Posts Tagged ‘London’

Ken Law Tower Bridge print

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Vintage Ken Law Tower Bridge print | H is for Home

As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, we’ve just returned from a short break in London & Brighton. In addition to visiting relatives and generally being lazy for a few days, we also had to collect a picture we’d bought on eBay a while ago.

Signature on a vintage Ken Law Tower Bridge print | H is for Home

The subject matter of this vintage Ken Law print was very apt!

Detail from a vintage Ken Law Tower Bridge print | H is for Home

It’s a stylised Thames scene featuring the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, working boats and riverside buildings.

Detail from a vintage Ken Law Tower Bridge print | H is for Home

It’s stunning… the use of colour & tone and the distinctive block style. We’ve been fans of Ken Law for some time now – we have a Hampstead High Street print by him too – and there’s a fabulous depiction of a New York bridge that we’d like to get hold of sometime.

Detail from a vintage Ken Law Tower Bridge print | H is for Home

We hung it on the wall of the lovely 1960s London house where we were staying to photograph it. It looked so at home there! We almost felt guilty packing it up in our car for the journey up North.

Etsy List: London Calling!

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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'London Calling!' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

We’re back home after a long-overdue trip down to London and Brighton. The Big Smoke has inspired our Etsy List selection for this week!

There are some wonderful products in our selection, including designs by a couple of favourite illustrators Kenneth Townsend and Miroslav Sasek whose work we’ve blogged about before.

London Calling!
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Etsy List: Penny Dreadful

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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'Penny Dreadful' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

Penny Dreadful
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The second series of Penny Dreadful started last week on Sky Atlantic – we’re avid viewers!

We’ve been hugely impressed by its wonderful, award-winning period costume and set design; the attention to detail of both the interior and exterior scenes. The fantastic oil lamp-lit Gothic interiors are inspiring – the light flickering against dark walls and furniture. Rooms furnished with leather Chesterfield sofas, gilt-framed oil paintings, brass candelabra and mahogany dining tables.

We’ve found a couple of great videos giving details of how many of the sets were devised, developed & built – a wonderful insight!