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Since my fracturing my arm, I have had a lot of enforced rest. On a youtube marathon I came across @jessieware 's new video which is filmed inside Eltham Palace, redesigned internally in the art deco style in 1934 by Seeley & Paget, commissioned by millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. It looks wonderful, one day I will get there! @historicengland
Since my fracturing my arm, I have had a lot of enforced rest. On a youtube marathon I came across @jessieware 's new video which is filmed inside Eltham Palace, redesigned internally in the art deco style in 1934 by Seeley & Paget, commissioned by millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. It looks wonderful, one day I will get there! @historicengland
Wonderful entrance detailing of The Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Wonderful entrance detailing of The Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
It was wonderful to meet the design historian and author Lesley Jackson this morning in Hebden Bridge. Lesley wrote the fascinating and dense book, Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers - Visionary Textiles and Modern Art (published by V&A) amongst thirteen other books on 20th century textiles, furniture and design. It was so interesting to talk to Lesley about her research and her views on the fluidity between art and design during the 1930s and after. Pictured is Ashley's Abstract by Ashley Havinden, 1937, screen printed glazed cotton.
It was wonderful to meet the design historian and author Lesley Jackson this morning in Hebden Bridge. Lesley wrote the fascinating and dense book, Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers - Visionary Textiles and Modern Art (published by V&A) amongst thirteen other books on 20th century textiles, furniture and design. It was so interesting to talk to Lesley about her research and her views on the fluidity between art and design during the 1930s and after. Pictured is Ashley's Abstract by Ashley Havinden, 1937, screen printed glazed cotton.
Great to revisit Stonehaven Open Air Pool today, built in the 1930s, one of the two remaining outdoor heated saltwater pools in Scotland. A refreshing swim in 14Β° weather πŸ’¦πŸ‘
Great to revisit Stonehaven Open Air Pool today, built in the 1930s, one of the two remaining outdoor heated saltwater pools in Scotland. A refreshing swim in 14Β° weather πŸ’¦πŸ‘
The dreamy interior of @theraleighhotel Miami Beach. Out of all the interiors I accessed it was one of the best that had preserved its original fittings and features. I love that fabric curtain wall πŸ’΅πŸŠπŸ’›
The dreamy interior of @theraleighhotel Miami Beach. Out of all the interiors I accessed it was one of the best that had preserved its original fittings and features. I love that fabric curtain wall πŸ’΅πŸŠπŸ’›
This was my favourite residential property, four streets back from the beach in Miami South Beach. The pink coral rock is stained, which I saw a few examples of, mainly on hotels. The 'eyebrows' painted green, are designed to shade the small windows, to keep out the heat and sun. A feature we could do with today, its schorchio! Yesterday was hotter than Miami, hard to believe! πŸŒ•πŸ”₯ -
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#miami #miamihomes #miamimoderne #seasidemoderne #artdeco #artdecousa #modernism #modernist #coral #coralrock #mid #midwararchitecture #architecture #midwardesign #modernismonsea #modernistdesign #moderistarchitecture #artdecoarchitecture
This was my favourite residential property, four streets back from the beach in Miami South Beach. The pink coral rock is stained, which I saw a few examples of, mainly on hotels. The 'eyebrows' painted green, are designed to shade the small windows, to keep out the heat and sun. A feature we could do with today, its schorchio! Yesterday was hotter than Miami, hard to believe! πŸŒ•πŸ”₯ - - #miami  #miamihomes  #miamimoderne  #seasidemoderne  #artdeco  #artdecousa  #modernism  #modernist  #coral  #coralrock  #mid  #midwararchitecture  #architecture  #midwardesign  #modernismonsea  #modernistdesign  #moderistarchitecture  #artdecoarchitecture 
The Greystone Hotel is currently closed on Miami South Beach for refurbishment, but I managed to view an original postcard of the hotel during one of my visits to the Wolfsonian Museum archive. -
#miami #miamisouthbeach #miamiarchitecture #miamidesign #miamimidwar #miamisouthbeach #miami beach #midwardesign #midwararchitecture #midwarmodernism #modernist #modernism #modernismonsea #architecture #postcards #postfromthecoast
Ceiling at Waldorf Towers Hotel, Miami πŸ’₯
Ceiling at Waldorf Towers Hotel, Miami πŸ’₯
A flashback to the sunny summer in Stonehaven to celebrate #standrewsday - our national day of Scotland. Stonehaven Open Air Pool is resting over the winter (even though its warmed - its still a little too chilly up there to bob your head above water). It has opened May-September every year since it opened in 1934, most recently supported by Friends of the Pool, a great voluntary group who go above and beyond to keep their pool open and maintained year after year for the town and visitors.
A flashback to the sunny summer in Stonehaven to celebrate #standrewsday  - our national day of Scotland. Stonehaven Open Air Pool is resting over the winter (even though its warmed - its still a little too chilly up there to bob your head above water). It has opened May-September every year since it opened in 1934, most recently supported by Friends of the Pool, a great voluntary group who go above and beyond to keep their pool open and maintained year after year for the town and visitors.
A flashback to the sunny summer in Stonehaven to celebrate #standrewsday - our national day of Scotland. Stonehaven Open Air Pool is resting over the winter (even though its warmed - its still a little too chilly up there to bob your head above water). It has opened May-September every year since it opened in 1934, most recently supported by Friends of the Pool, a great voluntary group who go above and beyond to keep their pool open and maintained year after year for the town and visitors.
A flashback to the sunny summer in Stonehaven to celebrate #standrewsday  - our national day of Scotland. Stonehaven Open Air Pool is resting over the winter (even though its warmed - its still a little too chilly up there to bob your head above water). It has opened May-September every year since it opened in 1934, most recently supported by Friends of the Pool, a great voluntary group who go above and beyond to keep their pool open and maintained year after year for the town and visitors.
One person I would love to have dinner with if I could is Marion Dorn (if they were alive!), although it may spoil my love for her work if I didn't like her! Pictured are her rug designs @claridgeshotel in the 1930s. From what I have read of her, she was incredibly entrepreneurial and managed to carve out business for her work by setting up her own design company in her name, which was quite unusual for a woman at the time. I have seen the rugs once a long time ago, but would love to go back again for a second πŸ‘€
One person I would love to have dinner with if I could is Marion Dorn (if they were alive!), although it may spoil my love for her work if I didn't like her! Pictured are her rug designs @claridgeshotel in the 1930s. From what I have read of her, she was incredibly entrepreneurial and managed to carve out business for her work by setting up her own design company in her name, which was quite unusual for a woman at the time. I have seen the rugs once a long time ago, but would love to go back again for a second πŸ‘€
Since my fracturing my arm, I have had a lot of enforced rest. On a youtube marathon I came across @jessieware 's new video which is filmed inside Eltham Palace, redesigned internally in the art deco style in 1934 by Seeley & Paget, commissioned by millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. It looks wonderful, one day I will get there! @historicengland
Since my fracturing my arm, I have had a lot of enforced rest. On a youtube marathon I came across @jessieware 's new video which is filmed inside Eltham Palace, redesigned internally in the art deco style in 1934 by Seeley & Paget, commissioned by millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. It looks wonderful, one day I will get there! @historicengland
One of my favourite Instagram accounts is back @oceanlinerdesignhistory If you love 1930s design, nautical, architectural or interior design check out their account πŸŒŠπŸ‘Œ
One of my favourite Instagram accounts is back @oceanlinerdesignhistory If you love 1930s design, nautical, architectural or interior design check out their account πŸŒŠπŸ‘Œ
We have the great pleasure of welcoming @jennycsteele to #TheMidland until the 22nd October, for the Buildings for Hope exhibition in and around the hotel. Her fantastic works are situated on the ground floor and third floor, as well as the right hand rotunda window and the promenade. Make sure to start at reception where there are exhibition guides and maps available.
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#themidlandhotel #midlandmorecambe #exhibition #promenade #beach #morecambe #englishlakes #oliverhill #artdeco #artdecouk #modernism #modernist #modernistarchitecture #1930s #midwardesign #sitespecificart #outdoorart #temporaryart #fineart #printmaking
We have the great pleasure of welcoming @jennycsteele to #TheMidland  until the 22nd October, for the Buildings for Hope exhibition in and around the hotel. Her fantastic works are situated on the ground floor and third floor, as well as the right hand rotunda window and the promenade. Make sure to start at reception where there are exhibition guides and maps available. . . . #themidlandhotel  #midlandmorecambe  #exhibition  #promenade  #beach  #morecambe  #englishlakes  #oliverhill  #artdeco  #artdecouk  #modernism  #modernist  #modernistarchitecture  #1930s  #midwardesign  #sitespecificart  #outdoorart  #temporaryart  #fineart  #printmaking 
My exhibition in and around The Midland Morecambe is open from today, all day, everyday, until Sunday 22nd October. There are works situated on the ground floor and third floor of the hotel (enjoy the view!), as well as the right hand rotunda window (which is lit daily 6-9pm) and the promenade. There is an exhibition guide and map available at reception. This project has been made possible with support from @aceagrams @englishlakes with special thanks to @gfsmithpapers @artlabcps @evolutionprint @bigartandbanners Flyer design by @textbookstudio
My exhibition in and around The Midland Morecambe is open from today, all day, everyday, until Sunday 22nd October. There are works situated on the ground floor and third floor of the hotel (enjoy the view!), as well as the right hand rotunda window (which is lit daily 6-9pm) and the promenade. There is an exhibition guide and map available at reception. This project has been made possible with support from @aceagrams @englishlakes with special thanks to @gfsmithpapers @artlabcps @evolutionprint @bigartandbanners Flyer design by @textbookstudio
Been doing some textile research online and came across this design, which I love. Anyone know its origin? 🌊🚣
Been doing some textile research online and came across this design, which I love. Anyone know its origin? 🌊🚣
Today's inspiration - working from photographs of Miami South Beach at night for a window work at The Midland. Most buildings have neon lights that outline their facade in colour ⚑
Today's inspiration - working from photographs of Miami South Beach at night for a window work at The Midland. Most buildings have neon lights that outline their facade in colour ⚑
The dreamy interior of @theraleighhotel Miami Beach. Out of all the interiors I accessed it was one of the best that had preserved its original fittings and features. I love that fabric curtain wall πŸ’΅πŸŠπŸ’›
The dreamy interior of @theraleighhotel Miami Beach. Out of all the interiors I accessed it was one of the best that had preserved its original fittings and features. I love that fabric curtain wall πŸ’΅πŸŠπŸ’›
It's the last day to see This House for Building @thetetley @t_barandkitchen - work from my residency in their studio earlier this year. It's also the last day of their #TetleyWeekender of performance art,  music, food and drink.

This House for Building explored the architectural history of The Tetley, and the wider period of art and design during the buildings construction in 1931, focusing particularly on printed textiles and wallpaper. 
Pictured: Almost.... A hundred more years of progress, 2017, screen print digitally printed on silk, 60cm x 60cm, Edition of 25.
It's the last day to see This House for Building @thetetley @t_barandkitchen - work from my residency in their studio earlier this year. It's also the last day of their #TetleyWeekender  of performance art, music, food and drink. This House for Building explored the architectural history of The Tetley, and the wider period of art and design during the buildings construction in 1931, focusing particularly on printed textiles and wallpaper. Pictured: Almost.... A hundred more years of progress, 2017, screen print digitally printed on silk, 60cm x 60cm, Edition of 25.
Great to revisit Stonehaven Open Air Pool today, built in the 1930s, one of the two remaining outdoor heated saltwater pools in Scotland. A refreshing swim in 14Β° weather πŸ’¦πŸ‘
Great to revisit Stonehaven Open Air Pool today, built in the 1930s, one of the two remaining outdoor heated saltwater pools in Scotland. A refreshing swim in 14Β° weather πŸ’¦πŸ‘
This was my favourite residential property, four streets back from the beach in Miami South Beach. The pink coral rock is stained, which I saw a few examples of, mainly on hotels. The 'eyebrows' painted green, are designed to shade the small windows, to keep out the heat and sun. A feature we could do with today, its schorchio! Yesterday was hotter than Miami, hard to believe! πŸŒ•πŸ”₯ -
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#miami #miamihomes #miamimoderne #seasidemoderne #artdeco #artdecousa #modernism #modernist #coral #coralrock #mid #midwararchitecture #architecture #midwardesign #modernismonsea #modernistdesign #moderistarchitecture #artdecoarchitecture
This was my favourite residential property, four streets back from the beach in Miami South Beach. The pink coral rock is stained, which I saw a few examples of, mainly on hotels. The 'eyebrows' painted green, are designed to shade the small windows, to keep out the heat and sun. A feature we could do with today, its schorchio! Yesterday was hotter than Miami, hard to believe! πŸŒ•πŸ”₯ - - #miami  #miamihomes  #miamimoderne  #seasidemoderne  #artdeco  #artdecousa  #modernism  #modernist  #coral  #coralrock  #mid  #midwararchitecture  #architecture  #midwardesign  #modernismonsea  #modernistdesign  #moderistarchitecture  #artdecoarchitecture 
The Greystone Hotel is currently closed on Miami South Beach for refurbishment, but I managed to view an original postcard of the hotel during one of my visits to the Wolfsonian Museum archive. -
#miami #miamisouthbeach #miamiarchitecture #miamidesign #miamimidwar #miamisouthbeach #miami beach #midwardesign #midwararchitecture #midwarmodernism #modernist #modernism #modernismonsea #architecture #postcards #postfromthecoast
Miami Beach Post Office - its glorious and so cold inside, a perfect design
Miami Beach Post Office - its glorious and so cold inside, a perfect design
Wonderful entrance detailing of The Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Wonderful entrance detailing of The Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Full on day of photography and drawing - in architecture Candyland. Regular air con/ cold drink breaks as the weather is so πŸ”₯
#miami #miamifl #miamisouthbeach #miamibeach #artdeco #artdecousa #midwar #midwararchitecture #midwardesign #modernist #modernism #modernistarchitecture #colour #beach #seaside
It was wonderful to meet the design historian and author Lesley Jackson this morning in Hebden Bridge. Lesley wrote the fascinating and dense book, Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers - Visionary Textiles and Modern Art (published by V&A) amongst thirteen other books on 20th century textiles, furniture and design. It was so interesting to talk to Lesley about her research and her views on the fluidity between art and design during the 1930s and after. Pictured is Ashley's Abstract by Ashley Havinden, 1937, screen printed glazed cotton.
It was wonderful to meet the design historian and author Lesley Jackson this morning in Hebden Bridge. Lesley wrote the fascinating and dense book, Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers - Visionary Textiles and Modern Art (published by V&A) amongst thirteen other books on 20th century textiles, furniture and design. It was so interesting to talk to Lesley about her research and her views on the fluidity between art and design during the 1930s and after. Pictured is Ashley's Abstract by Ashley Havinden, 1937, screen printed glazed cotton.
Ceiling at Waldorf Towers Hotel, Miami πŸ’₯
Ceiling at Waldorf Towers Hotel, Miami πŸ’₯
I love this textile design by Ben Nicholson for Edinburgh Weavers, Carlisle, 1939
I love this textile design by Ben Nicholson for Edinburgh Weavers, Carlisle, 1939
Another good day printing @uclanuni  in the print rooms #aa2a #residency #production #artist #printmaking
A blissful day @uclanuni print rooms screenprinting onto textiles. Getting there slowly but surely.
A blissful day @uclanuni print rooms screenprinting onto textiles. Getting there slowly but surely.
1930s curtain. Origin Unknown. Love the shapes. ⚑️
1930s curtain. Origin Unknown. Love the shapes. ⚑️
1930s living room at the Geffrye Museum. On my list of places to visit.
1930s living room at the Geffrye Museum. On my list of places to visit.
'Mosaic', furnishing fabric, cotton and artificial silk. Overlapping triangular forms. France, 1931. From Art Deco Textiles by Charlotte Samuels.
'Mosaic', furnishing fabric, cotton and artificial silk. Overlapping triangular forms. France, 1931. From Art Deco Textiles by Charlotte Samuels.
Another amazing afternoon looking at examples of curtains, samples and chair covers by Marion Dorn and Eileen Hunter. Unfortunately I am not permitted to share any of my photographs!
Another amazing afternoon looking at examples of curtains, samples and chair covers by Marion Dorn and Eileen Hunter. Unfortunately I am not permitted to share any of my photographs!
Had a really interesting morning @vamuseum in the archive looking at photographic documentation of interior furnishings by Eileen Hunter from 1930s. The curators have been so helpful.
Had a really interesting morning @vamuseum in the archive looking at photographic documentation of interior furnishings by Eileen Hunter from 1930s. The curators have been so helpful.