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House and Garden

House and Garden

June 2020

House & Garden unlocks the door to an array of unique homes and outdoor features, ranging from town houses and converted barns to fabulous modern apartments and island retreats. Outdoor features are equally varied, including cottage gardens, water gardens and chic, city courtyards. House & Garden provides an invaluable sourcebook of ideas, from design and decoration to the best of travel, delicious recipes and fine wine. Britain’s most glamorous, inspiring and influential design and decoration magazine.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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2 min.
contributors

SANDY MITCHELL | Founder of RedBook When he bought an 800-year-old house on a farm west of London nearly 20 years ago, Sandy Mitchell found it difficult to source the exceptional help he needed. Having worked as a writer and editor on The Sunday Telegraph, he was inspired by his own experience to launch RedBook in 2010. This is a consultancy that helps clients to find the right architect, interior and garden designers, as well as technical experts such as planning consultants, quantity surveyors and project managers. Sandy has written this month’s On Decorating column, advising on how to work well with an interior designer (pages 83-84). What is the best part of your job? ‘To be working closely – and on so many varied projects – with the top architects and…

3 min.
from the editor

As I write this at the end of March, I’m at home and the world is a very different place to what it was when we planned this issue in January. Hence, it includes a travel story on spotting bears in the Italian mountains (pages 168-169) and a Lifestyle feature celebrating Rosie Pearson’s biennial On Form sculpture exhibition (from page 91), which will not be happening this year. Where will we be when this June issue comes out at the beginning of May? As I type, we are still in shock as to how quickly it has all happened, and the desperate conflict between life and livelihood politicians are grappling with. My inbox is filled with emails from businesses trying to get to grips with what lies ahead. Fabric mills are…

1 min.
look no wires

2 min.
notebook

1 min.
rugs

6 min.
eastern promise

Over the course of the past century, few people have shaped ceramics as much as Bernard Leach (1887-1979). Often described as the father of British studio pottery, he represented a new breed of practitioner who elevated pottery to an art form by taking the roles of both designer and craftsman. Today, his influence is seen across the world, not just in the work of his apprentices such as Michael Cardew and Richard Batterham, but also in contemporary potters such as Magdalene Odundo and Jennifer Lee, who won the 2018 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize. Born in Hong Kong, Leach lived in Japan from 1908 to 1920 and claimed to be the first Western potter to hone his skills with Japanese masters. He then returned to England (he was educated here, with stints…