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Homes & Antiques April 2019

Homes & Antiques is the magazine for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era, providing a unique mix of the very best of the old with the very best of the new. That's why, as well as being the official magazine of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, every issue delivers an inspirational blend of heritage and lifestyle.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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IN THIS ISSUE

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campaign for our crafts

Gilders, japanners, oak swillers and those who handmake wallpapers – these are craftspeople whose skills are at risk. While Britain has a rich and diverse range of traditional crafts, a shocking number of them have been placed on the Heritage Crafts Association Red List, deemed in danger of dying out in the not-too-distant future. On page 130, Steve Wright finds out what is being done to save these skills from being consigned to the annals of history, while our new columnist Jay Blades reveals his personal interest in keeping our heritage crafts alive on page 33. Another hot topic of concern at the moment is that of our oceans. It is not often that Sir David Attenborough has an impact on the interiors world, but the effect of Blue Planet II…

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my five favourite pieces in this issue…

ARMCHAIR CRITIC The collab between Ercol and Flock has produced two stunning pieces. I’ll take one of each, please! CLOCK WATCHING The pragmatic injection of colour on the hands of this clock from 1960s East Germany feels so of the time. NATURE’S SCULPTURE Antique coral can make the most stunning focal point – but it must be responsibly sourced. LET’S SHOP Where would dealer Max Rollitt go for a commode like this? See in ‘Where the Experts Shop For Antiques’. COCK OF THE WALK This William De Morgan tile more than doubled its estimate, fetching £4,800 at auction recently.…

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this month’s contributors

Alun Callender photographed ‘Playing with Light’ An interiors photographer with a deep interest in portraiture, Alun’s homes always celebrate the essence of the owner and their passions. He’s especially inspired by creative people and seeks out unique homes. ‘Not a defunct craft as such, but I got slightly obsessed with handwoven donkey panniers a few years ago in Morocco – a most functional item in the mountains.’ Esther Curtis illustrated ‘The Art of Survival’ Esther is a Bristol-based freelance illustrator with a background in magazine design. Her editorial illustrations have been featured in Project Calm, Mollie Makes, In The Moment and Words to Live By, among other publications. ‘As a self-confessed magpie, I’d love to see the craft of illumination make a comeback. More gold foil in the world can only be a good thing!’ Steve Wright wrote ‘The…

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letters

A Florist’s Family I recently borrowed several copies of H&A from the library for some summer reading. Flipping through the 2018 Art Issue the words on 61 , page caught my eye. They stated that homeowner Angela moved from New Zealand to London, that her grandfather had been a florist, and also her father ‘helped out’ for 54 years! It’s a small world, as I worked for Angela’s father, Bruce Bunt, along with her grandfather, and have memories of all the many family. I remember visits to the shop by the girls in their school uniform, and enormous bunches of forget-me-nots from Angela’s grandmother’s garden. Recently I found the newspaper report of her father’s retirement and shared that with a florist who worked at Bunts with me, as I will do with…

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the month

the COLLABORATION LSA INTERNATIONAL X EDEN PROJECT As we careen towards spring, taking steps towards shopping sustainably is more important than ever, which is why we love this collection from LSA and the Eden Project. Made from 100 per cent reused glass, with fully recyclable packaging, the H&A team has its eye on one of the domed glass gardens (from £40) – filled with tumbling greenery and shapely succulents. lsa-international.com the PAINT NEW SHADES FROM M&L PAINTS M&L Paints, formerly Marston & Langinger, have rebranded with a collection of 120 exquisite hues, available in a range of finishes for every room in your home. Inspired by the tones found in classic architecture and nature, they’re prime for properties of any age. mandlpaints.com the PATTERN SAM WILSON FOR HIGHGROVE You may recognise Sam Wilson’s painterly designs from our Talking…

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italy’s green heart

Much like Tuscany, Umbria is a pastoral paradise. Think olive groves that stretch for miles, vineyards that climb up Romeo-worthy balconies and hills topped with majestic cypresses. It’s also the birthplace of hundreds of saints, and its natural landscapes are infused with a moody, mystical quality you won’t find elsewhere in Italy. Etruscans, Romans and feuding families have all left their mark on the central region and old-world traditions are very much alive, so you can see and experience history at every turn. NOVASOL’s self-catered villas give you the chance to fully immerse yourself in Umbria’s rich culture; from picking up some local delicacies at the market for an al fresco dinner, to planning a day trip to Lake Trasimeno. Here are two stunning properties you could stay in: 01. UMBRIA AT ITS…

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