Monday, 30 November 2009

The utterly wonderful......

Syrie Dining Chair

Coco de Mer in polished bronze

The 'Stirrup' Light

Webb tasters

The 'Halo' light


I've been busy tearing off the bottom of the newly built and painted cabinets in the dining room - this is entirely due to my laziness; basically i have been avoiding bending down to pull open the cupboard doors carefully with my paws and resorting to using the tip off my shoes. Until today that is - issue resolved (& no, I have not overcome my legendary idleness - or terribly bad back). Today i took delivery of
The Helter Handle from Webb

The smaller version on the right but in antique bronze as per the door handle on the left. Nanz eat your heart out, this Scot has an ever growing range of door furniture and I covet the lot.
The originally named 'Link' turning handle
The super cool 'Blimp' - this shall be the final barrier before my Gabinetto Segreto.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Coveting this

The maquette for Guy the Gorilla at London Zoo (one of my namesakes)

Launching (quietly) this

What I've been up to

Wednesday for breakfast here.

Thursday, 19 November 2009


Is not golden in this instance:

a)   I'm flat-out at Olympia (Erotica 09 starts at the weekend for some amusement) selling antiques - - super dull punters & exhibitors.

b)   Getting the new website into as many ears and mailboxes as possible - - spread the word; we'll ship to the States too.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Sir Thomas Tresham’s Triangular Lodge

Was what leapt to mind on seeing the aforementioned stool - image care of Martin Sutton / Flickr.

The ultimate in Symbolist Architecture, was built in the late 16th century by Thomas Tresham in Rushton, Northamptonshire.   A devout Catholic who was imprisoned for his beliefs on his release he built this ode to the Holy Trinity.

I think the stool is very much in the 'Antiquarian' taste of the mid-nineteenth century.