• Bold and beautiful design statements from Timorous Beasties

    Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons both met and studied at Glasgow School of Art. Following this, Paul studied at RCA, London, and Alistair undertook a post-grad in Glasgow. The duo realised early on that if you want to do anything in your way, you have to do it yourself and both wanted to produce their own fabrics – also, to be pragmatic about it, physically it takes two people to print fabric, one to push and one to pull the squeegee.


  • Eternity sculpture from Jonathan Loxley selected for residential development

    Alison Pickett, a Curator and Art Consultant based in Hong Kong, specialises in curating site-specific commissioned collections of sculptures for corporate, commercial and retail development clients all over the world. Alison’s recent commission was for The Austin Road residential development, a condominium complex comprising two sites – The Austin and The Grand Austin – which features Sculptor Jonathan Loxley’s ‘Yong’ sculpture.


  • Grace Santorini receives spectacular upgrade

    Luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels, has reopened its iconic destination Grace Santorini following extensive enhancements. The hotel’s complete renovation provides guests with a significantly upgraded experience, whilst retaining the intimacy it has become synonymous with. Innovative design, a new champagne lounge and a holistic approach for enriched luxury wellness reinforces Grace Santorini as one of the world’s top luxury hotels.


  • Olympic inspired flame up-lighter from KOLARZ

    KOLARZ was founded as a small lampshade factory in Vienna in 1918 by Hanns Kolarz, the great-grandfather of today’s KOLARZ generation. The company has since been creating exquisitely crafted lighting for residential and commercial interiors. Today, the company creates lights for some of the world’s most famous brands, including retailers, hotel groups, restaurants, government buildings, heritage sites and private clients.


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