Inspirations

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Thomas Hardy’s Cottage Dorset, England
He wrote “Far from the Madding Crowd” here. MORE INFO

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir “The Skiff” (1875) The National Gallery, London

“Art is about emotion; if art needs to be explained it is no longer art.”

PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR

Travels

We have been lucky to visit England several times since 2015. Art exhibitions, music, architecture, churches, and walks among historic cities and the beautiful English countryside all inspire our design work.

Take a peek at our design blog “A bird’s eye view of the design world” for stories and photos about how we spend our time across the pond, and check back soon for new entries:

Eltham Palace & Gardens
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show
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Sebastian Carter:
Design Superhero
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Stargazing:
Greenwich, England
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An English Autumn: Photo Tips
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Le déjeuner sur l’herbe
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Lenten Pilgrimage,
Part One: King’s College, Cambridge
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Lenten Pilgrimage,
Part Two: St John’s College, Cambridge
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Wimbledon 2015:
Game, Set, and Match
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Cambridge, 2017 — Talking with Sebastian Carter, book designer/proprietor of Rampant Lions Press, a letterpress workshop known around the world for exquisite craftsmanship and elegant typography. Sebastian’s work is featured in permanent collections worldwide, including the Huntington and William Andrews Clark Libraries in Los Angeles.

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Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show — bird sculptures accent orange and purple flowers in this display.

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Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England
Christopher Wren designed the Chapel (dome in distance).
Exquisite late afternoon light — October 25, 2016