Beaton’s Paradise Lost

In every life there are the rites of passage that define and shape it, from the joys of falling in love … to  the vicissitudes of moving house. These two events are united in the case of Cecil Beaton, aesthete … Continue reading

In Praise of the Pineapple

I have always loved a pineapple, it’s part of my sur-realism kick, it tickles my fancy and makes me smile to see them.  They have a long design history, inter-twined with the pine cone, and potent symbolism. Plus basically they … Continue reading

What’s in a door?

When we landed in Dublin this summer, we needed a home, searching the websites, there was a lone house that kept calling out – all from the power of one hero shot: the front door – (the previous tenants allowing … Continue reading