Treat your loved ones right and take them to new culinary heights on an alfresco adventure; this basket will inject picnics with banquet flair and impeccable order. Handcrafted in Somerset with locally grown willow by a fourth generation family of artisans, the traditional wicker body has an aged weather beaten gold finish, leather belt fastenings and whimsical Liberty Print detailing, giving everyone’s favourite summer pursuit a heritage makeover. Available to Order Now from www.Liberty.co.uk.
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Last weekend the New York TimesT magazine featured a tour of filmmaker James Ivory’s home in Upstate New York. The 19th-century mansion in Hudson Valley is filled with memories and ephemera from over 50 years of filmmaking with his late partner Ismail Merchant. Together, under the name Merchant Ivory, they produced films such as Remains of the Day, The Bostonians, and A Room with a View . . . amongst many other lovely features. Continue reading to view additional images and video.
Graveur Stern is one of the most famous stationery suppliers in Paris. Operating out of the same untouched boutique in the Passage des Panoramas since 1834, the brand recently moved to new quarters on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The old space in the Passage has been turned into a charming café.
“The project was as crazy as it was exciting: transform the former Stern engravings boutique, the jewel of the Passage des Panoramas, into the capital’s most insane café. Revive the splendor of the Boulevards during Tortoni’s century… And it was a success! Who can we hold responsible? David Lanher, the new tycoon of Parisian restaurants (Racines, Vivant, Paradis…), Massimiliano Alajmo, the star Italian chef (Le Calandre in Padua, Caffè Quadri in Venice) and Philippe Starck, the ambiance creator you can’t do without. In this jewel box composed of small dining rooms with somber contoured woodwork, drawers and codorvan leather on the walls, Starck has created… classic Starck, within the flexibility allowed by the spot’s ranking as a historic monument: a stuffed and bejeweled wolf and lynx, a winged white rabbit hidden behind a fireplace, cushioned benches, communal tables, a miniature Murano chandelier encased in a bubble… ” . . . from David Lanher, Le Fooding Guide’s 2015 Man of the Hour. www.CaffeStern.fr
This 19th century Arts & Crafts style home is located in the North London enclave of Hampstead. The stately home was constructed in 1881 by the noted architect Basil Champneys as his personal residence. A pioneer of the Queen Anne style, Champneys major commissions had included Manchester’s John Rylands Library and Cambridge University’s Newnham College. In present day the home’s owners called upon the Milan-based design firm Studio Peregalli to refurbish it’s interiors. Continue reading to view the full set of images.