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Birds of Paradise

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Harp of the North! that mouldering long hast hung On the witch-elm that shades Saint Fillan's spring And down the fitful breeze thy numbers flung, Till envious ivy did around thee cling, Muffling with verdant ringlet every string,— O Minstrel Harp, still must thine accents sleep? Mid rustling leaves and fountains murmuring, Still must thy sweeter sounds their silence keep, Nor bid a warrior smile, nor teach a maid to weep? This week, we are happy to share a breakfast suite featuringa beautiful Birds of Paradise print by Warner House. The Louis XV style set for four includes two wicker-back...

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A Room of One's Own

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“For masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.”   “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”   “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”   “One must strain off what was personal and accidental in all these impressions and so reach the pure...

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When Wendy Grew Up

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When Wendy Grew Up

"...with Tink in the house we built for Wendy. The fairies are to put it high up among the tree tops where they sleep at nights." It is always magical when there is a new arrival in our Collection for the Absolute Hearts. Much like fairies, there shall be new additions to our collection as long as there are new babies.  Not so long ago, children were meant to be seen and not heard. Parents had no role to play in parenting, they were introduced to their children when they came of age and there was no sociological understanding of childhood. It...

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Classicism by Parrot & Lily II

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Classicism by Parrot & Lily II

"The only way for us to become great or if this be possible, inimitable, is to imitate the ancients"   Everything we do is undoubtedly classic, but not every piece is classical. We like to believe that we are on the path of one day constructing a classical temple right here in our atelier. But we will admit that is a more fantastical notion for the distant future than a note on our production schedule. Until it can be unleashed, this is how we feed the beast. Classicism in furniture is hard to capture. After all, we have no furniture remaining from antiquity to...

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Four beautiful nameplates and why you should not get them

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Four beautiful nameplates and why you should not get them

  There are very few settings where the age-old tradition of heraldry is still taken seriously. But our mortal preoccupation with signage, symbolism and representation remains.   The beauty of custom-made is that our designs can be customised to your exact tastes and requirements. So we do rather wonder when someone wants to pick up one of our pieces off-the-rack and put it in their homes. Of course, sometimes one just falls in love with what already is. But how can you resist the opportunity to add a little bit of yourself to something that you are going to live with? Specially something as allusive as a nameplate announcing the...

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