Lovely sense of colour and space
Friday, 25 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
The Cocktail Recipes in this Book have been compiled by Harry Craddock of the Savoy Hotel London. Decorations are by Gilbert Rumbold.
'A fine copy of this delightful and thoroughly art-deco book. Harry Craddock left the States during Prohibition and came to the Savoy in 1920. He became the star of the American Bar and is credited with inventing the White Lady and popularized classics such as the Dry Martini. The design of this binding is based on the carpet in the American Bar. Derek Hood is following in a long tradition of binders who have looked to textiles for inspiration. For example, the great flowering of patterns and colours on English bindings from about 1640 can be related to the importation of carpets from the Middle-East. It should be noted that the variously coloured elements in this binding have been inlaid, with great skill.' www.georgebayntun.com
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
A few friends have asked where to buy a good Tie Bar. Eventually I need to develop a Marwood version, but in the meantime Paul Stuart have the selection...
Sunday, 6 June 2010
This new restaurant in Marylebone opened this weekend and provides a wonderful service and delicious menu. The individually blown glass bulbs that surround the bar as you walk in were made locally and provide an impressive vision and I loved the metal coat ticket novelty (another here.design initiative). The staff shirts are also made on home turf and designed by East London based label, Start.