Chillies – the spice of life

See two simple recipes – Lazy Chilli Flakes and Ripe Mango Curry – from Anjula Devi’s Spice for Life featured in Caroline Eden’s article in The Telegraph on Saturday.

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Spencer Fung in conversation with Katie Law at Hatchards

Don’t miss Spencer Fung ‘in conversation’ with Katie Law, the Design News columnist for Homes and Property and the Deputy Literary Editor of the London Evening Standard, at Hatchards in Piccadilly at 6.30pm on Thursday 23rd March.  Click here for further details.


The meaning of flowers in love

A lovely piece on Shane and the book appears in the March-April issue.  Click here to view.


Review from a Worcestershire interior and garden supplier

Holloways, the British-made conservatory and luxury garden furniture store located in the Worcestershire countryside, offers a lovely review of Shane’s book explaining the lost art of Floriography to a modern audience.

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Let your flowers to the talking this Valentine’s Day

Every petal and leaf has a meaning, floral expert Shane Connolly tells Debora Robertson of The Daily Telegraph.

When is a bunch of flowers not just a bunch of flowers? According to Shane, favoured floral designer (or floral decorator, or flower artist, never florist… more of that later) for fashionable parties, gallery openings and the occasional royal wedding: when it’s a powerful totem loaded with hidden meaning…..

 

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Elle Decoration Country champion Spencer Fung

With the rapid spread of urbanisation, more and more designers are working to bring nature into our lives, and one architect is Spencer Fung.  From handmade furniture to interiors using materials such as carved wood and hewn stone, his projects are fuelled by a commitment to the British countryside and the artisans whose craft it fosters.  We ask him to tell us more about the materials and makers that inspire him.

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Shane Connolly’s Christmas tips

This is just too good not to share…  Shane was asked by the Financial Times, House and Home section to write an article on Christmas decor which you can view here (it appeared on 3rd December) and he also stars in a short video on how to decorate your home for Christmas.


Artists in residence: the best interior architects for one-off homes

Friends and business partners Alex Michaelis, 51, and Tim Boyd, 57, co-founded their  firm in 1995. Their projects stretch from Botswana to Battersea Power Station, where  they are currently designing 265 apartments. 

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In Residence: Inside the homes of celebrated architects, designers and artists – Alex Michaelis

Fusing functional design and family fun in the British architect’s London home.

London-based architect Alex Michaelis takes a boundary-pushing approach to sustainability as one half of design duo Michaelis Boyd. Best known for giving an eco-makeover to the London home of former Prime Minister David Cameron—which included installing a wind turbine on the roof—the pair have taken on the interiors of the monumental Battersea Power Station redevelopment project.

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New York City Launch Event at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen

On Monday, November 14th, over 60 media, influencers, and friends gathered at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen in downtown Manhattan to toast the launch of COMO Shambhala’s “The Pleasures of Eating Well.”

Chefs Daniel Moran and Timothy de Souza presented upwards of 20 dishes from the pages of the cookbook, while Eve Persak spoke with guests about the process of compiling the recipes and their unique nutritional components.

Click here for a preview of the evening.