Knitwear designer Alex Gore Browne first fell in love with the circus when she consulted on Alexander McQueen’s fairground-themed 2001 What a Merry-Go-Round collection. She was so inspired, she then took the theme home, to Tidmington House in the Cotswolds.
"There are lots of circus elements in the rooms," she says, sitting in her kitchen, which is festooned with bright bunting.
"I love everything to do with the circus: the vintage look of it – the 1930s period in particular, the bright reds ...
I don’t see countries in black and white, I see them as specific colours. Japan is pink, England is green and Australia is a golden orange. Heading to Bolivia, I know I am going to see red. And then, what appears to be an infinite amount of white
Pierre Paulin’s sensuous sci-fi designs are being appreciated afresh as the custodians of his archive release covetable limited editions. Mark C O’Flaherty reports
Words and pictures by Mark C. O'Flaherty
The Arne Jacobsen-designed Radisson Royal in Copenhagen, which blazed a design trail when it first opened in 1960 - is back after a much-needed refurb
The name may be old money, but Gabriela Hearst is redefining modern fashion. Words and pictures by Mark C. O'Flaherty
When Anouska Hempel’s overblown, opium-den aesthetic at Blakes debuted in 1978, it was like nothing anyone had seen before in hotels
The last time I went for dinner at Inver, I drove from an unusually hot Edinburgh during Festival time, straight into the horizontal rain that I suspect surrounds Loch Lomond 363 days of the year. Such is Scotland: I always need a raincoat, but going always make me happier than anywhere else in the world.