. He writes for Show House, Period Living and many others as well as having co-written with Marianne Suhr, the Old House Handbook: A Practical Guide to Care and Repair Old House handbook. A superb resources and I like Roger's easy style.
The Green Shop - THE shop for sustainable products. I love this shop, great people who know so much about their products and always ready to help. Customer service is second to none. from paint to insulation, you will find it here.