House and Garden January 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
R 85,03
R 639,15
12 Issues

in this issue

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JANE TAYLOR | Architectural designer As a child, Jane’s favourite pastimes were painting and visiting National Trust houses. She went on to study at the Architectural Association and, following her graduation in 1993, was commissioned by friends to design their kitchen. Since then, Jane has created kitchens both independently and with interior designers such as Flora Soames, David Mlinaric and Emily Todhunter, with whom she collaborated on Madresfield Court in Worcestershire. Jane shares tips about kitchen planning in this month’s ‘On Decorating’ column (on page 62). A passion for food is integral to her interest in kitchens, and she can often be found cooking for pleasure. Who’s inspired your work? ‘My father, for his extraordinary, eclectic taste, and the designers Axel Vervoodt, for his timeless and atmospheric interiors, and Christian Liaigre, for…

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from the editor

I write this having just finished reading the book Bear Hug, written and illustrated by Katharine McEwen, to my three year old; it is a charming tale of two young bears hibernating for winter and waking up in spring to warmth in the air and the woodland brimming with birdsong. As I write, that seems like a very lovely idea. I think we could all do with skipping this winter. But here in the world of House & Garden, there is plenty happening that it would be a shame to miss out on. You can tune in weekly to our lively and helpful Conversations with The Calico Club and, reassuringly, we are filling the pages of the magazine with new projects and products and tales to tell as easily as…

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all the trimmings

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candle holders

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memories of memphis

Memphis burst into the Milan Furniture Fair in 1981 in an explosion of colour amid acres of skeletal black steel chairs and tables. The collective’s founder, Ettore Sottsass, was snapped with his youthful team of international designers behind the ropes of a boxing ring-inspired bed – the ‘Tawaraya’ by Masanori Umeda. Ceramics sprouted wings, lamps grew bird-like beaks, lightning bolts electrified fabrics. Laminates in kindergarten colours swirled with pattern as Memphis turned the tables, chairs, even storage systems on the modernist view that form follows function. Why Memphis? A vinyl of Bob Dylan’s song Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again was playing when the designers got together. Besides, Memphis was the ancient capital of Egypt and the new movement was launched in ‘a cheerful synthesis of historical allusion and…