Artist John Nash
Inspiration for our designs come from many sources. Crystal, from our new Omega Prints II collection, was loosely influenced by the work of landscape artist John Nash for instance. Ella Richards, Linwood’s Head of Design, loves Nash’s work. ‘The landscapes have a semi-graphic quality, but the softened edges and texture add an interesting dimension.’ John Nash’s work – including The Cornfield (pictured above) can be seen at the Tate in London. If you fancy buying a work by John Nash, visit this gallery. Prices start from £275.
For the adventurous
We’ve fallen for the Foreland Bothy, or as the National Trust’s site describes it, ‘camping within walls’. The accommodation is basic but the bothy, situated in the glorious Devonshire countryside, is the perfect spot to explore the South West Coast Path. If your idea of a holiday is something a little more indulgent, fear not as there are surprisingly many options still available for the coming month and beyond on the National Trust site.
English through and through
Finding a sofa with classic good looks isn’t always easy. On recent photography shoots we’ve used one or two pieces by David Seyfried. Made in the UK by a team of craftsmen using beech wood frames, coil sprung units and duck feather cushions we couldn’t recommend them highly enough. There’s a wonderful selection including this smart little 2-seater, the Salvesen Graham Sofa, from £2,445. Pop over to the site to discover many more sofas, plus an array of smart armchairs and stools.
The ethical choice
Buying something beautiful but also knowing that it’s helping fight poverty is surely a win, win situation. Maison Bengal works with 5,000 women across Bangladesh training them in traditional handicraft skills, so they are able to support their families. The online store sells a tempting selection of jute baskets that can be used for a multitude of purposes from storing vegetables to magazines. Available in charcoal, natural or red; prices range start from £45. There’s also some rather fun tableware and classic dog baskets.